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Monday Link Round up

Happy Monday and happy day-after-the-Oscars! Hopefully you had fun cheering on your favorite stars, laughing (or not) at Billy Crystal’s jokes, and sizing up the fashion on the red carpet. To get you in the spirit for the rest of the week, here is Repair the World’s weekly round up of service-related posts from around the web.

  • The Huffington Post reported on which Oscar nominees were the most charitable. (For Repair the World’s coverage on Hollywood volunteering and philanthropy, click here.)
  • JTA published a story on the first anniversary of the devastating tsunamis in Japan about the positive impact Israeli disaster responders had in helping post-tsunami trauma victims.
  • GOOD helps introduce Bully, an important new documentary about the epidemic of bullying in American schools.
  • GOOD also shared several books that cover the topic of bullying, and different students’ responses to it.
  • Sustainablog shared a story about an urban garden located at a bus stop in London, that is helping to build community. (Includes a great video featuring charming British accents!)

Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday! As always, here for your reading pleasure is Repair the World’s weekly roundup of inspiring service and social action-related posts from around the web.

  • Tablet Magazine shared a profile about a Colorado-based couple who are producing organic, heritage breed kosher meat – making the world more sustainable and more delicious at the same time.
  • The Huffington Post published an essay by Joelle Novey about her own (as well as other religious leaders’) environmental activism around the controversial Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
  • Rochester Patch shared the inspiring story of a teenage girl who wrote an uplifting and comforting book for kids, like herself, who have lost a parent.
  • GOOD reports that San Francisco is promoting safer nighttime bike riding by handing out 2,000 free bike lights to the city’s riders.
  • Have Fun Do Good ends things on an eco-friendly holiday note, sharing 25 different handmade gifts you can make using your digital photo collection.
  • CNN announced its heroine of the year, Robin Lim, an American woman who has helped thousands of poor Indonesian women have a healthy pregnancy and birth.
  • 2011 Nobel Prize winners announced!

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