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Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday! Get your week started off right with your regular dose of inspiring service and social justice-related posts from around the web.

  • The Huffington Post featured an article and video about an awesome kid in Detroit who hosted a popcorn and lemonade stand to raise money for his city.
  • TakePart indulged people with Olympic fever by rounding up a list of do-gooding Olympic athletes who give back to their communities.
  • GOOD shared the hidden costs (to the environment and our health) behind the hamburgers we eat. Turns out, eating one less hamburger per week makes a BIG difference.
  • GOOD also made the case that the green movement needs their equivalent of a “Marlboro Man.”
  • Hands On Blog reminded readers that volunteering as a family is not only fun, it benefits everyone involved.

Monday Link Roundup

Happy (hot!) Monday. Here’s one way to cool down while getting inspired: find an icy cold spot (a corner in the library works pretty well) and check out your weekly round up of service-related posts from around the web.

  • Hands-On Blog rallies volunteers to help victims of the ongoing Colorado wildfires. Find out how you can make a difference!
  • Mashable explains how social media (like the Hands-On blog, and others) is serving as a force of good in the Colorado recovery.
  • Idealist wonders if supporting entrepreneurial kids might just help solve the world’s problems.
  • Sustainablog reminds readers of the real costs (environmental and social) behind drinking bottled water.
  • GOOD shares Wales’ inspiring story of how its doubled its recycling rates in just a few short years.
  • Pro-Bono Junkie reports that the Billion + Change program just received it’s 200th company pledge to fund the increase of pro bono service in corporate America.