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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.

Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday! Hopefully you enjoyed a spectacular and restful weekend. Now, say hello to the week with your weekly round up of semi-random but totally inspiring service related posts from around the web.

  • The Huffington Post shared an op-ed that argued that the key to sustaining the world’s food security is to empower the world’s women farmers.
  • Sustainablog published a piece about an awesome new smart phone app that helps you curb your food waste.
  • The Forward looked back in history at activism in New York City over time – and what lessons we can learn from the past.
  • Agahozo Shalom Youth Village, a grantee-partner of Repair the World shared the story about the revitalization of a neighborhood library that is changing the world of reading in a Rwandan neighborhood.
  • GOOD leaves us this week with the story of an anti-poverty campaign that moved from tweets to historic Camp David, where this year’s G8 Summit was held.

Monday Link Roundup

Happy Monday and day after Mother’s Day!

  • The Huffington Post shares five ways for people to help moms in need on Mothers Day and beyond.
  • Yahoo News shared an inspiring story about a Yugoslavian janitor at Columbia University who just completed his bachelor’s degree there.
  • Sustainablog says “no more excuses” for missing out on National Bike Month with a post on how to get your old clunker bike in fine working order.
  • eJewishPhilanthropy writes about philanthropy and service beyond the tzedakah box.
  • TheDoGooder website shares an inspiring video made by cancer patients who are redefining the word “strong.”
  • The Jewish Week pays homage to “Where the Wild Things Are” author Maurice Sendak – a man who taught children (and adults) everywhere that sometimes the key to changing the world for the better includes making a little mischief.

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! Hopefully you had a wonderful Rosh Hashanah celebration and a restful weekend. Stay in the High Holiday spirit with Repair the World’s Marathon of Good: 10 opportunities to serve between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. To get you geared up, here is your weekly round up of inspiring service stories from around the web.