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With so much entertaining online content catching our attention, it’s no wonder we’re becoming fickle even when selecting our reading material. Lists are increasingly popular because people are looking for short reads, summaries, and introductions to new topics. They offer a quick overview, introduce us to new ideas and provoke opinions that often lead to conversations and...

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Lessons From 2014

December 23, 2014 |

2014 was a period of growth personally and professionally. There were all-nighters, new adventures, platform launches, unexpected lessons, shifts in direction, and our favorite – developing lasting relationships. We learned many lessons from 2014 and what matters to us most – the connections we make with people. We set a goal to help build futures and...

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When it was time for me to choose a career, the main factors which affected my decision were the job market and the prospects of promising occupations in the future. I obtained a BA in Business Management and did an internship in Information Technologies. I consulted for financial institutions and I earned a good living...

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My name is Annie Weaver and I’m honored to be a new contributor at PowerHouse Growers! Since I’ve started my internship here, I’ve really begun to reflect on the choices and experiences I’ve encountered in my life that have directed me towards an environmental science path. My nature-loving ways emerged when I was a toddler,...

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Sometimes I feel like my life has been that of a story book. I have traveled near and far – up mountains and down rivers. It might have been Rachel Carson that set the love for the environment ablaze in my heart, or possibly my grandfather’s love of travel. One thing is for certain: my...

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A carbon footprint can be described as the total amount of greenhouse gases that are produced to support human activities. When measuring a carbon footprint for an individual or community, it’s usually expressed as the number of “Earths” that would be needed to sustain our existence on the planet if each individual lived like that person...

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In honor of today’s holiday, Thanksgiving, I’d like to share how I believe I’m lucky enough to have won the lottery of humanity. I was truly blessed to be born in a small harbor-front town on Vancouver Island off the West Coast of British Columbia. I was born to parents who believe strongly in the freedoms that...

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The sharing economy is a socio-economic model based on sharing “underutilized” assets, which can vary from spaces, to goods, to skills, for monetary or non-monetary benefits. Essentially, the sharing economy model is based on the collaboration between “who has” and “who wants” an asset, in order to improve the efficiency of its utilization. Principles of...

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Six months ago my girlfriend, Jody and I were in a tight spot. We’d been leasing a farm and doing well for our first season, raising animals and growing what we could by learning along the way. We worked hard, really hard but it was for someone else’s farm and our visions began to divide...

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I’ve never been one to talk at length about myself. To me, a firm handshake and a brief introduction speaks more of an individual than a manicured Curriculum-Vitae and doting on one’s own accomplishments. Moving from a small farming town in northern Connecticut to hoity-toity Englewood, New Jersey exposed me to many facets of life...

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