Pioneers

These are people, projects, ideas, and products that I think are awesome. Reward innovators and activists with your spending power and start shopping!

Travel
www.tribewanted.com
Ecotourism in Sierra Leone. I’ve visited their ecotourist ventures 3 times now and love their work.

Work Away
A website that allows you to connect with hosts that can provide housing in exchange for work.

Finca Bellavista
Sustainable treehouse community in Costa Rica.

Build
Cal-Earth: The CA Institute of Earth Art and Architechture
I learned about these building buildings in Sierra Leone, and am convinced these are the future.

Philanthropy
The Environmental Justice Foundation works for environmental and social justice around the world in developing nations where help is needed most. It’s nonviolent activism and it empowers people – such a great combo!

Health
Love Begins with L
A condom manufacturer that donates one condom to a developing nation every time you purchase one. Not to mention they’ve minimized the environmental impact of the packaging (100% recycled paper) and C footprint. They sell clothing too. Start shopping ;)

Books
Food Matters by Mark Bittman
It will make you re-think your relationship with food and the Earth.

Donate and Learn
Free Rice
Every time you get a right answer 10 grains of rice are donated to the UN World Food Programme. Brush up on math, geography, Spanish, French, German, Italian, English, humanities, or chemistry.

Witty
Indexed
More fun that you thought you could have with Venn Diagrams.

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