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Has this pandemic made you greener? You should be happy to know that you are not the only one who turned towards sustainability during the pandemic. 64% of Americans have been inspired to live a more eco-conscious lifestyle (Green Matters). If you are one of those people, thank you! You are doing a great service to the planet. If you’re looking for ways to start or ideas to expand your practices, I got a few ideas for you!

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Thanks to quarantine, many people have been cooking at home rather than going out to you. Have you tried doing Meatless Mondays…


How to recognize, and when to listen to your inner thoughts.

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We all have an inner voice, consciousness, gut-feeling, intuition, or whisper that tells us when we do something wrong or if a situation does not feel right. Usually, it is a feeling you can’t explain, yet you trust it. But could that inner voice/feeling help you understand what you are meant to do in this life and predict the future?

Kinda. This intuition that you experience is your brain just predicting what the outcome will be. With all of the experiences you have, conscious or subconscious, your brain stores…


It’s a fantastic opportunity to get experience as a community organizer — here’s how to take on the challenge and make the most of it

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Applying to become an Americorps VISTA member or leader is one step closer to expanding your skills and helping a community thrive. But it will help you to know some insider info and tips before you start.

Towards the end of my service, and when my organization was looking for the next VISTA successor, I made myself available for questions for those that applied to serve at the organization I served at. The questions they asked—and didn’t ask—made me realize that potential VISTAs could learn from my experience before they begin their year of service.

About VISTA

The Americorps VISTA members (Volunteers…

Merissa Larson

(She/her/hers) Environmental sustainability enthusiast, Feminist and striving humanitarian

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