Get inspired with the Hawai’i version of the global grassroots movement Permablitz.  In just one day, neighbors help neighbors build edible landscapes using permaculture principles and is entirely supported by volunteers and based on trade.  Members come out to three events and help other people build gardens on their properties and then they qualify for the network to come to their …

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Positive Media’s Joy Waters is invited to be the Head of the Video Media Arts Program at Appel Farm Arts and Music Camp, a summer residential camp in rural Salem County, New Jersey. Each summer, approximately 200 campers, ages 9 through 17, come to Appel Farm to study music, dance, theater, fine arts, and the media arts.

Upper class ladies Bernadette and Laura go out for lunch at a fancy restaurant.  After some idle chatter revealing their excessive lifestyle, they have an eye-opening encounter with their waiter Roger who graphically, and hyper-exuberantly, reveals to them the real nature of the farming and ranching practices behind the items on the menu.  Vegans will love this one.  

I was delighted to receive a call from Krista Hiser, the Faculty Outreach Coordinator for Service Learning at Kapiolani Community College, requesting that I lead a workshop at an overnight retreat weekend for college students they were co-sponsoring with the University of Hawaii’s West Sustainability group.  The topic of the retreat was: Building a Community of Change Agents.

Proud Americans Misbehaving in the Name of Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness! Become a Jester in Action and join a community of playful activists who are passionate about making a difference, and who have serious fun in the process! Laughing Revolution Headquarters designs and issues Missions that outline “real world” adventures that are fun, provocative and also educate and …

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Imagine your students fully engaged in video media projects that prepare them for success in today’s digital world!  Keiki Voices delivers an inspiring learning environment.  Students will increase self-confidence and discover a powerful way to communicate as they develop, write, storyboard, direct, act, shoot and edit their own video!  We believe our youth have something important to say and design …

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Concerned wife and mother Violet visits a “health professional” in hopes of learning good nutritional practices.  She meets Brenda, a dietitian who embodies the values of the profit-driven food industry that is prevalent in the United States.  Violet innocently asks questions about how to improve the health of herself and her family and is quite shocked by the FDA approved …

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Square Foot Gardening is a simple method of how to garden with less work and will grow a lot of food in a small space.  In this video, Mel Bartholomew shows us why and how to garden with this method. The grocery stores are filled with produce which makes many people ask: why should we grow our own food? Well, think …

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USING HUMOR AS A TOOL FOR SOCIAL ACTION The human race has one really effective weapon, AND THAT IS LAUGHTER.     – Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Are you ready for positive change but feel discouraged when you focus on all the problems?  Want a new approach?  If so, The Laughing Revolution wants YOU!  We are recruiting an army of Everyday Heroes …

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In Hawai’i, we have 200,000 school-age children and about 20% do not eat any fruits or vegetables every day.  About 30% of Hawai’i kids entering kindergarten are overweight and by the time they reach high school about 50% are considered obese.   Meanwhile the government is spending more money on health care than ever before and subsidizing large scale farming and …

Farm to School Helps Reduce Childhood Obesity and Teach Healthy Eating Read more »