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Turn up the Learning this Summer!

Whahooo! It's Summer! Summertime means kids can take time to relax and recharge after the hard work of the school year. However, for any society that wishes to be healthy and balanced, the “lazy days of summer” come with a significant hidden cost: the dreaded summer slide. Studies show that students lose academic ground over [...]

Getting Real with Community Wellbeing

The concept of economic well being as priority policy for local and national governments has recently received increased attention. The City of Santa Monica and the countries of New Zealand, France and Bhutan have adopted economic well being as guide posts for governmental policy and budgets rather than more traditional measures such as GDP. Typical [...]

2019-06-02T09:56:42-04:00June 2nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Junior WiseTriber Innovating Composting

Composting can be messy business, which is why most people avoid it. When we look at the bigger picture, however, composting can be a win-win-win in terms of cost savings, fertilizer production, and reduced emissions. One Junior WiseTriber wants to help families and neighborhoods take the ick factor out of composting and make it more [...]

2019-05-26T10:24:00-04:00May 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What will a Sustainable Future Look Like?

Last week marked the highest concentration of CO2 in the Earth’s atmosphere in over half a million years. Scientist have been warning there is already enough carbon dioxide and methane currently in the atmosphere which will continue to make the world warmer for many decades to come. To dramatically reduce the carbon footprint within the [...]

2019-05-19T09:41:38-04:00May 19th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Be the Solution to the Plastics Problem

Be the Solution for a Plastics Free Future If not you, then who is going to break our dependence on single use plastics? Fortunately, individuals, the business community, city governments, and not for profits are assuming leadership. However, more needs to be done. Let's explore what you and like minded individuals can do to reduce [...]

2019-05-13T05:31:08-04:00May 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|

What can local & national businesses do to be part of the plastics solution?

Here in Delray Beach, a FL city leader in the plastics problem, we held a Town Hall meeting last Monday night to discuss the role of various stakeholders in tackling the problem. Unfortunately, one day later, on Tuesday, the Florida legislature voted to obliterate the home rule rights of local communities to solve the challenges [...]

2019-05-07T15:31:57-04:00May 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Plastic Planet Town Hall, Delray Beach, FL

Our community has a well deserved reputation of recognizing problems (or opportunities) and coming together to address them. The emerging crisis of single use plastics is a good example. Delray city government has implemented a sensible plan for banning plastic straws. We all recognize this is a symbolic gesture, a good first step, and more [...]

2019-04-23T07:13:27-04:00April 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Introducing Junior WiseTribers

Hatching from our work with Carver Middle School, our first class of Junior WiseTribers has been born. Together with the students and staff, we have been implementing a community food system at the school and kick-started an urban farming movement via upcycling projects and nutritional awareness We are expanding Junior WiseTriber to make a greater [...]

2019-04-22T08:46:55-04:00April 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Philanthropy in Transformative Times

WiseTribe could be awarded $100,000 to foster next generation environmental leaders! Wednesday, April 17th, we find out if the prestigious Impact 100 Palm Beach County grant is awarded to us in the Environmental category for a program called Junior WiseTribers. Watch for more exciting stuff on Junior WiseTribers soon... Today's focus is on philanthropy moving [...]

Introducing Dani: a local leader in sustainable farming

Meet Dani, a WiseTriber and the Farm Director at Bear Necessities Farm, which is a permaculture-based farm and yoga retreat center based in Ocklawaha, Florida, which is approximately four hours north of Delray Beach. Photo By: Andrea Sarcos Photo Dani and her partner, David, are devoted to sustainability and employ sustainable, regenerative and natural farming [...]

2019-03-31T08:59:43-04:00March 31st, 2019|Change|
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