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5 Everyday Tips Video: Save Money and Go Green

IGORoamandreport’s debut for envisionGood.tv

I must be one lucky guy.  Then again, as the great Bret Michaels once uttered, “The harder I work, the luckier I get.”  Make no mistake, Bret – yes, I am talking about Bret Michaels – is a winner.  He is a world famous musician, Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice, and conqueror of many personal battles.   The point is, no matter who or where you are in life, no matter what you do and what you inspire to do, stay focused and stay positive.  Remember to work hard and you will be rewarded.

I was recently appointed as media producer for an up-and-coming social media website, envisionGood.tv.  envisionGood strives to promote and inspire positive social innovation through journalism, media, and online networking.  I am very excited about this opportunity, and I am eager to further promote conservation, sustainability, and green technology through this new outlet.  Thank you and enjoy my first production!

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Building Sustainable Neighborhoods: A Blueprint in Boston

We live on the same street, my neighbor and I, and we avoid eye contact at all cost.  I’ve seen him dozens of times; on my way to work, coming back from class, on the weekends…too many times, I feel, to introduce myself now.  As we pass each other in the street, he glances at me but I look down.  Day after day, we pass without saying hello.

We all yearn for a sense of community in our neighborhoods.  Basic human nature tells us to feel comfortable around, welcomed, and valued by our neighbors.  We need to feel a sense of attachment to improve the places we live in.  Therefore, to feel the value of giving back to our communities, we first have to feel valued by our communities. Building sustainable cities and supporting local business starts with caring for and being taken care of by our neighborhood.

Last August, my girlfriend and I embarked on a move to Jamaica Plain, a neighborhood in south central Boston, from Bloomington, Indiana, our beloved college town.  Our sights were set high; according to everyone we spoke to, people seriously love Boston.  Nine hundred miles later, we Continue reading

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Upcycling: Making Art, Furniture, and Everyday Objects Out of Trash

As I perused the eco friendly informational display booths of organizations such as the Appalachian Mountain Club and Mass Energy at Earth Night 2010 in Boston, a vibrant object in the corner of the room caught my eye.  As I looked closer, I realized it was a stool, full of vividly interspersed color that resembled modern art more than a piece of furniture.  I was immediately drawn to the object and decided to admire it up close.  I quickly realized this was no ordinary stool, but a stool made out of old magazines.

 

Cameron's ReVision Stool

 

Luckily, the artist that designed this piece, Cameron, caught me ogling and came up to talk to me.  He explained that the stools are constructed from old rolled up magazines that are held together by rubber bands and fit into a square resin mold.  The stool stands on legs made of steel rods that are also adorned with magazines, providing not only style but extra support.  Cameron is a sculptor for an organization called Artists for Humanity (AFH).  Founded in 1990, AFH was created to provide Continue reading

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