Mars One: The Project Is Underway

Mars One, the brainchild of entrepreneurs Bas Lansdrop and Arno Wielders, will pioneer a sustainable living alternative for humans on Mars and deliver a reality TV show in the process. Regardless of the outcome, the project will inspire a number of advancements in environmental and transportation areas. Lansdrop and Wielders will bring about this project in three stages that will take place over the next 10 years: crew selection, preparation, and execution.

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Heritage Hills, Sustainable Farming, and Humane Living

Animals emit fear, stress, and pain when they are being killed or waiting to be slaughtered. These hormones lead to a number of serious diseases when humans consume this meat. More in depth investigations of the problem show that industrial (or factory) farms often make animals live in unhygienic and inhumane conditions with no access to pasture, transparent air, or daylight. Animals at industrial farms often have to live in

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Taking Responsibility for Welfare

Unlike many children here in America, my earliest memories are of Bucharest, Romania, a Third World country. Memories of homelessness and poverty are forever etched into my mind. I will never forget what it was like to live in a concrete house that flooded with cockroaches as soon as the lights went out or the time when my then best friend Francesca, a local gypsy, had to cut off all

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Growing a Healthy Community in Colorado Springs

In a time where pesticide usage has become a common practice on many farms and genetically modified foods have made their way to the grocery stores, it’s easy to see why many people have taken up the responsibility of growing their own produce. Since food costs have been increasing substantially, a glut of store-bought produce has become unaffordable for the average American family. As such, it’s no mystery why many

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There be none of Beauty’s daughters

THERE be none of Beauty’s daughters With a magic like thee; And like music on the waters Is thy sweet voice to me: When as if its sound were causing The charmed ocean’s pausing The waves lie still and gleaming And the lull’d winds seem dreaming: And the midnight moon is weaving Her bright chain o’er the deep Whose breast is gently heaving As an infant’s asleep: So the spirit

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