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The Way of the Problem Solver

"We will be known by the problems we solve,” says Jeff Shinabarger, the founder of Plywood Presents. Plywood Presents was a gathering of nonprofit leaders, social entrepreneurs, and purpose driven creatives in Atlanta that our team had the opportunity to attend. The gathering’s strong focus on solving the problems that face our world instantly resonated […]
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Strong people in a vulnerable land

Haitians are forced to deal with the reality of natural threats. Haiti is not only a country with many political and economic struggles, but it also has to deal with the fact that it is located in one of the most vulnerable locations when it comes to natural disasters. As the massive earthquake in 2010 […]
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Fighting environmental injustice from California to Guatemala

This summer, Plant With Purpose has had the treat of having a team of highly skilled and mindful interns around our San Diego office. These interns bring with them unique perspectives and rich experiences. Our Communications Intern, Caillie, was drawn to Plant With Purpose by her concern for some of the most vulnerable communities. This […]
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The Pastor and the Problem Solver

We’ve been so excited about what’s been happening in our Democratic Republic of the Congo communities. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is undoubtedly one of the most challenging places to live. It is among the most difficult countries to be a mother. Conflict and unrest has threatened the fragile stability that the country […]
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The art of taking a deeper look

Noticing is a spiritual act Fred Rogers once said that “appreciation is a spiritual thing,” and that’s an idea that has a profound impact on what we believe and how we live. All throughout scripture, we’re encouraged to engage the world with a profound set of gratitude and wonder at the mystery of creation. When […]
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Sustainability is compassion

When we live sustainably, we live compassionately. Sustainability is both and act of selflessness and humility. When we choose to practice sustainability, we do so realizing that the things we do affect far more people than ourselves. It invites us to consider our own interests less than the interests of others, which is a great […]
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Statelessness, Status, and Solutions: A unique challenge in Thailand

Statelessness is a serious issue for many populations in Northern Thailand. Last month, the world’s attention turned to Northern Thailand, as a difficult and bold rescue operation sought to free a boy’s soccer team that had been trapped in the Tham Luang Cave for over two weeks. After surviving for weeks on a diminishing supply […]
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The climb up Kilimanjaro and out of poverty

A team from Plant With Purpose recently climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. About a month ago, a group from Plant With Purpose took on the challenge of climbing to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro. The group included Executive Director Scott Sabin and Board Chair Cindy Outlaw, along with family members, friends, supporters of […]
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Want to live more sustainably? It takes patience and persistence.

Living sustainably is living the way God intended. It takes  persistence and grace. Sustainable living is a good thing. You already knew we wholeheartedly believe that. But living in a way that protects creation and honors its Creator isn’t just a good thing to do. It’s so much more than that. Living as a good […]
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The changed life of Pablo

Ruta 1 transects the Dominican Republic from north to south. While it is a major road, an hour away from it sit a number of communities that are quiet. Rural. Often overlooked. Maizal is one of these communities. Here, you won’t find any banks, any grocery stores, or any major commercial areas. You’ll instead be […]
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What is environmental freedom?

Environmental degradation rids farming families of their ability to make choices The connection between people’s freedom and the environment isn’t one made very often. For an overwhelming part of the world’s population, however, the ability to make decisions hinges on the health of their ecosystems. Freedom is the ability to manage the gifts you’ve been […]
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How to support local communities while traveling

Does tourism help or harm local populations? That answer is as varied as the list of places to go and things to do. Do a couple of quick searches on Google, and you’ll find lots of examples of locals bemoaning instances where tourists have trashed nearby natural spots or created unpleasant experiences by behaving mindlessly. […]
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From Myanmar to her own backyard, Na Kuh creates change

Conflict drove her family from Myanmar into Thailand. “We walked from our village into a border area, then into Thailand,” Na Kuh recounted to us. “There were two or three families together, with our children. It took us about a week to enter into that border area. While we were walking on the Burmese side, […]
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There's a reason God placed us right where we are.

Our homes are no mere coincidence. How often do you think about the reasons God has placed us in the physical locations where we live? Some of us might think about this quite a bit, especially if we’ve undergone a major transition or if we felt led to our current homes to work with the […]
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5 Voices to Pay Attention to in Environmental Solutions

Good leaders are good listeners. We don't always listen like we should. Noisy conversations online and in the media show that people are anxious to be heard. The demand for good listeners is high, the supply? Not so much. However, those who want to make a big impact will learn early on that listening is essential. […]
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