I'm joining Service Space because ... I like to spread inspiration.
A good day to me is when ... When I see an inspiring video!
My hero in life is ...My fellow volunteers.
My favorite book is ...Biography of Martin Luther King, Jr.
One thing I'm grateful for is ... That there are so many people who do good in the world!
Dec 05, 2018 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2053 views and 4 comments. "Most people know that pesticides are not only harmful for the environment, but they are also harmful to human beings. However, it can be difficult to come up with an ecological way of dealing with various pests in fields and gardens. A vineyard in South Africa is using Indian Runner ducks to take care of the pests that plague their plants in a natural way. The 1,071 ducks work on 50 square meters of farm land each day, eating the snails that destroy the crops. The farm puts on a “duck parade” every day before they go to work in the vineyards." ... Watch: Got a Problem with Pests? Call the Quack Squad
Nov 28, 2018, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 1988 views and 3 comments. "No one knows how it got started, but someone thought of hanging a few jackets and shirts on a wall for people in need, and pretty soon the idea spread. Walls all over the country became decorated with hooks for jackets and blankets. Then people began leaving other things as well. Books. A refrigerator. Anything that would help the less fortunate get through the winter." ... Watch: Iran's "Wall of Kindness" Helps People Stay Warm
Nov 21, 2018, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 1703 views and 5 comments. "From the age of four, Don Coen could be found drawing and painting—even on the family dining room table, his mother wiping clean the hours of pencil marks left by her son on the enamel table top. Growing up on a farm on the high plains of eastern Colorado, the surrounding landscapes filled Coen's artwork. Eventually, these same landscapes brought him face to face with the nameless presence of the migrant worker. Caught by the beauty of the laborers working in the fields, Coen began painting giant portraits of migrant workers across America. Featured in the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Coen’s work abstains from making a political statement of any kind, seeking instead to speak to the humanity of its subjects and viewers." ... Watch: Meet the Artist Who Shines a Light on the Lives of Migrant Workers
Nov 14, 2018 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2289 views and 3 comments. "“Listening deserves discovery as one of the keys to good society.” Why is this so? This brief video eloquently describes the qualities of good listening and why they matter—so that they can be shared and spread." ... Watch: How to Be a Great Listener
Nov 07, 2018, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 4173 views and 7 comments. "More than 20 years ago, over the course of two years, a young woman had helpful conversations with a gentleman who volunteers for the Care Corner Counselling Center in Singapore. She was at a low point in her life at this time and received support, empowerment and a sense of hope from these conversations. Twenty years later, wanting to thank this man whom she had never met for helping her to move forward in her life, she searched for him and discovered that he is still volunteering and helping others. They did indeed meet and her gratitude after so many years touched him deeply. In this short video about their reconnecting, he shares a Chinese saying, "A kind word is like a fire in winter, it warms the soul."" ... Watch: The 2-year Phone Conversation that Changed a Life
Oct 31, 2018, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2120 views and 7 comments. "Mike Niles had a high paying job in London, but felt that something was missing from his life. He gave up his lucrative position to start a charity, b:Friend, to help to eliminate loneliness among isolated elders. In Niles' home town of Doncaster, a quarter of its elderly population is classified as "chronically lonely" by Age UK. An idea that took root after he visited an elderly neighbor who was lonely has led to what he calls the best job he has ever had. The companionship among the befrienders and their older neighbors show the true meaning of community." ... Watch: The Man on a Mission to End Loneliness
Oct 24, 2018 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2843 views and 7 comments. "When she was in fourth grade, Lupita Martinez wanted to join her local scouting troop. Her mom, Anayvette, worried the group wouldn’t speak to Lupita’s lived experience, so she started one that would. Radical Monarchs is a progressive scouting troop for young girls of color in Oakland, California. A social justice-oriented alternative to the Girl Scouts, the Monarchs still earn badges but not for sewing or selling cookies. Instead their badges are for units on Black Lives Matter, Radical Beauty, being an LGBTQ Ally and environmental justice issues. The group promotes opportunities to form sisterhood and supports social causes that affect the girls and their communities." ... Watch: How a Troop of Elementary School Girls Are Fighting for Justice
Oct 10, 2018 Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 3647 views and 8 comments. "Being awestruck is the spark that lights the fire of discovery and learning; that moves us forward to seeing things we never saw before and thus being awed all over again. Be blown away by this video where Jason Silva illustrates this never-ending story of our biology as humans and our participation in the unfolding of the universe." ... Watch: The Biological Advantage of Awe
Oct 03, 2018, 1 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 2633 views and 5 comments. "Located in London, the Missing People Choir consists of families with missing loved ones and volunteers who want to sing with them, bringing powerful support at times of tremendous grief. By coming together with others who have experienced such a traumatic loss, people are given strength and hope. "Where words end, music carries on" as choir members reach out to their missing loved ones by raising their voices in unison. The Choir has performed on Britain's Got Talent to much acclaim." ... Watch: The Missing People Choir
Sep 26, 2018, 2 smiles Last week's featured video on KarmaTube received 3073 views and 6 comments. "Dhruv Boruah came face to face with plastic pollution when engaging in a yacht race from London to Rio de Janeiro. During the race a competing team found turtles trapped in plastic debris far from shore. Back home in England, Boruah quit his job as a consultant and founded The Thames Project. Now instead of spending his life in front of a computer screen he goes for rides each day on the waterways in his country. It takes him just 40 minutes to convert his bamboo bike into a floating trash collector. Boruah warns us of the plastic content found in our water, food, and even the air we breathe. His goal is to inspire all of us to do what we can to reduce this threat to wildlife and to ourselves." ... Watch: Fishing for Plastic with a Floating Bicycle