Sumba malaria clinic and school outing

As I said in my previous post, in the late 80’s Claude and Petra Graves arrived on the island, fell in love with it, and started making plans to build an eco-friendly resort. As a part of the plan the Graves’ started the Sumba Foundation; the foundation’s mission was to help improve the lives of the…

Nature is Speaking (and it doesn’t need you)…

Just saw a series of very powerful videos, from Conservation International, with message I happen to truly believe in.  Watch, listen, learn…. before it’s too late. Nature Is Speaking – Harrison Ford is The Ocean Nature Is Speaking – Edward Norton is The Soil Nature Is Speaking – Kevin Spacey is The Rainforest Nature Is…

Caine’s Arcade

This story is a couple of year’s old, I just saw it today — I loved it!  If you’ve never seen it, it’s definitely worth watching.  The ingenuity of this kid is amazing and it renews (if only temporarily) my faith that good people are still out there.

Animals + Runways = Big Trouble

Stray animals are a common problem on the runways of many small airports. A study of 10 small Indiana airports found that animals can gain easy access to runways and infield areas, increasing the likelihood of planes striking those animals. “Just about every pilot we talked to at these airports said that during a landing…

Raju needs your voice!

Please consider signing this petition, it will help ensure that this majestic animal remains in a safe and caring environment! From Change.org and Wildlife SOS: Don’t let them put Raju back into a life of misery and spiked chains! We rescued Raju after he spent approximately 50 years chained up, beaten, and help captive by beggars…

Forgotten Shirts

I like companies that make an honest effort to “give back”.   I recently read an article about Forgotten Shirts and it piqued my interest. Forgotten shirts are made of Fair Trade organic cotton in sub-Saharan Africa and then screen-printed by at-risk youth in Minnesota.  Truly a global effort, Forgotten is putting their money where their mouth…