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Service Above Self
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The global loss of nature is costing trillions of dollars every year. This 38 minute film explores how the global business community can help to tackle the world's environmental crisis. Contact us to find out how to host a screening where you work: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sir David Attenborough, WWF, etc.
Our economy is fundamentally underpinned by the stability and the resilience of the natural world. But this stability is no longer guaranteed. Our Planet: Too Big To Fail is a 42 minute film that explores the risks of inaction, the impact of investing-as-usual, and the role the finance sector can play in powering a sustainable future. Contact us to find out how you can host a screening where you work: email@example.com
What makes San Diego so special?
Well, don't just take it from us, here are a few notes from others
(click on respective lines for a link to the article or video):
Money Magazine - Best In Travel - #1 San Diego
Here is a sampling of a few charming 'Little Villages' that make up our cosmopolitan San Diego.
Attached below are links to various locally based websites to give you a local flavor from each little village. Where possible, I've chosen to link to non-profit or historical groups to give us a sense of culture and history in this fast changing world.
Call us if you'd like more details. Maps are screen snips from Google (thank you Google!).
Carlsbad & La Costa
University City & UTC
San Elijo Hills
Clairemont, Linda Vista, Kearny Mesa, Serra Mesa
Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park, Normal Heights
South Park, Golden Hill
Del Cerro, Allied Gardens
Rolando, La Mesa
** Things to do in Quarantine Times **
Thank heavens we live in the Internet Age!
March 2020: COVID MASK-UP!
Mobilizing our local San Diegan community to wear cotton face masks and practice social distancing, to better protect each other from Covid-19, to save the N95s and hospital grade gear for our brave healthcare professionals; and supporting our local organizations like the Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) by donating towards the production of homemade tailored cotton face masks, Made in San Diego by micro entrepreneurs and small business owners.
DIY videos to make your own homemade cotton face masks. Here are 2 different styles presented by 2 different hospitals. Get creative and personalize them:
1) The Olson mask with pocket for insert from St Luke's: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZnVk12sFRkY
2) The surgical style mask: https://www.deaconess.com/How-to-make-a-Face-Mask
Discover the genius and pleasures of Live Cams. Check out these cool links, and go explore the vast online universe for more.
(copy and paste the links below onto a new browser if clicking on the link is not immediately sending you there)
San Diego Zoo Safari Park – elephant cam
San Diego Zoo – penguin cam
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Live Jelly Cam
Edinburgh Zoo live cams
Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo
African Animals – several cams in different locations in Africa
Explore.org - amazing live cam website, eagles' nests, watering holes, etc., so much out there
Mountain Gorillas (video) – Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Special Thanks to Country Living magazine for this list
Earthcam – amazing live cams in various cities around the world
Planet Earth cam – our only home, Spaceship Earth is still here, if we can keep it.
And, some nutrition for our minds...
5 must read books while sheltering in place
My top pick:
“Guns, Germs, and Steel”: Long an established classic, this multi-disciplinary epic by Jared Diamond attempts to explain why some societies develop and grow wealthy while others do not, combining geography, history, biology and many other branches of knowledge in a grand global survey. The second word in the title is of the greatest interest at present; in the book, Diamond examines how epidemics came to shape society as well as looking at their biological causes. And he makes clear how Europeans came to supplant the native populations of North America so completely: “That might not have happened without Europe’s sinister gift to other continents — the germs evolving from Eurasians’ long intimacy with domestic animals.” I recently embarked on re-reading it, and I am already discovering that the events of the last few months make it read very differently. This is the time to read or re-read