Seva Cafe: love all, serve all

From YouTube: Volunteer Anjali Desai explains the vision behind Seva Cafe, a pay-it-forward restaurant in Ahmedabad, India, where each patron makes a donation toward the next person’s meal. Devoted to the principle of “think globally, act locally,” Anjali describes how this communal experiment in giving reminds us that every individual act of goodwill resounds in…

feed the hungry, save the rainforest, buy books

If you look at the right sidebar you will see that I added four charity sites that make it extremely easy for you to donate on a daily basis, without spending a dime of your own money. How much easier could it be to think globally and act locally? When you click the links, the…

i’m not the only one

Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that I try not to buy things made in China as a one-person protest of China’s occupation of Tibet. I’ve also written about Mindful Shopping (what a concept!) here and about how difficult it is to find things that are not made…

be part of the solution

I’m an old hippie who still believes that if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem. But here’s a book and a website that can help all of us be part of the solution. From the Better World Shopper website: “Globalization has brought wonderful products from around the world into our…

buying your way toward enlightenment

Isn’t this great? I can’t wait to get my new VISA card that has an AUM or Buddha’s face on it! I don’t know about anyone else, but when I saw an ad for this I let out a groan. Using Buddha or the AUM symbol to market something that is the epitome of a…