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Healing Tragedies with Small Deeds

Rodney Yee by Rodney Yee | February 9th, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth, Yoga

Earth in Hands

Recently, I heard that around $50 million was raised during a telethon for Haiti. This raised my spirits enough to get me through another round of sun salutations. Sometimes I feel so helpless when dealing with the larger tragedies of life that it puts me into a depressed tailspin.

Journal of My First Week at a Medical Aid Center in Haiti

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | January 22nd, 2010 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back


An update to Dr. Hyman’s post from the day he left for Haiti.

I slept through the aftershock this morning. A small 6.1 earthquake that had no real impact because everything that could be destroyed, was already destroyed, but the aftershocks that will ripple through the lives of the Haitian people will last for decades.

3 Ways to Keep on Giving All Year Long

Colleen Saidman by Colleen Saidman | January 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back, Personal Growth


Called to Serve in Haiti

Mark Hyman, M.D. by Mark Hyman, M.D. | January 20th, 2010 | No Comments
topic: Conscious Living News, Giving Back

Hyman-Screen-Shot-Web-ReadyThe horrors in Haiti hit me deeply, and I was compelled into action when the call came for doctors, surgeons and medical supplies to treat the hundreds of thousands of wounded.

There are few times in our lives when we can contribute to something larger than ourselves. Now, felt like one of those times for me.

Foodie Philanthropy: 5 Charities Fighting Hunger, and How You Can Help

Jessica Harlan by Jessica Harlan | December 16th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Giving Back, Green Living

Don’t get me wrong, Christmas is a great time of year. But as I’m recovering from the glut of presents, the copious amounts of cookies and sweets I’ve consumed, and the amount of credit card debt I’ve racked up buying gifts and decorations, I always resolve that I’ll offset my good fortune in the coming year by finding a few good causes to contribute to not just at the holidays, but throughout the year — when they need it the most.

Gaiam Donates 500 Thanksgiving Turkeys to Denver Rescue Mission

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | December 15th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back


Here’s one way Gaiam gave back this holiday season: We donated 500 turkeys to the Denver Rescue Mission, helping to provide Thanksgiving meals to the poor and homeless in the Denver area.

“Gaiam has sent an important message to those we serve — that there are many who care,” says Lisette Williams, manager of community events and procurement for the Denver Rescue Mission.

From Despair to HOPE: How Fair Trade Changed Ging’s Life

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | October 30th, 2009 | No Comments
topic: Giving Back


Born into an Akha hill tribe village in Northern Thailand, Ging started out with nothing. She was left with no home, no education, no work — no opportunity to live a decent life.

Gaiam Staffers Donate School Backpacks Packed with Love

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | September 8th, 2009 | 1 Comment
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back


Last month Gaiam staffers contributed 40 fully-packed backpacks to the Crayons to Calculators school supply drive, which aims to provide 5,000 backpacks to children in need to start their school year off right.

Our staff’s huge outpouring of support for the Crayons to Calculators program is clear in this mountain of donated backpacks … The girls from Gaiam’s HR team paused for a photo before prepping the packs for volunteers to fill at our Boulder, Colo., headquarters.

Gaiam Employees Plant an Organic Kitchen Garden at Our Colorado HQ

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | July 8th, 2009 | 13 Comments
topic: Gaiam Happenings, Giving Back, Green Living


“Our garden has gotten people so fired up,” says Kate Weaver, a lead volunteer in a team of Gaiam employees who’s bringing a new organic garden to life at our Boulder, Colo., headquarters. “I’ve never seen so much heart go into anything.”


10 Ways to Change the World Through Social Media

Gaiam Staff by Gaiam Staff | May 12th, 2009 | 3 Comments
topic: Giving Back

Citizen journalism, open government, status updates, community building, information sharing, crowdsourcing, and the election of a President.

A guest post from Max Gladwell