slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

slackmistress:

bethanysworld:

fightingforanimals:

Veronika Scott was a fashion student at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit when her teacher, Stephen Schock, challenged her class to create a product that filled a need, rather than satisfying or creating a fad. Veronika’s design was a coat for homeless people that could transform into a sleeping bag, since in her city, she says, “you are constantly faced with the homeless epidemic.” 

Not only did her design win a International Design Excellence Award from the Industrial Designers Society of America, it’s become the core of Veronika’s nonprofit organization, The Empowerment Plan, which hires people from homeless shelters and transition homes to help her make the coats. Now, three years later, the 24-year-old social entrepreneur expects that her team of 15 seamstresses will produce over 6,000 coats in 2014 — all of which will be distributed free of charge to people living on the streets. 

Veronika originally designed the coats seeking input from people at a homeless shelter. After receiving feedback from people who used the prototype over a Detroit winter, she refined the design to create her final version which, in addition to being a waterproof and windproof coat and sleeping bag, also transforms into an over-the-shoulder bag with storage in the arm sockets. 

When she started out, Veronika states,

“Everybody told me that my business was going to fail — not because of who I was giving my product to but because of who I was hiring. They said that these homeless women will never make more than a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — you cannot rely on them for anything. And I know my ladies enjoy proving everybody wrong.” 

And, their impact is growing — according to CNN, which recently honored Veronika as one of their 10 Visionary Women of 2014, “The Empowerment Plan expects to launch a ‘buy one, give one’ program that will make it sustainable beyond the donations and sponsorships that keep it running now. Hunters and backpackers who’ve asked to buy the coat will be able to do so, and the Empowerment Plan will still create coats for homeless people who need them.”

Veronika is also excited to show other clothing producers that local manufacturing is possible: “I think we’re going to show a lot of people: you think it’s outdated to do manufacturing in your neighborhood, but I think it’s something that we have to do in the future, where it’s sustainable, where you invest in people, where they’re not interchangeable parts.”

You can read more about Veronika’s organization on CNN, or watch a short video about her work here.

To learn more about The Empowerment Plan or how you can support their work, visit http://www.empowermentplan.org/

For a wonderful book about women’s great inventions throughout history, check out “Girls Think of Everything” for readers 8 to 13.

For those in the US who would like to support efforts to end homelessness and help the over 600,000 people who experience homelessness on any given night, visit the National Alliance to End Homelessness athttp://www.naeh.org/ or to find a local homeless shelter to support in your area, visit http://www.homelessshelterdirectory.org/

Important in so many ways.

This is amazing and wonderful.

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leeeeeeeeeegooooooooolaaaaaaaaas:

So it’s officially been a year since Mari and I made these blogs. We got to talking and have both been meaning to celebrate reaching follower milestones (30k and 3k!) But considering it’s our anniversary, we decided to celebrate with what brought us closer together: Legolas and Aragorn! And to do that, we’re hosting a joint giveaway!

The prizes are as follows:

  • Both Legolas and Aragorn T-Shirts (Winner chooses size!)
  • United Cutlery Fighting Knives of Legolas
  • Sterling Silver Ring of Barahir
  • 20” NECA Legolas Figure
  • 20” NECA Aragorn Figure
  • Sterling Silver Elven Brooch
  • Prancing Pony and Green Dragon stein glasses

So here’s how it’s gonna be (AKA The Rules!):

  • Since this is a follower appreciation giveaway of sorts, you must be following me and Aragorn
  • No giveaway blogs! (We will check!)
  • Reblog to your heart’s content! (Just be polite and try not to spam.)
  • Likes count!
  • Keep your ask box open so we can contact you with the good news!
  • Any questions regarding the giveaway are to be sent to me (Legolas).

The giveaway ends August 31st, 2014! We will select ONE lucky winner via random number generator.

We are willing to ship anywhere in the world!

Thanks for following, and good luck!

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neverfoundinneverland:

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

There’s lots of ways we can help. The small things like eco light bulbs, recycling, using recycled products that kind of thing. Everyday stuff. Volunteering for people like WWF to raise awareness and money. And much bigger stuff. Choosing a career that will help, wildlife preservation and things like that. Hell if you want to and you can, become an environmental lawyer. I’m sure there’s tones of carers paths that I’ve not even dreamed of that you can take to help. I know a lot of people on tumblr love awesome houses. Check out earth ships. http://earthshipzone.tumblr.com/ THERE’S EVEN BLOGS FULL OF THEM. Basically, self sustainable houses, made of car tires. There’s this cool thing called the Valhalla movement. https://www.facebook.com/valhalla.movement?fref=ts facebook link for you. That’d where I first heard about earth ships. I’ve done a bit of reading on them and plan on building one. Let a corner of your garden go wild, there’s a TV add campaign in the UK at the moment about helping wildlife in small ways. Buy some seeds for trees, grow them in pots at home and when they’re big enough go re home them in a wood, in your garden if its big enough or a park that’s cool with it. There is SO much to do! The amount of notes on this post, if everyone did a little that’s incredible! If some people did a little, If people did anything. That’s great. and why stop at a little? Get your friends involved, your family, anybody. I understand that for whatever reason some people can’t do anything, even if they wish they could and some people won’t do anything even tho they easily can. But its 2:30am on a Saturday morning and I believe people who care are people that can help..

neverfoundinneverland:

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

There’s lots of ways we can help. The small things like eco light bulbs, recycling, using recycled products that kind of thing. Everyday stuff. Volunteering for people like WWF to raise awareness and money. And much bigger stuff. Choosing a career that will help, wildlife preservation and things like that. Hell if you want to and you can, become an environmental lawyer. I’m sure there’s tones of carers paths that I’ve not even dreamed of that you can take to help. I know a lot of people on tumblr love awesome houses. Check out earth ships. http://earthshipzone.tumblr.com/ THERE’S EVEN BLOGS FULL OF THEM. Basically, self sustainable houses, made of car tires. There’s this cool thing called the Valhalla movement. https://www.facebook.com/valhalla.movement?fref=ts facebook link for you. That’d where I first heard about earth ships. I’ve done a bit of reading on them and plan on building one. Let a corner of your garden go wild, there’s a TV add campaign in the UK at the moment about helping wildlife in small ways. Buy some seeds for trees, grow them in pots at home and when they’re big enough go re home them in a wood, in your garden if its big enough or a park that’s cool with it. There is SO much to do! The amount of notes on this post, if everyone did a little that’s incredible! If some people did a little, If people did anything. That’s great. and why stop at a little? Get your friends involved, your family, anybody. I understand that for whatever reason some people can’t do anything, even if they wish they could and some people won’t do anything even tho they easily can. But its 2:30am on a Saturday morning and I believe people who care are people that can help..

(Source: )

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bachmaninovsky:

what if pop artists started naming their works like classical music omg

“Minaj: Symphonic Poem in D-flat Major, Op. 32 - I. Allegro: “Stupid Hoe”“

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darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:


NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

There’s lots of ways we can help. The small things like eco light bulbs, recycling, using recycled products that kind of thing. Everyday stuff. Volunteering for people like WWF to raise awareness and money. And much bigger stuff. Choosing a career that will help, wildlife preservation and things like that. Hell if you want to and you can, become an environmental lawyer. I’m sure there’s tones of carers paths that I’ve not even dreamed of that you can take to help. I know a lot of people on tumblr love awesome houses. Check out earth ships. http://earthshipzone.tumblr.com/ THERE’S EVEN BLOGS FULL OF THEM. Basically, self sustainable houses, made of car tires. There’s this cool thing called the Valhalla movement. https://www.facebook.com/valhalla.movement?fref=ts facebook link for you. That’d where I first heard about earth ships. I’ve done a bit of reading on them and plan on building one. Let a corner of your garden go wild, there’s a TV add campaign in the UK at the moment about helping wildlife in small ways. Buy some seeds for trees, grow them in pots at home and when they’re big enough go re home them in a wood, in your garden if its big enough or a park that’s cool with it. There is SO much to do! The amount of notes on this post, if everyone did a little that’s incredible! If some people did a little, If people did anything. That’s great. and why stop at a little? Get your friends involved, your family, anybody. I understand that for whatever reason some people can’t do anything, even if they wish they could and some people won’t do anything even tho they easily can. But its 2:30am on a Saturday morning and I believe people who care are people that can help..

darklips-heavylifts:

saskiesue:

sam-winchesters-lost-left-shoe:

bestiality7:

umm-just-another-timelord:

theauthor11:

runsleepygirl:

walk-barefoot:

veganbaby:

jellybeanjeunet:

sleezysays:

NASA recently released imagery showing the deforestation of America  …in just 34 years.

We are killing the Earth

Forever reblog.

Oh wow

THIS HURTS

How long are we going to keep closing our eyes to this? What are we going to do?

NEVER SCROLL PAST THIS

Its just going to become this blue and brown planet, children in the future will draw their planet with brown and not green like we used to

This needs to fucking change 

WALL-E IS BECOMING REAL LIFE

I wish we could do something about this but what can we do? No one would listen.

That’s a fucking shit attitude.

There’s lots of ways we can help. The small things like eco light bulbs, recycling, using recycled products that kind of thing. Everyday stuff. Volunteering for people like WWF to raise awareness and money. And much bigger stuff. Choosing a career that will help, wildlife preservation and things like that. Hell if you want to and you can, become an environmental lawyer. I’m sure there’s tones of carers paths that I’ve not even dreamed of that you can take to help. I know a lot of people on tumblr love awesome houses. Check out earth ships. http://earthshipzone.tumblr.com/ THERE’S EVEN BLOGS FULL OF THEM. Basically, self sustainable houses, made of car tires. There’s this cool thing called the Valhalla movement. https://www.facebook.com/valhalla.movement?fref=ts facebook link for you. That’d where I first heard about earth ships. I’ve done a bit of reading on them and plan on building one. Let a corner of your garden go wild, there’s a TV add campaign in the UK at the moment about helping wildlife in small ways. Buy some seeds for trees, grow them in pots at home and when they’re big enough go re home them in a wood, in your garden if its big enough or a park that’s cool with it. There is SO much to do! The amount of notes on this post, if everyone did a little that’s incredible! If some people did a little, If people did anything. That’s great. and why stop at a little? Get your friends involved, your family, anybody. I understand that for whatever reason some people can’t do anything, even if they wish they could and some people won’t do anything even tho they easily can. But its 2:30am on a Saturday morning and I believe people who care are people that can help..

(Source: )

980,985 notes

did-you-kno:

Richard Harris took the role of Albus Dumbledore due to his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened to never speak to him again if he didn’t accept the role.
Source

There we go.

did-you-kno:

Richard Harris took the role of Albus Dumbledore due to his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened to never speak to him again if he didn’t accept the role.

Source

There we go.

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did-you-kno:

Richard Harris took the role of Albus Dumbledore due to his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened to never speak to him again if he didn’t accept the role.
Source

That’s Michael Gambon. 

did-you-kno:

Richard Harris took the role of Albus Dumbledore due to his 11-year-old granddaughter threatened to never speak to him again if he didn’t accept the role.

Source

That’s Michael Gambon. 

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the-hawker:

The original version of Green Day’s Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life) from the B-Side of the Brain Stew/Jaded single

Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don’t ask why
It’s not a question, but a lesson learned in time

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