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This blog site has been created to bring stories of people and ideas that add quality to our lives with the "for better" goal to leave our world in better shape than we found it so our children, and their's, can enjoy successful living.

Feel free to be "one of us" and share the stories that inspire and motivate you. There's so much of it going around that we thought it a good idea to honour as much as we can in one place.

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14 March 2013

A new frog discovered in the Klein Swartberg Conservancy

Posted in Environment

 A new frog discovered in the Klein Swartberg Conservancy

A new species of moss frog (genus Arthroleptella) has been described from the Klein Swartberg Mountain near Caledon in the Western Cape Province, South Africa to which it is confined. This species is distinguished from other Arthroleptella species by the large number of very distinct glandular protuberances on the dorsal surfaces, unique calls and by molecular differences.  It is also known as the Rough moss frog.

07 March 2013

From furniture to flooring to shelters

Written by Trevor Baptiste, Posted in Good Ideas

A South African with a passion ...

From furniture to flooring to shelters

The pallet story started when Trevor, the founder wanted a table to rest his beer on, but now the team behind palank is on a mission to reuse pallets, as part of our sustainable range of furniture and interior design concepts.

07 March 2013

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes From the Landfill for Recycling

Written by Lori Zimmer, Posted in Environment

12-Year-Old Boy Saves 4,000 Pairs of Shoes From the Landfill for Recycling

Twelve year old “Eco” Erek Hansen is putting his best foot forward, and has gone on a one-boy mission to divert thousands of shoes from our landfills. The Ohio kid has been organizing shoe drives in his home town, collecting cast off sneaks and turning them over to clothing recycler USAgain. Rather than playing video games, the inspiring tween spends his free time reducing his carbon footprint.

07 March 2013

Converting Construction Sites into Public Spaces

Written by Gillian Glover, Posted in Design

Converting Construction Sites into Public Spaces

No one would ever think of enjoying the space within construction scaffolding (or sidewalk sheds). But, in New York City, they are so prevalent (stretching 189 miles if lined end to end), that students from the Parsons School of Design created Soft Walks - simple DIY kits with chair pieces, a counter, a light fixture, a planter, and a green trellis that anyone can pick up and install onto the beams of their nearest scaffolded area.

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