Monthly Archives: March 2017

At 60, the EU needs fresh ideas. The good news: young people have them | World Economic Forum

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***Weekend IdeaFest Series: WEF and The European Union, 2***

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          The evolution of the European Union over the last sixty years has been complex and not always smooth; it has, however, been essential to shaping the world of the 21st century. In this essay the World Economic Forum reviews some of the challenges facing the EU and the need for continuing transformation. What do you think of the ideas here?

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Source: At 60, the EU needs fresh ideas. The good news: young people have them | World Economic Forum

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6 things the EU has achieved, 60 years on from its founding treaty | World Economic Forum

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          We celebrate this week the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome that established what has become the European Union (EU). In this essay the World Economic Forum surveys some of its major accomplishments.

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Source: 6 things the EU has achieved, 60 years on from its founding treaty | World Economic Forum

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42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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          Looking for some great quotes and posters on the importance of play in children’s lives? Today’s post shares a whopping 42 with you!

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Source: 42 Quotes on the Importance of Play – Infographic

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Art Is Vital – The Atlantic

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          The Atlantic media is doing some of the best and most insightful journalism being published today. This essay about the Aspen Institute Arts Program from 2014 is especially relevant today as support for the arts at the federal level is challenged. The arts are absolutely essential for the development of individuals and society. The featured images are from the ever-wonderful Buddha Doodles.

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Source: Art Is Vital – The Atlantic

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No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

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          People, ideas, and organizations develop and evolve through cooperation as well as competition. This essay from Nautilus is a thoughtful reflection on the importance of cooperation in human and social development. The featured images are from the wonderful Story People series by artist Brian Andreas. Each one is a meditation in itself.

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Source: No, Evolution Is Not Always Dog-Eat-Dog

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9 Books Which Made Me an Adult (And 1 You Should Read Anyway) – Personal Growth – Medium

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***Personal Development Series: Books, Books, Books***

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          I am a sucker for book lists, and this is a very special one: quirky and personal but with something for everyone (almost). Thanks to Medium for the list. Enjoy!

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Source: 9 Books Which Made Me an Adult (And 1 You Should Read Anyway) – Personal Growth – Medium

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Dahlia Campus for Health in Denver, Colorado

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           I recently posted the PBS story about the Dahlia Campus for Health in Denver. Today’s post links to their website so you can explore the full range of services offered there for the community. This center is a model for community involvement in its planning and development. Explore the entire website, paying special attention to the range of mental health services, from early childhood on. This is a comprehensive model for community wellness others would do well to examine.

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Inclusive wellness center is an oasis for a Denver neighborhood left behind | PBS NewsHour

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          The more research I do the more I am convinced that local partnerships hold the key to most important challenges. This PBS story on the Dahlia Center in Denver demonstrates community partnerships at their best. Listen to this story of what is possible when local people take their futures into their own hands. Thanks to the PBS News Hour!

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Source: Inclusive wellness center is an oasis for a neighborhood left behind | PBS NewsHour

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2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play, April 2-5, 2017

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           The US Play Coalition is holding the 2017 Conference on the Value of Play at Clemson University in South Carolina in early April. It brings together a wide range of professionals concerned with play–researchers, designers, educators, community leaders, etc. You might want to check it out and pass the information on to someone who is a play professional.

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Source: 2017 Conference on the Value of Play: Where Design Meets Play, April 2-5, 2017

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Lending Library Symposium Toronto 2017

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***CONFERENCE ALERT: Innovations in the Sharing Economy, Lending Libraries***

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          The sharing economy movement has spawned the creation of new approaches to sustainable living. Toronto pioneered the first Tool Lending Library and is hosting a symposium for communities interested in setting up “libraries of things” in early June. Check it out and plan to attend if you want to develop one in your community.

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