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Seeing the light: How India is embracing solar power – BBC News

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***Transforming Communities Series: Solar Energy in India***

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          Little Sun, whose work I follow weekly, shared this story about the growth of solar energy in India with me. I want to add to the information in the BBC article that another of my “Beacons of Hope” organizations, Barefoot College, has been supporting the development of solar energy in India through its incredible education program that is helping illiterate older women in small Indian villages become solar engineers. Amazing things happen when a government supports a promising new direction and local nonprofits make it a reality. My congratulations to all working to make solar energy a reality in India. The two creative images of the sun are from Tara Books, a wonderful small independent book publisher in India and another one of my “Beacons of Hope.”

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Why Indian Nonprofits Are Experts at Scaling Up | Stanford Social Innovation Review

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***Outstanding Nonprofits Across the World Series: India***

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          The Stanford Social Innovation Review is a wonderful source of information, resources, and case studies about social entrepreneurship and innovation across the world. This case study of nonprofits in India that have successfully scaled up their operations has many lessons for all of us. Just as I think one of my favorite nonprofits in India, Barefoot College, is a model we should take to heart, I believe that the success of organizations in poorer nations has much to teach us. The featured images are all from Tara Books, a creative publisher of children’s books in India.

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“There might be no better guide than Indian nonprofits for how to successfully scale up when resources are scarce.”

Source: Why Indian Nonprofits Are Experts at Scaling Up | Stanford Social Innovation Review

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Beautiful, Colourful Reads from Tara Books – Book Monsters

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***Wonderful Books for Children Series***

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          I love Tara Books–it’s that simple. Tara Books is an independent publisher in India creating some of the most gorgeous and unusual picture books for young people. This is a Monday morning post to lift the spirits. If you have never heard of Tara Books, check them out! Thanks Book Monster for this share.

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Intelligent cities, inclusive cities? | World Economic Forum

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          The World Economic Forum is addressing important issues in the development of inclusive cities that offer welcome and opportunities. This is an important essay that introduces you to the partnership between Veolia Environmental and Ashoka to work collaboratively with communities to meet the challenges of inclusive growth that supports all those living in them.

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“In developing countries, public authorities are engaged in a race against time with population growth.”

Source: Intelligent cities, inclusive cities? | World Economic Forum

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51 (Out of the Box) Picture Books You Must Read to Your Kids

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More Great Picture Books for Holiday Giving and Reading

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          I never tire of finding interesting lists of children’s books to share with you. This is an unusual list; Erica has compiled a list of wonderful picture books to read to children that are not on other lists. These are the hidden treasures of the picture book world. You might also want to follow Erica’s blog, What Do We Do All Day!

          The images on this post are all from Tara Books, an incredibly creative independent publisher of picture books located in India.

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“These best children’s books is a non-typical list of must read picture books that parents will love to read to their kids. Diverse and interesting choices!”

Source: 51 (Out of the Box) Picture Books You Must Read to Your Kids

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The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated – Brain Pickings

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A Joyful and Sweet Story of a Man and His Cat:

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          I love illustrated books, both for kids and for adults. The tale of the monk and his cat is very old and both soothes and inspires us when we are under stress. Brain Pickings gives us an introduction to the story with wonderful illustrations and thoughts for our contemporary needs.

          The images on this post are from Tara Books, an extraordinary press in India.

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“A wonderful counterpoint to our culture of competitive self-comparison, reminding us that we can choose to amplify each other’s accomplishments because there is, after all, enough…”

Source: The White Cat and the Monk: A Lovely 9th-Century Ode to the Joy of Uncompetitive Purposefulness, Newly Illustrated – Brain Pickings

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Ultimate List Of Preschool Read-Aloud Books

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For Parents, A Great List of Books to Read to Your Child:

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     We all appreciate good suggestions for reading aloud to young children. This list includes many books you may not know about, less familiar than some of the more famous ones. Check it out!

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“Let’s focus on some less-heralded — yet still highly praised — read-aloud books for the three- to five-year-old preschool set.”

Source: Ultimate List Of Preschool Read-Aloud Books

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Amazing outdoor book nooks and top 50 books about nature – NurtureStore

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Kids and Nature, Books and Places, A Resource:

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     I have been sharing many resources and ideas about the importance of kids playing in and learning from nature. Today’s post, shared with me by Arabella Carter-Johson, is a treasure chest of special places and books that help children engage more in the natural world.

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“Amazing outdoor book nooks and the Top 50 children’s books about nature.”

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Tree Activities for Kids

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Creative Activities for Kids, Getting to Understanding Through Trees

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     Using the natural world to keep kids active and engaged in learning is good for both in-school and beyond school activities. This is a comprehensive and wonderful list of suggestions for parents and teachers. Check them out and try one this weekend.

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“Collection of tree activities for kids to go along with Earth Day, Arbor Day, or a tree theme.”

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No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play | Cognoscenti

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Play, the Essence of Child Development:

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      The foundation of my book in progress Shaping Lives, Transforming Communities: Creative Expression in the Dance of Life is that all human development emerges from the intersections among playing, making, and knowing. Children need time for play and exploration outdoors, time that is unfortunately too restricted or not there at all for most kids today.

      Today’s post is a thoughtful and insightful essay by John Lee of Allandale Farm in Brookline, Massachusetts. Pass it on to all the parents in your life.

      The images are form publications of Tara Books, a wonderful and creative publishing company in India.

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“Enough with schedules and choreographed commitments. Summers, afternoons and weekends are for creative play and exploration.”

Source: No Fooling: Children Need Unbounded Outdoor Play | Cognoscenti

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The Creative Apothecary Believes in the Power of Play in children’s Lives!