Write a blog, get a Tree planted by Retale/Green



Retale is a new website that searches your local area to find the best deals on different items. They have another website called: Green Gestures.

Get Involved

By participating in the Make a Green Gesture initiative, you are helping us protect the environment. Getting involved is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

Taking a step to reduce your blog’s carbon footprint is simple:

1. Write a short blog post about the Make a Green Gesture project, and add the optional “One Blog, One Tree” badge to your site if you like.

2. Send an e-mail to greengestures@nullretale.com containing the URL of your post

3. We plant a tree for your blog!

In this noble effort they are supported by the following companies:

The Arbor Day Foundation

International partner organizations (Germany, France, Spain, Russia and Brazil)

They have some impressive stats to back up the importance of planting trees, here is but one:

188 Gallon of Water a year is used to create junk mail, most which is considered waste.

So, if you own a website and want to support a good cause, here is your chance. Give mother nature a christmas present this hoilday season :)


Brain Regions Can Be Specifically Trained With Video Games



VIA:  Science Daily

Oct. 30, 2013 — Video gaming causes increases in the brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills. This has been shown in a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St. Hedwig-Krankenhaus. The positive effects of video gaming may also prove relevant in therapeutic interventions targeting psychiatric disorders. Continue reading

Team of 12 for PreparePDX



Hello my Friends,

I have been running my website for two years now. It’s been fun and I enjoy passing along important preparedness information. Now I feel it’s time to take it to the next level, in order to strengthen my ability to give you more information in these trying times. There is only one problem. I simply cannot do it alone. I need your help. I am looking for 12 volunteers. I just need 12 people who want to be part of something really unique and very exciting. 12 souls that struggle with how they can make the world a little better place, but just need a platform.

Help be the voice of PreparePDX. With your help, we can build a community of informed & self sufficient citizens.

This offer is open until December 15th.

12 Members for PreparePDX Continue reading