Seeds are tiny, magical packets of latent energy and potential, ready to burst forth when conditions are right. They contain the very essence of Life itself: ancient wisdoms and future hopes, exquisitely designed to adapt and evolve as needs arise.
Part of Earthfire’s mission is to be a seed center. Here we gather selections of what we would like to see to germinate, take root, and unfurl into the light; stories that educate, inspire, inform and embrace hope and action. We invite you to partake, swap and share them. May they all bear fruit.
- A new study has determined that squirrels listen to songbirds to know when they’re safe from predators.
- We know that “voting with our wallets” is an important way to drive Earth-friendly changes in the market, but it’s sometimes easier said than done. These smart phone apps make those important purchase decisions a little easier.
- To what lengths would you go to find a lost family pet? This couple gave up a career and spent 57 days looking for a beloved dog who went missing.
- A large group of scientist is encouraging mass civil disobedience to pressure governments into taking climate action.
- With the devastating bushfires still raging in Australia, temperatures have been soaring. One koala found an interesting way to stay hydrated—by asking humans for help.
- Conservationists are enlisting the help of dogs to find animals injured by the bushfires.
- If you would like to help the animals affected by these bushfires, the Australian government has released a list of charities working to help wildlife recover.
- The village of Lachun in India has completely banned single-use plastics.
- Diego the Tortoise almost single-handedly helped bring his species back from the brink of extinction by fathering approximately 40% of the 2,000+ wild tortoises on Espanola, one of the Galapagos Islands.
- Looking for a relaxing background soundtrack to your workday? Try this recording of humpback whales singing in the Salish Sea.
What stories have inspired you this week?
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Read past Seed Swap posts here.