Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sustainability WEEK at the Doves Studio

Currently, I have been taking the salon through a "Business Greening Program" thanks to Sustainable Works. This organization focuses on how to live sustainably in the areas of water, waste, energy, transportaion, buying & purchasing and travel. During the week of Sunday, Sept.20th- Sept.25th we will dedicating an entire week to Sustainbility. Check out what we have planned on the above postings...

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bootcamps for the Orphans in Zimbabwe

My friends Berny and Tucker Sides Hosted this:

Here's a win-win fundraising for everyone. Your sweat and hard work will be truly earned, not just for your overall health, but towards helping orphan children in Zimbabwe. We are trying to raise money to support a team of missionaries to Zimbabwe, Africa (called the Golden Harvest Community Project). This team of missionaries will be holding a camp for young children at an orphanage on "creativity" and "leadership."

Zimbabwe, a country with the world's highest inflation rate, lowest life expectancy (34), with over 10% of residents, orphaned children under age 14 (and 100,000 child-headed households), is an extreme example of a country with failed leadership. The key drivers of this project is Productivity, Sustainability, and Leadership.

Check out the Golden Harvest Project and

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Cove Movie

Former dolphin trainer Ric O'Barry ("Flipper") came to realize that these deeply sensitive, highly intelligent and self-aware creatures must never be subjected to human captivity again. His mission brings him to Taiji, Japan where, under cover of night, fishermen driven by a multi-billion dollar dolphin entertainment industry and an underhanded market for mercury-tainted dolphin meat, engage in an unseen hunt. The nature of what they do is so chilling—and the consequences are so dangerous to human health—they will go to great lengths to halt anyone from seeing it. So O'Barry joins forces with filmmaker Louis Psihoyos and the Oceanic Preservation Society to get to the truth of what's really going on in the cove and why it matters to everyone in the world. With the local Chief of Police hot on their trail and strong-arm fishermen keeping tabs on them, they recruit an Ocean's Eleven-style team of underwater sound and camera experts, special effects artists, marine explorers, adrenaline junkies and world-class free divers who will carry out an undercover operation to photograph the off-limits cove, while playing a cloak-and-dagger game with those who would have them jailed. The result is a provocative mix of investigative journalism, eco-adventure and arresting imagery that adds up to an urgent plea for hope.
(Information taken from the Landmark movie theater site)
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Monday, August 3, 2009


There is nothing better than going over to my parents house and picking fresh lemons and limes. Oh and oranges and grapefruits. It's never to late to plant one of these trees if you can.