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Sep 15, 2014/05:13 PM

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

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The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

This post was submitted by Lyla June Johnston. An amalgam of words, written and sung, Lyla reveals the power and beauty we each possess, just as we are.  Song: The Most Beautiful Girl in the World I remember sitting on the floor of my room with some magazine designed to market products to teenage girls. I eagerly flipped the pages hoping …


Sep 10, 2014/04:38 PM

Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

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Open Source Farming: A Renaissance Man Tackles the Food Crisis

With rapid and continued human population growth, we’re faced with many new challenges. Joe Breskin offers a creative, open source solution to concerns around the production and distribution of food, through his unique design for a greenhouse that is not only high in productivity, but energy efficient and low cost. Dahr Jamail reports on Breskin’s greenhouse and newfound issue of …


Aug 27, 2014/04:45 PM

Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

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Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

This past month, Generation Waking Up gathered at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 24 Fellows and facilitators came together from across the country for the eight-day “Thrive Academy,” working to build community, share skills, and dream big about what we can all accomplish in our lives and communities. Over the …


Aug 27, 2014/02:26 PM

We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

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We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

Calling All Community! What are you passionate about? What do you wish you could tell the world? What stories are missing from our cultural conversations that you want to tell? Generation Waking Up is in the process of growing and expanding our blog. We are looking for a cohort of community members who are excited to contribute on a regular …


Aug 27, 2014/02:01 PM

Selected Readings on Michael Brown and Ferguson

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Selected Readings on Michael Brown and Ferguson

People across the United States—and, indeed, the world—have been transfixed over the last three weeks by the goings-on in Ferguson, Missouri. GenUp has a wholehearted commitment to social justice, deep analysis of systems of oppression, and making space for expressions of grief and anger in the face of injustice. Here we’ve highlighted some important discussions and analyses of the situation …