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Inspire Montebello! Inspire, Montebello!  

May 15, 2013

A little neglect may breed great mischief...for want of a nail the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost. Benjamin Franklin

Akin to the law of unintended consequences?

 

MONTEBELLO EVENTS

Free home-buyer education class. In Spanish on Saturday, May 18. For the date of the next class in English, contact MHDC. // Opportunity for realtors to partner, Thursday, May 23. // "Endeavor to Achieve Homeownership Home Buyer Fair", Saturday, May 25. // MHDC Mentors Program mentors youth. Thursday, May 30. // For more information, contact MHDC at 323.722.3955 or go to www.mhdcca.org.

 

INSPIRATION

“1:Face: An Eco-Friendly Watch That Feeds a Child, Quenches a Thirst, Finds a Cure”

http://www.ecouterre.com/1face-a-watch-that-feeds-a-child-quenches-a-thirst-finds-a-cure/  

"8 Year Old Starts Lemonade Stand for Freedom—Raises $50K in 2 Months”
http://www.good.is/posts/8-year-old-starts-lemonade-stand-for-freedom-raises-50k-in-2-months  

“The MeCam: A GoPro for Non-Athletes?”

http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/the_mecam_a_gopro_for_non-athletes_24732.asp  

What would motivate Montebelloans to innovate?
  “6 Water-purifying Devices for Clean Drinking Water in the Developing World”, 
http://inhabitat.com/6-water-purifying-devices-for-clean-drinking-water-in-the-developing-world/  

“Bonobos Turns Recycled Plastic Beer Bottles into American-Made Denim Jeans”

http://www.ecouterre.com/bonobos-turns-recycled-plastic-beer-bottles-into-denim-jeans-for-men/  

“How To Set Up a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids”

http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-set-up-a-home-recycling-center-with-your-kids/  

“If You Could Mix Your Bicycle with Your Car, You Might Get…”

http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/48206664334/if-you-could-mix-your-bicycle-with-your-car-you  

“How To Set Up a Home Recycling Center with Your Kids”

http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-set-up-a-home-recycling-center-with-your-kids/  

“New Tiny Lithium Ion Battery is 2,000x More Powerful and Can Charge 1,000x Faster”

http://inhabitat.com/new-tiny-lithium-ion-battery-is-2000x-more-powerful-and-can-charge-1000x-faster/  

“SolarWorld and PC-AERO Unveil Two New Solar-Powered Airplanes”

http://inhabitat.com/solarworld-and-pc-aero-unveil-two-new-solar-powered-electric-aircrafts  

“The POTHRA Flower Pot Is Made from Recycled Coffee Grounds”

http://inhabitat.com/the-pothra-flower-pot-is-made-from-recycled-coffee-grounds/ 

“America Now Has More Solar Energy Workers than Coal Miners”

http://www.treehugger.com/green-jobs/america-now-has-more-solar-energy-workers-coal-miners.html  

“72,000 Ladybugs Released inside Mall of America”

http://inhabitat.com/72000-ladybugs-released-inside-mall-of-america/  

“Plastic Bottles Light Up Lives”

http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/08/30/eco.philippines.bottle/index.html?_s=PM:WORLD  

 

HEALTH

What does this say about Montebello, where we seem to have a penchant to cut down trees?
  “More Trees Equal Healthier Babies & Kids”, 
http://www.inhabitots.com/more-trees-equal-healthier-babies-and-kids/  

“Recharge Your Brain in 10 Minutes”

http://news.menshealth.com/green-space-brain-fatigue/2013/04/08/  
 
This claim is worth investigating. 
“Your Supermarket Meat Is Covered In Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria”, 
http://www.fastcoexist.com/1681828/your-supermarket-meat-is-covered-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria  

Another claim worth investigating.
“U.S. Dairy Industry Petitions FDA to Approve Aspartame as Hidden, Unlabeled Additive in Milk, Yogurt, Eggnog and Cream”, 
http://www.naturalnews.com/039244_milk_aspartame_FDA_petition.html  

Show this to your children and grandchildren.
  “Watch Cirque de Soleil Performer Adrienn Banhegyi Demonstrate…”, 
http://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/48363091245/watch-cirque-de-soleil-performer-adrienn  

If the good outweighs the bad, how do we bring this to Montebello?      
... Neighborhoods are suffering these days largely because children are absent. Instead of playing in their neighborhoods, they're either staring at screens (eight hours a day, according to a Kaiser Family Foundation study!), doing lots of homework, or attending numerous adult-led activities outside their neighborhoods. How are the children faring with these differently structured lives? They're suffering, too, perhaps even worse. Pretty much every pediatrician and child psychologist will tell you that children need to play outside, every day. Without frequent outdoor play, children have been getting fatter, sadder, and less socially adept, and all that homework isn't making them any smarter. Children's immediate neighborhoods—right on their block, outside their front door—are the ideal places for them to play outside. These are the safest, most comfortable places for children outside their homes because they can stay within earshot of their parents, and they can also get to know dozens of neighbors. ...       “Playborhoods: Why Children Playing Street Games Is the Best Measure of a Healthy Neighborhood”, http://www.good.is/posts/playborhoods-why-children-playing-street-games-is-the-best-measure-of-a-healthy-neighborhood/ 

“OxyContin [painkiller] a Gateway to Heroin for Upper-Income Addicts”

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/15/heroin-crackdown-oxycodone-hydrocodone/1963123/  

“What California Should Learn from the 1-800-GET-THIN Saga”

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-hiltzik-20130421,0,1359950.column  

Time to establish a permanent farmer's market in Montebello with locally-grown food?       ...Apples top this year's Dirty Dozen list of most pesticide-contaminated produce, followed by strawberries, grapes and celery. Corn, pineapples and avocados made this year's Clean Fifteen list. ...        http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/?utm_source=201304foodnewsfull&utm_medium=email&utm_content=first-link&utm_campaign=food  

Extensive list. Worth a look. “Food That’s Safe to Eat!”, 

http://waterworksvalley.com/food-thats-safe-to-eat/  

If corroborated sufficiently, this might shake things up. 
“Can Facebook Lead to Psychosis? One Study Says So”, 
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17852_3-57582893-71/can-facebook-lead-to-psychosis-one-study-says-so/  

“7 Surprising Summer Remedies Sitting in Your Refrigerator”

http://www.inhabitots.com/7-surprising-summer-remedies-sitting-in-your-refrigerator/ 

About Inspire! and “My Montebello”

To learn about this newsletter, Inspire!, and the accompanying, growing Web site, “My Montebello”, visit www.mymontebello.com.  Also, you will find instructions and contact information for submitting announcements for publication in this newsletter, and for submitting stories to “Montebello Memories” at the Web site.

 

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