If you are in the market for a new pair of cute and comfy shoes, look no further. Toms Shoes http://www.tomsshoes.com/ donates a pair of shoes to a child that doesn’t have any. Good deal! They are well constructed and range from plain black to some fun and wild patterns. I actually just purchased a pair of boots and feel good that someone else benefits too.
Don Arnold, our Green Machine Sr. Applications Developer, shared this program with me as his wife is one of the coordinators of the program. It is the Big Read held by ten libraries in the western suburbs of Chicago. The book is a great one: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver. It is the true story of a family who moves from the dry west to the foot of the Appalachian Mountains and vows to grow or get their food locally. It is a great read. The libraries have all kinds of great programming to go with the book: growing your own veggies, gardening, cooking local, movies, and so much more. Check out the plethora of events here: http://thebigread.org/?page_id=5.