Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Move Forward, Travel Abroad

Why do you think so many parents kick their kids out of the house when they finish school? One of the reasons is because they are in a comfort zone, probably parents paying for all the food, giving money to kids that spend it on partying with friends, or thinking about where their next vacation is going to be. That is a comfort zone! As soon as you step outside of this, the instinct is to generate new ideas to survive, or at least get another meal!

Money does not grow on trees, and that having kids requires an income. But if you have no attachments that require you to stay in an specific place then this message is for you: Move Forward, Travel Abroad. It may even change your perspective of what rich means. You will discover that you probably don't need all of those things that you are used to having in life, like a cellphone plan, credit cards, Netflix subscription, etc. because you will discover that being rich can be about needing very little. MONEY CAN MAKE LIFE EASIER, BUT IT'S NOT EVERYTHING.

adapted from http://www.buenoentonces.com/blog/

Bellarmine College Prep School Visits Ecuador

This high school group visits with the Working Boys Center of Quito, Ecuador, providing a much needed service; practicing English skills.  The WBC is just one stop on the Ecuadventour trip.  After Quito, we will be headed to Santo Domingo and Canoa.

Service learning can be easy and fun!  Just see for yourself in these pictures they've posted.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Wisconsin Minga Group Building Houses in Quito, Ecuador

Thank you to others who are serving and making us proud back home.  Have a great experience in Ecuador building houses for those less fortunate.  You are an inspiration to our student group and we will be following in your footsteps in about 3 months!

Ecuadventour here we come :)

Friday, December 14, 2012

Crowdfunding- The new way to fundraise for a cause

This article covers what crowdfunding is and talks about the success that these campaigns have had. Do you think we should create a crowdfunding movement for Waukesha Schools and the garden???

CNBC Crowdfunding Article

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Clean it up! Milwaukee-Waukesha metro on Top 10 Dirtiest Cities in the U.S.

Milwaukee makes the Forbes list for top 10 dirtiest city. Time to clean up our act Milwaukee!

10. Milwaukee, Wi.
Decades of heavy industrial development along the Milwaukee River has contributed to significant amounts of PCBs and heavy metals polluting groundwater and draining towards Lake Michigan. The 1.5 million residents of the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro endure air that's ranked 20th for short-term particle pollution. Sperling Air Quality Index: 26 Sperling Water Quality Index: 26

2012 Forbes

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

See Logos Below and Vote for your favorite logo for Waukesha's new, student-run community garden

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