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Carol Montgomery Nurtures Our Village

Long before sustainability was a standard lifestyle discussion, Carol Montgomery was spreading the word to help her community become informed and active in a clean, green lifestyle.  Growing up in Britain with parents who were green-living role models, practicing gardening, composting, recycling and tree planting, Carol was destined to become an environmental activist from the start. Carol received her M.A. from Manchester and went on to become an art teacher, while holding exhibits of ceramics and paintings at least yearly in England, Bangladesh and the Sultanate of Oman.  After leaving teaching in Oman (where she met her husband) she became a freelance artist and finally arrived in America.  Often, our paths change direction when we encounter challenges, and the same...

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Practicing Mindfulness This Holiday Season

With the holiday season rapidly approaching, life can be seemingly more stressful than usual. We're met with financial, social and environmental stressors that can render an individual nearly unwell. Holding these truths in mind, we can acknowledge them and find ways to surpass these stressful obstacles with a little help from a few strategies that awaken our mindfulness and bring calm to this time of year. Read on for a few recommendations from our Regenrus family to yours.   Always start with the self first. Embracing compassion for the self, self-care, etc. are integral to relieving stress within, so that you can carry that positive energy along to others. Embrace Compassion for the Self  Always start with the self first. Embracing...

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Giving Back: Recycled Mats

Social impact is the effect an organization's actions have on the well-being of the larger community. Our Regenrus Cares Program is designed to make a significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge where our focus is to meet the needs for causes that we serve. “At Regenrus, we measure and report the effect our global community actions have on the well-being of People, Animals and our Planet. ” — Cindy Tysinger  Plastic bags are one of the worst offenders of wasteful products polluting the Earth's oceans and occupying the limited space of landfills. Hundreds of thousands of plastic bags are dumped into landfills each hour or thrown away each minute.  So what can we do about it?   Opting to use...

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Building a Better World Together

As we honor and remember 9/11/01 we pray for love, acceptance and peace. Never forgotten and always in our hearts are the lives of those that were lost on that tragic day. 2,980 people woke up not knowing that their lives were going to be engulfed by an unthinkable tragedy on American Soil. Where everyday heroes were born—each and every person involved striving for survival while doing their best to help whoever crossed their path.  On 9/11 we honor the memory of all those lives who were taken too soon, and we also honor their families who lost their loved ones. We also honor the emergency responders trained to aid in times of disaster, along with those untrained who were...

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Beyond Sustainability

Stepping into a Regenerative Future Sustainability grows best when we grow together. Sustainability: A popular word floating around the ethernet these days, even within our community. What does "Sustainability" truly mean? According to Matthew Mason of EnvironmentalScience.org, Sustainability is "the focus on balancing that fine line between competing needs – our need to move forward technologically and economically, and the need to protect the environments in which we and others live." Every day, we see headlines questioning what the world may look like in our lifetimes, often with dire predictions. Sustainability takes a "leave no trace" approach to the problem at hand, hoping that by doing no harm we may still avoid a troubled future. At Regenrus, we have looked deeply at the realm of...

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