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#BringBackTheHanky – A SEEKJOY Community Initiative

Imagine: You just used a public restroom facility. You’ve finished your business, washed your hands with soap and water, and you turn to look for a way to dry them. What’s on the wall? A paper towel dispenser. You reach forward to grab a towel and then you… don’t!

Think about it… If every time a human in today’s world washed their hands in a restroom facility and chose NOT to use one of the disposable paper towels from the dispenser, what would happen?

Would the paper/pulp manufacturers continue manufacturing disposable paper towels? Would the trees needed for the demand we currently generate be cut down? Remember – one tree provides the oxygen for three people to breathe*. One less tree … You see where we’re going with this.

Now, there was a time before tissues. There was a time before disposable paper towels and their dispensers. Yes, indeed, we’re bringing hankies back.

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The SEEKJOY Community#BringBackTheHanky – A SEEKJOY Community Initiative
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Press Release: #ForgetFastFood – A Community Initiative

We are in the early stages of launching an initiative to combat the rampant destruction caused by factory farming and the fast food industry. We’re looking for your help!

This most recent community initiative, #ForgetFastFood, is simply a declaration to avoid consuming any and all products from the Fast Food industry indefinitely, no matter what.

We’ve setup a “group” on Facebook to allow for discussion about this topic, and we’re hoping you will take the time to share an experience (or two) which could inspire/motivate others to join the Pledge to stop consuming fast food.

The vision behind this initiative is to disrupt an industry and force the major corporations behind Fast Food to adopt new, alternative and sustainable means of providing industrial-scale food offerings to budget-conscious consumers.

To explore the initiative post, CLICK HERE.

To view and/or join the public group on Facebook, CLICK HERE.

Thank you all for your support. We look forward to hearing your feedback & stories – together we can take the first steps to #ForgetFastFood.

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The SEEKJOY CommunityPress Release: #ForgetFastFood – A Community Initiative

“The Revolution will not be Televised… But it will be Livestreamed”

This article does an amazing job of summarizing our experience during the final days inside the resistance camps at #StandingRock as part of #NoDAPLSSRI.

We were among those on the summit of “Media Hill” on the evening prior to the eviction of the Oceti Sakowin Camp on February 22, 2017. The meeting took place outside of our bus, organized by the Oceti Sakowin Camp Media team to help independent media just arriving at camp to get a handle on the situation before us.

About 3 hours prior to this meeting, at a press conference which the camp had arranged, all were informed there would be a dedicated “press zone” established and that all media must be credentialed via the Morton County Sherriff’s department.

Having been on the ground for months documenting the movement, including all of the early morning meetings previously conducted between liasons for the camps and representatives of Morton County and the Army Corps of Engineers, we (members of the Oceti Sakowin Camp Media team) were DENIED media credentials.

Give this article a read – the importance of independent media in this day and age is more apparent than ever.

Original Article via the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-revolution-will-not-be-televised-but-it-will_us_58c1dfd3e4b070e55af9ed1c

The SEEKJOY Community“The Revolution will not be Televised… But it will be Livestreamed”

Vignette from Oceti’s Final Days via Madeline Merritt

We came across this vignette by Madeline Merritt and found it important to share with you all. The story digs into life during the final days of the Oceti Sakowin/Oyate Camp at Standing Rock.

Article Source: https://medium.com/@madelinemerritt/standing-rock-cleanup-crew-the-true-story-62506218be93#.fpj4shsmy

The SEEKJOY CommunityVignette from Oceti’s Final Days via Madeline Merritt