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Aug 16, 2013

Dave Moorer, currently stationed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, in preparation for his homecoming, started shipping things back home and gifting away his excess care packages and other things thus reducing his footprint, carbon or otherwise. Care, Dare, Act Aware finds Dave's story to be a story of personal awareness, honor and selflessness in a challenging situation of being stationed in Afghanistan as a medic. Thank you Dave, for paying attention to the world around you and doing important work. You inspire us and we are grateful. Humbly! https://www.facebook.com/dave.moorer.5?fref=ts

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Aug 12, 2013

Care, Dare, Act Aware would like to thank Salil Madaan Andrew Evans Justin O. Milligan Rafeqi Ali Ahmad Linda Regan, and John Omaha for sharing their inspiring stories! Our first meme ever!  http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/3vgtf6/

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Posted: Aug 12, 2013 9:35am
Jul 30, 2013

Justin O. Milligan, from Santa Rosa, CA, shares his story of overcoming shame with the courage to change his lifestyle as our 3rd submitter to our Care, Dare, Act Aware story collection! "Back in 2005, when I drove my car all I could think of was that my travel came at the terrible cost of destroying our planet. During that time I was miserable about it. My job required me to drive. I was making money, but felt I was destroying the Earth to do so. 
In 2006 I met my future wife in San Francisco at a birthday party. Of course, I had to drive there. Though my passion for my future wife extinguished my shame for a while, before long that driving angst returned. I had to take action.
Today, I have reduced my footprint! I rarely drive, do not own a car, have an Undriver License (Undriving.org), take public transportation (busses, trains, taxis, Zipcars, car rentals, etc.), shop locally, travel by bike (I think I am called what is in the common jargon, a Townie), buy organic, share my thoughts of conscious living whenever appropriate, write to my representatives demanding environmental action, reuse plastic bags, use reusable shopping bags, pay for my carbon output (carbonfund.org), and more! I no longer live in shame.
Without a doubt, I would not have attained my momentum without my wife's influence. I remember when Maria suggested we pay for our carbon output resulting from our wedding in the redwoods. I think I groaned, then made a face, and then said something like, "how can we afford that?!" Turns out that it is not such a burden. Taking action to better our environment, to reduce pollution and to think of ways to live better not only makes me feel good about myself, but it is good. We can make a better world by doing our part not matter how small." Very inspiring Justin, thanks for sharing and inspiring others! https://www.facebook.com/justin.o.milligan

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