Caring for our Earth

Caring for our earth is not a hippy thing, it’s a human thing.

The idea that it is a “hippy” thing to outwardly care for our earth is far outdated. We live in a time when people from all walks of life are waking up to the destruction that our simple everyday actions are causing. No matter who you are or where you are, you can adapt little changes to start treating our planet, people, and animals with respect.

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Rob Greenfield Vasectomy

Why I got a Vasectomy… at age 25.

It’s been over two years now since I decided to get a vasectomy and I’ve never looked back. A few times I have been saddened when I was told the world needs me to have kids or when a girl was not interested in me because I can’t make a baby. However, in those rare moments I remember why I decided to do what I did and am quickly reassured it was the right choice for me. Today I share with you why I did what so few people of my age have dared to do in hopes of shedding light on a topic that is frequently brushed under the rug.

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Rob Greenfield

Why I Went a Year Without Showering

I recently wrote a story called Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering that was picked up by The Huffington Post. If you haven’t read it the link is there, but basically I went a year without taking a conventional shower and instead just went for a swim when I found a lake, river, or ocean. The story created quite a splash, but why, oh why, would I do something so silly?

One word can sum it all up: freedom.

Freedom from ourselves, freedom from social norms, freedom from money, and freedom from systems that don’t serve our best interest. My activism goes much deeper than the simple act of bathing and it seems most people got the message but here it is again, loud and clear.

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Year without Showering

Lessons Learned from a Year without Showering

*Update 04/20/2015- Today is my 2 year no-shower anniversary! Enjoy the story I wrote a year ago today:

As of today it has been one year since my last shower. Yes, I know that sounds crazy and a year ago I would have agreed with you. I was a regular showering guy for the first 26 years of my life. Well, maybe not every single day, but just about.

So how does a regular showering guy end up going 365 days and counting without taking a shower? It started with a long bike ride across America to promote sustainability and eco-friendly living. I set a bunch of rules for myself to follow to lead by example. The rule for water was that I could only harvest it from natural sources such as lakes, rivers, and rain or from wasted sources such as leaky faucets. And I kept track of exactly how much I used too, with an aim of showing just how little we need to get by.

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Rob Greenfield Cycling

Want Freedom?

When I was younger I worked hard to earn a lot of money to buy the freedom to pursue my greatest dreams and desires.

Today I have that freedom to chase down even my most far fetched dreams and I’ve tackled my fair share of them. However, that freedom is only in small part due to my hard work to earn money. On the contrary, I have learned to live with less, to need less, and to want less and that is what has given me the freedom to be who I want to be, to stand strong for what I believe, to be a part of something greater, and to run down every dream that I conjure up.

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Good News in America with Rob Greenfield

Good News in America!

America’s news is full of brain numbing, fear instilling, negative stories, but I am doing my part to change that!

In 2013 my activism was featured in 13 news stories that aired on over 30 channels across America.

My aim is to help wake this sleepy country up, and I’m using positive, inspiring, educational stories on the mainstream media to do so.

Here’s the highlight video of my news stories. I bet you can’t watch it without smiling 🙂

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Dandelion

To all that are passionate about a cause or ever may be.

The long term solution to dealing with unwanted weeds is to pull them up from the roots. This is a simple concept that should be applied by anyone working to create positive change. Do not chop at the leaves of your issue, leaving it to pester the next generation, instead learn the roots of the issue and start chipping away from there.

Please share this as a friendly reminder to all.

Sharing Economy Sites

Sharing in America: Sharing Economy Websites

The sharing economy is sweeping America by storm. Rather than purchasing something you would rarely use, the sharing economy involves collaborative consumption to get the same job done. Some of these transactions include barter, some a monetary transaction, and others are entirely free. Below we take a look at some very popular categories, some websites in each category, and our opinions on the picks.

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