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Jacob Devaney is Founder and Director of Culture Collective. As a creative activist, Jacob wears many hats including, web-designer, festival entertainer, pianist, media-maker, producer, and developer of interactive children's Ibooks. Chasing inspiration and participating in community service, working with youth, educators, and facilitating cultural exchanges have him continuously seeking balance in his many creative endeavors.
Jacob is a member of the Creative Activist community at Creative Visions Foundation.

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To Love Water Is to Celebrate Life: World Water Day

(0) Comments | Posted February 25, 2015 | 10:31 PM

Expressing love is the best way to nurture relationships of all forms. When we love our garden we will spend time with it, this will make our plants blossom and bloom with vibrancy. When we express love to children they beam with joy and grow into kind, nurturing adults. Everyone...

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Peer to Peer Diplomacy: Open Sourcing Peace

(0) Comments | Posted February 20, 2015 | 12:13 PM

Screen Shot 2015-02-05 at 4.00.06 PMAcross the globe it is becoming clear that nations are failing at creating peaceful solutions to international challenges. More bombing does not create more understanding, communication does and we have an unprecedented opportunity...

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Gem and Jam: Crown Jewell of Southwest Festival Scene

(4) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 1:15 PM

The southwest has its own particular energy. The Sonoran Desert, the crossroads between north and south, Native American history that goes back a thousand years and the confluence of art and culture in a winter destination that allows the traveller to live an endless summer. During the month of February...

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A Love That's Louder Than Rage: The Beautiful Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 6:07 PM

At first I thought... The most powerful thing that you can do for your people, your future, your land, your air, your water is to fight and die for what you believe in. But it's not true... you have to LIVE for what you believe in.
So begins the wise...
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Selectively Catholic? Climate Change, Social Justice & the Pope

(2) Comments | Posted January 16, 2015 | 4:00 PM

Is it possible to be selectively Catholic? Some lawmakers seem to think so. The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States guarantees the separation of church and state yet that does not stop elected officials from bringing their faith to office. We have seen Hobby Lobby...

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Growing Chorus of Diverse Voices Rejects TPP

(3) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 3:26 PM

Though Americans are divided on may issues, there are still a few things that we pretty much agree on. We respect The United States Constitution, and the freedoms that it guarantees. We value our right to petition local, state and federal government through ballot-initiatives that we can vote into law...

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Global Meditation Celebrates World Spirit Day on December 21

(1) Comments | Posted December 18, 2014 | 4:35 PM

It's as if humanity has fallen into a great amnesia, forgetting our connection to the land, to each other, to the future and to the past. Organizers of The Unify Global Meditation at 3:03 pm PST on December 21 invite everyone to remember. Filmmaker, 

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Indigenous Kogi on Global Webcast: Restore Balance or Perish

(0) Comments | Posted December 10, 2014 | 2:05 PM

We have seen the metaphor played out in recent films like Avatar and more recently Interstellar but now it is time to recognize that it is actually happening in real life. Human beings with all of our promise and ingenuity are causing irreversible havoc upon the delicate natural systems that sustain all...

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For Inspiration: Mark Ruffalo at Uplift Fest

(0) Comments | Posted December 4, 2014 | 2:00 PM

When the mainstream channels only lead to divisive conversations that leave a person feeling hopeless, we look to visionaries who offer solutions. The internet is full of these resources which showcase alternative ideas that inspire us to make a better world. TED Talks is certainly one of them that I enjoy....

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Uplift Festival Inspires Global Solutions

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2014 | 5:10 PM

Our planet and its citizens are quickly approaching a cross-roads where the need to confront emerging crises invites us to collaborate in ways that we have never done before. UPLIFT Festival has been dubbed the "Visionary TED" for bringing together diverse voices including indigenous wisdom, science, spirituality, art, and youth to dialogue together across...

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Conservatives and Liberals Agree, TPP Hates Your Freedom

(3) Comments | Posted November 19, 2014 | 3:37 PM

Despite growing polarization between the left and the right, there are a few things that both sides agree on. The United States Constitution and the will of the people as expressed through their vote are pretty core to both sides of our divided nation and central to democratic principles. With...

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Here's Why Neil Young Is Right to Boycott Starbucks

(24) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 4:07 PM

Musical legend Neil Young and informed Americans are standing in solidarity with Vermont voters to boycott Starbucks in what promises to be one of the most exciting showdowns of our time. In a landmark vote on Act 120 the people of...

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Spontaneous Acts of Joy in Public Places

(2) Comments | Posted October 31, 2014 | 4:47 PM

Flash mobs are magical spontaneous experiences for those participating and for those unsuspecting onlookers caught in the midst of them. It is a revolutionary act to dance, laugh, and celebrate in the face of all the worlds' troubles. Peace is not the absence of war it is a creative, joyous expression...

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Lose Yourself Behind a Mask

(0) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 4:52 PM

Every culture and tradition around the world has masks, costumes, dances, puppets and ceremonial characters that teach or bring meaning to the community. In native traditions these are not considered performances to be watched, they are considered sacred or ceremonial aspects of life that the whole community participates in the...

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Sustainable Solutions: Water in the Walls

(3) Comments | Posted October 15, 2014 | 6:26 PM

People who study ecological design and live sustainably off the grid understand the importance of thermal mass for keeping places cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This energy efficient thinking shouldn't be limited to off-the-grid living as sustainable solutions continue to find their way into urban landscapes as saving energy...

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Farmshare Model can End World Hunger

(2) Comments | Posted October 8, 2014 | 6:37 PM

If you took everything that the farmers are now throwing away because of market conditions or cosmetic imperfections and you took that food... kept it from the landfills, kept it from being plowed under and put it into the pipeline to the poor, we would solve world hunger. -Patricia Robbins,...
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Internet Mirrors Human Brain

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 1:00 AM

When technology enables a truly global connected intelligence, the kind of insights we're going to be able to have we cannot even imagine yet." -- Tiffany Shlain

You have probably heard of Connected the Film, or The Future Starts Here, or The Webby Awards by Tiffany Shlain by now -- and...

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Sex & Nature: Evocative Paintings by Mark Henson

(2) Comments | Posted September 30, 2014 | 6:37 PM

Sex arouses the body, nature enriches the soul, and art inspires the mind. Artist Mark Henson makes love visible with a paintbrush. It's not porn, and it's not exactly what you were thinking but it might just turn you on in ways that you have never imagined.

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Religions for the Earth Conference

(5) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:34 PM

religionsThere are many lenses through which humans see the divine and interpret what is sacred. It is an act of courage to accept that all beings have their own unique connection to the sacred. It is a powerful way to...

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Heart Resonance and Global Coherence for Peace Day

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 9:10 AM

Most people would not dispute that inner peace is a prerequisite for world peace. Within each of us is a natural response for healing and maintaining homeostasis. Likewise, ecological systems in nature tend to seek balance and optimal health. When humans create a strong resonance with their internal well-being, is it possible...

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