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Cory Ames

I’m Cory Ames. I’m a writer, podcaster, social entrepreneur, and the Founder of Grow Ensemble.

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Better World Weekly 163: 2023 & Beyond

Better World Weekly 163: 2023 & Beyond
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Better World Weekly 156: Clean Energy, Cousteau, & Rewilding

Better World Weekly 156: Clean Energy, Cousteau, & Rewilding
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Better World Weekly 155: Rainwater Harvesting, Regenerative Economies, & Doing Well

Better World Weekly 155: Rainwater Harvesting, Regenerative Economies, & Doing Well
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Better World Weekly 154: Uruguay, The Climate Economy, & Navajo Power

Better World Weekly 154: Uruguay, The Climate Economy, & Navajo Power
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Better World Weekly 153: Poverty, Development, Biodiversity, & Homelessness

Better World Weekly 153: Poverty, Development, Biodiversity, & Homelessness
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Find Out Where You Live | Paul Hawken

You love what you know and take care of what you love. “Discovering the beauty of the world that you inhabit...I feel like that sense of falling in love is the most important thing you can do," says Paul. Perhaps we take Paul's advice. Pay attention for a second

Find Out Where You Live | Paul Hawken
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To Change Business, Reject It

News broke last week that Yvon Chouinard, the Founder of Patagonia, gave his company away for the sake of “fighting the environmental crisis and defending nature.” [1] Yvon has repeatedly defied the expectations of business. He built Patagonia into a leading example for almost everything in the realm of what

To Change Business, Reject It
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What’s Possible

Five of the six biggest waves ever surfed were surfed at Nazaré. Nazaré is a small Portuguese coastal town where, first in 2011, an American surfer named Garrett McNamara, rode a 78-foot wave. This set a new world record and changed the big wave surf world forever. Since McNamara’s

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Slow Down for More

We spent the last two weeks of August driving well over 2,000 miles. Owen (our 6-month-old), our two dogs, Annie and I all packed into our Subaru Forester. (Thank you, Thule XT, we couldn’t have made this trip without you) Since Annie and I have been together, this

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How to Be a Conscious Consumer

There are two seemingly contradicting realities of “conscious consumerism”: 1. No matter how “consciously” we buy, we aren’t going to shop our way into a more sustainable and equitable world. 2. The ways we do/don’t spend our money are incredibly impactful. Maybe this is confusing at first

How to Be a Conscious Consumer