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The Page that Counts - Putting Issues Into Perspective

Positive Futures Network supports sustainable communities with information, tips, insights and facts that count!

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It's difficult to keep a positive attitude when you research and write about problems every day. (And solutions!) It takes faith, hope and charity to work with minimal feedback or support compared to well organized corporations and governments. But we do it because we help as many as 20,000 individuals each month find one bit of information they need to make our communities smarter, greener and more sustainable. That fact does deliver some satisfaction!

We don't toil alone. Individuals and organizations continue to join the crusade of "eternal vigilance" that requires all of us to do what we can. One such organization is Positive Futures Network in Washington state.

The Page That Counts

Percentage of plastic bags that end up in the trash: 99. Percent reduction of plastic bag use in Ireland after the government began taxing bags in 2002: 95 ...

Amount of its roads budget that Copenhagen devotes to services and infrastructure for cyclists: 1/3. Amount of money that a community gains for every mile biked instead of driven: 50 cents ...

Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds stating that time with family is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 20 ...

Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds stating that time with friends is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 15

Percentage of American 13- to 24-year-olds who state that money is the one thing that makes them the happiest: 1 Visit Yes! Magazine for more intriguing insights into what counts.

Positive Futures Network is an independent, nonprofit organization supporting people’s active engagement in creating a just, sustainable, and compassionate world.

The Positive Futures Network (PFN) and its publication YES! magazine start with the belief that we need deep change if we are to avoid the breakdown of society and the natural world.

Millions of people around the world are creating the needed changes in their homes, communities, work places, and nations. Powerful innovations are taking hold within agriculture, businesses, criminal justice, schools--virtually every sector of society.

The work of the Positive Futures Network is to give visibility and momentum to these signs of an emerging society in which life, not money, is what counts; in which everyone matters; and in which vibrant, inclusive communities offer prosperity, security, and meaningful ways of life.

Positive Futures Network
284 Madrona Way NE, Ste 116,
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110-2870
Phone: 800-937-4451 :: 206-842-0216

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