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Blind Man And His Friend With No Arms Work As One To Plant A Forest | The Huffington Post

“Jia Wenqi and Jia Haixia have worked together to plant more than 10,000 trees over the past decade. It’s a remarkable feat for anyone to plant a small forest in China, but Wenqi has no arms and Haixia is blind… “You’ll be my arms, I’ll be your eyes,” chronicles the environmental restoration the duo from a small village in Hebei Province, near Beijing, undertook. They’ve been friends since childhood and refer to each other as “brothers” as they work as one to restore a landscape scarred by development.” ~ Nick Visser and Kelly Chen

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These 4 Indigenous Artists Are Looking to Clarify History with Music | Global Citizen

“Throughout human history, music has been used as a form of expression for silenced and oppressed groups. This tendency has sparked many cultural revolutions, like the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and early 1930s in New York. Today, many indigenous people use music to spread awareness, as a form of resistance, and to preserve and celebrate their culture. Here are a few cool contemporary groups with indigenous roots from all over the world…” ~ Madeline Schwartz

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New Age of Enlightenment: Why Climate Change Needs 60,000 Artists to Tell Its Story | Occupy

“Communicating the climate message to inform, but also engage and influence behaviour has proven intensely difficult. Over a decade of research on this issue has highlighted the need for communication to engage with people’s “deep frames” – beliefs formed over a lifetime, which are mostly subconscious… The world must turn to its artists: storytellers, film-makers; musicians; painters and multi-media wizards.” ~ Elizabeth Boulton

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