project renewal

So this was just posted on Twitter today!

Who’s feeling brave? I have an idea that will take every single person’s help!


What if we submit a video to the Lucifer writers with a montage of us holding up signs to renew Lucifer for Season 3?

I figure our song of choice could be Unsteady. Unless you guys think something more upbeat like All Eyes On Me. Or something else too!

I think it’d be a lot of fun. Show the writers who we are and the different people from all walks of life love the show.

So depending on how many people want to participate, each person could either snap a picture or maybe 5-10 second video displaying their sign.

Then, one person could be designated the collector and editor of the video package. When completed, we can upload it and send it to the Lucifer writers. 😈

Input is really appreciated! This would be something that could be put together within a few days time.

Anyone on board with this? Drop a comment below!


Renew Lucifer Project


The response has been immeasurably large for this project! So first off, let me thank everybody who has helped pushed this to become a reality.

Secondly, let’s thank @mariamorningstar for stepping up to the plate and volunteering to be our video editor. :)

So here are the nitty gritty details!

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday February 10th @ 12PM EST.

What’s Required:

1) A photo or short video of you, your friends, your family, your dog, an entire classroom of people…etc… holding up a sign that says #RENEWLUCIFERS3 (Feel free to be as creative as possible. It just doesn’t have to be at your home, it could be outside, at school, at a mall, a park - get as creative as possible! I fully encourage it, but the only requirement I do have, is to just be yourself!)

2) OPTIONAL: We’re creating an intro, so if you guys want to stand behind a white wall and video tape yourselves saying the follow as our introduction, we’ll cut together an amazing opening!

“This is a thank you.”

“To the cast, the crew, the writers, directors, and all those involved in the amazing production of Lucifer.”

“The fans have spoken. And we really want a Season 3.”

“We’re ready to make a deal with the Devil. But in the meantime, let’s celebrate you.”

Where to Send Your Submission:

Please send all submissions to

Inside the email:

Please attach your photo or video(s)

Include either your name or your username (if you don’t want your real name to be used)

City and Country you live in

We’ll make a credits list at the end of the video with everyone’s names and places you’re from, so everyone can see how far and wide we originate from!

Again, the deadline for all submissions is 2/10/17 @ 12PM EST.

If you have any questions, please feel free to shoot me an email from the above link or on here.

The most important part, is to just be yourself and have fun with this! I look forward to hearing from everyone!

Good luck! :)

EDIT: Willing to extend final submission date to February 18th. So if two days isn’t enough time. Never fear, we won’t leave you out. We want everyone to participate. I only made a short deadline because people tend to forget with too much time. 😈
"I am giddy with lightness": an update from Callie Curry and the Bamboo Renewal team

In 2016, artist Caledonia Curry and The Heliotrope Foundation launched a Kickstarter project to build a resilient, sustainable bamboo home for an extended family in Cormier, Haiti, as part of a larger effort to create works of art and social architecture in the country. More than six hundred backers helped bring the project to life.

The build is now nearly complete, and Curry expressed her gratitude and shared the team’s progress in a recent Project Update. Read on for an excerpt, and see the full update here.

Sketch of Mamma Louisana embroidering a wall hanging.

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SN: Adapted from his recent book, The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida provides CityLab a walkthrough of the decline of modern suburbs. Please take note, as in the quote above, it is the inner ring suburbs that suffer disproportionately, and despite any misgivings about how they developed and how much they contributed to the ills of the past, I would argue that just like the prior decline of our inner cities, Americans should not turn their backs on these established inner ring, or middle, burbs. It will take some creativity, the protection of existing green space, more density, an increase in mixed used development, and a whole lot of transit. Not easy, but infinitely better then abandoned 7-11s, office parks, and cookie cutter homes. The space simply needs to be repurposed and not left to blight.

From Florida and CityLab:

The New Suburban Crisis

During the mid-1980s, before anyone thought of the suburbs as being on a downward trajectory, the urban designer David Lewis, a Carnegie Mellon colleague of mine at the time, told me that the future project of suburban renewal would likely make our vast 20th-century urban renewal efforts look like a walk in the park.

Incongruous as it might seem, the suburban dimension of the New Urban Crisis may well turn out to be bigger than the urban one, if for no other reason than the fact that more Americans live in suburbs than cities. Members of the privileged elite may be returning to the urban cores, but large majorities of almost everyone else continue to locate in the suburbs.

Across the United States, more than one in four suburbanites are poor or nearly poor. In fact, the suburbs of America’s largest metropolitan areas have more poor people living in them than their inner cities do, and poverty is also growing at a much faster rate in the suburbs. Between 2000 and 2013, the number of people living below the poverty line in American cities increased by 29 percent. During that same period, the ranks of the suburban poor grew by 66 percent. Seventeen million suburbanites lived below the poverty line in 2013, compared to 13.5 million urbanites. Concentrated poverty also resides in the suburbs—the numbers of the suburban poor who lived in neighborhoods of where at least 40 percent of residents were below the poverty line grew by 139 percent between 2000 and 2012. That’s triple the growth rate for concentrated poverty populations in the cities.

Economic mobility is significantly lower in more spread-out metros today than it is in denser cities. While it remains true that persistently poor urban neighborhoods concentrate and perpetuate a cycle of poverty, poor suburban neighborhoods also present challenges: They isolate and disconnect their residents both from jobs and from economic opportunity, and also from the social services that can mitigate poverty’s worst effects. Even when suburbs have social services, the poor are less able to access them because they are harder to find and harder to reach than urban social services.

Growth today is in fact concentrated in dense urban areas and at suburbia’s far-flung peripheries. Population growth is occurring fastest in the farthest-out (or “suburbiest”) parts of suburbs and in the densest urban neighborhoods, as real estate economist Jed Kolko wrote for CityLab in 2015. It’s far less expensive to build on the wide-open, undeveloped land in outlying areas than anywhere else, and it’s easier to grow fast when you’re starting from nothing. The densest urban places are attracting people and jobs because of their convenience and improved productivity. Meanwhile, the middle of our suburban geography is being hollowed out and squeezed economically: Growth is bypassing the older suburban areas that lie between the two poles of urban center and outlying new development.

When all is said and done, the suburban crisis reflects the end of a long era of cheap growth. Building roads and infrastructure and constructing houses on virgin land was and is an incredibly inexpensive way to provide an American Dream to the masses, certainly when compared to what it costs to build new subway lines, tunnels, and high-rise buildings in mature cities. For much of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and on into the 1980s and 1990s, suburbanization was the near-perfect complement to America’s industrial economy. More than the great mobilization effort of World War II or any of the Keynesian stimulus policies that were applied during the 1930s, it was suburban development that propelled the golden era of economic growth in the 1950s and 1960s. As working- and middle-class families settled into suburban houses, their purchases of washers, dryers, television sets, living-room sofas, and automobiles stimulated the manufacturing sector that employed so many of them, creating more jobs and still more homebuyers. Sprawl was driver of the now-fading era of cheap economic growth.


I don’t want to talk about these I hate them part 3

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This Just Became the World's Cheapest Form of Electricity Out of Nowhere
And there's one country that can claim a huge share of the credit.

And there’s one country that can claim a huge share of the credit for it.

Solar power is becoming the world’s cheapest form of new electricity generation, data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) suggests.

According to Bloomberg’s analysis, the cost of solar power in China, India, Brazil and 55 other emerging market economies has dropped to about one third of its price in 2010. This means solar now pips wind as the cheapest form of renewable energy—but is also outperforming coal and gas.

In a note to clients this week, BNEF chairman Michael Liebreich said that solar power had entered “the era of undercutting” fossil fuels.

Bloomberg reports that 2016 has seen remarkable falls in the price of electricity from solar sources, citing a $64 per megawatt-hour contract in India at the tart of the year, and a $29.10 per megawatt-hour deal struck in Chile in August—about 50% the price of electricity produced from coal.

Ethan Zindler, head of U.S. policy analysis at BNEF, attributed much of the downward pressure to China’s massive deployment of solar, and the assistance it had provided to other countries financing their own solar projects.

“Solar investment has gone from nothing—literally nothing—like five years ago to quite a lot,” Zindler said.

When the numbers come in at the end of 2016 the generating capacity of newly installed solar photovoltaics is expected to exceed that of wind for the first time: at 70 gigawatts and 59 gigawatts respectively, according to BNEF projections.

Taurus New Moon

Taurus sun 🌞
Taurus Moon 🌑

Taurus ♡: The sacred earth priestess, they who move with the seasons, entangle in vines, and sing the song of birds, they who love, protect and emanate the earth and its beauty

Where are you safe in life?
Where do you feel unsafe?
Do you feel grounded and safe in you life in general?

Yang = Act, Do
Instinct, force, intention, initiation, renewal, projection, will, wishes, new ideas, birth, spontaneity, risk, hope, impulse, inspiration, beginnings. This is a time for brainstorming and starting new projects, but resist the urge to jump in head-first because this phase can be dark & murky – it is the very beginning of the cycle and there’s likely to be truths that have not yet been illuminated. Instead of wasting your energy on potential accidents or mistakes, channel it into plans & desires that you can follow through with at a more appropriate time.

The Taurus New Moon calls for you to reconnect to earth, and remember that you hold balance in all areas of your life.

Ritual for tonight’s new moon: Walk barefoot on the Mother, placing one hand on your heart and the other on your belly. Gently hum to yourself three times. Call out your name and the women of your mothers line ending with Mother Earth, for example: I am Jedaya, daughter of Angliea, daughter of Jonell, daughter of Florence Pearl, daughter of the Earth. (If you are Man-human just replace daughter for son of ____) open your arms to the sky above you, feel the ground below you with your hands. Anoint your feet with essential oils, the left for the Mother Mary, the right for the Heavenly Father ✨call down a blessing before you, behind you, within and around you. Meditate/ yoga
Journal prompt:
•What do you need most in your life right now?
•Ask your heart, what is one specific, achievable thing you can do to bring more of _____ into your life?

End your night with a relaxing playlist, tea, and a ritual bath.

Lunar LOVE 


Get out there Mindians/MindyMouses!!! Tweet your 💜💙💛💚❤️💖’s out to FOXTV and UniversalTV!! Tell them you want see Mindy and Danny’s story to continue!!! We want this magical TV show to soldier on to 4 more seasons!!! So if your an avid Twitter user please let Fox and Universal know that the they should #RenewMindy for a full 22 episode season next year!! #themindyproject Much Love Liz 😘

The Top 10 Solar States

Environment America published a report documenting its findings of how solar is growing as a source of power. “Solar electric power tripled in the U.S. between 2011 and 2013 and ten states are responsible for 87% percent of that growth,” Environment America reports.

Arizona is the clear winner, producing  275 watts per person. But recent changes to the law regarding net-metering are making it harder for home-owners to choose solar. Vote Solar and other organizations are opposing this change; keep up with them here.

Close runners-up are Hawaii, Nevada, and California. There were also several smaller states on the list, including New Jersey, Delaware, and Massachusetts.

This month we’ve seen the organization of a great national event series, we’ve learned more about solar power and we’ve dished out advice on renewable energy! Read more HERE!

Gov. Tim Kaine kicks off his “Renew Virginia” project accompanied by Patrick O. Gottschalk, Secretary of Commerce and private business leaders at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. In the foreground is an evacuated solar water heater.

'13 Reasons Why' Renewed for Season 2, Selena Gomez Shares Teaser

Selena Gomez’s passion project has been renewed for a second season.

Netflix announced Sunday that their latest breakout hit series, 13 Reasons Why, will return in 2018 with 13 more episodes, picking up “in the aftermath of Hannah Baker’s death and the start of the characters’ complicated journeys toward healing and recovery,” according to a statement.

RELATED: Selena Gomez Responds to Critics of Her Netflix Series ‘13 Reasons Why’: 'It’s Not an Easy Subject’

Gomez, who is an executive producer on the show, shared a season two teaser on Sunday morning, which features memorable settings from the series including Liberty High School, Baker’s Drug Store and the Crestmont Theater where Baker worked alongside the show’s main character, Clay, played by Dylan Minnette.

“Their story isn’t over,” Gomez captioned the clip. “Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.”

Their story isn’t over. Season 2 of #13ReasonsWhy is coming.

A post shared by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on May 7, 2017 at 8:00am PDT

ET spoke to show creator Brian Yorkey last month at the 13 Reasons Why premiere in Los Angeles, where he talked about the possibility of season two.

“We absolutely could [continue],” Yorkey said. “I think we’d very much like to have that opportunity. We’re not done with these characters. We love them and I want to know what happens next.”

The teen drama, based on the young adult novel of the same name by Jay Asher, follows the tragic story of a high school student’s suicide and those she blames for her demise. The series has garnered some controversy since its March release, some criticizing its depiction of suicide.

WATCH: Paris Jackson Says '13 Reasons Why Suicide Plot Line is an 'Extremely Triggering Thing to Watch’

13 Reasons Why’s Ross Butler (Zach Dempsey) will be taking over @entertainmenttonight’s Instagram Story at 1 p.m. PST, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the MTV 2017 TV & Movie Awards, airing Sunday night at 8/7c.

Watch the video below for more on the hit teen drama.

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Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.

The Noor I power plant is located near the town of Ouarzazate, on the edge of the Sahara. It’s capable of generating up to 160 megawatts of power and covers thousands of acres of desert, making the first stage alone one of the world’s biggest solar thermal power plants.

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Photo credit: Fadel Senna/AFP/Getty Images

With a dozen peer-reviewed studies showing the transition to 100 percent clean, renewable energy (sourced by the wind, water, and sun) is technologically possible, what would you do to help our cities, towns, states, and country make this transition as quickly as possible so every American has access to affordable clean energy over the next 30 years?