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The Future of Books

As technology continues to develop, a new generation different from ours is also developing. The children of today are surrounded with touch screens and digital devices, and less kids are reading. According to a study by Scholastic, the number of frequent readers has been on decline for the past several years. 37% of children were frequent readers in 2010 and …

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The Reunion of the Eagle and Condor is Unfolding

The story of how the Pachamama Alliance was formed after indigenous elders in Ecuador met with group of people from San Francisco was the beginning of the latest chapter in an ancient prophecy. The Achuar are an indigenous tribe deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon that had had no prior contract with the world other than interactions along their borders between their sentries and neighboring tribes. From these interactions, the Achuar …

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Get Shorty – Crowdfunding in a Pinch Part III

Part III: Shorty Crowdfunding in Action  On March 5th, I filmed the voice of Pacha, my daughter Melia (hence my nickname Melia’s Papa), for ten minutes and weaved it together with an animated video that Allah had just finished for the website. I also set up Green Inbox to promote the campaign with emails to 1,250 of our Facebook friends …

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Get Shorty – Crowdfunding in a Pinch Part II

PART II: Get Shorty – Moving Forward with a Crowdfunding Platform  IndieGoGo was the clear choice for our Crowdfunding campaign. I chose flexible funding so that we would get to keep whatever funds we raised. And I was prepared to build whatever app we could afford based on the raise. Interestingly, last year – well before this situation was even …

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Get Shorty – Crowdfunding in a Pinch Part I

Part I: Crowdfunding is the Answer You’ve Been Avoiding That moment when you realize that despite your reservations, crowdfunding is in fact your best option for moving forward. You’ve created a hard deadline, and other organizations and people have mobilized their resources to be in service to the deadline. It could be a release date, a launch date, or perhaps like …

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COP21 Update from Paris

"Canoe flotilla" uniting tribes from around the world to raise their voice for a just & sustainable representation of first nations peoples at the Climate Talks Hand-painted posters for an Indigenous Environmental Network action Aaron meeting with UNESCO President, Guy Djorkin Aaron and Earth Guardians performing @ UNESCO, United Nations for the "Speak The Trees" awards ceremony Aaron Ableman's song ...
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BALANCE artist in Fairyland feature

BALANCE’s Animation Director, Allah El Henson, was featured in SFGate and Oakland North for his participation in the a fundraiser at Children’s Fairyland in Oakland. Allah El Henson, an artist and cartoon animator at Balance Edutainment, sat in the darkest corner of Children’s Fairyland, sketching the scene in front of him with a pen. Henson was surrounded by the silhouettes …

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Harvest Time

Happy Autumnal Equinox! May this Fall be a bountiful harvest season for endeavors supporting the planetary awakening. We are pleased to share some significant strides BALANCE has made in the past year – most notably getting a book deal and bring Pacha to life with video! Below are some exciting updates. Our young reader book Pacha’s Pajamas: A Story Written …

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X-Treme Dream: Announcing the Litterati App

A clean, healthy planet for all is one of Pacha’s priorities. Pacha is pleased toannounce the new Litterati app! Trash is everywhere. Soda cans, plastic bags, and cigarette butts litter the environment, choke wildlife, and threaten our planet. By combining technology, social awareness and art, the Litterati is tackling this ever-escalating problem one piece of litter at a time. This …

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Kid Urges Grownups Like You to Sign Petition TODAY to Rebuild California Soils

Pacha is teaming up with our friends at Kiss the Ground to urge California lawmakers to rebuild our soil! Please sign this petition to allocate funds to lessen Climate Change and the Drought by rebuilding California soils!  Today is the last day to sign. Watch the Video Featuring Pacha Sign Petition NOW Pacha is a lover of Soil. That’s right — rich, dark, alive, …