Social Justice, Living Well, Art of Liviing

The Up Close podcast is broadcast online and in select radio markets. My goal from the start has been to inform and inspire. I inform about the challenges we face today and inspire by sharing how today’s thought leaders and activists are addressing those problems. 
I bring that unique perspective and I put my heart into the material. I hope to make you laugh, think, and inspire you to action.

Feel free to Friend me on Facebook and Google+ to stay in touch. I hope you take the time to learn about some of the things I’m passionate about below. This is my personal website and I respond to all emails and posts myself. Below are some of the projects I’m passionate about. 

End homelessness! Why is this still a thing!Spread Peace USA, Homeless Friend & Up Close 

I hope you take the time to learn more about our nonprofit, Spread Peace USA, and our online community to help the homeless at My wife and I started Spread Peace USA shortly after we married in Homeless Food DriveIn 2008. We spent the next 5 years traveling the country to help bring awareness to the challenges the homeless and underprivileged face every day on the streets of America.

Spread Peace USA has helped deliver more than 168,000 meals, hundreds of tents and thousands of pairs of socks to the homeless and the underprivileged. Today Spread Peace USA supports volunteers and other nonprofits across America. Our goal is to help inspire people to help the homeless in their community. 

Francis Died When the Temperatures Dropped

All the pictures in the video below were taken in one day. Several of people you see died on the streets only months later when winter arrived along with freezing temperatures. The woman you see below is Frances. She died two months after this video when police locked the door to the park bathroom where she slept. Follow Homeless Friend.

Keepers of the Wild / Kins Domain

Our friend Bruce Perlowin is creating a community of “Kins Domains” (2.5-acre properties that can feed and support a family with its own garden, energy etc.) Our community will also be home to a second Keepers of the Wild” animal sanctuary! We have our choice of adobe, dome, yurt or earthbag housing. Very cool stuff!


Helping Animals

Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
~ Anatole France

My Buddhist practice led me to become vegan more than 20 years ago.  What can I say, I love helping animals! I hope you enjoy the vegan shows and information. A plant-based diet can save the planet. That may sound Polyana but it’s not. There is nothing you can do to have more of an impact that switching to a plant-based diet.   

Thanks for stopping by! Please make sure you stop by my homepage and subscribe to the show.

Chris Tinney

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Maybe You Know Me From One of the Communities I created?

Powerful Intentions – 35,000 Members
The purpose of Powerful Intentions is to help people attract more of what they want using the “Law of Attraction”. At one point it was the official online community for a movie called, “The Secret”. Today Marcy runs and owns Powerful Intentions.
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Rainbow Family Gatherings – 6.700 Members

A community of people based on an old native prophecy, “When the earth is ravaged and the animals are dying, a new tribe of people shall come unto the earth from many colors, classes, creeds, and who by their actions and deeds shall make the earth green again. They will be known as the warriors of the Rainbow”
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SGI Buddhism – 7,500 Members
In my travels, I met some cool Buddhists. I created SGI Buddhism in 2008 and its been fun. Lots of people stepped up to help moderate and administer the site.
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Better Planet Paper
This is an online eco-friendly paper co-op. Changing to eco-friendly toilet paper can make a real difference in the world.
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