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High Tech Farms

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 19th, 2013

High Tech Farms

Farming has become a huge problem in the United States. With less than 1% of the population identifying themselves as farmers, it becomes necessary to find innovative solutions. Eric Maundu, founder of Kijani Grows, believes he’s found a solution through alternative farming and educating the next generation.

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Why Sharing News About Solutions Is A Revolutionary Act

Yes! Magazine   
August 15th, 2013

Why Sharing News About Solutions Is A Revolutionary Act

Typically all we see are the negatives headlines in the news, and we may consider tackling the problem to be pointless. This is far from the truth, however, because we also have hope for a better world. By effecting change on the small scale, we all have the power to solve the big problems. From investing more in renewable energy to protecting woodlands, we are changing the world for the better.

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Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Ted Talks   
August 6th, 2013

Since The Ted Talk: Michael Pritchard On How He’s Helping End Water Poverty In Malaysia

Clean water has never been an easy feat to conquer for nations who struggle with a populace stuck in poverty. Michael Pritchard found an innovative way to solve this problem. Instead of traditional methods of pipes and pumping stations, installed filtering systems at individuals’ homes can turn rain water into clean drinking water. These innovations have the possibility of ending global water poverty.

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Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Global Envision   
July 25th, 2013

Testing The Future Of Emergency Assistance

Getting food and other essentials to those affected by natural disasters in the most rural areas has been a problem that has long plagued emergency responders. This innovative text messaging voucher program promises a way to directly get funds to individuals and families so they can get what they need to survive in difficult conditions.

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A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them

Yes! Magazine   
July 15th, 2013

A Caring Economy Requires Building Bridges—Not Burning Them

Often there exists an Us vs. Them mentality and harsh words being thrown back and forth over when fighting for worker rights. Individuals like Ai-jen Poo and Saru Jayaraman are showing that there is a better and more effective way: compassion and care.

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How To Stop Global Child Trafficking

Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship   
August 16th, 2013

How To Stop Global Child Trafficking

Believe it or not, slavery is still a very real problem. With an estimated 21 million people in slavery, it is necessary to look for better ways to eliminate this human injustice. Hilton, one of the largest global hospitality companies, is taking a stand through the signing of a Tourism Code of Conduct that says it will assist in the fight to prevent human trafficking.

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More To Life Than Profit

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 14th, 2013

More To Life Than Profit

Business has typically been synonymous with profit, but triple bottom line corporations are changing all of that. Of course a successful business requires earnings, but these companies are also concerned about making a positive impact on the world while doing so.

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Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business

Co.EXIST   
July 30th, 2013

Why Social Sustainability Should Be Part Of Every Business

Taking care of workers may be the smartest profit-making strategy a business can do. Not only does it improve production, but it creates better lives for the employees who are major contributors to the business’s success.

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Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Christian Science Monitor   
July 22nd, 2013

Online Course Lets Students Give Money Away

Donating to charities is a wonderful way to give back, but it’s important to know which charities to give your money to. Warren and Doris Buffett are providing a free course for students to learn how to give back most effectively with their own real wealth. Consequently, they hope that students can help spread their wealth to the charities that are most efficient at solving the world’s problems.

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Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Global Envision   
July 10th, 2013

Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? How about StartSomeGood? Sites like these are offering an alternative way of investment for startup businesses, projects, and new charity organizations. Instead of a few investors each contributing a large sum of money into an idea, crowds of people are investing small amounts of their wealth to fund young ventures of ambitious individuals. This type of financing, known as crowdfunding, offers little risk to the investor while at the same time giving the creator an idea of how popular the project is going to be. What’s the best part about this concept? It’s working.

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