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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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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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Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Global Envision   
July 1st, 2013

Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Over fifty millions Indonesians are self-employed. Many of these have no support from a financial services institution. The Bank of Andara is looking to tap this potential through microfinancing. Because of this, many Indonesians will have the opportunity to expand and dig themselves out of the hole that is poverty.

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Resource Optimism

Baobab Africa   
May 23rd, 2013

Resource Optimism

The blogger Baobab gives insight as to why many African countries struggle economically despite having a wealth of natural resources to use to their advantage.

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Africa’s Emerging Middle Class Drives Growth And Democracy

NONVIOLENT CONFLICT   
May 11th, 2013

Africa’s Emerging Middle Class Drives Growth And Democracy

Africa is undergoing a economic and political change due to an uprising of middle class workers who are driving change and growth through their success.

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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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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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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

allAfrica   
May 18th, 2013

The Diaspora Can Help Fuel Rwanda’s Technology and Digital Ambitions

Rwanda is becoming increasingly more involved with market and capital ventures and investments, which may bring more technology- and thus economic profit- to the resource poor country.

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Confronting The 1 Percent Directly

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 8th, 2013

Confronting The 1 Percent Directly

A group of activists have made it their mission to confront the 1 percent directly about economic justice and class discrimination.

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