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‘Village Banking’ Empowers Poor Malawi Women

Voice of America   
May 16th, 2013

‘Village Banking’ Empowers Poor Malawi Women

An NGO focused on women’s empowerment has been working to help economically troubled and abused women become financially independent through village savings and loans programs.

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Investing In Local Food Businesses For Community Health And Wealth

Forbes   
April 4th, 2013

Investing In Local Food Businesses For Community Health And Wealth

Investing in local business is one of the best ways to boost the economy. In the Pioneer Valley region of Massachusetts, the revitalization of a local food economy, through community engagement and support, is showing the strength of grassroots businesses.

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Ticket To Survival: Using Vouchers To Save Lives In Somalia

Solutions   
December 8th, 2012

Ticket To Survival: Using Vouchers To Save Lives In Somalia

In July 2011, the United Nations declared famine in six regions of Somalia. With so many people in need of food and water, aid organizations have come up with an innovative system of using vouchers to deliver food more effectively and quickly.

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Fighting Poverty Without Rapid Growth: Bangladesh Shows How It’s Done

globalenvision   
November 23rd, 2012

Fighting Poverty Without Rapid Growth: Bangladesh Shows How It’s Done

Bangladesh is living proof that empowering and assisting the poor can sharply cut poverty even without rapid growth.

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From Soap To Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges

Yes!Magazine   
November 19th, 2012

From Soap To Cities, Designing From Nature Could Solve Our Biggest Challenges

Using nature as inspiration for technology could result in the creation of the most efficient and sustainable materials and practices.

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The Struggle To Reclaim Paradise

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
April 11th, 2013

The Struggle To Reclaim Paradise

Monsanto has a long history of making chemicals that devastate environments. In Hawaii, community members are protesting against these practices, and fighting to preserve their land.

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Colombian Workers Fight For The Future Of Our Morning Joe

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
March 25th, 2013

Colombian Workers Fight For The Future Of Our Morning Joe

Coffee is a huge part of Colombia’s economy and represents many conflicts of interest between the government, growers’ associations and the export industry. Farmers are now organizing to protect their rights, ensure economic security, and find a way to make it possible to still compete in the ever-growing global market.

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Using Chocolate To Pull People Out Of Poverty

Co.EXIST   
December 7th, 2012

Using Chocolate To Pull People Out Of Poverty

Africa makes a lot of chocolate, but not a lot of chocolate bars, which are assembled in America. That means the money from selling them stays in America. Brooklyn’s Madecasse is attempting to change that by rethinking the process and creating a dynamic chocolate culture in Madagascar.

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Five Reasons Why Urban Farming Is The Most Important Movement Of Our Time

GOOD   
November 20th, 2012

Five Reasons Why Urban Farming Is The Most Important Movement Of Our Time

The simple act of planting a garden can shape issues like economics, health, and politics at the same time because food is an essential focal point of human activity. As the urban farming movement grows, here are five ways that it will transform our world.

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It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

GOOD   
November 17th, 2012

It’s Time To Talk Turkey: Sustainable Options For Your Thanksgiving Meal

The turkey is one part of the Thanksgiving feast where going local is likely to require a bit more forethought, but it’s well worth it. There are many delicious alternatives to the supermarket turkey that has often traveled far from its factory farm to your table.

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