Sustainable, Ethical Decisions? There’s An App For That

Co.EXIST   
January 8th, 2013

Sustainable, Ethical Decisions? There’s An App For That

The innovative app Oroeco allows consumers to see the impact that their purchases make on the rest of the world- and shows the merit of buying and investing in local business and production.

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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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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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Floods Make Good Neighbors

onearth   
November 8th, 2012

Floods Make Good Neighbors

In Red Hook, New York, a group of local runners have organized a 10K to raise funds for the youth center that has been helping to feed and clean the town all week in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming

Yes! Magazine    Yobo Member
August 23rd, 2011

The Down and Dirty Movement to Reinvent Farming

Declining food quality, degraded farmland, an aging population of farmers, and an increasingly tight hold on food production by corporations have inspired a growing movement.

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Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

GOOD   
December 27th, 2012

Talking Book: Bringing Knowledge To Remote Rural Villages

Aware of the challenges that come with providing efficient and affordable technology and access to education systems to rural areas throughout the world, the Talking Book program has created a device which delivers audio messages that range from advice on how to produce a successful crop yield, to how and where to receive vaccinations for deadly diseases.

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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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Kurn Hattin Graduate Wins Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy Award

Kurn Hattin   
November 13th, 2012

Kurn Hattin Graduate Wins Outstanding Youth In Philanthropy Award

Lyssa Jackson of Keene, N.H. has been awarded the 2012 Award for Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy by the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Northern New England Chapter (AFP-NNE).

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Acting and Activism: A Q&A with Meryl Streep

One Earth   
February 27th, 2012

Acting and Activism: A Q&A with Meryl Streep

Meryl Streep is renowned for her ability to transform herself into a character. But few know about her real-life roles as a transformative environmental health activist, geothermal energy pioneer, and veggie-pushing mother.

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Make Your Own Money

Ode Magazine    Yobo Member
February 3rd, 2011

Make Your Own Money

Local currencies can help create sustainable growth and healthy communities.

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