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27 October 2014
Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Nations are reluctant to give up consumerist growth; however, working with world leaders, an activist found that reflecting on the future can be a powerful tool for re-imagining the present.
The New York Times
13 September 2014
With climate change continuing as a threat to the planet’s health, Germany has contributed efforts to curb greenhouse gases by installing wind turbines and solar panels to generate renewable energy. Germany’s commitme...
13 August 2014
Missoula, Montana, United States
Under 800 Words
Many wildlife are killed each year as they are hit by cars when crossing highways. Montana built crossing structures over high risk sections of highways, such as grass covered tunnels, for animals to cross safely and ...
2 August 2014
Brewster, Washington, United States
New water management technology implemented along the Columbia has significantly helped the fish population - specifically salmon - return to healthy numbers and has restored much of the community and industry that re...
23 April 2014
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Under 3 Minutes
To play their part in environmentally friendly solutions to a trash problem, the city of Princeton, NJ has implemented a program curbside composting program that has already grown from 160 participants to over 900. Th...
21 October 2013
Utah, United States
Under 800 Words
In the 1990s, Utah residents spoke out against a proposed light rail system. Just two decades later, the TRAX light rail system was completed early and under budget, with abundant community support. The Utah Transit ...
United Nations University
Ingvar Birgir Fridleifsson
4 October 2013
As the world continues to grapple with the challenges of balancing rapid development and energy needs against sustainability initiatives and conscientious practices, renewables continue to provide a growing, construct...
11 September 2013
Phone lines in Africa and South Asia would never have gotten to the poor - but these places have leapfrogged over last-century technology and gone straight to mobile phones. Now the same thing is happening with off-gr...
21 August 2013
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Water:Charity assumed that money and celebrity exposure would be able to solve the world’s access-to-clean-water crisis. But this approach often led to more abandoned water pumps. Charities – and journalists who cover...
22 July 2013
San Antonio, Texas, United States
Over 3000 Words
For the past three years, water levels in the San Antonio Edwards Aquifer have decreased to uncomfortable levels and drought periods may continue as the population booms. The San Antonio Water System organization has ...
12 June 2013
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Throughout India, wastepickers – people who scour landfills for garbage they can sell to recyclers – live at the bottom of society. But the city of Pune did something radical: with the help of a collective, they did a...
6 March 2013
Oakland, California, United States
In Oakland, a company created an online crowdfunding platform that allows users to earn interest by financing clean energy projects and gives people with good social intentions a direct line of action. Across the worl...
4 January 2013
Port Au Prince, Haiti
By looking at the ways plants and animals adapt to their environment, architects are using “the emerging science of biomimicry” to make buildings more resilient. For instance, an orphanage in Haiti was built to store ...
25 July 2012
New York, New York, United States
Nationally, only about a third of municipal solid waste is recycled. An initiative to use simpler, standardized signs and labels is helping communities reap greater benefits from recycling.
9 February 2012
The World Conservation Union estimates that 40 percent of the more than 40,000 species it tracks on its Red List are close to extinction and this problem requires humans to change their behavior to fix it. Rare’s the...
4 October 2011
Rapid Results Initiatives are micro social change projects that a village, government office, or business will work accomplish in just 100 days. They have proven to be sustainably effective at various tasks because ...
14 April 2011
New York, New York, United States
Corporations concerned about their social and environmental impact must also consider the costs. Bcorps, a new form of corporation in the U.S., are using a rigorous certification process to gain consumers trust and bo...
14 January 2011
Tamkuha, Bihar, India
A follow-up article on Husk Power Systems, which has created a scalable system to turn rice husks into electricity that is reliable, eco-friendly and affordable for families in India. The company bases their business ...
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