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Jason Margolis

11 January 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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Monitoring usage incentivizes water-intensive companies to develop water-saving techniques. Boston-based nonprofit, CERES, helps companies like Pepsi and Levi’s develop more sustainable practices. For example, Pepsi r...

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Shirin Jaafari

10 January 2018

Iran

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After studying in the U.S. and observing the prevalent amount of information about STD’s on university campuses, two Iranian women decided they wanted to focus on sexual health in Iran, where sex is a taboo subject. T...

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Marco Werman

8 January 2018

Iceland

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Iceland is hoping to become the first country to eliminate the pay gap between men and women after it imposed a law that mandates companies get an equal pay certification or face a fine.”This law is thought to be the ...

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Daniella Cheslow

4 January 2018

Puerto Rico

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Solar power is a great advancement for renewable energy, but traditionally relies on connecting to a grid in order to function correctly. So when hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, even those with solar panels lost access to...

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Rae Ellen Bichell

25 December 2017

Madagascar

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A new project uses cellphones to provide users with information about mosquitos carrying deadly viruses as well as the ability to report sightings of virus carrying mosquitos. Through this reporting system, entomologi...

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Miles Bryan

22 December 2017

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Income inequality and limited access to healthcare contribute to high rates of infant mortality in the Englewood neighborhood in Chicago. The University of Illinois has partnered with the Cuban Ministry of Public Heal...

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Deepa Fernandes

17 December 2017

Florida, United States

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In Florida, the Coalition of Immokalee Workers found a way to end sexual harassment on the tomato fields. Through organizing, they convinced big companies like McDonald’s and Walmart to only buy tomatoes from “fields...

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Rina Diane Caballar

11 December 2017

Philippines

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After a typhoon hit Dumaguete City in the Philippines’ Central Visayas region, Whitney Fleming began to work with local women “ to create jewelry from materials found in the local dump site.” Eventually their collabor...

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Lucy Sheriff

8 December 2017

Argentina

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In Argentina, a trio of friends wanted to curb tire pollution, while simultaneously create financial opportunities for single mothers. That’s exactly what they did. Xinca, is a shoe company that uses rubber from old ...

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Jasmine Garsd

Andrea Crossan

5 December 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In 1995 El Monte, a US sweatshop in California that housed workers without paying them, was raided. “The El Monte raid changed the garment industry.” After the raid, former president Bill Clinton created a sweatshop t...

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Karis Hustad

4 December 2017

Copenhagen, Denmark

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“Out with the racists, in with the feminists!” is the slogan of a new political party in Denmark. The Feministik Initiativ is “a new intersectional feminist party in Denmark.” It won 3,258 votes in the regional electi...

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Arthur Nazaryan

1 December 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

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Changing the culture around kickboxing in Thailand creates more opportunities for female fighters. Although cultural traditions still bar female fighters from events at official stadiums, the culture of kickboxing is ...

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Joanne Silberner

30 November 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

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After studying where and how severe burns were happening to people in developing countries like Bangladesh and Nepal, it became clear what was needed for effective prevention. Inexpensive day care got children out of ...

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Marco Werman

10 November 2017

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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While great strides have been made, ignorance and misinformation around how HIV is contracted remains to this day. In order to dispell some ignorant ideas, a Toronto hospital that focuses on HIV care created a pop-up ...

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Jasmine Garsd

Andrea Crossan

12 October 2017

Puerto Rico

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One group of women roams shelters searching for Puerto Rican vets after Hurricane Maria, where there are “around 75,000 US Army veterans living.” “This is Americans helping Americans. These veterans were stationed in ...

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Elizabeth Ross

12 October 2017

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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For a fraction of what it costs to house a prison inmate, College Bound Dorchester pays former gang members a weekly stipend to attend college. This program has a huge impact on not only the lives of the participants ...

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Monica Campbell

2 October 2017

San Jose, California, United States

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Volunteers, hotlines, community supporting families, these are the basic principles of rapid response networks. A rapid response network is a community led, volunteer response to immigration crackdowns that is being r...

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Marco Werman

Joyce Hackel

27 September 2017

United States

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The average median-income family in the United States spends 13 hours per year preparing and filing their taxes, plus $370 paying someone to help. “In other countries, it’s a matter of minutes and costs nothing,” says...

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Deepa Fernandes

23 August 2017

Galápagos, Ecuador

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Scalesia, is a species of tree native to the Galapagos Islands that is quickly disappearing thanks to human activity. With much of the island's wildlife dependent on this tree, the ecosystem is threatened with the tre...

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David Leveille

8 June 2017

Santa Ana, California, United States

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Under an administration that frequently spouts racist rhetoric and enforced divisive legislation such as the Muslim ban and the border wall, minority communities - particularly Islamic and Latino communities - are hav...

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Jasmine Garsd

3 November 2016

Colombia

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Around 2 million Columbians are enrolled in a government funded program aimed at helping people forgive one another. Former guerilla fighters, militants, and victims of violence get together to talk to each other. “I ...

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Jia H. Jung

28 September 2016

Springdale, Arkansas, United States

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In Springdale, students who speak Marshallese have a hard time performing at school due to their lack of English language comprehension. “Community liaisons” between the children, their parents, and the school became ...

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Chris Bentley

22 June 2016

Nijmegen, Netherlands

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The Dutch have spent centuries trying to hold back both the sea and the big rivers that flow into it. But rising water due to climate change is forcing a new approach for their low-lying country.

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Priyanka Boghani

13 June 2016

United States

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Mass shootings in the United States spur calls for gun control regulation, but do gun control regulations work? In Australia, Scotland, and Finland, they have reduced gun-related crimes through buyback programs, banni...

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Jared Goyette

24 May 2016

Missoula, Montana, United States

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A grassroots organization called Soft Landing Missoula (SLM) is a community effort to bring refugees to Montana. It was started by two women who met on opposite sides of a protest, but, through consistent and respectf...

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