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Christine Ro

30 December 2020

United States

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Arizona State University’s SolarSPELL project developed a waterproof device with a solar panel and other equipment that allows users to connect to “offline WiFi” networks and browse preloaded webpages. SD cards store ...

Forbes

Christine Ro

4 April 2020

Utrecht, Netherlands

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Many people are motivated to help out during the pandemic, but without proper hygiene tactics, helping could just be harmful. A group started by medical students in the Netherlands called StudentsAgainstCorona rallies...

Hyperallergic

Christine Ro

16 March 2020

France

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Refugees and asylum seekers are being trained to work in French museums and other cultural institutions through a nonprofit established by a Syrian refugee. Participants in the program go on to lead tours, answer ques...

BBC

Christine Ro

26 September 2019

Bhutan

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Bhutan has committed to eliminating malaria from the country, as in on track to do so thanks in part to the Bhutanese government's consistent persistence to raise public awareness. Arming citizens with mosquito nets, ...

BBC

Christine Ro

17 September 2019

London, United Kingdom

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Climate Perks is a program that encourages employees to avoid air travel and choose lower carbon-options for their personal travel. It is part of a trend of initiatives from businesses that incentivize slower travel a...

Forbes

Christine Ro

16 September 2019

Sudan

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Dental work can be a less than fond experience for many, but a procedure developed in Sudan is helping to address the anxiety that often comes with treating cavities. The practice which caps a cavity rather than remov...

Forbes

Christine Ro

3 September 2019

Cape Town, South Africa

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As temperatures across the world increase, many low-income areas are being hit the hardest without anywhere to turn. In South Africa, spray parks are becoming more popular as a solution, providing an inclusive place f...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

7 November 2018

Zimbabwe

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Hashtags and chat apps can notify users when items of vital necessity become available during times of severe shortage. Despite the Zimbabwean government’s pushback against social media, Zimbabweans are turning to pla...

New York Magazine

Christine Ro

26 October 2018

Haiti

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SolarChill is a network of research, aid, and environmental organizations that works to install solar refrigerators for vaccine storage in areas without reliable electricity. In conjunction with a push to make vaccine...

Literary Hub

Christine Ro

2 October 2017

Tsholotsho, Zimbabwe

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An organization in Zimbabwe has taken a creative approach to libraries; the Rural Libraries and Resources Development Programme sponsors donkey-powered mobile libraries that travel around the country to brink books an...

How We Get to Next

Christine Ro

8 February 2017

United States

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From gender-segregated buses in Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro, to more lighting and staff on Washington, D.C.’s metro system, cities around the world are taking steps to make public transportation safer for women. Some of ...

The Big Issue

Christine Ro

14 July 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark

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The first Human Library emerged in 2000 in Copenhagen, and has since exploded in popularity to the point of operating chapters in more than 70 different countries. The concept is that readers should not judge a book b...

Next City

Christine Ro

27 June 2016

Bucharest, Romania

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In Romania, citizens have led an organizing effort to create their first urban nature park, a particularly important achievement because civilian and government collaborations can be difficult in Bucharest. After four...

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