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Oliver Balch

9 November 2018

United States

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A growing number of tenant-focused websites are trying to level the power dynamic between shoddy landlords and tenants by giving tenants a voice. “There is a big power mismatch in today’s rental market, but it doesn’t...

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Angela Cuming

24 October 2018

Wellington, New Zealand

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In New Zealand politics, families, children, and the environment come first. Amidst the rise of right-wing populist governments, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out for her energy fighting for progres...

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Sarah Shearman

10 October 2018

London, England

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The Hoe Street Central Bank is an artist run project that raises money through events taking place in a former bank and sells prints designed to mimic paper money. Through the money they raise, the organization buys a...

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Lindsay Fendt

6 September 2018

Costa Rica

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Costa Rico consistently places on lists of the happiest countries in the world; the levels of satisfaction, along with longevity of the citizens, has been attributed to its consistently high levels of investment in so...

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Carrie Budge

5 September 2018

Kenya

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During the Industrial Revolution, farmers began harvesting monoculture crops which produced promising profits but proved harmful to the soil and weakened the immune capabilities of native plants. Lately, however, perm...

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John Vidal

5 September 2018

Lilongwe, Malawi

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Around the world, farmers are turning to permaculture and agrodiversity to create higher yields than chemical fertilizer while also avoiding the negative effects of conventional farming's focus on monocrop. Although r...

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David Dayen

28 August 2018

Juneau, Alaska, United States

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In Alaska, a highly popular version of Basic Income gives residents between $1000 and $3000 a month. Although this wealth fund, and similar ones in countries like Norway, have been considered, critics argue that it wo...

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Lucy Siegle

22 August 2018

Norway

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Plastic comes at a cost for Norwegian plastic producers. Implementing an environmental tax has lead many producers to join what is known as the nationwide bottle deposit scheme. When consumers return their used plasti...

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Jarrid Green

20 August 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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In Oakland, a community land trust helped Hasta Muerte, a local cafe, avoid eviction. All over the country, community land trusts are helping communities of color keep their affordable housing.

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Marc Prosser

15 August 2018

Japan

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Japan is using robots to combat excessive national loneliness. Many people live, age, and die alone. Though experts say that nothing replaces meaningful human contact, family members report that relatives who use the ...

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Jamie Millar

11 August 2018

Nailsworth, England, United Kingdom

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The consumption of meat and dairy has long been deemed a leading cause of climate change, yet production continues to rise. To contribute to environmental sustainability, Dale Vince – owner of the U.K.’s Forest Green ...

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Adam Weymouth

1 August 2018

Scotland

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These tiny Scottish communities are taking control of their own The inhabitants of Eigg island in Scotland, raised $1.97 million dollars to buy the island they live on. Prior to that, the island had been privately own...

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Dominique Mosbergen

20 July 2018

Shanghai, China

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As technology advances, so does the electronic waste that it produces as people throw out their old products to make way for the new ones. To reduce their e-waste footprint and keep the materials out of landfills, com...

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Adam Forrest

19 July 2018

Vienna, Austria

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Unlike America’s struggle to provide high-quality affordable housing in sufficient quantities, Vienna has achieved an affordable housing system worthy of envy. The government-subsidized housing projects in Vienna need...

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Teke Wiggin

13 July 2018

United States

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Organized labor unions in WalMart used an app called WorkIt to mobilize workers. The app answers common questions that concern things like paid leave, absences, wages, and legal rights. “Eight years later, OUR Walmart...

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Nina Pullman

7 June 2018

Netherlands

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To play a part towards the reduction of food waste, especially that which was being perpetrated by his own store, grocery store manager Bart Roetert decided to pitch an idea to the Netherlands grocery chain owner Albe...

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Eve Fairbanks

19 April 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

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When faced with the dire likelihood that the city would run entirely out of water, Cape Town communities responded by looking at the challenge with resiliency, rather than complacency or inconvenience. Though not with...

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Sarah Ruiz-Grossman

24 February 2017

Mozambique

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In Nampula, Mozambique, people living in remote, rural communities do not seek medical attention when they get sick because of myths that diseases are caused by spirits. So a non-profit, Malaria Consortium, is trainin...

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Lily Casura

21 February 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Women veterans, who often have military sexual trauma, are less likely to sleep outside or stay in shelters for fear of their safety or of losing rights to their kids. Non-profits are attempting to meet women veterans...

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Lily Casura

14 February 2017

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The majority of women veterans experience Military Sexual Trauma, which according to VA research, leads to post-traumatic stress disorder at a rate even greater than combat. Online and in person support groups help ma...

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Jane Black

9 February 2017

Huntington, West Virginia, United States

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Conflicts of interest have made school lunch meals the dumping ground for the cheap calories our modern agricultural system was designed to overproduce. Many programs are trying to improve school lunches, such as the ...

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Lily Casura

1 February 2017

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Women veterans, the fastest growing demographic of homeless veterans, tend to avoid traditional shelters for fear of losing or being separated from their children. Final Salute, in Wash. DV is a transitional home for ...

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Joseph Erbentraut

25 August 2016

North Springfield, Vermont, United States

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As skepticism increases around the health of consuming meat products due to inhumane ways the animals are being reared and raised, this Vermont packinghouse is embracing transparency by letting the public see all. Fro...

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Eleanor Goldberg

2 August 2016

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Child mortality is a global problem that can be reduced by increasing breastfeeding rates; however, many mothers are either under too much cultural pressure, need to work, or cannot lactate enough milk. Brazil has dev...

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Rebecca Klein

25 July 2016

New York, New York, United States

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While many of America's classrooms are increasingly diversifying, the demographic makeup of their educators is not, and turnover of minority teachers remains high. A program in New York City called NYC Men Teach is wo...

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