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Liza Ramrayka

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9 May 2019

Maynardville, Tennessee, United States

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A lack of access to basic personal hygiene necessities will hinder anyone's everyday life, but it especially impacts children that have to attend school where they are often bullied because of it. To provide these chi...

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Max S. Kim

8 April 2019

Seoul, South Korea

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In South Korea, a combination of grassroots movements and government campaigns have dramatically reduced the country's food waste by 95% (about 400 metric tons a day). Residents are required to buy special biodegradab...

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Bryce Covert

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18 March 2019

Washington, D.C., United States

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In Washington, D.C., universal pre-K is creating a more accessible landscape for childcare services, which often take up unmanageable amounts of parents' budgets. The city is now taking another step to ease the burden...

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Adam Forrest

25 February 2019

Amsterdam, Netherlands

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To encourage commuters to shift from driving to biking, cities across Europe have tried out a mileage fee earned for commuting via bicycle, often tax-free. Leaders are learning this needs to be coupled with other ince...

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Nick Visser

23 February 2019

Port Vila, Vanuatu

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What started as a Facebook campaign to ban plastic bags has become legislation in the island country of Vanuata. The country has banned many single-use plastics, including bags, drinking straws, and containers, and ho...

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Laura Paddison

8 February 2019

Finland

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In Finland, preliminary results from the country's first experiments with Universal Basic Income are being released - and while impacts on employment rates are still up in the air, providing a basic income seemed to i...

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Laura Paddison

30 January 2019

Finland

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In Finland, homelessness has been largely perceived as eradicated through its pilot of the now internationally recognized concept of Housing First, where people experiencing homelessness are offered safe, stable and p...

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Oliver Balch

16 January 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

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The Bill Gates Foundation is currently funding a number of organizations that seek to solve the rate of open defecation by creating low-cost toilets that utilize the feces within them. One organization, called Sanergy...

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Daniel Hurst

8 January 2019

Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

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Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...

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Laura Paddison

5 December 2018

Kiruna, Sweden

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Due to mining tunnels running under the length of the city of Kiruna in Sweden, the city is relocating in order to keep the community safe. Although the project is a slow and tedious process, “intensive consultation" ...

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Maddy Savage

28 November 2018

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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ReTuna, a new Swedish shopping mall, features exclusively items that are used, secondhand, or made sustainably. The mall is hoping to help consumers save money, as well as decrease waste and improve the shopping exper...

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Jordan Heller

27 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperative in Cleveland is on a path to make wealth and business ownership more accessible. They operate several cooperative businesses: a laundry and a solar panel firm among them, all of which choose to w...

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Robert Raymond

21 November 2018

Oakland, California, United States

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When wildfires overtook California, communities sprang into action in order to help those that did not have a way to take shelter from the smoke. Forming groups to focus on disaster relief efforts, various community-d...

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Joseph Fox

16 November 2018

Villardeciervos, Zamora, Spain

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In northwestern Spain, the perception of wolves is shifting from "vermin" to "tourist attraction"--a crucial conservation step for the estimated 2,000 wolves remaining in Spain. Thanks to the efforts of conservation g...

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Jason Cherkis

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15 November 2018

United States

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Suicidologist James Motto discovered through extensive research that persistent contact with patients reduced their likelihood to repeat suicide attempts. He wrote letters to patients over up to 15 years and found tha...

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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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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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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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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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