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When a kid makes a face and says “ugh” at the site of tofu, and you find a way to prepare it that he loves and can’t get enough of, you know you’re doing something right. And that is the kind of thing Sally Sampson is seeing time and again as a result of ChopChop Magazine, which she founded in 2010.
Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change. SOCAP 2011 SOCAP11, the four-day conference that brings together global leaders…
Large-scale global initiatives can be challenging to interpret on a local level, especially when they involve goals for children and education. Deport-es para Compartir seeks to render the UN Millennium…
On September 11, 2011, Americans turned their eyes to New York City, and the vacant space in the skyline where the towers that fell 10 years ago would still be….
Anne Nudge is a Sales Representative for Peepoople AB, a Swedish social enterprise that, last October, launched a pilot project in Silanga, marketing and selling “The Peepoo”– a single-use, personal toilet that sanitizes human excreta shortly after defecation, preventing the feces from contaminating the surrounding environment. After just a few weeks, the bag transforms the waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.
Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change.
The biofuel industry has been gaining popularity and attracting significant investor and media attention all across the US. A report released this month by independent research organization Worldwatch reveals that global biofuel production increased by 17 percent in 2010.
In the video above, brother-and-sister Journey of Action duo were enthralled to stumble upon one of the gas stations run by biofuel marketing and retail company SeQuential, in conjunction with their production wing SeQuential Pacific Northwest.
By now, the field of social entrepreneurship is an established career path, and MBA programs all over the country have launched tracks dedicated to its study. But another field of…
Didn’t have time to read the news this week? Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change. (this week by Rachel Signer and Blair Hickman)
By now, most people have heard of “fair trade.” But the real-life, on-the-ground effects of the model are often overlooked. So here’s a quick breakdown of what fair trade really means.
This summer, Pencils of Promise also hosted a series of free Leadership Institutes for high school students, held in New York City. By bringing in speakers like Warby Parker’s Niel Blumenthal, each day-long event aimed to teach participants the essentials of changemaking leadership: public speaking, entrepreneurship, advocacy. The list goes on.
After studying abroad in Kenya during her junior year at Wesleyan, Gabrielle Fondiller founded Hatua Likoni, an organization that helps students pay their school fees through scholarships and provides mentoring to get them into college. Starting with seven students in 2007, the program now supports 76 young Kenyans in the Likoni region, and has a staff of local mentors who work with the students to keep them motivated in an under-resourced education system.
This is part of a series highlighting innovations and possibilities for action for the famine in Somalia. Most news stories frame the famine and political conflict as near unsolvable; we’re examining…