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Drink Water? 999Bottle Lets You Measure How Much Plastic You Don’t Use

If you’ve started to feel like plastic has taken over the world, it has — from the Tupperware in our kitchens to children’s toys to the remote patches of ocean…

An Unlikely Obstacle to Girls’ Education: Improving Hygiene Around the World

There’s been a slow but steady push in recent years to improve girls’ access to education in developing countries. But while education has tremendous implications for gender equality and economic…

Working Toward Sustainable Energy for All

Every year, the UN chooses a social or environmental issue of global importance — such as biodiversity (2010) or microcredit (2005) or sanitation (2008) — to bring attention to the issue…

The Unreasonable Institute Targets Female Entrepreneurs for Fellowships

The Unreasonable Institute is revving up for another summer session to accelerate socially-minded ventures. Every year entrepreneurs compete to become Unreasonable Fellows, in the final round they are  featured in…

Sex Trafficking and the Super Bowl

The Super Bowl visits a different city every year, creating a highly sought-after boost in tourism for the city and excitement for football fans. But, many say, it also brings…

Conversations with Unreasonable Fellows: Ties Kroezen of NICE

Ties Kroezen lives in the Netherlands, but the fruits of his labor are in Africa. His company, NICE International, brings IT services and clean energy development to The Gambia and…

Waste Farmers: A Company Aims to Put Nutrients From Food Waste Back Into the Soil

The United States has a topsoil problem. About 75 percent of it is gone, primarily because the large, single-crop farms that dominate American agriculture rely on chemicals and synthetic fertilizers…

New California Law Combats Human Slavery via Supply Chain Transparency

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a time to educate people that slavery exists today and build support for the fight to stop it. But this January also happens to be…

Alternatives to Medical Testing on Chimpanzees

Aside from the small African country of Gabon, the U.S. is the only nation in the world that still conducts research on chimpanzees. Last Thursday, the National Institutes of Health…

Conversations with Unreasonable Fellows: Luis Duarte of YoReciclo

In this series we check in on Unreasonable Institute graduates. The Institute puts 25 entrepreneurs through an intense training and mentoring program to speed the development of their social enterprise….

Tracking the Unreasonable Institute Fellows: Cycle Chalao

In this series we check in on Unreasonable Institute graduates. The Institute puts 25 entrepreneurs a year through an intense training and mentoring program to speed the development of their…

Teaching Through Food: Conflict Kitchen Sparks Dialogue in Pittsburgh

One of the first reasons that Jon Rubin and his partner, Dawn Weleski, started the Conflict Kitchen was as a response to what was missing in Pittsburgh. The Conflict Kitchen…

SunSaluter Wins Social Good Summit’s Startups for Good

A 19-year old woman won the Social Good Summit’s Startups for Good challenge last week. Eden Full’s presentation to the panel of judges as a finalist was so impressive that…

Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health Event Takeaways

Looking at the statistics, the world has a long way to go on maternal health. One woman dies from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications every minute–that’s 529,000 women a year. That…

ChopChop: Childhood nutrition in magazine form

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.