Telling inspiring stories of social change.
Banking on Change
posted Mar 18, 2010
- With a briefcase and a motorcycle, a banker in India gets poor communities on their feet—and, in the process, blurs the lines between finance and community organizing.
Green-collar Jobs in Newark, New Jersey
posted Mar 09, 2010
- A weatherization program in Newark, New Jersey, is creating jobs and helping low-income residents save money.
Drafting Nature's Constitution
posted Mar 02, 2010
- Video: Simply regulating pollution will never really stop it. Mari Margil of the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund discusses why we need a fundamental change in the way we use law to protect nature.
Avatar in the Amazon
posted Feb 23, 2010
- Indigenous Amazonian communities in Ecuador share their take on the American blockbuster, Avatar.
World Economic Forum, Take Two
by Brooke Jarvisposted Feb 12, 2010
- Prankster filmmakers found a way to make business and political leaders say all the right things.
The Hapa Project
posted Feb 11, 2010
- Artist Kip Fulbeck's portrait project delves into the complex relationship between race and identity for hapas, a growing population in multiracial America.
An Interview With Paolo Lugari, Founder of Las Gaviotas
posted Feb 10, 2010
- Paolo Lugari, the founder of Las Gaviotas in Colombia, describes how the incredible energy of the human spirit has made Las Gaviotas into a world-famous example of sustainable living in a harsh environment.
End of the Long Summer
posted Feb 10, 2010
- Author Dianne Dumanoski discusses climate change as a human crisis and why we must find our way "through this thicket of uncertainty."
A Call to Bring the World Together…
posted Feb 08, 2010
- Video: Since its November 2009 launch, over 36,000 people have affirmed the Charter for Compassion, a project that sprouted from author Karen Armstrong's TED speech. Based on the Golden Rule, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you," the charter is a result of public input from 150,000 religious and secular people worldwide.
Dave Moore: Fighter for Civil Rights and Working People
posted Jan 27, 2010
- Video: A tribute to Dave Moore, an icon of the civil rights and labor movements, who passed away in the fall of 2009 at the age of 97.
Silk Purse from Sow's Ear
posted Jan 26, 2010
- Two Brooklyn, New York, furniture designers salvage scrap from New York's woodworking industry and turn the discarded material into one-of-a-kind pieces.
We Are All Connected
posted Jan 25, 2010
- Electronic musician John Boswell's project "The Symphony of Science" sets scientific knowledge to music, exploring our relationship with one another and with the universe.
We're Not Done Yet
posted Jan 22, 2010
- Video: Copenhagen may have been an official failure, but for a new generation of climate activists, it was transformative.
School Lunch is a Social Justice Issue
posted Jan 12, 2010
- Video: "Renegade lunch lady" Ann Cooper on what we're teaching kids about food and nutrition—and how to change it.
John Francis Walks the Earth
posted Jan 08, 2010
- For over two decades, John Francis has been traveling the planet by foot and sail learning about environmental respect. For 17 of those years, he did so without speaking. Luckily for us, he's taken to spreading his message—here in a speech for TED.