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Creative ways to get your voice heard.

Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes Youth Portraits of Eco Heroes
A group of East Bay middle and high school students from Berkeley's Young Artists Workspace (YAWS) chose environmental heroes and each created their own unique artistic portraits.
Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman Building the World We Want: Interview with Mark Lakeman
by Brooke Jarvis
Interview with the co-founder of the City Repair Project, a Portland group that helps neighbors turn public spaces into gathering places.
The Village Building Convergence The Village Building Convergence
Portland, Ore. is the home of the Village Building Convergence, an annual event that draws on the power and creativity of neighbors to build the places they'd like to live.
Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun? Bottle Bank Arcade-What Happens When We Make Choices Fun?
Turning bottle recycling into an arcade game produces smiles and a healthier planet.
Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries Big Apple Kids from 194 Countries
Danny Goldfield’s NYChildren project captures images of kids from the world's 194 countries. Catch the project's spirit–it’s more than just pictures.
Midway Atoll: Message From the Gyre Midway Atoll: Message From the Gyre
Video: Chris Jordan's powerful photographs show the impact of disposable plastics on the albatross of Midway Atoll.
Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation Bearing Witness: Chris Jordan on Art, Grief, and Transformation
by Brooke Jarvis
Photographer Chris Jordan's latest project left him feeling grief and hopelessness. Now he wants more people to discover how productive those emotions can be.
Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style Healing Body and Heart, Cuban Style
by Beverly Bell and Tory Field
Cuban doctors and artists–on the ground in Haiti even before the earthquake–are helping survivors heal.
Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability? Can a Video Game Teach Sustainability?
by Rik Langendoen
In an entertainment subculture famous for violence and resource exploitation, one video game offers lessons for urban sustainability.
Brett Dennen on the Healing Power of Music Brett Dennen on the Healing Power of Music
by Madeline Ostrander
Though he’s climbed to the top ten of the indie music charts and won accolades from Rolling Stone, 30-year-old musician Brett Dennen says his most important work to date has been with children at The Mosaic Project, a small outdoor school in the Napa Hills of California.
Brett Dennen: My Most Important Songs Brett Dennen: My Most Important Songs
by Madeline Ostrander
A little-known album by pop star Brett Dennen is still changing lives at The Mosaic Project, teaching kids to stand up to intolerance.
Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White Faith Adiele: My Life in Black and White
Why memoir is the ultimate multicultural act.
Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience Artist Explores the "Hapa" Experience
by Ashlee Green
Kip Fulbeck created the book he always wanted as a kid: The Hapa Project, a series of photos and essays documenting the part-Asian experience.
Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers Comedian Teja Arboleda Uses Humor to Break Down Racial Barriers
by Ashlee Green
Teja Arboleda is part of a new generation of mixed-race comedians who are using humor to break down racial barriers.
Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race Blended Nation: Photos That Teach About the Complexities of Race
by Berit Anderson
Mark Tauber's Blended Nation is a book that chronicles the struggle for identity faced by mixed-race individuals.
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