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The Hunger Games Are Back: “Saw Mockingjay—Now I Want to Go Solve All the World's Problems”
by Christopher Zumski Finkeposted Nov 21, 2014
- Check out #MyHungerGames—the latest installment of fan activism that gets young people talking about real-life inequality.
10 Climate Conscious Cities—Electric Cars, Rooftop Farms, and Other Ways They’re Preparing for the Future
by Natasha Donovanposted Nov 19, 2014
- There’s no time to waste when it comes to acting on climate change. The world’s most forward-thinking cities are curbing carbon and building for a sustainable future, now.
8 Main Street Job Creators Who Are Rebooting the Economy—Starting with Those Who Need It Most
by Mary Hansenposted Nov 19, 2014
- From the Deep South to the West Coast, these entrepreneurs are making sure jobs and dollars grow—and stay—in places hardest hit by hurricanes, poverty, and gentrification.
Want to See How Governments Are Making Real Progress? Look to the Cities Tackling Our Biggest Problems
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 19, 2014
- New energy is transforming our cities into hotbeds of democracy and progressive innovation.
Urban Comeback: How Cities Are Leading Us Into the Future
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 18, 2014
- At a time when nations are gridlocked and corrupted by special interests, cities are taking on poverty, social isolation, and the climate crisis.
Permanent Housing for 85 Homeless People Saved Taxpayers $1.8 Million (And 18 Other Facts to Think About)
by Natasha Donovanposted Nov 17, 2014
- Did you know an elephant can bring in more than $1.6 million during its lifetime—from ecotourism?
The New Grassroots Heroes: They Fight Pollution—and Police Brutality—And They're Changing How Social Movements Happen
by Laura Flandersposted Nov 14, 2014
- "The global justice movement, the antiwar movement, the climate movement: We are now part of a much larger, more systemic movement that really sees the interrelationships between all these systems and climate destruction."
7 Ways to Get Happy—Without Costing the Planet
by Sarah van Gelderposted Nov 14, 2014
- The starting point is to realize we have choices—like meaningful work, authentic relationships, and gratitude.
Video: A Four-Point Plan to Protect Indigenous Lands from the Canadian Government
posted Nov 14, 2014
- The Canadian government has relaunched a process that many First Nations leaders believe would terminate their land claims. But indigenous-led grassroots movements are on the case.
An Introvert Cooks Dinner for 80—and Learns Something About Community
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 13, 2014
- I love my solitude. I also love my community. But my independent nature has never been unusual in this town.
How the U.S. Government Could End the Student Debt Crisis Today
by Raúl Carrilloposted Nov 12, 2014
- Instead of loaning students money, the federal government could just pay for their tuition, without causing any significant economic problems.
These 14 Teenage Inventors Built a Glove That Translates Sign Language—and Other Tech Solutions
by Lindsey Weedstonposted Nov 11, 2014
- What these kids came up with will leave you wondering what adults are even doing anymore.
Land, Co-ops, Compost: A Local Food Economy Emerges in Boston's Poorest Neighborhoods
by Penn Lohposted Nov 07, 2014
- From kitchens that buy and sell locally grown food, to a waste co-op that will return compost to the land, new enterprises are building an integrated food network. It's about local people keeping the wealth of their land at home.
25 Years Later: How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Inspired Global Uprisings from Occupy to Ferguson
by Mark Engler, Paul Englerposted Nov 07, 2014
- Every so often, we witness a period of mass insurgency that seems to defy the accepted rules of politics. If ever there was a time in modern history that exemplified such a moment, it was the second half of 1989.
When My Husband Was Fired, I Felt Shame—Then Gratitude
by Shannon Hayesposted Nov 07, 2014
- I had grown up identifying joblessness with shame and failure. But here we were, on the other side of the employment equation, and for the first moment in my grown-up life, everything felt … right.