St. Monica Girls’ Tailoring Center in Uganda teaches skills that allow women to earn a living for themselves – and often for the children they bore as slave 'wives.'
Funded by Google and Indiegogo, a San Francisco nonprofit turns old buses into much-needed shower facilities for those living on the streets.
The tsunami that struck Indonesia in 2004 obliterated vast areas of Aceh Province. But villagers there have used an innovative microcredit scheme to restore mangrove forests and other coastal ecosystems as a natural barrier against future killer waves and storms.
Christopher and Regina Catrambone launched the Migrant Offshore Aid Station to rescue migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe.
Walden Pond, considered the birthplace of the environmental movement, will have a new visitor center, powered by solar energy, that includes a charging station for electric cars.
Ms. Yamin has been a key actor in getting that ambitious goal into the discussion of carbon emission reductions under way at the UN climate talks in Lima, Peru.
In Bangalore, India, Nalini Shekar has organized lowly waste pickers wandering the streets into a cohesive group of waste-management professionals.
In Lima, Peru, now hosting UN climate talks, Jorge Gutierrez is showing off his air-purifying 'super tree' device that he says can convert as much carbon dioxide into oxygen as 1,200 trees.
An anti-slavery drive, led by Pope Francis, receives the backing of a wide array of the world's religious leaders.
A restored theater in Ridgefield, Conn., provides customers with a great moviegoing experience while employing people with developmental disabilities.
In Richmond, Calif., a police chief has employed several steps that have greatly reduced violent crime as well as the need for police to use deadly force.
It's the first green energy project to come online since the Pentagon's 2012 commitment to develop 3 gigawatts of renewable energy on military bases by 2025.
A teenaged girl in Taiwan serves as a campaign manager for a city council candidate, and provides a model of civic activism for cynical teens.
Through Vision To Learn, Austin Beutner brings eye exams and glasses to low-income students, helping them see their way to a better education.
A public dialogue on gun control, begun at a 2013 Monitor forum, continues in Montana.
At Café Momentum in Dallas former juvenile offenders learn valuable life skills.