Several kitchen-based initiatives, from New York to California, are giving refugees opportunities to make a living. The initiatives can serve as a counterpoint to anti-immigration sentiment, proponents say.
Makoko Floating School, built with local wood and floating on hundreds of recycled plastic barrels, can adapt to changing water levels and withstand storms and floods.
Lisa Hallett co-founded the Wear Blue running club – now with 15,000 members – to commemorate soldiers who have died in action. Helping others cope with those losses has become her mission.
Akanksha Hazari's data company helps underserved communities earn rewards for water filters, tuition fees and more.
A growing movement is using music to challenge negative perceptions of the Roma, or gypsy, community in Kosovo.
'These encounters break down barriers – everything the Palestinians knew about us, and everything we knew about them, simply disintegrates,' says the founder of The Road to Recovery.
Young British entrepreneur Tom Cridland is designing a line of practical, everyday clothing meant to last decades and be more eco-friendly.
Today (March 8) is International Women's Day. From Ukraine to Mexico, women across the world are finding creative ways to break cycles of violence in their communities.
The new mapping process uses an algorithm to analyze satellite images and send automatic alerts about questonable logging activity.
An entrepreneur urges farmers to stop cutting down acacia trees for fuel and instead suspend bee hives from them, creating a perpetual – and higher – source of income.
Unabashedly enthusiastic about the ancient city, the German archaeologist fights environmental threats and structural collapses that threaten this historical jewel.
Dance movement therapy helped ease anxiety, depression, anger, and post-traumatic stress, says a study from an Indian charity.
With the recent opening of a 'bike highway,' Germany is starting to build a network of wide, dedicated bicycle thoroughfares designed to lure commuters out of their cars.
The Solar Impulse 2 is making aviation history as it wings its way around the world.
A choral extravaganza in late March will include visiting Japanese students affected by the 2011 nuclear disaster and tsunami.
Some 10 million children in northern Nigeria are in danger of being recruited by the Islamist insurgent group Boko Haram. The 'Feed and Read' program offers another path.
An Oscars ad will highlight TOMS, the company whose sustainable-philanthropy program has given away 50 million shoes. But critics say that what 'free' philanthropy sustains is poverty itself.
She founded Sweet Blackberry to make films that introduce new historical figures to children of all ethnic backgrounds.
Karolyn Grimes played little Zuzu Bailey in the classic 1946 movie. Today, she travels the country talking about its message of hope and healing – and sometimes her own story, too.
The African-American entrepreneur is applying his brand of 'marketplace ministry' to create a climate for minority-owned technology start-up companies.