Members of the Dabaso Creek Conservation Group have planted an estimated 10 million mangrove trees. The forests, in turn, have provided for the community, bringing in birders and other tourists and becoming a habitat for crabs and fish to harvest.
About 30 million fish and other creatures are caught annually to supply the home aquarium market, taking a toll on some reef ecosystems. But conservationists are working to improve the industry by ending destructive practices and encouraging aquaculture.
A traditional organizing approach makes opponents into 'enemies,' but a new crop of union and other activists is using love and empathy to create alliances and new possibilities.
Her group Empowered Women International gives a voice to the Washington D.C. area’s immigrant and refugee women, enabling them to pursue their dreams of becoming a part of their new community.
Bank Andara has partnered with 737 microfinance institutions in Indonesia, reaching nearly 1.2 million low-income clients with ‘one stop’ shopping for all their banking needs.
Buyers make payments securely from home using their mobile phones, which also can be kept charged with the solar kit.
Imazon helps farmers formalize their land titles and trains them in improved farming techniques, like rotating crops and limiting overgrazing, to make their land more productive and reduce the need to cut down more rainforest.
The nonprofit group Christine's Hope for Kids has given more than $300,000 in donations and in-kind support to groups in New Jersey and across the country that work with children.
The social enterprise SOIL provides clean facilities for families in Haiti while also supplying a local source of fertilizer to sorghum farmers.
Push-Pull techniques help African farmers increase productivity, strengthen soils, and protect staple foods from pests – all without expensive chemical fertilizers or pesticides.
Maya Universe Academy was born in 2011 out of the creative altruism of Karki and six other young people from all over the world.
Nashville Grown, a new food hub in Nashville, Tenn., is a model for making local food accessible beyond farmers markets.
At Tiny Toones, a nonprofit group in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, youths learn to breakdance, as well as how to pursue goals beyond their limited circumstances.
The Partnership Against Corruption Initiative works worldwide sharing best practices and forcefully making the case for the advantages of corruption-free business transactions.
Katrell Christie uses profits from her Atlanta tea shop to finance college educations for orphaned girls in India.
In 'Paradise Lot,' two inner-city residents write about how they transformed less than an acre of blighted yard into a thriving food forest full of mushrooms, gooseberries, silkworms, and more.
Drowning is the top cause of death for children in Cambodia over the age of 1, according to a recent report.
Forty percent of all food produced in the US goes to waste. Boulder (Colo.) Food Rescue picks up food, primarily fresh fruits and vegetables, from local grocers and transports it by bike to groups that serve hungry, homeless, and low-income people.