Ontario is on the verge of becoming the first industrial region in North America to eliminate all coal-fired electrical generation. Here’s how Canada’s most populous province did it – and what the US can learn from it.
The Afghan Dreamers project will highlight 'really good people doing really amazing things' that 12 years of war has overshadowed.
The plan compensates farmers with fertilizer and seed for their crop losses, with the aim of helping them start over after a loss.
The former NFL superstar openly shares his struggles with mental problems – and the help he's received – with soldiers, including some who are struggling to adjust after duty in the Middle East.
A 60-minute drive south of Berlin, Feldheim attracts international attention as Germany's first and only energy self-sufficient village.
Eleven saplings grown from seeds taken from the massive chestnut tree that stood outside the home in which Frank and her family hid from Nazis are being distributed to museums, schools, parks, and Holocaust remembrance centers through a project led by The Anne Frank Center USA.
BMe (pronounce “Be Me”) awarded funding, ranging from $5,000 to $40,000, to 10 black men in Detroit and 10 in Philadelphia to support their community projects, which include literacy programs, book clubs, and mentoring programs.
Women farmers in West Africa are replacing manual pestle and mortars with grinding machines that save time and grueling labor.
Nabil Laoudji's Mantle Project puts citizens on stage to tell stories of the experiences that led them to their positions on tough issues.
The number of girls making it to school is increasing because of Lotus Pedals, a program that last year gave 500 bicycles to young Cambodian girls.
Students from all over Russia visit the 16-year-old's site, The Blog of a School Wise Guy, to learn about math, physics, literature, new scientific breakthroughs, or just curious facts.
Maintaining water systems and involving the local citizens are keys to providing effective help, says Ned Breslin, CEO of Water for People
The author of 'The International Bank of Bob' lays out the groundwork for establishing 'The International Bank of You.'
Providing banking services at post offices around the world could better reach the rural poor, who often live far from any bank.
Can cities build sustainable housing that's affordable, too? Buffalo, N.Y., did and created a job-training pipeline in the process. Here's what can happen when a neighborhood takes the lead.
Wooden water wheels have long captured energy from mountain streams. New versions work even better, helping provide a local, sustainable source of energy to Indian villages high in the Himalayas.
Kimberly Ritter discovered that some US hotels harbor a horrifying secret – child sex trafficking. Now she and her employer are urging the hospitality industry to confront the problem.
In California, many Latina mothers find themselves cut off by domestic responsibilities and language barriers. But with the help of trusted mentors, they’re learning new skills and strengthening their support networks.
Through its Cities of Migration project, the Maytree Foundation hopes to provide not just inspiration but a set of tools that any city government can use to build a strong, diverse community.