On Sept. 29 thousands of volunteers will spread out along the banks of the Connecticut River collecting tons of plastic bottles, cans, food containers, and other trash.
All of corporate America can take a lesson from high-tech leaders such as LinkedIn, eBay, Salesforce.com, and Facebook, who encourage their employees and customers to work for social causes.
On northern California's spectacular coast a free camp for low-income children provides hands-on science education and team building – along with 'nonstop fun.'
In social-investment exchanges, donors choose what projects to 'invest' in. But the return is in the form of social good, not cash.
Pitcher irrigation – in which buried clay pots release water into the soil – delivers water directly to plant roots rather than spreading it more widely across fields.
The decade-old Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park was formed through the cooperation of three nations and has reduced conflicts over natural resources, especially water, while protecting wildlife.
Rural residents of Haiti most easily see the benefits of composting human waste, says Sasha Kramer, the co-founder of SOIL.
From Seattle to Sweden, city and regional governments are using roof gardens, specially designed wetlands, and other forms of 'green infrastructure' to rein in pollution – and to save money.
Africa is booming with young entrepreneurs, but they don't always operate like their counterparts in the US.
In South Africa, the Tlhago Primary Agricultural Cooperative teaches urban youths gardening skills, educates them about climate change, and empowers them to take practical actions.
A Massachusetts-based nonprofit is based on same concept as community-supported agriculture, except in this case members purchase a share of a fishing season, rather than a harvest of vegetables.
An arts center, run by a Colombian non-governmental organization, works with former child soldiers – leftist rebels and right-wing paramilitaries – to help them return to civilian life.
Roberto Bosch's volleyball school was getting nowhere. Then he invited kids from the slums to join for free.
He sold his mansion, Porsche, and yacht and set off for Cambodia to provide food, shelter, and education to destitute children.
The nonprofit group Tasintha helps prostitutes reform their lives using a positive, nonjudgmental approach.
New technologies created by India's energy entrepreneurs could provide affordable clean energy through community-scale micro-grids, solar home systems, and solar lanterns that displace the need for subsidized kerosene and provide a hundred times the lumens for a fraction of the cost.
Applying known technologies and changing old practices could make a big difference in ensuring an adequate water supply for both agriculture and cities, one expert says.
How can planners attract the 60 percent of Americans who say they would bike more if they felt more secure? The answer could be cheap and simple.
The American University of Nigeria provides a modern education right in the backyard of Boko Haram, Nigeria's homegrown terrorist group. One clue: The campus claims 55 percent of all the Internet traffic in Nigeria.
Evicted from Kenya's protected forests, displaced people are finding a new way to make a living – without cutting trees – by turning to bamboo farming.