Tom McNichol is the unofficial garbageman of the Charles River, beautifying Boston's iconic strip of water.
Philadelphia restauranteur Judy Wicks says a business transaction can be 'one of the most satisfying, meaningful, and loving of human interactions.'
A volunteer effort collects thousands of pounds of garbage – refrigerators, tires, shopping carts, toys, and countless plastic bottles – from San Juan, Puerto Rico, estuaries.
The nonprofit group Practical Action encourages the use of earthenware storage coolers called zeer pots to help prevent food waste.
Activists are asking Saudi women to go on driving in public and posting online photographs or films of themselves doing so.
Shazadi Gillani battles bandits, earthquakes, and militants but must wear a burka outside the police station.
The philanthropist and farmer travels the world looking for how his Howard G. Buffett Foundation can help solve the biggest challenges.
Gather Baltimore uses volunteers to collect fruit and vegetables donated by local farmers and food distributors, then transports this healthy food to low-income families.
Tech startup HarassMap is taking a stand against sexual harassment in Egypt by allowing victims to text, tweet, or email reports of assaults and map them online.
Races2Run has organized more than 3,000 running and walking events that benefit a wide range of charitable causes.
Through its Beacon of Light community center, Masjid al Islam mosque in southeast Dallas serves more than 15,000 free meals per year, mostly to non-Muslims.
A new father thinks about how to bring up his son to treat women with respect. The group Men as Peacemakers offers education for boys and men aimed at preventing violence against girls and women.
ChopChop magazine offers nutritious, easy-to-make recipes that appeal to kids and parents alike.
Jersey Shore Hurricane News, a platform on Facebook, is a 'two-way news outlet' that combines the crowdsourcing power of social media with the watchful eye of an editor.
US Navy Capt. Eward Zellem’s new book of Afghan proverbs provides a step toward greater literacy for many Afghans.
In response to the federal government shutdown, a group of Environmental Protection Agency staffers in Georgia made cleaning up a local creek a 'do it yourself' project.
The Fisher House Foundation and private donors will pay military family death benefits during the government shutdown. And other philanthropists are helping keep Head Start programs running.
After a flash of inspiration Glenn Paige wrote a book on 'nonkilling,' and now his concept is gaining momentum worldwide.
16-year-old Malala Yousafzai, the education advocate who won the European Union's annual human rights award Oct. 10, is also a favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
Maria Klemperer-Johnson is getting women ready for the growing and high-paying field of carpentry by teaching them to build tiny eco-friendly homes.