In modern roller derby, the women skaters are part of every aspect of the operation, including choosing charities to help that are close to their own hearts.
Many hydroelectric dams produce modest amounts of power yet do enormous damage to river life. Why not build solar and wind farms in the drained reservoirs?
No Longer Empty involves the local community and then comes up with a theme for its art exhibitions that relates to local history.
The Makomboki Tea Factory in Kenya has stopped burning firewood and switched to a greener and cheaper fuel – biomass briquettes.
The social clothing company makes beanies and accessories that support artisans in Bolivia and help provide meals, supplies, and dental care to children in need.
The former reporter and social entrepreneur in Afghanistan is now trying to bring about a sea change in US foreign policy.
New York City high school students in the The 'Names, Not Numbers' oral history project record interviews with the vanishing survivors of the World War II Holocaust.
The exchange program aims to engage, inspire, and empower a new generation of women and girls in the science, technology, engineering, and math fields.
Volunteers help to 'save the last great places' while experiencing the great outdoors.
The world’s coral reefs are increasingly threatened by warmer and more acidic seas. Scientists looking to create species with the best chance to survive.
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee is marking 75 years of helping people worldwide.
For 30 years he has mentored youths, many of whom were out of school and on the streets – neglected, abused, or abandoned. He helps them go on to higher education and good jobs.
A project is training Light Ladies, who operate and maintain solar charging stations in their homes that boost their incomes significantly while cutting carbon emissions.
Run by nonprofit groups, the schools bring learning to girls whose families are forced to move around the region to survive.
In 2006 Cathy Groenendijk saw young girls living on their own on the streets of South Sudan. She offered them tea, food, and a place to sleep. She hasn't stopped since.
Hackathons offer opportunities to design new software and hardware. Citizens from all walks of life are using them to battle social problems – local and global.
Social impact bonds funnel private capital into philanthropic projects. Investors receive a return based on whether the project saves public money by addressing the social issue it targets.
Though Japanese himself, he's spent decades aiding non-Japanese survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
The love of edible insects in Democratic Republic of Congo may hold the key to tackling widespread hunger among its roughly 65 million people.
Activists say classes that confront traditional gender roles and challenge sexism among youths are a key to changing attitudes and curbing widespread abuse.