US energy companies have steadily increased investments in energy efficiency over the past five years – $7.2 billion in 2013 alone. They return $3 to $4 for every dollar spent.
The HERproject reaches factory workers in developing countries through peer mentoring. The training includes health and preventive care and instruction on how to create a savings account and a family budget.
His Young Men’s Success Series engages vulnerable young men from some of Boston’s toughest neighborhoods teaching money management skills and offering academic advising, summer job placement services, and educational field trips.
Below are just some of the organizations and initiatives working to create a lasting peace based on dignity, security, equality, and respect for the human rights of all Palestinians and Israelis.
Martin Burt, a former government minister in Paraguay, tells how the Social Progress Index has helped Paraguay set clearer goals and improve quality of life.
A gardening effort in Camden, N.J., brings fresh food to New Jersey’s biggest food desert.
Lian Pin Koh, cofounder of ConservationDrones.org, says drones can be a key part of conservation efforts, particularly in remote regions, from counting orangutans to stopping poaching.
Prep for Prep identifies promising students of color and helps prepare them for placement at top-quality independent and boarding schools.
Miley Cyrus turned the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards spotlight on the homeless youth of America. Twerking is so last year.
Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
Ice bucket challenges and similar social media-powered stunts are raising awareness and money for charitable causes.
Youths who work at Second Life Bikes for 15 hours can earn a refurbished bicycle of their own.
After successfully defeating miners, Aleta Baun is heading into the regional parliament to continue her campaign to protect the environment in western Timor, part of Indonesia.