Raymond Burse is forfeiting a chunk of his salary at Kentucky State University to improve pay for the lowest-paid workers.
18-year-old Kenyan Tom Osborn founded GreenChar, which makes clean-burning smokeless cooking charcoal from agricultural waste.
The once-remote Yanomami people have been challenged by the arrival of outsiders to their area of northern Brazil.
From starting their own food companies to donating food that would be thrown away youths are undertaking many inspiring projects.
As program director of Peace Through Development II she helps moderate Muslims in Africa become more media savvy.
More than 60 counties, cities, and states – and some corporations – are reducing discrimination against former offenders by 'banning the box' from job applications.
When Michael Sulsona's wheelchair broke down while he was shopping at a home improvement store, four employees dropped everything to help.
An Israeli student living in the US has started the online campaign #JewsAndArabsRefuseToBeEnemies. While many have applauded, he says, others have been afraid to join in.
Tony Geraci has transformed the food program in Baltimore's public schools, replacing 'mystery meat' and canned foods with fresh, local produce and introducing students to how food is grown and prepared.
The Israel Longhorn Project wants to introduce Texas longhorns into desert areas of East Africa and Israel. The hardy species eats invasive shrubs and is resistant to diseases rampant in hot climates.
The Shriver Corps, named after Sargent Shriver, who founded the Peace Corps, will train volunteers to help poor Americans.
The museum, which tells the stories of native American peoples in Maine, has 'loudly retrofitted' to reduce oil and electricity consumption.
Agriculture doesn't have to degrade soils – it's possible for food production to enrich the earth, restore nutrients, conserve water, and prevent erosion.
Gita Wolf collaborates with India's women tribal artists to create award-winning books and help the women step across the gulf that divides them from the modern world.