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.
Some 1.3 billion people worldwide live without electricity, affecting health, lowering incomes, and making education difficult. Low-cost solar energy programs are beginning to meet the need.
Sack farming allows people to grow food in places with limited access to good land and with little water. It's already making a difference in dry regions of Kenya.
The Student Diplomacy Corps gives rural and urban students a chance to see the world while deepening their understanding of global issues – and each other.
The Mobile Factory turns rubble from disasters into Lego-style building blocks that snap together without cement or mortar, allowing the building to flex under stress.
The Rhino Orphanage takes extreme measures to protect its rhinos from poachers, barring all but selected visitors and not advertising its exact location.
The nonprofit program brings orphans and foster children from abroad to the US for a summer visit, where they stay with potential adoptive families.
Dirt is for more than filling base paths at the ballparks of these 'farm teams' – it’s for growing food too.
Cocoa farmers in Ghana formed Kuapa Kokoo, the 'Good Cocoa' co-operative, which helps its farmer-members in many ways.