10 Ways to Green Your Halloween


Halloween is a holiday that can sometimes get a bit too dressed up with unnecessary additions like expensive costumes, large sacks of candy that eventually harden and get chucked in the trash around Christmas, and herds of gourds that grow feet of mold and run away in springtime. We thought it might be cool to […]

Noble Nonprofits: IRC – Meet an Aid Worker on the Front Lines of West Africa’s Ebola Crisis

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Emmanuel Boyah, the International Rescue Committee’s primary health manager stationed in Liberia confronts the harsh reality of the Ebola outbreak in hard-hit Lofa County. According to the World Health Organization, more than 240 health care workers have been infected with Ebola in West Africa and of the 240 victims, at least half have died from the virus. […]

The Cost of Food Waste

Food Waste

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations “Global food production must increase by 60% by 2050 in order to meet the demands of the growing world population. Yet, more than one third of the food produced today is lost or wasted…This food wastage represents a missed opportunity to improve food security […]

Snippets of Serbia: Cultural Illustrations From a Little Known Land


“Snippets of Serbia” is a cultural illustration series based in Serbia. The illustrations provide fleeting glimpses of the country that, when assembled into their larger context, provide a more holistic view of Serbian life. “Snippets of Serbia” is supported in part by the U.S. Embassy in Serbia, and will culminate in a small published collection. […]

These 10 Young Minds Are Changing the Food System

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This post comes courtesy of  Margot Tuchler and Danielle Nierenberg of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank Innovations in agriculture don’t just come from veteran environmentalists or food industry heavyweights. In fact, many inspiring projects are the creations of youth around the world. Food Tank is excited to highlight ten young foodies who make us more […]

12 of Cape Town’s Coolest Cafes

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A city as alive with creativity, color and culture as Cape Town is bound to have an assortment of unique cafes. Give one of these a try and enjoy not only coffee, but also a great experience.   Feature photo by Hannah Swithinbank

This New App Allows You to Create and Share Videos With a Community That Turns Ideas Into Actions

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Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.― Eleanor Roosevelt Imagine a social media platform where you communicate with people based on your passions, with genuine and enduring relationships being forged. This is Ideapod, where conversations happen at the level of ideas. The company is crowdfunding the development of a mobile […]