Archive | December, 2014

Planeta Océano

Kerstin S. Forsberg named one of 30 under 30: Social Entrepreneurs by Forbes Magazine. She is the co-founder of  Planeta Océano (Planet Ocean) a non for profit organization that strongly works to conserve and restore coastal and marine environments, with special focus on Peru. They promote and develop research, environmental education & awareness and sustainable development initiatives; […]

Re:Char

Re:Char’s work in Western Kenya was recently featured on an episode of BBC World’s Horizons Business. This episode covered innovative business approaches to solving food insecurity in Africa. The Horizons Business team visited us in Bungoma, interviewed some of our farmers, and produced a great 5 minute segment on our work. This segment was then […]

Neil Hammerschlag: Shark researcher, scientist

Dr. Neil Hammerschlag is a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Miami, a joint position between the Rosenstiel School of Atmospheric Science & Leonard & Jayne Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy. Neil is renowned for his research on sharks. His research is primarily focused on (1) understanding the role of sharks in […]

Robert Reich: 10 Ways to Fix Inequality

Robert Reich: 10 Ways to Fix Inequality Some inequality of income and wealth is inevitable, if not necessary. If an economy is to function well, people need incentives to work hard and innovate. The pertinent question is not whether income and wealth inequality is good or bad. It is at what point do these inequalities […]

The New ‘Harvest of Shame’: Children Who Pick Tobacco

More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in “Harvest of Shame,” an angry documentary that would become a classic. While conditions have improved for some of the families whose work provides our cornucopia of affordable food, there remains a special group […]

New Green Inventions:

15 Cutting-edge Items from the Mother Nature Network Can electronics be green? Looking at the latest in green inventions, you might be surprised to know that you can have a smaller ecological footprint without sacrificing all your electronic toys. Here’s our list of 15 of the newest, eco-friendly innovations to help you do your part. Continue […]

Water Cooperatives

Article from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Close to 3,300 water cooperatives in the U.S. are consumer-owned utilities formed to provide safe, reliable and sustainable water service at a reasonable cost. They provide drinking, fire protection and landscaping irrigation water. In addition, many of them provide wastewater services. Water cooperatives are most often […]