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Greg Spencer

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Through the Paradigm Film Project, Students Inspire Peers and Community at Sundance

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2012 | 9:36 AM

High school students and leading filmmakers in the social venture and nonprofit space are teaming up to create their own short-film screening event during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City this year coined The Paradigm Film Project. The idea was sparked by Caleb Fine, a coach and...

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Gifting With Purpose for the Holidays

(1) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 11:01 AM

It's the holiday season again and like all of you, I'm left wondering what to give this year that's more meaningful than another nice sweater for my dad or a pair of pajamas for my grandma. Well, I did some homework, asked around and found my top list of gifts...

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Why I Walked 136 Miles for Women in Kenya

(1) Comments | Posted November 1, 2011 | 8:30 AM


After walking from San Diego to Los Angeles with 50 - 70 pounds of wood on my back, I feel as though my feet have been run over by an 8-ton tractor and my clavicles have been permanently indented from the ropes that held...

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Somewhere Between San Diego and L.A. with 50 Pounds of Wood on My Back

(1) Comments | Posted October 12, 2011 | 3:59 PM

On October 4th I set out from sunny San Diego with a group of friends, family and supportive organizations (Nika Water, Jedidiah, Fifty and Fifty and Empower a Child) to walk from San Diego to Los Angeles to raise awareness in the...

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Why I'm Walking 136 Miles With 50 Pounds of Wood on My Back

(1) Comments | Posted September 28, 2011 | 5:30 PM

With all the causes in the world you could support, maybe cook stoves don't top your list. But in my opinion, they should because, much like unsafe drinking water, there are serious social, environmental and economic issues that come from cooking over an open fire.

What's shocking is that...

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(0) Comments | Posted September 14, 2011 | 3:19 PM

Just a few months after I helped launch The Paradigm Project, a social venture company formed to find new and innovative ways to address poverty around the world, I found myself on plane headed for Nairobi. I was 24 years old and a complete greenhorn, but I had...

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