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Peter Dickinson

Realizing Our Sustainable Energy Future: Making the Participatory Grid a Reality

Peter Dickinson | April 27, 2015 | Green
It's crucial that we start preparing our grid now for what lies ahead, while also fixing some of today's biggest issues. Finding a truly sustainable solution means looking beyond just one potential "magic bullet" answer to considering the energy landscape from a bird's eye view.
John M. Zervos

The Next Generation of Community Health Worker Programs

John M. Zervos | April 27, 2015 | Impact
Just recently, leading global health expert Dr. Paul Farmer was asked, "Which single intervention would do the most to improve the health of those living on less than $1 per day?" He responded, "Hire Community Health Workers to serve them."
Tanya Barron

The Perilous Road to Kathmandu

Tanya Barron | April 28, 2015 | UK
Today we need to head into Kathmandu and towards the epicentre. Colleagues have children they need to see. And we need to be close to the epicentre to help manage our response. The reports coming in from rural districts around the epicentre are alarming. Our staff are telling us that many, many buildings have collapsed. Homes, schools, hospitals. The hope is that since the earthquake struck on Saturday lunchtime, casualties will be minimised as fewer people would have been in public buildings.
Miriam Gonzalez Durantez

It Is the Duty of Every Woman of My Generation to Stand Up for Young Girls

Miriam Gonzalez Durantez | April 27, 2015 | UK
Paying homage to those women and encouraging them to speak up and inspire the younger generations is precisely what we also do with the Inspiring Women Campaign and that is why I decided to support the WIE network (and yes, I am doing this in the middle of a general election - and no, it is not an oversight). Because no matter your age, your skills or your background, every woman has an inner role model and it is the duty of every woman of my generation to stand up for young girls.
Neil Durkin

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | April 28, 2015 | UK
Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?
Lisa Earle McLeod

Guilty Volunteer, Please Put Your Hand Down

Lisa Earle McLeod | April 27, 2015 | Impact
Guilt may induce you to sign up for a thankless task, but it quickly loses its motivational power as the job wears on. If you're going to volunteer, don't simply respond to somebody else's desperate plea for help. Think about how you can create a meaningful experience for yourself.
Soraya Chemaly

What Should High Schools Do? 44 Percent of Sexual Assaults Happen BEFORE College

Soraya Chemaly | April 27, 2015 | Education
Forty-four percent of reported sexual assaults take place before the victim is 18. And yet, secondary schools remain woefully unprepared and irresponsibly reluctant to act on this information.
Mirah Riben

Adoptee Access to Birth Certificates Protects Their Parents' Privacy

Mirah Riben | April 27, 2015 | Impact
As the nation watches the Indiana battle between religious freedom and discrimination against same sex couples, there is another, little known civil rights battle playing out in the Hoosier state.
Loren Hyatt

Nepal Earthquake: What Happened and What You Can Do to Help

Loren Hyatt | April 27, 2015 | Impact
The plight of the Nepalese may slip to the back of your mind and then maybe just become an afterthought before being forgotten altogether. While there is a lot going on in the world, don't forget about Nepal.
Raymond Braun

This Is the Type of YouTube Channel I Wish Existed When I Was a Teen

Raymond Braun | April 27, 2015 | Teen
To the young gay kid in a small, conservative town who's hunting around online to find more information about what LGBT means -- or to anyone out there in a similar situation -- this channel is for you. I want to hear from you and I want you to know that I've got your back.
Rob Schware

Yoga: Helping Map the Path Home for Veterans

Rob Schware | April 27, 2015 | Impact
This is an interview with Ena Burrud, E-RYT500, a certified yoga therapist working with veterans in Colorado and Wyoming. Herself diagnosed with PTSD from chronic trauma, she has been offering iRest (integrative restoration) since 2012; and began sharing the practice in...
Hauke Hillebrandt

Together We Can Eradicate Malaria

Hauke Hillebrandt | April 27, 2015 | Impact
With the passing of World Malaria Day on Saturday, it's a good time to reflect on the spread of malaria and what can be done about it.
Dr. Orin Levine

The Steps It Will Take to Get Every Child Vaccinated

Dr. Orin Levine | April 27, 2015 | Impact
Vaccines are one of the best investments we can make to give every child a healthy start at life. The world must come together to get more vaccines to all children who need them.
Marina Gomberg

New Course at the U. of Utah has Students 'Begging' for Change

Marina Gomberg | April 27, 2015 | Green
Panhandling took a different form in downtown Salt Lake City this past Earth Day when students from the University of Utah's Art, Action and the Environment class took to the streets.
Ben Mason

Geography of Death

Ben Mason | April 27, 2015 | Impact
Watching the videos, you have the sense that what motivates these people to participate is not as calculating as that, but a more urgent human need. In the words of Diana, mother of Daniel who disappeared: "This is my way of honoring and remembering him, so that time does not erase his face."
Rebekah Bolser

Recent Gun Bill Is Bad for Ohio's Youth

Rebekah Bolser | April 27, 2015 | Politics
My heart aches for the thousands of people who will lose their lives this year to gun violence. The thousands of families who will mourn their loved ones.
Augusta Thomson

An Exhibit of Remarkable Young Women

Augusta Thomson | April 27, 2015 | Impact
This is how we begin each class: A friend and I arrive to a line of shoes outside the doorway of a classroom in Tibet World, a non-profit volunteer organization in McLeod Ganj, India.
Cate Montana

The Power of YES

Cate Montana | April 27, 2015 | Impact
In Greek "ne" means "yes." You'd think it would mean "no" because it sounds so close to the English word. But "no" in Greece is "ochi." Which, considering it's pronounced like a guttural "okay," you'd think would mean "yes."
Ebenezar Wikina

Invest in the Future, Defeat Malaria: My Stroll With Dr Fatoumata Nafo-Traore

Ebenezar Wikina | April 27, 2015 | Impact
"What is clear is that malaria countries and communities have gained much from the last 15 years of collective efforts and we must continue to prioritize their needs, and ensure we do not derail progress and allow malaria to resurge while we rethink our architecture."
Kirby Dick

Your Role in the Movement to End Campus Sexual Assault

Kirby Dick | April 27, 2015 | College
Students who experience sexual violence should know that they are never alone, and there are many ways to ask for help, from contacting the local police department or notifying campus police to seeking support of friends and family or contacting a local crisis hotline.
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