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Andrea Learned

BIO

Sustainability's Neglected Frontier: The Young and the Entrepreneurial

Andrea Learned | Posted June 9, 2012

A week ago I spent a day with representatives of the Pacific Northwest's emerging generation of sustainability and socially-minded entrepreneurs, and it blew me away. And, I was not the only one impressed.
Roger Thurow

BIO

African Farmers: Surviving or Thriving?

Roger Thurow | Posted June 9, 2012

It is one of Africa's cruelest ironies that as the planting season begins, as it is now across much of the continent, so does the hunger season. The food stocks from the previous harvest are running low and it will be several months before the next harvest comes in. In this crisis, nearly one billion people go to bed hungry every night...
Russell Simmons

BIO

Amerikkka's Last Stand

Russell Simmons | Posted June 9, 2012

Let us take notice, there are some people in our country who are fighting with every ounce of energy that they have to promote hate, racism and bigotry. I want to warn them now, that anyone whose mission is keeping people apart is swimming against a very strong tide.
David Katz, M.D.

BIO

Food Marketing to... Neonates? Bad Form, Bad Formula!

David Katz, M.D. | Posted June 9, 2012

The best possible start in life is every baby's birthright. For the vast majority of babies, breastfeeding is an important part of that formula. The marketing of other formulas to neonates as an alternative to breast milk... most certainly is not!
Tanyella Evans

BIO

Heroic vs. Homegrown Entrepreneurs?

Tanyella Evans | Posted June 9, 2012

We have become intoxicated with "heroic entrepreneurs" that have set a course to the moon, but I believe that groups focused at the community level are just as deserving of our attention.
David de Ferranti

BIO

Can Patent Pools Get More AIDS Drugs to Patients?

David de Ferranti | Posted June 9, 2012

Although many of the ARVs in widespread use in low- and middle-income countries now are already off-patent, the new and better drugs that are still needed would be subject to patent protection.
Yoani Sanchez

BIO

Generation Y Turns Five

Yoani Sanchez | Posted June 9, 2012

A child of five starts school, but a blog of the same age has already taken more daring steps. Today, I am making an effort to remember that quiet and fearful woman, from before April 9, 2007, who created Generation Y. But I can't.
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

BIO

Nonprofits: Are You Just Asking for Money, or Sharing a Vision?

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted June 9, 2012

Look at your media presentations, videos, live events, print materials, and in-person contacts. What do they say? What story are they telling?
Jonathan Talat Phillips

BIO

The Rise of the New Spiritual Counterculture

Jonathan Talat Phillips | Posted June 9, 2012

Enthusiastic crowds have greeted me on my book tour. This shouldn't be happening as first-time author in a wilting publishing industry. But I've had a secret grassroots weapon, one that a lot of mainstream America doesn't know about.
Dwight Robson

BIO

Belonging to a Community: How Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Are Finding Joy

Dwight Robson | Posted June 9, 2012

Institutionalized for most of his life, Edwin longed for the opportunity to live in the community -- and 15 years ago he got that chance when he was matched with his Mentor, Dawna, through The MENTOR Network's Host Home program in New Jersey.
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

BIO

Family Planning: Making the Fundamental Human Right a Reality

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted June 9, 2012

Providing for the unmet need for family planning requires not only tearing down the barriers that women and adolescents face in their homes and communities, but also expanding the availability of quality information, supplies and services.
Shawn Amos

BIO

Watch: 60 Seconds of Social Media

Shawn Amos | Posted June 9, 2012

Welcome to this week's "60 Seconds of Social Media." In this episode, we take a look at the troubles facing Internet giant Yahoo and give you a primer on SEO and what it means for your Web site.
Wendy Silvers

BIO

Million Mamas Movement: Every Child Safe

Wendy Silvers | Posted June 9, 2012

If we each take responsibility for the fear within our own minds, we can truly relate to each other as part of the same human family, with the same innate desires for a happy, harmonious life.
Beverly Bell

BIO

Birthing Justice: Without Firing an Arm, We Created a Revolution

Beverly Bell | Posted June 9, 2012

Today, land access remains largely unfair and inequitable. Never has such a high percentage of the world's population been displaced from their indigenous or ancestral lands, left without land, a secure home, or the ability to feed themselves.
Hibaaq Osman

BIO

1325: Why These Numbers Matter

Hibaaq Osman | Posted June 9, 2012

1325 is the most comprehensive resolution ever passed to help protect the rights of women and children in war zones and post conflict areas.
Dr Layla McCay

BIO

Wanted: Professional Soulmate

Dr Layla McCay | Posted June 9, 2012

It turns out that while I was spending my formative years coming up with brilliant ideas to change the world, I should actually have been screening my fellow students for their potential as my future business partners.
Steven Kurlander

BIO

Pitcher Jamie Moyer Is MLB's Middle-Aged Supernatural

Steven Kurlander | Posted June 9, 2012

Jamie Moyer, a 49-year-old professional baseball player, made history by becoming the oldest opening day starting pitcher when he took the mound for the Colorado Rockies against the Houston Astros.
Ashley Bryan

BIO

Bully Will Disturb You and Give You Hope, But Ultimately It Misses the Mark

Ashley Bryan | Posted June 9, 2012

I fear instead that those demographics not reflected in the film -- basically everyone except simple small-town folks -- will leave the theater troubled by what they've seen but ultimately detached from the issue.
Robin Lim, CPM

BIO

Birth on the Edge

Robin Lim, CPM | Posted June 9, 2012

Just before 5 a.m., my hand phone is buzzing madly. I am up instantly, knowing that it must be an emergency: A newborn is having difficulty breathing. I am off and running down my stairs and out into the darkness.
Chris Ladd

BIO

Republicans, Democrats and the "Crazy Gap"

Chris Ladd | Posted June 9, 2012

Occupy Wall Street is little more than a footnote, having failed to wield any noticeable influence in democratic politics. The Tea Party, on the other hand, spread through the Republican biosphere like the zombie virus from The Walking Dead.
Thane Kreiner

BIO

Jesuit Social Entrepreneurship

Thane Kreiner | Posted June 9, 2012

Our mission at the Center is to help more social entrepreneurs help more people. Last year, we launched a GSBI Network among the network of Jesuit institutions of higher learning around the world -- all with a common mission to create a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

BIO

The 8 Cent Solution to Improving Women's Health in Africa

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted June 9, 2012

For too long we have allowed millions of girls and women to suffer from female genital schistosomaisis. We may now be at the beginning of the end of this disease.
Christopher Holshek

BIO

The Golden Rule, for Each and All

Christopher Holshek | Posted June 9, 2012

Sitting at his right hand in front of thousands of worshipers, hearing him refer to me as "his brother in faith," it was as exhilarating as my first firefight in combat -- except much more pleasant and uplifting.
Scott Steen

BIO

Partnering to Plant Trees -- More Than Two Million of Them

Scott Steen | Posted June 9, 2012

Since 1998, IKEA U.S. and American Forests have been dedicated to improving the lives of the many people, our habitat and ecosystems, through the national-in-store 'Plant A Tree' program.
Pat Mitchell

BIO

Lessons From a Global Family

Pat Mitchell | Posted June 9, 2012

I feel privileged to be a part of the Skoll World Forum -- as a moderator, from time to time, and always as an admirer of the people I meet there, the work I hear about, and the ideas and insights I take away.
Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

BIO

Designing the Future of the National Mall

Dr. Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel | Posted June 9, 2012

The National Mall gives all Americans -- half of whom will visit the Mall during their lifetime -- an opportunity to connect with our country's history and heroes.
Mark Horvath

BIO

Transgender Homelessness And My Visit With TRANS: THRIVE

Mark Horvath | Posted June 9, 2012

"I don't care who you worship or what you believe. I don't care who you sleep with. If you are helping hurting people, you're my friend and I will support you". ~ Mark Horvath Homelessness is a critical issue for transgender people, with one in five having experienced homelessness at...
Brad Meltzer

BIO

The Unsung Heroes in our Schools

Brad Meltzer | Posted June 9, 2012

In our schools today, there are many Mrs. Spicers, teachers who work away from the spotlight, going about the business of inspiring their students to aspire to greatness. This is especially true of our school librarians.
Richard Turner

BIO

One Step That Can Solve A Critical Health Problem In Africa

Richard Turner | Posted June 9, 2012

At the end of February I attended the Regional Finals of the Hult Global Case Challenge in Boston as a judge for the nonprofit SolarAid. It was an extraordinary experience and gave a glimmer into the potential that every social cause could tap into providing they open their...