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How to Change the World

Tony Woodcock | Posted 02.19.2017 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

Do you remember that time in your youth when you talked about changing the world? It seemed as though that was our one and only mission, to turn the s...

The (New) Story of India

Zubin Sharma | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Zubin Sharma

"Murder." "Rape." "Corruption." "Dying from poverty and hunger." Open an Indian newspaper these days, and these are the stories you are likely to find. Out of these stories, our collective consciousness is built, which affects what we believe and how and why we choose to act.

Why I Walk Barefoot

Amy Quinn | Posted 02.03.2015 | Impact
Amy Quinn

This is not your everyday classroom. And these are not your everyday students. This is The Barefoot College, an NGO which aims to empower rural communities to become sustainable and self-sufficient by creating Rural Solar Engineers.

Enlightened Knowledge and 10 Ways to Attain It

Emilie Rambaud | Posted 08.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Emilie Rambaud

In today's world driven by data, studies, analysis, reports now accessible to all through new technologies, it seems that pretty much anyone could bec...

The World's Only College for the Rural Poor: Channeling Gandhi, Creating 21st Century Solutions

Barefoot College | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Barefoot College

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMore than one billion people live on less than one dollar a day.

Women's Leadership Will Strengthen Climate Action

Kelly Rigg | Posted 11.21.2013 | Green
Kelly Rigg

Women are more vulnerable to climate impacts due to their unequal position in society. But with their unique knowledge and perspectives, women hold the keys to adaptation strategies and are critical to implementing mitigation plans at the grassroots level.

Businesses with Impact : The conference (and network)not to miss twice a year.

Jesse Seaver | Posted 01.30.2013 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

The attendees at the Social Venture Network (SVN) conference ranged from first-time entrepreneurs to CEOs of major corporations to some of the industry's leading investment advisors and marketing firms.

Embracing Otherness: Bunker Roy

Pat Mitchell | Posted 12.18.2011 | Media
Pat Mitchell

Bunker Roy and his Barefoot College begins with an amazing story of his own choice to leave a life of privilege and prestigious education to essentially learn from the poor.

Gandhi Would Be Proud -- But Puzzled

Carl Pope | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

Three generations of Gandhi-inspired environmental activists are on the stage. They haven't forgotten his emphasis on empowering local people and developing India from the bottom up.