Schools for Sustainability will establish high schools that teach students how to construct and maintain environmentally sustainable closed-loop systems.
I was still a struggling student living in my parents' home with no real depth or power to the plastic in my wallet. But I figured, "what the hell" and my curiosity got the best of me; besides, my credit card wasn't maxed out so possibilities were technically endless.
The first degree-granting historically black university in America, once known as the black Princeton, is aiming to harness its millennial alumni in order to generate more activism and create a network of change agents.
Will there be obstacles as you strive to make a difference? Absolutely. The greatest obstacle will be the temptation to give up: that easy option of living an isolated life amidst a world of suffering.
There are many obstacles for students to learn computer science. Whether or not one believes that everyone can be a programmer, the fact remains that 90 percent of high school students never even have the opportunity to learn.
These teens abusing medicines look normal. They do well in school. They can be your babysitters. Your neighbors. Your nieces and nephews. Your kids.
We can't let these better choices make us complacent. We can't use that better buy to justify the rack of sweatshop-sourced products in our closet. Every product has a story, and it's up to us to choose which story we want to live on.
As a response to the Typhoon, my friends and I collaborated our efforts and created the "Bundles of Joy and Letters of Hope" project the day after Haiyan had hit. We are a group of young women mobilizing deliver essential supplies to the Haiyan survivors.
For me, the truth is this: The magic lies in the nitty, gritty experiences that connect us all, and that connection, that bond, is what will make us unstoppable. I may have found "magic" in Iceland, but here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I found truth.
We come from broken hearts, broken homes, broken streets, broken schools, broken cities, and broken systems, and we are all called to service in repairing the city we call home.
Journalists are constantly told "don't be biased," "remain objective," and "no opinions." What about reporting on human rights issues? Do the same standards of objectivism apply here?
There's a myth that more equipment will improve healthcare in rural areas. But there's no lack of medical equipment here -- in fact quite the opposite. The staff hasn't been taught how to use the devices.
In addition to funding nonprofits, giving circles are being used to connect people with common interests, educate members and provide a forum to discuss relevant issues, while often keeping the minimal donation low to engage people of all income levels.
Social media made Joseph Kony famous, but our devoted lobbying and advocacy efforts rallied our powerful leaders around bringing this war criminal to justice.
Lots of people have written about why you shouldn't go to grad school. I respectfully disagree. Grad school offers real benefits and, when done right, is an invaluable resource that can further your career.
We turned out for the president and will most likely be "Ready for Hilary" but the president of the United States can't save your local public schools, vote on legislation to legalize gay marriage, or vote against voter ID laws.