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Tracking Earth's Limits in a World of Ecological Overshoot

Global Footprint Network | Posted 12.23.2013 | Impact
Global Footprint Network

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Congo: A Young Man's Courage When Peers in Peace Turn to M23

Search for Common Ground | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI was born 27 years ago in Goma, a town notorious for violent outbreaks. Instability exposed the darkest side of my beautiful Democratic Republic of Congo.

Gaming with a Purpose -- Financial Literacy

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

Okay, so one thing is clear: Youth are hooked on technology. Computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, video games... the list goes on. Mostly ...

Helping Low-Income Private Schools Improve Quality of Education

Kashf Foundation | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Kashf Foundation

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Most low-income households do not have access to high quality education for their children which perpetuates the cycle of poverty.

Superstorm Sandy -- Lessons for Health Care in a Changing Climate

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Gary Cohen, President of Health Care Without Harm; and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED® AP, Principal, Perkins + Will, New York, NY It has been a year...

Betting on the Big Picture in West Africa

Tostan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tostan

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWe have the opportunity to end FGC in Senegal and expand the movement in West Africa, greatly reduce child/forced marriage and violence against women and girls.

A Stronger, More Diverse YouthBuild Movement

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEach young person who crosses the threshold of a YouthBuild program pursues a dual mission: create a meaningful and productive life while giving their best energies to improve the world around them.

A Story of Success in a Land of War

Roots of Peace | Posted 12.15.2013 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt may not be the place we would choose to grow up or build our livelihood, but Afghanistan is also where, with a little assistance, Haji was able to succeed.

Testimony From a Mother Supported by Saúde Criança/Brazil Child Health

Saude Crianca | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIn 2011, I was devastated when my five-year-old son, Ricardo, had a stroke.

Delaying Early Marriage for Girls Through Sacks of Chilies

Landesa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Landesa

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPerception means girls are seen as burdens to their families. They are another mouth to feed, and parents must pay a dowry to marry them off. Because dowry can be reduced or avoided if girls are young enough, poor parents often respond by trying to limit the damage.

We Need Water Markets if We're to Solve the Global Water Crisis

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Fortunately poor farmers, there an approach that is quietly delivering water, autonomy and security to people around the world.

Half the Sky's Village Raises Zhenhao

Half the Sky | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Half the Sky

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThrough Zhenhao, we have learned that indeed it does take a village to raise a child.

Taking Mental Health Beyond the Medical

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.09.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg'When my situation worsened, my family hid me. They did not want anybody to see or know about me.'

How to Explain Forced Evictions in 2 Minutes (VIDEO)

Witness | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgForced evictions happen every day, on every continent and yet many of us would likely struggle to define it, even if you've actually seen it happen.

Remove a Mine, Change a Life -- Thu's Story

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg In the case of Thu, who lost both of his hands when his rake struck a bomb left over from the Vietnam War, just the act of moving his plow back and forth takes skill and concentration.

'Truffula' Trees, The IPCC and Climate Change

Root Capital | Posted 12.08.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgSahel's native trees -- like Dr. Seuss' fantastical, colorful truffula trees in his tale The Lorax -- are far more than they appear.

The Gold in Your Wedding Band: Mined by Modern-Day Slaves?

Verite | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Verite

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPeru is fifth largest gold producer in the world -- if illegally produced gold is taken into account.

Saúde Criança: Snapshots from the Inside

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg While the positive effects of Saúde Criança's work on families was evident, I couldn't help but wonder about the experiences of its staff and volunteers.

Hope Knows No Borders

National Center for Arts & Technology | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
National Center for Arts & Technology

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Despair runs deep. However, the human spirit is remarkable; hope runs even deeper. In each of the places I visit, there are people who have stepped toward the promise of light.

Key Companies Have Stepped Up on Climate Change. Will Governments Leave Them in The Lurch?

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgFor years the people of Kenya's Kasigau Corridor have been protecting 500,000 acres of endangered dryland forest to prevent 54 million tons of carbon dioxide from soaring into the atmosphere.

The War Against Landmines Goes On

Apopo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Apopo

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg APOPO uses existing demining technology as well as its innovative Mine Detection Rats (MDRs) to fulfill its mission of a mine free world.

What YouthBuild Has Learned Over 35 Years

YouthBuild USA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
YouthBuild USA

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWe believe young people born into difficult circumstances are an enormous, untapped resource for humanity.

How Carbon Markets Save Lives And Slash Poverty

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg The complex challenge of climate change is caused by almost everything we do.

Making Sure Health Care Reaches Everyone, Everywhere

Riders for Health | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Riders for Health

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThey saw piles of motorcycles, rusting behind health centres. These were the very vehicles that would be saving lives.

Protecting Public Health From Climate Change

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 12.02.2013 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWill dengue fever mosquitos touch down someday soon in Chicago? Sound over the top? Maybe not.