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Global Change

Regular People Who Changed The World, And How You Can Too

National Geographic | Simon Worrall and Heather Dune Macadam | Posted 10.14.2014 | World

In their first best-selling book, Half the Sky, husband and wife team Nicholas D. Kristof, a New York Times columnist, and Sheryl WuDunn—who togethe...

Why Changing The World Is A Two-Step Process

Fast Company | Marcia Conner | Posted 09.08.2014 | World

Despite a strong standard of living, a rising creative class, and an economy gaining strength, many of us feel worn-down, tired, frustrated, and wildl...

Why You Should Go Play After Reading This -- A Q&A With Kevin Carroll

Marcus T. Wright | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Marcus T. Wright

What is play to you? Is it something you haven't done in years? Has the hustle and bustle of life caused the world of play to become unfamiliar territ...

The Shifting Status Quo

Susan Ann Darley | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Susan Ann Darley

I'm sure you've noticed that monumental change is taking place throughout the world. Catalytic shifts caused by fires, floods and earthquakes and wars, plus economic stress and political stalemates are interrupting lives that once thrived on simplicity and stability.

Liquid Life: One Disruptor Who Is Revolutionizing How We Re-Charge

Ondi Timoner | Posted 11.24.2013 | Technology
Ondi Timoner

In the tech world, no one gets a bad rap like the venture capitalist. Yet, sometimes these VCs are the greatest allies and closest advisors to the founders.

Water: The Most Critical Asset in Your Production Strategy

Michael Zacka | Posted 10.15.2013 | Business
Michael Zacka

It's the new oil, and both need to be in the business mix.

Water in a Changing Climate: Challenges, The New Blue Economy and the Role of Modern Business

Jay Famiglietti | Posted 07.12.2013 | Green
Jay Famiglietti

The global water crisis is real. It poses significant, quantifiable threats to all aspects of business. Clearly, the private sector needs the best information currently available for sound planning and for sustainable operations and management.

5 Questions For Al Gore

Posted 03.29.2013 | OWN

Since starring in the Academy Award–winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth" (2006), former vice president Al Gore has been the planet's eco-warr...

Can Humans Really Break The Planet?

Tom Zeller Jr. | Posted 05.02.2013 | Green
Tom Zeller Jr.

Dire warnings that our localized environmental impacts could trigger global-scale "tipping points" and permanently break the planet have no scientific basis, authors of a new paper argue. Not everyone agrees.

Reuniting Economics and Ecology for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Our natural environment and the resource base for the world economy are inexorably linked. Therefore these two crucial parts must come together for the house to remain standing, as our species is now heading toward 8 billion by 2025.

Think Locally, Occupy Globally: Our Fight Is the World's - and Vice Versa

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.13.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The struggle goes on -- in Capetown and Durban and Pretoria, in Oakland and Manhattan and Los Angeles, in the hearts and minds of souls of people who fight despair and corruption in the cities, towns, and villages of the world.

Clinton Global Initiative: A New Way Forward

Monika Mitchell | Posted 11.27.2011 | Impact
Monika Mitchell

Last week after spending three life-changing days at the Clinton Global Initiative , I came away with a profound sense of hope, inspired by all the participants present and by no less than President Clinton himself.

Educating for Democracy: Japan and Teaching for the Future

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Joel Shatzky

Future generations of young learners must be educated not just for the present, but the inevitabilities of that future.