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Sustainable Development

Education Is the Answer to Sustainable Development

Kazuhiko Takemoto | Posted 01.21.2012 | Green
Kazuhiko Takemoto

Changing behaviors now will benefit the rights, health and well-being of future generations to come. It is our shared responsibility to make sure this happens.

Rebuilding El Salvador Sustainably

Vicki Gass | Posted 01.11.2012 | World
Vicki Gass

What was more terrible than the civil war of the 1980s and Hurricane Mitch, which ravaged the region in 1998? Tropical Depression 12-E, a storm that dropped more than five feet of water over ten days, forcing 60,000 people into shelters.

We Need a Practical and Comprehensive Jobs Program

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.31.2011 | Green
Steven Cohen

We are now part of a fast changing global economy that will require constant adjustments if we are to take full advantage of the talents of our people. It is not acceptable to passively acquiesce to what is starting to look like permanently high levels of unemployment.

Change a Child's Life: Make a Film or Check Into a Hotel

Karin Badt | Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact
Karin Badt

Cineastas de Granada has helped over 100 girls empower themselves with a camera by teaching girls how to find their stories, choose their shots and put the film into production.

The Political Impact of Occupy Wall Street

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Like many in my generation, my first taste of political involvement was in the movement to end the war in Vietnam and achieve civil rights. As a teena...

Are Monsanto's Days Numbered? 50+ Organizations Urging GMO Ban

Organic | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

A document signed by more than 50 civil society organizations (CSOs) is asking the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development scheduled to take place in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in June 2012, to ban the use of genetically modified foods.

As Debt Talks Crescendo, Let's Not Give the World Bank a Free Ride

Michelle Chan | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green
Michelle Chan

You would think that the Obama administration and Congress would want to make sure that the money they spend is spent wisely. That certainly doesn't appear to be the case when it comes to the World Bank Group.

Our Bankrupt Political Dialogue and the Human Costs of Budget Cuts

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics
Steven Cohen

I find the discussion of deficits and cutting benefits curiously devoid of content. These cuts are not economic theories but economic realities; they have real impact on real people.

SUNY, Sustainability and the Reinvention of New York

Kyle Rabin | Posted 07.11.2011 | New York
Kyle Rabin

(Originally published at Ecocentric) As a State University of New York (SUNY) alumnus looking back over the past two decades, I can attest to the fac...

The Arab Uprising

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Every Arab regime must either heed their public's yearning for greater freedoms and economic developments, or likely be fundamentally challenged.

Haiti's Future Hinges on New Ideas, Sustainable Agriculture and the Rural Environment

Eric Sorensen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Eric Sorensen

After all the devastation wrought upon Haiti over the last year (decades, really), a country that was once the "Pearl of the Caribbean" stands at a crossroads of opportunity.

Madonna Makes the Right Move in Malawi

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

Rather than investing all your funds in one big complex, it is better to spread your investment so that it has a broader impact.

Rotary International Names Dynamic New General Secretary

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

There are 1.2 million Rotarians in 33,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and geographical areas, and they couldn't have a more capable general secretary than John Hewko.

Creating a Cycle of Haitians Helping Haitians

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Craig and Marc Kielburger

We found a group of Haitians rebuilding their country in a sustainable, scalable model through decentralization. Unfortunately, foreign aid tends to overlook this in favour of short-term, surface relief.

The Tea Party's Next Target: Sustainable Development

RP Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
RP Siegel

Tea Partiers have somehow come to see any kind of social consciousness as a gateway drug to socialism. They worship at the altar of narrow self-interest. The pattern should be clear.

Green News Report: November 18, 2010 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: BP made '...

Sustainable Corruption: Proving Biggie Smalls Wrong

Rosalia Gitau | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rosalia Gitau

The world breathed a collective sigh of exasperation last week as it was discovered that Zimbabwe hosts a sizable diamond depository. I have two problems with this resource curse narrative.

Shattering Glass Walls at the Multilateral Development Banks

Janet Ranganathan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Janet Ranganathan

The development and environment communities must stop viewing their goals as separate or even at odds with each other.

Queen Noor at Soliya on Obama, Islam and Interpersonal Global Communications

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

No one personifies the concept of thought leader and global citizen more than the Washington, D.C.-born, U.S.-raised, Princeton-educated regal woman w...

Village Green: A Personal Earth Day Journey, from NIMBY to YIMBY

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

Last week, I attended the annual conference of the American Planning Association, where I was invited to speak.  We were in New Orleans, one of t...

Ecopreneur: Buying Land in Bangladesh

Kristin Boekhoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kristin Boekhoff

My team and I worked hard for two years to get to this point -- the first land purchase. Buying land in Bangladesh wasn't easy, but just look at my new view!

Foreign Aid Reform: The Road Ahead

Carol Peasley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Carol Peasley

Over the past two years, experts on global development have come to a consensus that the current system for managing U.S. foreign aid is outdated, is ...

Low-Cost Thrills in Millennium Village Data

John W. McArthur | Posted 10.24.2011 | Impact
John W. McArthur

Yesterday, May 30, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the Millennium Villages project (MVP) in Mwandama, Malawi. While there he ...

Haitian Women: Enter At Center Stage

Taina Bien-Aime | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Taina Bien-Aime

Even before the earthquake, a shocking 70% of Haitian women and girls surveyed claimed to have experienced physical, sexual, political or psychological violence.

Haiti Rebuild: Tomorrow We'll Walk it Again.

Cameron Sinclair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Cameron Sinclair

The people you meet in the streets in Haiti seem aware that the attention of the world is on Haiti like it has never been, and I think they are genuinely touched by the presence of so many foreigners.