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Ashoka – the source of social entrepreneurship

Ashoka was founded by Bill Drayton in 1980 based on the idea that the most powerful force for good in the world is a social entrepreneur: a person driven by an innovative idea that can help correct an entrenched global problem. The world’s leading social entrepreneurs pursue system-changing solutions that permanently alter existing patterns of… read more »

Actions that inspire #2 – Breaking rules to safe lifes

Aristides de Sousa Mendes do Amaral e Abranches was an Portuguese consul stationed in Bordeaux, France. It can be easily said that he was a heroic figure who prioritized ethical awareness over the dictates of the law of a Fascist state. When Germany started invading France in June 1940, he found himself confronted with the… read more »

All that we share

When a commercial is done as is supposed to be. There are differences that divide us, but there are common grounds that connect us no matter what the difference…

When a beetle saves the day

The Dew Bank is a simple but effective small scale solution, the fog collecting water bottle, perfect for dry desert areas. Inspired by the desert beetle, who uses the bumps on his back to collect water droplets from air and let them run down his body into his mouth. The water collecting methods of  Onymacris… read more »

Education of girls

“If you educate a man, you educate an individual, if you educate a woman, you educate a nation.” Some 130 million girls around the world between the ages of 6 and 17 are still not in school —75 percent of whom are adolescents. As a society we need to change that. Girls’ education yields some… read more »

Ecological restoration

Ecological restoration (ER) is based on using ecological knowledge to understand how ecosystems work and to use that understanding to recover ecosystem conditions that maintain their structure and function. A mainstream concept intertwining social and scientific roles that reflect modern scientific and public views how valuable nature is and the need for her to sustains… read more »

Foldscope

Foldscope Instruments Inc developed a paper folding microscope and as they say on their website, their goal is to share curiosity worldwide. Foldscope is the ultra-affordable paper microscope. It was designed to be portable and durable, while performing on par with conventional research microscopes (140X magnification and 2 micron resolution). That is strong enough to view… read more »

Planting 73 million – largest reforestation project so far

Conservation International set out to achieve the goal of zero net deforestation in Amazonia to protect essential resources, mitigate climate change and increase prosperity of the local people. They are currently working on a 30.000 hectares (70.000 acres). In the past decades more than 20% of the Amazonian rain-forest was cut down and the predictions… read more »

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