It’s a simple concept. 4Ocean is doing a phenomenal job cleaning up the oceans using funds from the sale of its 4Ocean bracelets. According to 4Ocean’s website, the bracelet is made from recycled materials and “every bracelet purchased funds the removal of 1 pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. In less than 2 years, […]

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“We are outspoken about our optimism,” say Bill and Melinda Gates in their 2018 Annual Letter. “Despite the headlines, we see a world that’s getting better,” they continue. They point out that the world is “healthier and safer than ever”, that since 1990, the number of children who die every year has been halved, largely due […]

Young women in Pakistan, especially in rural areas, have few choices when their parents don’t have the money to pay school fees to continue their education: they get married so their husbands provide for them instead. One family from Shimshal, a village in the northern mountains of Pakistan, is trying to change that by bringing […]

Currently about half of the world lives without access to reliable energy to power their homes, meaning many people either have no access to electricity or they only have access for a few hours a day. This lack of energy means they have no way to power mobile phones, computers or televisions. Importantly, it also […]

PlanetRead aims to help everyone around the globe read in their native language. How? With same language subtitling (SLS). PlanetRead and the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad developed the methodology which, according to the non-profit’s website, has “doubled the number of functional readers among primary school children” in India. Illiteracy is a global crisis. […]

Did you know? Almost 2 million pounds of food were collected in 2016 and distributed free of charge to shelters, daycares, after-school programs and clinics, to name a few centers, in 12 cities in the greater Boston area. This food, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables, helped to feed around 30,000 people. In the United States, food […]

“It all started with some pictures of children that drowned on a beach. We thought: if we dedicate ourselves to this and we do it on our beaches, why are they dying there and why is nobody helping them?“ That’s Proactiva Open Arms. It’s a Spanish non-governmental, non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue refugees who arrive in Europe […]

TreeSisters is a non-profit charity that cares about tropical reforestation. Its mission is to “help reforest the Tropics and increase Earth’s green cover through the combined leadership of women around the world who seek to bring ecological balance back to the planet.” Its objectives are: “(1) Increasing Green Cover – to promote for the benefit of the […]

How can farmers become teachers and villages become classrooms? Quite easily and naturally in Nepal. Because they know the land and environment intimately, local farmers and villagers in eastern Nepal are helping to identify and preserve the country’s immense variety of flora and fauna. Using the local knowledge of the people living there, the non-profit KTK-BELT Project […]

“Out of adversity comes empathy”. Out of empathy came the idea and implementation in Japan of an initiative to assist young people who survived the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck the country in March of 2011. That initiative is BEYOND Tomorrow. Begun in June 2011 just after the disaster, this scholarship and leadership programme is […]