Companies are using drones to fight deforestation. One of them, BioCarbon Engineering, based in Oxford, England, aims to plant as many as 1 billion trees per year. It uses drones flying 300 feet over land to map an area’s level of deforestation, topography and soil quality, and report its potential for reforestation. With that information, automated planting drones carrying […]

“Yes,” Revolution Foods’s founders answer: the front line of education is the lunch line. The company says good nutrition makes “more productive, more attentive, better motivated and better performing students.” The Revolution Foods company is dramatically transforming the school lunch by providing healthy food for millions of low-income children in America. Most of the meals it serves are for children enrolled in the […]

What’s the best way to improve literacy? Access to books! And that is what First Book does. First Book is a social enterprise that provides books to low-income school systems. Since it was founded in 1992, the non-profit organization has distributed more than 120 million free and low-cost books in thousands of communities in the United States and […]

2nd Chance does reconstructive surgery in emerging countries. Their catchy motto is: “Reconstruction Surgery for Life Reconstruction”. It’s a non-profit organization based in Switzerland. Meanwhile, over in the USA, a guy named Gregory Grobon is biking across the country. He is doing that to support 2nd Chance. He’s riding from Los Angeles to New York, travelling 5,770 km (over […]