Here’s the first one: Hania Guiagoussou is changing the world through apps. Using her coding skills, she has developed projects with social impact; one of which is WaterSaver, a system that adapts to changes in weather and soil conditions, and gives users the ability to monitor and control water sources from anywhere.
Marc Ching is relentless in his quest to put an end to the barbaric Yulin Dog Meat Festival. Sometimes he sneaks into slaughterhouses pretending to be a buyer, and other times he’s successful in persuading owners of the establishments to stop their cruel activities.
Merely trying to be more spiritual or become enlightened in your own isolated and separate bubble is not likely going to help the state of the world very much.
Akon is gifting Africans solar power and providing them jobs in the process. So far, he has helped to provide electricity for 600 households.
As the blatantly rigged 2016 presidential elections prove, we can’t effectively change government — but we do harbor a unique capacity to thwart its ability to manipulate and pit us against one another by refusing to hate. Refusing to blame the undeserving. Refusing to allow fellow, ordinary civilians to be treated as if their existence begets terrorism. Because it doesn’t.
With the escalation in cases of autism, one organization is showing how there are no limits to what individuals with “special needs” can achieve!
Displaying flags and placing flowers on the graves of military members might be two of the more traditional Memorial Day methods of showing tribute to those who have fallen in battle; but perhaps a new tradition must be initiated — one that would constitute the highest form of respect. It’s time, beginning with Memorial Day 2016, to prevent any further unnecessary deaths by exposing the lies of the American empire in corporate and defense profiteering as the now-exclusive driving factors behind its push for war on all fronts.
Edwin Nombre runs a tour-come-charity organization called True Manila, which offers foreign tourists a glimpse into Manila’s poor neighborhoods, a chance to visit local families, learn local dialects, eat local foods, and an option to donate food, school supplies, toothbrushes and clothes to the deprived children.
Asplund was taking part in a counter demonstration against the Nazis when she saw them approaching and decided that she could not allow them to walk by without showing her disdain for their movement. She ran in front of them and put her fist in the air to defy the group.
The Healing Biotopes Plan is a global strategy for a future without war. The Tamera Peace Research Center in Portugal has been working on a model for a nonviolent and sustainable future society for nearly forty years.