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ECONOMICS OF HAPPINESS: The benefits of localization

I first heard of Ladakh in the early 1990s when anthropologist Helena Norberg-Hodge, on a book tour, spoke of her decade’s...
June 18, 2013 × 0 comments

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KIVA MICROFINANCING: Making solar energy available in developing nations

KIVA MICROFINANCING: Making solar energy available in developing nations

Imagine this: You’re in a developing nation with little access to electricity. In fact, you don’t have access to a grid, or...
May 16, 2013 × 0 comments

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STEALING AFRICA: Why is Africa so rich in resources yet so poor

STEALING AFRICA: Why is Africa so rich in resources yet so poor

How is it that Africa is so rich in resources and yet so poor? The question is often asked as much by Africans interested in altering...
January 21, 2013 × 9 comments

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OVER THE TOPULATION: Reassessing our identity to overcome the #1 issue of today

OVER THE TOPULATION: Reassessing our identity to overcome the #1 issue of today

We frequently hear of global summits  on climate change, the world economy and AIDS, but it isn’t often that news comes to us...
December 20, 2012 × 1 comment

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LEFT BEHIND: The African woman’s uphill struggle

LEFT BEHIND: The African woman’s uphill struggle

If your daughter has a disability, why bother sending her to school? She will likely not be able to get a job when she is older....
December 14, 2012 × 1 comment

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GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS: Measuring happiness with sustainability

If you’ve ever studied basic economics or if you tune into the news regularly, you’ve probably heard terms like GDP and...
October 11, 2012 × 0 comments

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LIFE AFTER PEOPLE: What happens if all the people on Earth disappear [video]

LIFE AFTER PEOPLE: What happens if all the people on Earth disappear [video]

What happens to Earth if—or when—people suddenly vanish? History Channel presents a dramatic, fascinating what-if scenario,...
September 20, 2012 × 0 comments

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PIONEER OF THE POSSIBLE: The story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

PIONEER OF THE POSSIBLE: The story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai

I visited Kenya for the first time in the summer of 2007. And what I encountered there—the culture, its breathtaking landscapes,...
August 17, 2012 × 0 comments

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URBAN SUSTAINABILITY: Sustainable development must start in cities

URBAN SUSTAINABILITY: Sustainable development must start in cities

“Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own...
May 30, 2012 × 0 comments