Cold Weather - Cold Weather Temperatures are dropping this time of year in many parts of the world, America included. And as it gets colder and colder outside, one group in particular faces new and dangerous challenges: those who are homeless. While homelessness is a serious issue throughout the year, it becomes more pressing in the winter months. … Continue reading "Cold Weather"
Faces - Seeing the Face of Homelessness Why am I telling you his story? Well, because all too often, we judge by appearance and assume someone’s character. Animation by JannerBros is based on a real-life interview with a homeless man Brendan who was homeless for almost 2 years. We walk past homeless people every day of our … Continue reading "Faces"
Purchasing with Purpose - Purchasing with Purpose Changing the world—one pint of ice cream at a time. Each year in the United States, individuals and corporations give somewhere around $400 billion to charitable causes, ranging from arts organizations to social services to religious organizations. For the ordinary person, that number seems staggering. But, according to CBS News, that represents … Continue reading "Purchasing with Purpose"
The Harsh Reality of Homelessness - The Harsh Reality of Homelessness Worry became my new mindset. Sleeplessness became normal. I had to protect and provide for 4 small children in a situation that soon became a trap. It was late summer, 2009, I could hardly believe what was happening. It changed my world so quickly, I didn’t see it coming. Homeless. … Continue reading "The Harsh Reality of Homelessness"
Solutions - Solution Based Journalism The Importance of Independent Journalist Storytellers to publish stories that present a problem and offer solutions. Social media has changed how we consume the news. Networks such as Facebook and Twitter place enormous amounts of information in the hands of journalists and consumers alike. These online platforms and the proliferation of smartphones … Continue reading "Solutions"
Rise of Ethical Investing - Finance once was criticized as soulless. Ethical investing startup companies want to change that taking into account carbon footprint, gender equity, association with weapons production, and hundreds of other factors.
Lucas - The Giving Pledge is a commitment by the world's wealthiest individuals and families to dedicate the majority of their wealth to giving back.
Good Corporations - These few forward-thinking companies are at the forefront of a new wave of environmentally aware corporations and business management. They still have a long way to go, and we should encourage their greener future developments.
Back to Nature - Back to Nature Written by Butterfli O’Shea My childhood home was one mile from the nearest beach and I had a grassy backyard. My elementary school was a short walk from home, and behind the school was a chaparral ecosystem. The children in the neighborhood referred to it as a little forest, that included eucalyptus … Continue reading "Back to Nature"
Empowering Women. Period. - Empowering Women. Period. All girls deserve the right to an informed and shameless maturity into womenhood #NOMORELIMITS NO SHAME Every woman in the world knows what a struggle it can be to deal with menstrual hygiene. Especially when you’re out of the house – it can be a real drag to deal with in public. … Continue reading "Empowering Women. Period."
Fella’s Prison Penitent - Prison reform has become a prominent issue that no one seems to know exactly how to address. Even I, considering myself as a sensible offender, am not sure how we can solve it’s issues. In dealing with mass incarceration and our criminal justice system, I must say, Houston we have a problem.
Plastics Are Everywhere - Plastics are everywhere Paradise buried under 8,818,490 tons of plastic text It was New Year’s Eve and my boyfriend and I are so excited to spend this special time surfing on the secluded tropical beach in Bali– This is exactly what we imagined when we left California. After living in Bali for 2 months a … Continue reading "Plastics Are Everywhere"