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Social Good Summit – Charlize Theron, Kweku Mandela, Sienna Miller, and more!

The Social Good Summit will be held in just a few weeks in New York City, on September 27 and 28. Because it’s one of our favorite events of the year, we eagerly await the announcements of who will be presenting at the Summit. In years past, we’ve seen Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Malala Yousafzai, Richard…

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Newsday Tuesday: Your Local Globalists

Is real global change a far-off dream? We’ve talked about the global goals, more formally referred to as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): measurable goals to end poverty, fight inequality, and fight climate change. However, are these things truly attainable within the next 15 years? The answer is YES. Arriving at exactly what needs to…

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Safe Beginnings with BRAC

Lovely (pictured above), a young woman in Bangladesh, witnessed her sister’s health deteriorate before her eyes. Married very young, Lovely’s sister gave birth at age 17 without any assistance from a health professional, and her health took a turn for the worse following delivery. Determined not to let this happen to her or her other…

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Why We Need To Talk About Water

Water is the very essence of life, and yet we take those pouring taps and backyard sprinkler systems for granted. If you live in drought-stricken areas like California, perhaps you’re watering your garden less, or in some extreme circumstances for those on well water, you’re buying and trucking in large drums of life’s most precious…

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Newsday Tuesday – July Was The Hottest Month On Record

It’s true that July is typically the hottest month of the year in the northern hemisphere. You might have heard or said more than once, “I don’t ever remember it being this hot!” during the summer months. However, this year, it really happened: July, 2015, was the hottest month on record.   The National Oceanic…

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Every Mother Counts: Birth in America

Each mother’s birth story is unique and special. When we think of women not being able to access healthcare or experiencing complications, especially during childbirth, our first thoughts might be – this only happens in a far-off land or remote areas. You may be surprised to learn that the United States ranks only 60th worldwide…

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Newsday Tuesday – Hand Over Your Social Media Feeds to Refugees and Aid Workers

You may notice a difference in your friends’ Facebook statuses over the next few days. Mentions of hardships or triumphs in countries you didn’t know your friends had ever visited might seem confusing. Don’t worry—they probably haven’t been hacked! Just look for the #ShareHumanity hashtag, which means they’re commemorating World Humanitarian Day. Mashable explains: the…

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Share Your Humanity

World Humanitarian Day is next week on August 19. It’s a day to tell stories of survival, of trauma, of enormous challenge and always, of hope.  Back in 2003, also on August 19, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad, which is why we commemorate this time of…

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International Youth Day: Rallying Almost Half the World’s Population

Our teens and young adults can have a reputation for being sassy or messy or even lazy, but they also have a tendency to surprise adults with their ability to step up to the plate when it’s least expected. What world leaders (and perhaps we parents) often forget is that almost half the world’s population…

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Newsday Tuesday – Your Sharing Can Help End Polio!

Did you know that the world is almost polio free? We are so close to ending this disease forever. The UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign is a movement to protect children world wide by providing life-saving vaccines where they are most needed. Each August, the Shot@Life community floods the internet with “Blogust” – a month-long conversation amongst writers,…

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