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Did You Know the World Has a To-Do List?

On September 25th, 2015, world leaders will meet at the United Nations to commit to 17 new global goals (called the Sustainable Development Goals) over the next 15 years. Imagine being responsible for setting goals for the entire planet and then getting everyone to agree and start working together to make them happen! Building off…

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Newsday Tuesday – Healthcare Innovations Moving Goals Forward

When the UN meets at the end of September it will mark the end of the Millennium Development Goals; goals set back in 2000 to help reduce poverty, and the beginning of the next round of global goals – the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There are 17 new goals that are under consideration by the…

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  • Jenny Eckton
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Getting Through HIV With Help From Our Friends

by Julie Karfakis I had visited many health facilities during my time as a Global Health Corps Fellow in Malawi, nearly all of them described as being ‘very far away,’ so I didn’t think much of it when preparing to travel to the Thekerani Health Center. Bessie Nkhwazi, the mothers2mothers (m2m) Thyolo District Manager in…

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Protecting Children From Disaster: We Can Do Better

It’s hard to believe Hurricane Katrina was ten years ago…or is it? The effects of the disaster are still felt by those who were there, especially those who were children at the time. Hundreds of thousands of kids were displaced from their homes, schools, and communities, sometimes separated from their families for weeks at a…

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Newsday Tuesday: Ben & Jerry’s New Ice Cream – If It’s Melted It’s Ruined

It’s the perfect time of year for ice cream, and Ben & Jerry’s has come out with a new flavor with a cause. Save Our Swirled (yes, that’s SOS) has been released in hopes of raising awareness of climate change. Ben & Jerry’s is not new to activism, particularly for the planet. In 2002 the…

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#SummerOfGood Donate A Photo Challenge!

Summer is a great time to make memories, and we know you love to share those memories. Whether you’re taking a family vacation or enjoying a few laid-back days at home, taking and sharing pictures of summer activities is a perfect way to celebrate the fun of the season. What if those pictures you’re already…

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Service for Nelson Mandela International Day

July 18th is not only Nelson Mandela’s birthday, it’s also Nelson Mandela International Day. The UN General Assembly instituted the day of recognition in November, 2009. The former (and first democratically elected) South African President is known for his dedication to the service of humanity in general. He worked in conflict resolution, race relations, human…

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Why the Climate is Hurting Our Health and What We Can Do About It

Climate change is hurting our health. This isn’t something we can worry about in the future – it’s a problem that’s right here, right now. Extreme weather events, like heat waves and mega storms, are obvious examples of how climate change can directly hurt our health, but our changing climate can touch our lives in…

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Newsday Tuesday –Millennium Development Goals: How’d We Do?

We’ve talked a lot over the past few years about the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), established back in 2000 as a focused effort to eradicate poverty and improve life around the world. The due date of 2015 has arrived and now we’re able to evaluate the efforts so many have put in to reach the…

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Staying Connected When Crisis Hits

When two planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, I was walking across Central Park on my way to my office.  My husband hadn’t left for work yet, so he saw the initial coverage (when we all thought it was a small plane and some kind of terrible accident) and was…

  • 3 weeks ago
  • Chrysula Winegar
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