Tag Archive: Social Inovation

Apr 08

Housing First Model for Homelessness?

Is it time to start thinking differently about homelessness?  There’s a broad spectrum of approaches and opinions surrounding homelessness in the US and its assumed you are somewhere on that continuum.  The Veteran’s Administration and Barack Obama have declared to end veteran homelessness by 2015, although results and progress remain to be seen.  What if …

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Mar 15

Exploring the New Frontier: Space Mining

Growing up, many of you have probably watched Star Trek. Exploration of space was an exciting prospect indeed. What fascinated me though, while watching, was the huge abundance of resources available, such as basic raw materials, energy, even food and water. I remember thinking that if this was actually possible it would solve all of …

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Nov 28

Surprising Effects of Marijuana Legalization

The election is finally over. And I must say I feel a little forlorn now that all the excitement has begun dying down. But luckily there were some pretty important things that happened to keep me occupied. Unfortunately, I can’t talk about everything that came out of the election (as much as I wish I …

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Feb 24

Helping New Immigrants Stay Healthy in the American Melting Pot

As a child of immigrants, growing up I ate traditional foods almost every day, and rarely indulged in the typical American diet. Eating healthy was not very difficult as a child; first of all, my mother was doing all the cooking. Second of all, traditional Indian diets are extremely friendly to a healthy palate.  Not …

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Dec 16

Regalos navideños: MyMela

Read post in English Previamente, he escrito sobre las responsabilidades sociales y medioambientales de los consumidores. Es muy importante que el consumidos conozca sus productos y la historia de estos mismos. Como consumidores, nuestro impacto social y ambiental es mucho más grande de lo que entendemos o alcanzamos a ver. En época Navideña, dónde todo el mundo …

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Oct 13

Mujeres Admirables: Wangari Maathai

El 25 de Septiembre falleció en Kenya Wangari Maathai, la ambientalista, política y activista de derechos humanos. Ganadora del premio Nobel en 2004, murió a los 71 años dejando un legado detrás de ella. Es conocida por haber fundado la organización no-gubernamental Green Belt Movement (Movimiento del Cinturón Verde). Green Belt Movement (GBM) aboga por …

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Oct 11

Inspirational Women: Wangari Maathai

On September 25, Wangari Maathai, the environmentalist, politician, human rights activist and Nobel peace prize died in Kenya. She was 71 and left a big legacy behind her. She is best know for founding and leading and environmental non-profit, the Green Belt Movement. The Green Belt Movement (GBM) advocates for human rights and supporting good governance …

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Aug 17

Pobreza: Desigualdad o Escasez?

Vivimos en un mundo con desigualdades económicas, divididos entre los países “desarrollados” y los en vía de desarrollo, el Norte y el Sur. Como ciudadanos del mundo, reaccionamos con estás desigualdades económicas de diferente manera. Naciones desarrolladas y sus ciudadanos muchas veces sienten “la responsabilidad del hombre blanco” (para citar el poema de Kipling). Para …

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Aug 09

El Sistema: Música para el cambio

El sistema es un programa de educación musical presente en Venezuela (y en algunos estados de los Estados Unidos) que ofrece a niños pobres la posibilidad de volverse músicos profesionales. El programa empezó en 1975, despés de que el economista y músico José Abreu dió una clase de música en un garage a 11 niños …

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