Poverty

Hugh Jackman Raises Awareness About ‘Fair Trade’ Coffee In New Documentary

Hugh Jackman Raises Awareness About ‘Fair Trade’ Coffee In New Documentary

83% of US residents wake up each morning anticipating a frothy cup of coffee before beginning their day, but what percentage actually consider the social and environmental effects each cup contributes to? Because sourcing fair-trade coffee can have a tremendous impact on those growing the beans and preparing them for transport to wealthier clientele, actor and activist Hugh Jackman […]

Houston, Texas Reduces Homelessness By 50% In 4 Years!

Houston, Texas Reduces Homelessness By 50% In 4 Years!

While it is estimated over 100 million people worldwide are homeless and as many as 1 billion people lacked adequate housing, the city of Houston, Texas has impressively reduced its rate of street-bound citizens by 50% in only four years, with homeless advocates pushing to bring the number to zero. “We have truly gone from managing homelessness […]

Tesco Grocery Stores Will Offer Unsold Food To Those In Need

Tesco Grocery Stores Will Offer Unsold Food To Those In Need

There’s been an abundance of positive news in the media concerning food waste this past month. Not only did France BAN stores from purposefully wasting food, but the instigator behind that movement declared his ambitions shortly after to take it global. Then, the former president of Trader Joes opened a non-profit, low-cost organic food store in Massachusetts, […]

9-Year-Old Builds Tiny Homes For The Homeless Because “Everyone Deserves A Place To Live”

We’ve featured some incredible young activists on the site before, but this nine-year-old girl from Bremerton, Washington is positively impacting the lives of many in an incredibly unique and inspiring way. When Hailey Fort was just 5 years old, she asked her mother if they could buy a homeless man a sandwich. Not a year had […]

A Helping Hand: Wouldn’t Society Benefit If More Employers Did This?

Last year we reported on a car wash in Austin that employs people with autism. Now another great little business in Lawrence, Kansas is doing something similar. Sun Cedar offers training and work to ex-offenders, addicts and homeless people, giving a helping hand to many people who have never had a second chance. Work gives these […]

Her Ingenious Solution Is Helping Curb Female Drop-Out Rates In Africa

Her Ingenious Solution Is Helping Curb Female Drop-Out Rates In Africa

For young women in first-world countries, a monthly visit from ‘Aunt Flo’ is usually an excuse to skip out on gym class. But in developing countries in Africa, a young girl’s inability to manage her period  may force her to leave school altogether. Such is what Diana Sierra witnessed when she was helping to empower women in Africa and South […]

California Is Giving Away FREE Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents

California Is Giving Away FREE Solar Panels To Its Poorest Residents

Many are inspired to reduce their carbon footprint and implement sustainable technologies, but the cost of such luxuries are a major deterrent for many middle-class and lower-income families. Thanks to legislation introduced by Senator Kevin de León, however, soon some of California’s poorest residents will receive solar technology for free! The Oakland-based non-profit GRID Alternatives […]