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Green Business Ideas: Personal Trainer & Diet Planner

We see stories in the news everyday about the sorry state of personal health, especially in developed countries, including the trends of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other related effects that declining health can have on the body. But along with those health issues, there is a growing interest in getting fit and healthy and […]

January 10th

Health Innovators in Africa: Opportunity from GOOD

If you’re a pioneer in health and development, and you live in Africa, there’s an opportunity to apply to attend a collaboratory event to help boost or better your project, thanks to GOOD: “Calling all creative health leaders across Africa: We are looking for health and development pioneers working on innovative projects tackling Maternal & […]

October 9th

Fighting Faeces and Flies at Ghana Hackathon

Hackathons have brought software developers, programmers, and even venture capitalists together to collaborate intensely on a software project with a given data set over a short period of time – usually 2-5 days – since 1999.

Currently, with the support of social entrepreneurs and do-gooders, hack-a-thons are not just for techies. Instead, data sets are supplied for social problems like water distribution in India or energy efficient solutions in New York City or stopping the worldwide spread of Malaria or HIV/AIDs.

January 21st

Corporations Can Legally Dump Toxic Waste in Fertilizers

Why would anyone choose organic gardening? Besides being a lot healthier, it is a whole lot cheaper than the alternative. Unfortunately there are a handful of very powerful multi national corporations that don’t want you to know that and they have politicians on both sides in their pocket. Now why is that so important to them? Their goal is to keep you ignorant and enslaved to having to repurchase their seeds, fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. In spite of the fact that it is destroying our environment, altering our DNA and propagating and even creating new disease.

January 12th

Healthy Planet, Healthy Skin: Sevani Botanica Offers All Natural, Vegan Skincare

On any trip to a salon or beauty store you’ll find scores of products with ads and labels suggesting they’ll make you look young, healthy, ravishingly beautiful, and wildly happy as well. A growing number of these products claim to be natural and good for the planet as well as good for your skin. How do you know what to believe?

December 14th

ConAgra Suit Over "All Natural" Label on GMO Cooking Oils Highlights Greenwash

Most people know that there is nothing really natural about genetically modified organisms (GMO). Food giant ConAgra is in “hot oil” over claims that their line of cooking oils with GMO is labelled “all natural”. This suit has led to the bigger question mark and ongoing debate over food labeling and how consumers are misled on advertisement claims. Greenwashing claims on food labels are very prevalent making it very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. GMO products are suspicious at best with no proven studies that they pose no health risks with the debate is still strong on whether they harm human health.

August 29th

This World Water Week Help Charity: Water Bring Clean Water To Africa

Do you know there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have access to clean water? This is the main driving force behind Charity: Water’s mission.
Most of us have never really been thirsty. We’ve never had to leave our houses and walk 5 miles to fetch water. We simply turn on the tap, and water comes out. Clean. Yet there are a billion people on the planet who don’t have clean water. Charity Water invites you to put yourself in their shoes.

August 25th

Jamie Oliver and Individual Social Responsibility: A Food Revolution

Jamie Oliver has a big ambition: to begin a revolution that will change the way America thinks about food.  Obesity is a serious health concern, sadly among all age-groups across the country. Jamie wants to change that, from the ground up. Jamie is a celebrated chef and TV personality, from the England who has brought […]

March 8th