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Fighting Faeces and Flies at Ghana Hackathon

January 21st, 2013 | by Pattie Kettle

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


Corporations Can Legally Dump Toxic Waste in Fertilizers

January 12th, 2012 | by Greg Traver

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


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

December 14th, 2011 | by Glenn Croston

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


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

August 29th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

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


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

August 25th, 2011 | by Priti Ambani

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



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