Topic : Environment & Sustainability
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Ever crocheted a plastic bag into a coaster? Beaded a bracelet of olive pits? Seen a bicycle or helicopter made of scrap wire?
Can you imagine an office building or high-rise tower with no energy bill? As CEO of the International Living Future Institute and founder and creator of the Living Building Challenge, U.S. Ashoka Fellow Jason McLennan is pioneering the future of green building.
How do you increase the wellbeing and sustainability of rural farmers? Or improve the quality of life of the underserved poor? How does one person scale positive, irreversible social impact? And what are the challenges to scaling the impact of social innovative ideas in rural communities? These questions were at the forefront of discussions during the Rural Innovation and Farming Globalizer Summit in Geneva last month.
Editor's Note: Ashoka imagines a world where education is truly transformational, where every child has mastered empathy—and would like to work
We know this about human capital: Today, simply mastering a skill is not enough.
At the end of 2012, the east coast was hit by the disaster of Hurricane Sandy.
The global Ashoka community mourns the loss of pioneer, a social entrepreneur and Fellow Charles Julius Banda (Malawi, 2013) who passed away from c
Words of Wisdom from 92 year old environmental social entrepreneur and newly elected senior Ashoka fellow Hayrettin Karca
When a lunar eclipse obscured Indonesia in darkness, a teenaged Tri Mumpuni saw things clearly: she saw a world in which nature impacted all living