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Posted: Aug 25, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
For all the good-natured and well-meaning conversations about sustainable travel, there is often a fundamental problem. Sustainable travel conversations happen at conventions, think-tanks and events in exclusive locations, command high-fees, and are just plain hard to get to. That means that the people most affected by (the lack of) sustainable tourism, aren’t at the table. Sure, there are NGOs and groups that represent them. But is that truly enough?
Posted: Aug 24, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
It’s no secret our students continue to fall behind in science, technology, engineering and math – the STEM fields. The business and academic communities have responded by commissioning studies, launching programs, giving grants, finding ambassadors and building mentorships.
Yet, even after all of these efforts, the broad statistics are still troubling.
Posted: Aug 21, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
An environmental organization in Mexico is teaching and certifying young educators who share their sustainability training with other children in their own communities, inspiring a new generation of environmentalists.
Posted: Aug 20, 2015 – 08:55 AM EST
Simply put, a good company is one that has good governance—and that’s a good investment opportunity.
Posted: Aug 19, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Providing safe and vetted volunteer resources is important for today’s nonprofits and the people they serve. Verified Volunteers was founded three years ago with the goal of transforming the screening process for America’s nonprofits.
Posted: Aug 17, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As a former educator, I am well aware of the silos that can form between disciplines. I believe the SolutionLabs empower students from across different academic departments to identify challenges and work together on solutions.
Posted: Aug 14, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The key to community change, therefore, is to bridge this divide. We can do this by serving as mentors in the communities that need us most.
Posted: Aug 13, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
As we look at how to produce food to nourish the estimated world population of 9 billion by 2050, we need to embrace these different perspectives. When we provide opportunities for students to engage with the issue, and work on problem solving, we’re contributing critical experiences for our future thought leaders.
Posted: Aug 12, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
The imperative to accurately and effectively communicate is born from the moment the corporate social responsibility program is established.
Posted: Aug 10, 2015 – 06:00 AM EST
Ernest Hemingway inspired the idea of six-word stories with his famous challenge and the first, six-word story: “Baby shoes for sale, never worn.” When we work with groups taking on big problems, we challenge them to come up with their own six-word stories describing their endeavors because, to paraphrase Einstein, if you can’t explain it simply, you simply don’t understand it.
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