These fourth graders installed solar panels on their classroom roof for a project that goes above and beyond a normal day in school. From researching solar panel installation, to generating funds for the project via Kickstarter, these are students whose accomplishments go beyond the classroom and stress the importance of getting people of all ages involved in renewable energy.
We often assume that revolutionary technological advancements are the stuff of MIT scientists or Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, but that’s not always the case. All it takes to change the world is a good idea and the courage to see it through to fruition. That difficult process is paying off for a group of four African teenagers who’s recent Maker Faire submission is rocking headlines around the world. The girls are Duro-Aina Adebola (age 14), Akindele Abiola (age 14), Faleke Olu...
Blog post by: Kumi Naidoo. Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009. Source: Time for civil disobedience The tradition of civil disobedience is being reignited. The need is growing and the call to action is becoming impossible to ignore! Non-violent direct action can help re-establish a balance where our rights have been overtaken by the self interest of powerful economic elites, willi...
Source: http://www.unicef.org/lastchild Was I the only person who did not know about the Millennium Development Goals? These targets were apparently defined in the early 2000’s to improve the lives of millions worldwide. Amazing achievements were made in the past twelve years, including a major drop in child mortality and fifty percent cut in world poverty, and I had no idea. Many thanks to Voices of Youth for sharing this incredible vision and work that is being done by many countries and or...
Trois ans après le terrible tremblement de terre en Haïti, ce documentaire extraordinaire démontre la résilience et détermination remarquable des jeunes Haïtiens.
Three years after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, young people continue to make a lasting contribution to their country by taking positive actions. This amazing documentary portraits their remarkable resilience and unmatched determination. Great job!
Youth of the world, It is almost 2015, the end year for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Together, we have accomplished amazing things in the past fifteen years, but there is still a lot more to do. We can’t stop now. Millions around the world still need our voice. Let’s share our thoughts and goals here for the next generation. What goals do you think we should set to help improve the world for our children? What's your hope for 2030?
When it comes to fashion many consider multi-million dollar brands like Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel and Hermès. Greenpeace threw down the gauntlet to these major luxury fashion brands, challenging these companies with questions about their supply chains. They refused to take part in this survey, denying the public transparent information. What could they have to hide? To make your voice heard, join the Fashion Duel at: www.thefashionduel.com.
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