#FridayFeature: 4 Inspiring TED(x) Talks By Young Changemakers
by Marsha Rakestraw “The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible, and achieve…
Frameworks Institute
Websites
The Frameworks Institute conducts, curates, analyzes and shares scholarly research on effective communications to help leaders and changemakers strategically frame…
For Your Must-Read List: “Drawdown” Is Full of Hope, Meaningful Solutions for Addressing Climate Change
by Zoe Weil The Institute for Humane Education’s graduate programs with Valparaiso University include five core courses: 1. Introduction to…
Use the “5 Whys” to Get to the Root of the Problem
by Marsha Rakestraw We humans like to solve problems. But we also like to do it quickly and with minimal…
Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming
Books
by Paul Hawken, ed. Penguin Books, 2017. 256 pgs Grades 8 and up Too often, when we seek to learn…
Why I Feel Hopeful Despite Trump’s Decision on the Paris Climate Accord
by Zoe Weil Two important things happened on June 1 that aren’t directly, but are symbolically, related: 1.    President Trump…
10 Tips for Helping End Child Labor
by Marsha Rakestraw First posted June 10, 2010. Updated June 1, 2017. “The change starts within each one of us,…
Global Opportunity Explorer
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Global Opportunity Explorer is “the world’s largest platform of sustainable solutions” and “guides you through hundreds of sustainable solutions and…
Campaign Zero
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Campaign Zero’s goal is to “end police violence in America.” The website includes an outline of Campaign Zero’s platform, as…
Understanding Homelessness
Websites
Understanding Homelessness is a website with “interactive graphics that dispels myths and puts homelessness into context.” The website includes visual…
The Power of Positive Peer Pressure
by Marsha Rakestraw A 2012 survey of teen volunteers revealed that the main reason teens volunteer is because their friends…
5 Minute Changemaker: Call Your Legislators
by Marsha Rakestraw Last month I was part of a small group of citizens who met with each of the…