Stories about Ideas from January, 2015
Höség: Water and Windproof Solidarity
Höség is a Hungarian word that means heat, and that's what supportive people are giving children in the highest zones of Peruvian Andes, where temperatures are so low that “it's winter every day after five in the afternoon”. Warm and functional. Thought on the needs of children who live over...
Citizens Refuse to See India's Garden City Reduced to Waste
Rather than trash the authorities' handling of Bangalore's garbage problem, residents are finding innovative ways in which to deal with the massive amounts of waste generated by the city.
Voting For Ourselves
As a result of her no-holds-barred commentary on life and politics, Trinidad and Tobago blogger Rhoda Bharath is often asked who she's voting for in this year's general election.
The Mobile Money Revolution Is Transforming Bangladesh
One study found that nearly 76% of rickshaw-pullers in Dhaka send money back home to their villages through mobile banking due to its safety and cost efficiency.
Young Brazilians Are Creating Radio Jingles to Promote Sustainable Amazon Development
Youth in the Brazilian Amazon community Cabelo Seco are taking the lead through a radio project, supported by Rising Voices, to promote sustainability through traditional, digital, and innovative means.
Jamaica Loses a Visionary With the Passing of Artist Peter Dean Rickards
One Twitter user, mourning the artist's death, remembered him saying, "I just wanna cause enough shit to be a good bar story for a hundred years or so." Mission accomplished.
Lovers of the Middle East, Unite!
Two lovers have started collecting 100 love stories from around the Middle East to show the world that the Arab Uprisings brought about unique social change.