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How Fair Trade Has Lifted People Out of Poverty // Part 1: Introduction
6 years ago

How Fair Trade Has Lifted People Out of Poverty // Part 1: Introduction

 

Editor’s Note: Conscious Magazine has teamed up with Amanda Judge from Faire Collection to learn how her journey in fair trade fashion has helped eradicate poverty. Find out more about …
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Raising Our Voices Against Domestic Violence
6 years ago

Raising Our Voices Against Domestic Violence

Image: Baxter & Co. Since 1987, October has served as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Studies find that one in four women and one in seven men …
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Next Generation Solutions To Poverty: From Orphanage Homes To Social Businesses
6 years ago

Next Generation Solutions To Poverty: From Orphanage Homes To Social Businesses

Image:The Akola Project I am the Founder of the Akola Project, a non-profit social business that empowers women to elevate the well-being of their families and …
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Generosity Can Be Creative, Free, and It Can Build Community
6 years ago

Generosity Can Be Creative, Free, and It Can Build Community

Editor’s Note: Read the Matt Webb of One Year Road Trip interview here to learn about his family fulfilling a dream to travel the US and film a documentary …
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Lack of School Equipment For Children. If We Make a Change – They Get a Chance
6 years ago

Lack of School Equipment For Children. If We Make a Change – They Get a Chance

Editor’s Note: Read the Elephant Branded feature here to learn about their mission to support Education in Africa and Asia. 

Before you spend some time on this …
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Generation of Generosity: From Passion To Action
6 years ago

Generation of Generosity: From Passion To Action

Image: Oli-Bo-Bolly Dilly  Editor’s Note: Read the Matt Webb of One Year Road Trip interview here to learn about his family fulfilling a dream to travel the US and …
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National Blood Cancer Awareness Month | How You Can Help
6 years ago

National Blood Cancer Awareness Month | How You Can Help

Art by Baxter & Co.

Since 2010, September has officially been recognized as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month. The two most common types of Blood Cancer are …
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Project Linus Provides Security and Comfort to Children’s Cancer Center
6 years ago

Project Linus Provides Security and Comfort to Children’s Cancer Center

Images via Brad Zweerink/Daily Republic

As Peanuts gang member Linus Van Pelt once said, “This blanket is a necessity. It keeps me from cracking up…. Without it, …
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A Sneak-Peek Into the Generation of Generosity
6 years ago

A Sneak-Peek Into the Generation of Generosity

Image: Paper for Water Editor’s Note: Read the Matt Webb of One Year Road Trip interview here to learn about his family fulfilling a dream to travel the US …
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Orphans in Ukraine in a War Zone: How We Can Help
6 years ago

Orphans in Ukraine in a War Zone: How We Can Help

Photo by Novosti/Alexey Kudenko 

I was sitting in the Doctor’s office with my mother last week when the news broadcast in the room blared information on the crisis in …
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Downsizing Life: Having Less Is Having More
6 years ago

Downsizing Life: Having Less Is Having More

Editor’s Note: Read the Matt Webb of One Year Road Trip interview here to learn about his family fulfilling a dream to travel the US and film a documentary …
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Goonj Launches A Million Voices: A Global Campaign to Shun the Shame and Silence Around Female Health
6 years ago

Goonj Launches A Million Voices: A Global Campaign to Shun the Shame and Silence Around Female Health

World wide, whether it’s the developed or the developing world, menses or menarche, has been a word shrouded in a culture of shame and silence for countless …
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Living Under a Flyover: The Invisible Life of the Homeless in Mumbai
6 years ago

Living Under a Flyover: The Invisible Life of the Homeless in Mumbai

Under the broad flyover (overpass), connecting Chembur with Ghatkopar, is their home, an uneven ground strewn with pebbles, scattered with chicken feathers and trash. The …
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Bring Back Our Girls. Raising Awareness Through Art
6 years ago

Bring Back Our Girls. Raising Awareness Through Art

The day I heard about the kidnapping of the girls in Nigeria, I couldn’t sleep that night. I had such a heavy heart for all those girls …
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The Reality of Illiteracy in America is Alarming. One Teacher’s Mission to Not Give up on Kids
6 years ago

The Reality of Illiteracy in America is Alarming. One Teacher’s Mission to Not Give up on Kids

When an elementary school teacher with 40 years of service calls a brand new school program “the highlight of her career,” it’s time to sit up and …
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No One Thought Rwanda Would Survive
6 years ago

No One Thought Rwanda Would Survive

April 7, 2014, was the 20th anniversary of the day the Rwandan genocide officially began. Those next days 100 days in 1994 would be days far beyond …
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How Mobile Technology Can Help the World Water Crisis
6 years ago

How Mobile Technology Can Help the World Water Crisis

Around 6 to 8 million people die annually from the consequences of disasters and water-related diseases. Waterborne disease and lung infection are the leading causes of child deaths, which …
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46 million Americans Live in Poverty Every Day. Poverty Awareness Month
7 years ago

46 million Americans Live in Poverty Every Day. Poverty Awareness Month

It may not be noticeable to the naked eye, but if you take a closer look, you’ll soon learn that more than 46 million Americans live in poverty every …
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2014 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day
7 years ago

2014 National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

By  •  Culture, World

It’s 2014, and human trafficking and slavery is still thriving in all corners of the world. This problem, which is so mortifying and unjust, can unitedly be described as …
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The Greatest Comeback: Team Rwanda’s Triumph Over Genocide
7 years ago

The Greatest Comeback: Team Rwanda’s Triumph Over Genocide

“Sport has the power to change the world…it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to …
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Volunteer in London Towne this 2013 Holiday Season!
7 years ago

Volunteer in London Towne this 2013 Holiday Season!

Whether you’re in NYC or across the pond in London Towne, the holidays are a beautiful time of year to to be with family and friends to …
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Human Rights Day. Learn How You Can Support This Special day
7 years ago

Human Rights Day. Learn How You Can Support This Special day

Make a promise and fight for someone’s rights…Human Rights Day is celebrated to “intensify our efforts to fulfill our collective responsibility to promote and protect the rights and dignity …
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The NFL, The Culture of Bullying, and Being in The Know
7 years ago

The NFL, The Culture of Bullying, and Being in The Know

Encompassing a brilliant combination of talent, dedication, will power, and inspiration, Richard Incognito and Jonathan Martin both traveled long, arduous roads before earning coveted roster spots with the Miami …
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Going Beyond Fair Trade
7 years ago

Going Beyond Fair Trade

Can our ethically-sourced coffee be better?

Since its inception, Fair Trade goods have worked to help “farmers in developing countries build sustainable businesses that positively influence their …
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How Lola’s Foundation is Making a Huge Difference
7 years ago

How Lola’s Foundation is Making a Huge Difference

A large cardboard box sits empty on a living room floor. It’s nothing special—just a plain, brown box with the words “this side up” printed on one …
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