"I don't think we're going to make it," John Doerr proclaims, in an emotional talk about climate change and investment. Recently his daughter demanded he fix the mess the world is heading for. So he and his partners at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers embarked on a greentech world tour -- surveying the state of the art, from the ethanol revolution in Brazil to Wal-mart's (!) eco-concept store in Bentonville, Arkansas. KPCB is investing $200 million in green technologies to save the planet -- profitably. But, Doerr fears, it may not be enough.
Food shipments from the West may do more harm than good to local food economies in the developing world. The Foods Resource Bank is charting a new path to food aid by directing U.S. agricultural profits to community-based development projects.
Every day on the news, we hear about how the government is lending or spending billions of dollars on different programs, organizations and initiatives. But how many of us have actually ever seen a billion dollars? WallStats.com displays for us visually how one billion dollars relates to us and our world in their series of graphics, "Visualizing One Billion Dollars".
Now more than ever, people are taking interest in how the goverment uses tax money to serve the public. Death and Taxes 2010 is here to make that easier for you. From the mind of creative genius Jess Bachman of Wallstats.com, Death and Taxes is a graphical analysis of the president's 2010 budget request that will be debated, amended, and approved by Congress to begin the fiscal year.Read more
This presentation examines funding biases of nonprofits across race, class, gender and faith. Research shows that while 52.4% of those in poverty in the USA are people of color, only 16.5% of nonprofits are led by people of color, and only 3% of foundation funding goes toward organizations that are led by people of color. Feel free to share this on your Blog or Website using the embed code link at the bottom right of the presentation. Post any comments or questions below after logging in.
Do you really understand the economic crisis in America? This webcast by Andrew Sears, TechMission's Executive Director, provides a beginner's guide to understanding poverty in America and what can be done about it. Please forward this to friends who might want to learn about poverty and social justice.
The RUHAMA Healing Ministry (RHM) is in East Africa at Tanzania country in Dar Es Salaam Region at Ilala District is a newly established nearshiping centre where by the Evangelizing activity is still at the pre enable stage
Just before World Day against Child Labor, hundreds of youth from the New York City area rallied outside Hershey's store in Times Square. The young people, from second grade through high school, were calling on Hershey to stop child labor, forced labor and trafficking in its cocoa supply chain and to start using Fair Trade Certified cocoa. Despite committing in 2001 to end child and forced labor in its chocolate, Hershey has not agreed to independently certify that the vast majority of the cocoa in its chocolate was produced in compliance with international labor rights standards. Ten years after Hershey said it would end this abuse in its supply chain, hundreds of thousands of young people continue to labor in hazardous conditions to produce cocoa in West Africa. It was inspiring to see young people in NYC speaking out against the abuse of children like them in order to produce their favorite candy.