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Brigitte Grignet

April 15, 2011 – 12:19 pm
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Brigitte Grignet, born in Belgium, first studied economics before moving to New York, where she turned to photography, studying at the International Center of Photography. She worked with Mary Ellen Mark for 10 years, and …

Harris Polls: Americans Donating Less, Volunteering More

November 9, 2010 – 12:01 pm
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Last week, Harris Polls published their most recent survey of American donations and volunteer work. They surveyed 2,620 adults across the country and asked questions about what causes are most important to them personally, their …

Root Capital

November 8, 2010 – 10:50 am
Root Capital

In Latin America and Africa, Root Capital is providing loans to small businesses and Fair Trade products to socially-minded consumers.
From coffee and honey in Tanzania to cotton and timber in Peru, Root Capital invests in …

CHF International

November 5, 2010 – 7:29 am
CHF International

CHF International was started in 1952 to provide low-income housing in the United States, but its mission and influence has long since moved past strictly housing in the United States to encompass health care, emergency …

Stop the Execution of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani

November 4, 2010 – 1:45 pm
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Stoning is a punishment that many people associate with the Old Testament and times long past, which is probably why the story of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani has shocked world leaders and human rights activists alike.
Sakineh …

The Best of Eco-Tourism

November 2, 2010 – 3:49 pm
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According to the World Travel & Tourism Council, travel and tourism accounts for more than 230 million jobs worldwide, and it is the principle export for the world’s developing countries. Eco-tourism seeks to turn tourism …