D.LIGHT: Brightening the future of poor communities through affordable and reliable electricity
Jun30

D.LIGHT: Brightening the future of poor communities through affordable and reliable electricity

 d.light is an international company dedicated to helping people without access to reliable electricity through affordable and safe solar energy products, from light-emitting-diode (LED) lanterns with cell phone charging capability to study lanterns, which can provide up to 12 hours of light on a day’s solar light charge. YL volunteer Lidia has detail on light-d.light-story:   In the absence of light, darkness prevails. Scary, isn’t...

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Adital Ela’s S-Sense Design:Designs that help save the world
Jun24

Adital Ela’s S-Sense Design:Designs that help save the world

 This article is based on an innovative sustainable product designer who is currently contributing a great deal to especially her own community and the world.  Adital Ela specializes in the field of design for sustainability. Adital also founded and currently  running an active sustainable design studio, S-Sense Design. The studio is based in Israel which aims to promote various projects with companies, non-profit organizations, and...

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Irfan Alam’s new Rickshaw Industry: Business improved, Life redefined
Feb07

Irfan Alam’s new Rickshaw Industry: Business improved, Life redefined

Rikshaws are widely used means of traditional transportation in India. The value of this human-powered vehicle always stays. But now the old look and service is innovated.  An innovatively GREAT and sustainable venture is undertaken by a college student which changes the lives of millions in India! Follow this savvy entrepreneur’s story of hard work and success in the rickshaw industry. It all begins with water… Mr. Irfan Alam...

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Haruka Maruno (12): Eco-friendly paper scoops for your doggie poo
Jan03

Haruka Maruno (12): Eco-friendly paper scoops for your doggie poo

Youth always brings fresh, talented and creative ideas but as Aristotle once said “young minds are easily deceived because they are quick to hope”. Well, young leaders must be willing to challenge Aristotle. Miss Maruno is the creator of an earth-friendly scoop for dog feces and in the year 2000 she was named one of the nine Heroes for the Planet by Time Magazine in their Special Edition for Earth Day. It’s a dog thing… Very few...

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Ankur Taking Humble Initiatives in Empowering Bangladesh through Computer Education
Dec31

Ankur Taking Humble Initiatives in Empowering Bangladesh through Computer Education

And you thought new, philanthropist ideas were a thing of past? Well here comes AIDF- Ankur ICT Development Foundation, a unique not-for-profit organization whose prime aim is to impart computer literacy to the people of Bangladesh in their native language –Bengali or ‘Bangla’ as they call it. Founded in October 2002 as a volunteer organization, Ankur ICT Development Foundation is now working professionally on the localization,...

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SRISTI & The Honeybee Network : collecting Inventions by the Poor
Dec24

SRISTI & The Honeybee Network : collecting Inventions by the Poor

For the last seventeen years the Honeybee Network and Society for Research and Initiatives for Sustainable Technologies and Institutions (SRISTI) have been scouting innovations by farmers, artisans, women, etc. at the grassroots level.Gujarat Grassroots Innovations Augmentation Network (GIAN) scales up innovations, from the Honey Bee database of innovations, through value additions in innovations to sustain creativity and ethics of...

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