April 19, 2011

Help enhance sustainability in the world

by JD Lasica

  The e Pack spotlights organizations & initiatives making a difference Alot of us have a hard time keeping up with organizations and initiatives that are advancing the social good. The e Pack makes it easier. I met the impressive founder and director of The e Pack (the “e” stands for enlightenment and Earth), Alejandra Torres of Venezuela, two weeks … Continue reading

April 15, 2011

Fighting poverty by enhancing social entrepreneurship

by JD Lasica

  Agora Partnerships expanding its impact beyond Central America roots One of the coolest people I met at Sustainatopia in Miami last week was Daniela Hammeken, director of strategic partnerships for Agora Partnerships, a nonprofit that works with small companies in Central America to provide access to knowledge, capital and networks. Based in Washington, D.C., and Managua, Nicaragua, Agora (tagline: … Continue reading

April 7, 2011

Outtakes from Sustainatopia

by JD Lasica

  And an interesting debate: Should journalism offer calls to action? This week I spent four days at Sustainatopia, the Caribbean-flavored conference in Miami that brought social entrepreneurs, VCs, artisans, celebrities, media activists and a fair number of Miami’s beautiful people together for a celebration of sustainability — and a call to arms over what needs to be done next … Continue reading

March 3, 2011

Report from Haiti: ‘There is positive happening here’

by Sloane Berrent

A young girl from Jacmel, Haiti. ‘What is the one thing we can take back from Haiti with us to tell people?” That was the question I asked people while in Haiti over the weekend. For there is a lot going on. A lot of sadness. A lot of frustration. A lot of violence. Struggles to reconstruct, rebuild, take a … Continue reading

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February 24, 2011

Heading to Haiti for a first-hand look at life there now

by Sloane Berrent

Heart of Haiti.   ‘Be open to the possibility that something amazing can happen around any corner’ Ihave exciting news … and a bit of a story to tell you. First, I’m headed to Haiti! I’m leaving early this Friday for four days. I’m really excited to be part of a small blogger team going to the capital of Port-au-Prince … Continue reading

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February 23, 2011

Support a new project: Help A Woman Out

by Sloane Berrent

I’m really excited to announce the launch of Help A Woman Out. It’s a new web project from me and The Causemopolitan Labs and something that has really taken off in the two weeks since it launched. Help A Woman Out is your guide to finding organizations, events and nonprofits that support women and girls. Attend. Donate. Learn. Join. Jobs. … Continue reading