Have you ever noticed that the healthiest lifestyles are found in the wealthiest communities? The organic markets, bike paths, and hybrid cars are luxuries for the privileged, though value is universal. Enter social activist Van Jones. A graduate of Yale Law School and author of the bestseller, The Green Collar Economy, Jones is on the bullhorn calling the world to recognize the value of green within reach—and he’s taking his message straight to the White House.
Deep in the hills and valleys south of the Himalayas, women are becoming business owners, forming grassroots advocacy campaigns, and organizing movements to promote sustainable agriculture.
In the Mendoza province of Argentina, a small community of entrepreneurs is preparing for the tomato harvest. With the help of 'solidarity investors,' they're purchasing seeds, irrigating and cultivating their land, and eventually making jars of fresh tomato sauce that just might make their way to your dinner table.
Here's a brilliant notion: let college students pay back their college loans based on a percentage of their actual income. Lumni has figured out how to do this -- while earning a profit for investors who make the loans -- relieving students of the stress of making exorbitant loan payments after graduation and giving them some flexibility in how much they must earn.