A single individual is enough for hope to exist, and that individual can be you, says His Holiness Pope Francis in this searing TED Talk delivered directly from Vatican City. In a hopeful message to people of all faiths, to those who have power as well as those who don’t, the spiritual leader provides illuminating commentary on the world as we currently find it and calls for equality, solidarity and tenderness to prevail. “Let us help each other, all together, to remember that the ‘other’ is not a statistic, or a number,” he says. “We all need each other.”
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Ikea’s nonprofit project ‘Better Shelter’ is providing safer, more dignified homes for displaced families. The shelter’s design was also awarded the Beazley Design of the Year prize.
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Around the globe, cities are working to become more sustainable through green, white, and blue roofs, solar and wind energy, and an array of carbon offsetting incentives.
Here’s what’s happening in cities around the world now:
In May 2009, Toronto became the first city in North America to mandate green roofs on all new developments, including residential, commercial and …
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TED Fellow Zubaida Bai works with medical professionals, midwives and mothers to bring dignity and low-cost interventions to women’s health care. In this quick, inspiring talk, she presents her clean birth kit in a purse, which contains everything a new mother needs for a hygienic birth and a healthy delivery — no matter where in the world (or how far from a medical clinic) she might be.
Refinery29.com has a story about how a little girl was able to make the world a better place by giving out candy and flowers to strangers in a shopping mall. With each gift, there was a hand written note, “My Grandad and I love every one, so we love you. Please be kind to others and they will be kind to you. Tell someone you love them today. Show them you love them today. Like we love you today. Grandad x Cassidy x.”
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