Posts Tagged as ‘Causecast’

because we found it: WATCH – Education in America: How do we fix the system?

Original Post at Causecast by ERICA LIEPMANN, Causecast Associate Editor In a recent video, the folks at GOOD have given Americans an overview of the alarming state of our country’s education system. Just 40 years ago, America boasted the highest high school graduation rate in the world. Now, the country has fallen behind — with [...]

August 11, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to prevent cyberbullying

We’ve been updating you about the tragic cases of cyberbullying taken to the extreme.  For example, one mother in Westchester County, N.Y., discovered Formspring when her daughter came to her, sobbing, after reading putdown after putdown.  We also reported on the suicides committed by two 11-year-olds who could no longer withstand homophobic cyber bullying. Read [...]

August 2, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Second Annual Nelson Mandela Day celebrated around the world

Original post by Causecast Associate Editor, Erica Liepmann On Sunday, July 18, people around the world honored the legacy of South African leader and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela. The date was selected because it is Mandela’s birthday — and has been celebrated as the official “Nelson Mandela Day” for two years. In addition [...]

July 20, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: In the face of BP’s huge misstep, on June 26 take steps so it doesn’t happen again

Original post on Causecast by ERICA LIEPMANN, Causecast Associate Editor The recent oil spill off the Gulf Coast, the worst in history, has reinvigorated a national and international movement against offshore oil drilling and put the spotlight on the need for clean energy. On June 26, Hands Across The Sand is organizing a worldwide protest [...]

June 17, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to protect the oceans

Original post on Causecast by SARAH NELSON, Contributing Writer Recent news of the oil spill off the Gulf Coast is just the most recent trauma suffered by our planet’s largest resource. Pollution, oil spills and climate change are just some of the threats to the world’s oceans. Each year, more than 20 billion pounds of [...]

June 2, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

because we found it: Director of HBO’s “The Lazarus Effect” on resurrections as a result of HIV meds in Africa

Original post on Causecast Guest Post by Lance Bangs, director of The Lazarus Effect, premiering tonight on HBO. In July 2007, I’d seen a Vanity Fair article about HIV/AIDS treatment in Africa, and was moved and inspired by the transformations described in Alex Shoumatoff’s story The Lazarus Effect. Two years and many conversations later, I [...]

May 24, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: 10 facts you don’t know about poverty and homelessness in the U.S.

Some shocking facts about the current state of poverty and homelessness in the United States.

May 20, 2010 by Annie | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Can Al Gore really stay green after building a $9 million mansion?

Original Post by Causecast by ERICA LIEPMANN, Causecast Associate Editor Former Vice President Al Gore has been an important figure in the environmental movement, helping to catalyze a global dialogue about climate change with the acclaimed film An Inconvenient Truth. With the recent purchase of an almost $9 million Montecito villa, critics of Al Gore [...]

May 11, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: 5 things you should know about Earth Day

Originally posted by Causecast by ERIN SWAN, Causecast Editor Every year, people around the world celebrate Earth Day by participating in a beach clean-up, planting trees or enjoying a festival. But how much do you know about this important holiday? Here are five things you should know about Earth Day. 1. Earth Day was founded [...]

April 21, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

guide to: How to be a citizen journalist

Original post by Causecast by SARAH NELSON, Contributing Writer The explosion of the internet has redefined the way the world obtains news and who we trust to deliver it. A market for news media that used to have a few key voices is now driven by the voice of the audience. The grass-roots movement of [...]

April 19, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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