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More Americans are interested in responsible food. | iStock/Joel Carillet
August 4, 2015
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Is the Responsible Food Trend Sustainable?

The organic food movement has momentum, explains an owner of San Francisco grocer Bi-Rite Market.

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An environmental activist with green paint on his hand gives a plant to a car driver | Reuters/Sigit Pamungkas
May 21, 2015
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Why Social Movements Should Favor Collaboration over Confrontation

What the Nature Conservancy can teach other groups fighting for social change.

Latest Stories in Social Innovation

May 2, 2012
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The Value of "Values Affirmation"

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.
May 1, 2012
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An Internet Alternative to the Doctor's Office

A talk with a Stanford dermatologist and entrepreneur who cofounded a digital-diagnosis practice.
April 30, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.
April 17, 2012
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Todd Rogers: The Psychology Around Voter Turnout

Researchers applying psychology to the realm of politics are finding that giving voters a few strategic nudges can push far more people in the direction of polls on election day.
March 21, 2012
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Eric Schlosser: In the Food Wars, Don't Forget Low Income People

The "Food Inc." filmmaker and author suggests critics of today's industrial food system should focus more on social justice.
March 1, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Gratitude, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Research findings suggest that when helpers are thanked for their efforts, the resulting sense of being socially valued is critical in encouraging them to provide more help in the future.
March 1, 2012
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Laurent Demuynck: Changing Lives through Farming in Rwanda

An entrepreneur hopes to increase the yield of mushrooms for Rwandan farmers to make them a staple in the country.
February 22, 2012
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Salman Khan: “Keep it Simple”

The YouTube tutor and founder explains how he built a successful, free, online learning service.
February 21, 2012
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Rethinking Learning with Salman Khan

Salman Khan spoke about the history and evolution of the Khan Academy and how it is reshaping the way people learn.