Making Global Labor Fair

  “None of us want to be accessories to a human-rights abuse in a global supply chain. But right now, most of the companies involved in these supply chains don’t have any way of assuring us that nobody had to sacrifice their rights to bring us our favorite brand-name product.” ~Auret van Heerden (Head of the […]

Jim Toy | Transforming Societal Paradigms

This June, as we celebrate LGBT Pride Month, Jim Toy invites every viewer to shift the societal paradigm from “sex, politics and religion” to “love, justice and faith”.  Jim Toy is a pioneer in LGBT activism and education and has worked for the University of Michigan for 23 years. Watch Transforming Societal Paradigms

Howard Rheingold | Who Said Collaboration Wasn’t Sustainable?

As humans–being extremely complex, very intelligent, and oftentimes, narcissistic creatures–we often forget that we are animals.  Looking back at a time in which survival of the fittest meant that humans competed against each other, we are now beginning to realize and PRACTICE that species (in order to survive) must cooperate with each other. In this […]

Thandie Newton | Embracing Otherness

  A beautiful TEDtalk about selfhood and how we constantly stumble over who we really are in pursuit of an identity that is not real. Thandie Newton suggests that if we let go of who we think we are, we will run into who we really are and from that find changes in our lives […]

Saving the World One Seed at a Time

We know that we need honey bees and honey bees are disappearing. We know GMOs and Monsanto spell trouble for our environment. But what we don’t know a lot about is how climate change will alter how our food grows.

Vulnerability & Other Ways to Be Strong

Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work who “studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research…”