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Sundara Recycles Hotel Soap to Prevent Disease In The Developing World

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – While working in rural northern Thailand in 2013, Erin Zaikis met children who didn’t know what soap was, so she brought them some, trying to conduct an impromptu hand-washing workshop. She was stunned to see the children smacking their faces with the bars of soap, unsure of what to do with it.

U.S. Millennials More Committed To Sustainability: Cox Enterprises Report

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Millennial Generation, or Gen Y, are the demographic cohort following Generation X—most researchers use birth years ranging from the early 1980s to the early 2000s for this group. There is a shared view that Millennials are more aware of society's many challenges than previous cohorts, are looking for a broader social purpose, and, in America, they are now the most populous generation.

Eco-Innovator Ellen MacArthur Partners with H&M to Recycle Clothes

(3BL Media/Justmeans) -While attempting to become the youngest person to circumnavigate the globe 11 years ago, British sailing champion Ellen MacArthur had plenty of time to think.

Sure, she probably considered how success might lead to being knighted by Queen Elizabeth II – and how she’d have to reprint her business cards to include the title Dame before her name.

Deloitte and Free The Slaves Fight To End Modern Day Slavery

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sadly, slavery did not end with abolition in the 19th century. This evil practice continues today in one form or another worldwide.

Future Cities Summit Ties Sustainability, Social Equity, Clean Energy and Scale

The Greentopia Future Cities Summit, which took place in Rochester, NY, gave a thoughtful look at some of the potential opportunities for cities in the future, and what kinds of steps might be required to get us there.

Startups Connect Entrepreneurship with Sustainable Innovation

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The UN has adopted a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty and tackle climate change by 2030. Goal 8 in this post-2015 agenda promotes entrepreneurship and the growth of small and medium-sized businesses. To achieve this goal, large corporations will need to extend support to promising entrepreneurs who are pioneering innovative solutions with an aim to monetize sustainability.

A Dark Reality: 1 in 7 Girls Worldwide Becomes A Child Bride, Marrying An Older Man

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Were you aware that 27, 397 girls under the age of 18 are married every day in different parts of the world? That’s one in seven girls globally who becomes a child bride, often marrying an older man she doesn’t know. Sadly these figures are part of a harrowing reality, particularly in poor families who often view marriage as way to secure a girl’s future, especially in communities with limited economic opportunities.

Tackling America’s Children Living With Hunger And Poverty

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – There are now a higher percentage of children living in poverty in America than during the Great Recession. Six years after the global financial and economic crisis, hunger still remains high here. America’s Health Rankings highlights that children living in poverty are three times more likely than other children to have their health needs unmet.

Mary Kay’s Latest Research Shows America Wants To End Social Malaise

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Some interesting and positive results came out of Mary Kay’s sixth annual Truth About Abuse survey: one in two male millennials believe domestic abuse can be eliminated in America; people believe increased education about healthy relationships can make a difference; and the U.S. can end domestic abuse for the next generation.

Faces Apparel Turns T-shirts Into Education For Filipino Children

(3BL Media/Just Means) - The fashion business may appear shallow to many people, an image that is reinforced by media reports of sweatshops, horrific fur farms and environmental pollution through pesticides used on cotton crops and massive amounts of disposable fashion that ends up on landfills.

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