Jayne saw that a community in Malaysia was living in unsafe homes. So she founded an organization that builds sustainable houses for the families. It's a lot more rewarding than her old advertising job, she says.
In Germany's capital, where recycling is an art form and organic markets are sprouting up everywhere, saving energy is becoming serious business. It's something city authorities want to encourage.
US President Barack Obama has canceled part of his trip to Asia next week amid the government shutdown. The standstill has entered its second day, sending about 800,000 government employees home on unpaid leave.
Clean fuels for cooking would save lives around the world, says Dr. Maria Neira, director of public health and environment at the World Health Organization.
Imagine coming home from school and finding your mom passed out, surrounded by bottles. For Louise, 24, that was routine. Now her mom is sober and the two are helping other families in Ireland impacted by alcoholism.
In Portugal, domestic violence is a big problem that is rarely talked about. Melisa, 27, is changing that. She got Lisbon on its feet to dance for an end to violence against women and girls.
Growing up in a Mumbai slum, Ashok saw how hard it was for many young people to break out of poverty. Now the 24-year-old has launched a soccer program for disadvantaged kids with a focus on education and life skills.
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