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First day of Ramadan: Muslims in the U.S. are increasingly turning to online philanthropy

September 2nd, 2008

Submitted by Paula Chrin

With today marking the first day of Ramadan, a month traditionally associated with fasting and charitable giving for Muslims, any interest in exploring how Muslims in the U.S. are increasingly turning to online philanthropy to give back to their community and satisfy the tenets of Ramadan?

The new movie I.O.U.S.A - May be to the U.S. Economy what An Inconvenient Truth was to the environment. - Reuters

August 5th, 2008

I.O.U.S.A–a documentary premiering August 21 that’s based on an upcoming book of the same name–takes a hard look at America’s growing national debt. A “town hall” discussion following the premiere aims at starting a national dialogue on what we can do to start digging ourselves out of the mountain of debt that’s threatening our nation.

Carbon is just the tip of the iceberg. says Jeffrey Hittner, IBM

July 7th, 2008

Carbon is just the tip of the iceberg” Jeffrey Hittner, corporate social responsibility leader for IBM Global Business Services, told VNN’s Laurance Allen as we discussed IBM’s new consulting offerings designed to improve their clients’ competitive position by being greener and more ethical.


June 26th, 2008


ProxyDemocracy provides a set of tools to help investors use their voting power to produce positive changes in the companies they own.

Special Fund to Provide Direct Relief to Victims of the Earthquake in China

May 22nd, 2008

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Launches Initiative with The Bridge Fund to Support Work on the Ground in Sichuan Province.

Monsanto: A Harvest of Fear

May 21st, 2008

Monsanto already dominates America’s food chain with its genetically modified seeds. Now it has targeted milk production. Just as frightening as the corporation’s tactics–ruthless legal battles against small farmers–is its decades-long history of toxic contamination.

A $3 trillion climate change battle

May 18th, 2008

Regulating greenhouse gases will generate a lot of money. Who should get it?

A climate-change bill that has widespread support as it heads to the Senate floor will create an estimated $150 billion of new assets in the first year it takes effect. Between now and 2050, regulating greenhouse gases could easily generate $3 trillion worth in value in the United States.

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