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Avi Lewis' acclaimed documentary The Take inspired many with its message of hope: hope that economic alternatives exist, and that change can happen at a grassroots level. He even convinced himself—and that has given way to a whole new project.

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"Survivorman" Les Stroud has endured some of the harshest physical environments on earth. He speaks with Verge about the headspace you need to survive.

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Julia Steinecke finds it easy to meet NGOs and community organizations, like Big Brother Mouse.

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Local ingenuity brings homegrown electricity to Kenyan communities.

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A team from Niagara tackles water scarcity in rural Guatemala.

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It's one thing to put the roof back on a house—what about rebuilding young lives in a Caribbean economy torn apart by hurricanes?

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Activist Bill McKibben says climate change is the most important issue of our time. And he's leading a tech-savvy movement to demand serious change from our governments.

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A pipeline to bring water to Israelis, Jordanians, and Palestinians might encourage more than just a scientific partnership.

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He's 26 years old, he lives at home with his parents... and he's changing the face of human rights reporting in Ghana. Meet Ben Peterson, co-founder of Journalists for Human Rights.

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Doctors Without Borders Canada founder, Dr. Richard Heinzl has travelled to 75 countries (and counting.) He speaks with Verge about living life adventurously.
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