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Hilarious ‘Barbie Savior’ Instagram Highlights the Dark Side of Voluntourism

A hilarious Instagram account called Barbie Savior has gone viral, with depictions of the Mattel beauty that mock those who have put helping…

Unilever Pushes ‘Rethink Recycling’ Campaign to the Bathroom

Apparently many of us are still too lazy to carry those empty bottles from the bathroom to the kitchen recycling bin. So, Unilever…

New Gap, Inc. Campaign Says #CloseThePayGap

Using the hashtag #CloseThePayGap, Gap is asking people to “represent the 21 percent pay gap” on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

3p Weekend: ‘Periods For Pence’ is Social Media Gold

Since Gov. Pence seems to be so concerned with the reproductive functions of Indiana women, they took to social media to tell him…

ASPIREist Brings Meaningful Content to TV

ASPIREist, a feature news show, is out to showcase the issues that matter to today's generation and empower viewers to take action.

How Microsoft’s AI Turned Into a Racist Jerk with Zero Chill

In less than 24 hours of living inside the Twittersphere, Microsoft’s newest artificial-intelligence experiment quickly devolved into a hateful, misogynistic, racist jerk.

Olive Garden Targeted Over Treatment of Workers, Animals and Environment

Led by Friends of the Earth, 51 organizations are trying to use social media activism to showcase their grievances against Darden Restaurants and…

Oregon Militants Arrested, But Is It Really Over?

Eight militants, including leader Ammon Bundy, were arrested and another was killed outside of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in eastern Oregon. But…

Seeing a New Resolution on Climate Change in 2016

Entering 2016, a number of key factors are providing greater resolution of what a low-carbon future might look like, and how to get…

Déjà Vu: Facebook’s Net-Neutrality Woes Continue in India

Remember when Facebook launched its free Internet.org application in Indonesia and India to waves of backlash from net neutrality activists? Now rebranded as…

Breaking Through the Complexity: Transparency and COP21

Let's be real for a second. United Nations negotiations are complex. Transparency is key to an agreement that not only makes sense, but…

How to Rock the Pants Off Social Media for Climate Change

Sustainability has an image problem. It’s big, scary and boring. People feel powerless and disconnected. Most stories about the environment deal with facts,…

How Memes Can Help Save the World

A viral social media campaign, #ClimateChangeIsReal, launched on Earth Day this year and discussed at a SXSW Eco workshop this week, taps into…

#NowTrending: Enlightened Brands

Enlightened brands are brands that have evolved to a higher state of consciousness. They take real, meaningful, sometimes even painful, action to make…

Uber’s Unethical Astro-Turfing: A Sign of Things to Come?

Uber turns the users of its app into a lobbying tool against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Even though it is…