A Refugee Story

When Meg Karki was 3 years old, his family fled their home country of Bhutan and spent the next 19 years in a refugee camp in Nepal.  There, Meg went to school, studied and grew up.  They lived among 1400 hundred families in a bamboo thatched hut provided by a refugee agency.  He said life... Continue Reading →

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Collaborating to design a place of hope

  I had the privilege to speak with Sam Bishop, head of Research and Communications at Montaag, a design firm in Berkeley, California.  Montaag was chosen by the founders of 1951 Coffee, Rachel Taber and Doug Hewitt, to design their unique mission-driven coffee shop.  After the team at Montaag heard 1951's clear mission, impact and challenge,... Continue Reading →

“the future they can create”

  Hal Aronson, who co-founded We Care Solar with his wife, Laura Stachel, calls himself a solar evangelist. He loves the technology that turns light directly into electricity with no pollution.   He says it's an elegant, optimistic technology.  It sparks the imagination. After We Care Solar, Hal had another idea on how to use the... Continue Reading →

2017 Energy Pioneers

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) recognized 10 companies from all over the world who demonstrated innovation in the field of clean energy and technology.  The winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts from, academia, corporations, utilities, finance and technology. These pioneers illustrated momentum in their field with the potential to make an even greater impact worldwide.... Continue Reading →

You First, Work Second

For my last post about AFYA, I thought it was fitting to go to the warehouse in Yonkers. There, I met Danielle Butin, the Founder of AFYA and the volunteers who sort, pack, store and label the myriad of medical equipment and supplies that will be sent to developing countries.  In her wisdom, Danielle finds... Continue Reading →

” We Ask People What They Need”

AFYA sends its rescued medical supplies and equipment to 70 different countries around the globe.  Danielle Butin, the Founder of AFYA, says, "we ask people what they need."  Some supplies are shipped to disaster areas after a breakout of a disease like Ebola or a natural climate disaster like an Earthquake; or for refugees who are fleeing war... Continue Reading →

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