Winston Ross is a former national correspondent with Newsweek and The Daily Beast and now freelances for various outlets. He lives in Eugene, Ore.
The right words can make a big difference when talking to someone living on the streets.
Jam out to great indie bands and eat delicious artisan food, but don’t expect to quench your thirst from a plastic water bottle or toss your empty plate in a trash bin. You’re at Pickathon, the U.S.’s greenest music festival.
At the end of Nevada’s annual arts festival in 2007, a small group of volunteers donated a solar power array to a local school. Since then, they’ve built more than 70 installations and changed state law in the process.
Future Connect finds first-generation or low-income kids — with heart — and gives them scholarships, peer support and individual counselors to help them get through college.
Steve Cinelli created the world’s first residential real estate exchange — and hopes to transform the way housing finance works.
A San Francisco marketing exec took a cab ride through a ratty neighborhood. What she saw inspired her to help restore dignity to the homeless.
Tired of that eyesore on the corner? Bet your neighbors are too. A new online venture makes it easy to come together and fix things.
A San Francisco startup is leading the way.
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