Nathaniel

Nathaniel

Posts by This Writer

10 years 10 months ago

<p>The holidays are about family, and friends, and reflection and thanksgiving, of course. But they're also about eating. Consuming inordinate amounts of delicious gooey goodness. This year, take a few minutes to think about how to use your tastebuds to make a little difference in the world. <br /><br />Below, you can find links to a number of Fair Trade producers, with a particular emphasis on chocolate. This year, why not add a delicious bar to that gift basket or gift certificate you're planning to give?<br /><br />Fair Trade Chocolatier...


10 years 10 months ago

<p>While seasonal harvest festivals have long been part of the American tradition, the modern origins of a national Thanksgiving Holiday are more recent. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln wrote: <br /><br /><em>In the midst of a civil war of unequaled magnitude and severity, which has sometimes seemed to foreign States to invite and to provoke their aggression, peace has been preserved with all nations, order has been maintained, the laws have been respected and obeyed, and harmony has prevailed everywhere except in the theatre of military conflict...Needful diversions of...


10 years 11 months ago

<p>At the core of the social entrepreneurship movement is a rejection of the dogma of change-making. Social entrepreneurs recognize problems and attempt to find the best solution available - whether it's nonprofit, for profit, or based on the barter system. Paraphrasing Mission Measurement's Jason Saul at last weeks <a href="http://socialentrepreneurship.change.org/blog/view/nyu_conference_for_so... Social Entrepreneurship conference...


11 years 1 month ago

<p>Scruffy. Sandals. Tie-dye. Granola. Grateful Dead. Fair trade?<br /> <br /> Even a few years ago, most people associated sustainable consumption with a sort of neo-hippie San Francisco liberal archetype. Today, however, an increasing awareness of climate change, greater interested in corporate responsibility, and a growing roster of companies branding social good as part of the value they offer consumers is rendering this caricature obsolete (or at least, incomplete). <br /> <br /> The question then becomes, what does the sustainable...


11 years 1 month ago

<p>A few years before publishing &ldquo;A Bed for the Night: Humanitarianism in Crisis&rdquo; (number three on the list of <a href="allthings/128/Top-Five-Critiques-of-Development-and-Humanitarianism.html">&ldquo;Top Critiques of Development and Humanitarianism&rdquo;</a>), David Rieff wrote an article titled <a href="http://www.amazon.com/defense-Afro-Pessimism-World-Policy-Journal/dp/B00...">&ldquo;In Defense of Afro-Pessimism.&rdquo; </a>While the article was...


11 years 2 months ago

<p>Each fall, thousands of passionate students are thrown back into the chaotic jumble of classes, parties, and the great big dreams of changing the world that make up the American college experience. At the Center for Global Engagement, we recognize that students&rsquo; good intentions don&rsquo;t always match their ability to act, and design programs to help them develop the skills they need to address issues of global poverty and inequality. <br /> <br /> At its best, education is about challenging you in ways that improve your ability to think and act. With that...