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PENN IS MIGHTIER

This 14-year-old will fix the planet before she graduates

Maya Penn is an eco-fashion designer, children’s book author, artist, animator, coder, public speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and environmentalist. So, you know, don't feel bad about your life or anything.

Climate & Energy

NRDC’s new president gets serious about diversity

Rhea Suh is among the first non-whites, and one of only a small handful of women, to serve as chief executive of a large U.S. environmental group.

Living

Pro-life equals pro-planet for this green evangelical leader

Five revelations from Ben Lowe, a religious greenie who's sparking a young evangelical movement.

Tastes great, less trash-can-filling

How to make sure none of your holiday cookies go to waste, according to this food guru

The EPA's Ashley Zanolli dishes up the best ways to curb your food-waste footprint during the holidaze.

MISSISSIPPI MOJO

A green utopia deep in Mississippi? This guy has a game plan

Kali Akuno wants to build an eco-village in the middle of Jackson, Miss. And so far, he's getting all the cooperation he needs.

Politics

“We want democracy, but we don’t have the theory or skill to do it”

Filmmaker-author Astra Taylor talks about Occupy, debt relief, why the environmental movement needs organization more than scale, and the nature of democratic change.

doo credit

A Kenyan kid turns his friends’ poop into clean energy

Leroy Mwasaru and his team tackled shoddy sanitation with a bioreactor that produces cooking fuel from so-called waste.

Food

This entrepreneur turns leftover cafeteria food into hot meals for hungry people

Ben Simon is the cofounder of a nonprofit that redistributes leftover campus dining hall food to the hungry.

LAUGH AND LEARN, LADIES

Comedy phenom Megan Amram wants to teach women science — with hot sex tips!

The "Parks & Recreation" writer's new book is a smart (and hilarious) take on the dumb idea that women can't understand science.

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