The Change Gang: people making waves
In This Series
Tanya Fields: Breaking locks and planting seeds in the South Bronx
Empty lots plus a passion for nutrition: How a food-stamp-reliant mother of four got into the food-justice movement.
Betsy MacLean: Community development as public health
Can sustainability make sense in the inner city? Sure -- if you talk about saving money instead of saving polar bears.
Kate Zidar: A sewershed grows in Brooklyn
Salvaging a notoriously polluted urban creek takes nerds of steel.
Skate punk gets business degree to sharpen his activist chops
Erick Boustead first brewed his heady mixture of music, organizing, and online media to fund a skate park.
Max Cadji: Worms against the philanthro-pimps!
A food activist brings lessons learned in the Peace Corps and Madagascar back to the San Francisco Bay Area in a quest to create businesses that can thrive without grants.
Plant a tree, pay a salary, save the climate — all at once
Tim Whitley's Carbon Offsets to Alleviate Poverty bird-dogs big problems by connecting their solutions.
Energy bar-ista moves from reality TV to real food
Corey Rennell took what he learned as a contestant on a survivalist reality-TV show and packed it into the ultra-natural Core Meal bars he now sells.
Soul food survivor: The transformation of Trazana Staples
Here's how a Nashville resident remade herself into a crusader for healthy eating and built an oasis in a food desert.
How a 21-year-old ended up in India with a bag full of solar flashlights
Ximena Prugue didn't know anything about India before she went there to hand out solar flashlights. All she knew was that she wanted to make a difference.