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Peindre en vert la Maison Blanche: Van Jones mène l´initiative des verts à Washington, D. C.

L´infatigable activiste Van Jones – s´occupant de la défense des droits de l´homme jusqu´à l´environnement- arrive à la Maison Blanche en tant que conseiller spécial des affaires concernant l´environnement, pour la création d´ emploi visant à améliorer l´utilisation efficace de l´énergie et des ressources renouvelables.

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Rising From the Heap: Waste Collectors Assert their Humanity

Milind Ranade is cleaning up the working conditions of unskilled laborers in Indian cities. Through the revolutionary labor union he founded, Kachra Vahtuk Sanghash Samiti (KVSS), or the 'Waste Collectors and Transporters Union,' Ranade is challenging corruption, and championing the untouchable waste collectors who have been neglected by India's mainstream labor organizations.


Greening the White House: Van Jones takes the green-collar initiative to Washington, D.C.

Have you ever noticed that the healthiest lifestyles are found in the wealthiest communities? The organic markets, bike paths, and hybrid cars are luxuries for the privileged, though value is universal. Enter social activist Van Jones. A graduate of Yale Law School and author of the bestseller, The Green Collar Economy, Jones is on the bullhorn calling the world to recognize the value of green within reach—and he’s taking his message straight to the White House.


How to Build a More Ethical Society


The Changemakers Innovation Award in Ethics is looking for innovative ideas from you for how adults and young people together can create a more ethical, morally courageous and empathetic society. Changemakers will give an award of $5,000 to the top three entries, as voted by the Changemakers community of readers. Additionally, there is a possibility that Changemakers will bring together the awardees with other innovators in the field for a meeting to discuss ideas and consider collaboration.