Author: Maggi Pier

The Billion Agave Project

The Billion Agave Project

The Billion Agave Project is a game-changing, ecosystem-regeneration strategy recently adopted by several innovative Mexican farms in the high-desert region of Guanajuato. With your support, we’ve been the primary group to donate to Organic Consumers Association supporting this crucial project that is now proven to green arid regions and provide both food and income for…

Will You Obey the Criminal Authoritarians?

Will You Obey the Criminal Authoritarians?

In 1962, in a now infamous experiment shown in the video above, Yale University psychologist Stanley Milgram tested the limits of human obedience to authority. The study administrator instructed the study subjects — the “teachers” — to give electric shocks to a student. The “student” was actually an actor, but the study subjects were unaware…

Chess Saves Lives

Hundreds of prisoners given the chance to transform their lives, one move at a time. In a game of 5asideCHESS, the 1st move is ‘HELLO’. It really is that simple. This innovative, condensed down version of chess allows novices to learn the game in a way that breaks down barriers of language, culture, and class….

Why Access to Safe, Clean Water Is a Wellness Issue

When Malini Ranganathan, PhD, an associate professor at American University and interim faculty director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, conducted research in Exeter, a flourishing agriculture town in California’s Central Valley, she didn’t expect to see similar conditions to what she’d witnessed in India’s low-income housing areas. Residents in one of the world’s…

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