24 Hours, 24 Moms, 24 Poignant Breastfeeding Stories #FirstHour

For 24 straight hours that started on Thursday, February 21 at 9 AM through Friday, February 22 at 9 AM members of the Global Team of 200 shared moving, intimate, personal breastfeeding stories on their blogs and spread the word about Save the Children’s new breastfeeding report, Superfood for Babies: How Overcoming Barriers Will Save Children’s Lives. As we wrote earlier this week, the report … Continue reading 24 Hours, 24 Moms, 24 Poignant Breastfeeding Stories #FirstHour

[Video] Sounds from Rio + Social

Pierce Freelon and Apple Juice Kid, adjunct professors in UNC-Chapel Hill’s music department, demonstrated a mini beat-making session at Rio + Social, Mashable and the UN Foundation’s conference in Brazil about social media for social good, held on the eve of Rio + 20. Freelon and Apple Juice Kid are the founders of ARTVSM, a socially conscious company merging art and activism by any medium necessary. … Continue reading [Video] Sounds from Rio + Social

Future We Want and Rio + 20 at Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

The Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro  is hosting exhibits in conjunction with Rio + 20, the United Nations Conference for Sustainable Development. In this exhibit Brazilian notables – from artists to authors and models – and ordinary people come together to talk about the future they want. Museum-goers are also encouraged to share the future they want and post them on the walls … Continue reading Future We Want and Rio + 20 at Museu de Arte Moderna Rio de Janeiro

Rio + 20: How Rio is Upgrading Its Urban Slums

Even while staying in Copacabana instead of Barra where most of the Rio + 20 activities are happening this week there is still ample opportunity to learn new things about sustainable development. I ran across this interesting exhibit made of milk crates in Copacabana an hour ago that drew attention to Rio’s Morar Carioca Programme. What Morar Carioca has done since July 2010 is upgrade … Continue reading Rio + 20: How Rio is Upgrading Its Urban Slums