6 Things Holding You Back From Making a Difference

Examining a few of the the things that get in the way of being world changers. Read More

How much actual land would it take for the entire U.S. to be powered on solar energy—a source much cleaner than gas, oil or coal? The editors at Good magazine tackled the question in this 1-minute video and found that by dedicating just .6% of land in the Continental U.S. to solar plants, we could provide electricity for the entire country. As they point out, a full on conversion to solar wouldn’t be easy—battery storage would be a huge obstacle—but, the video suggests that solar remains a promising source of clean energy. Discuss

Buster Bluth is fighting modern-day slavery. Tomorrow, pastors and advocates are making their way to Capitol Hill to ask Congress on behalf of the organization International Justice Mission (IJM) to support the End Modern Slavery Initiative Act of 2015, which is currently pending in the Senate, having passed unanimously out of committee late year. Among those advocates is comedic actor Tony Hale, who plays Buster Bluth on Arrested Development and Gary Walsh on Veep. The act would be a game-changer in the fight to end modern-day slavery, which affects nearly 36 million people around the world, by leveraging public and private funds. By going to the Hill, advocates hope to help push the act forward through Congress. But at the very least, Buster will get some awards from Army. Discuss