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Posted
July 16, 2012

Make a Better World in Your Own Backyard

Stories from around the world that add up to more than the sum of their parts

At a time when the Rio+20 UN Sustainable Development conference left many people discouraged about forging a more equitable and green future, it’s helpful to remember that local changes are as important as global ones. The dedicated work people across the globe do in their own communities adds up to something mighty. OTC Fellow Jay Walljasper tells a few stories of people who are changing the world in their own backyards. “See the video”:http://blip.tv/mtnps/jay-walljasper-speech-2008-neighborhood-sustainablility-conference-733348