Location: North America


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

19 Oct 2015


See the Big Apple through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

David Wright

/ Environment, Positive Perspective

27 Aug 2015


In 2011 Geoff Dalglish gave up all his worldly possessions to walk more than 10,000 miles and spread a message of treading lightly on the Earth. Here, he talks about his latest quest: a three year long water conservation pilgrimage starting next month


/ Economics & Innovation, Technology

01 Jul 2015


A new origami paper battery, which is powered by bacteria and costs five US cents (3p), could revolutionise the diagnosis of diseases in developing and remote areas


/ Culture, Politics, Positive Perspective

01 Jun 2015


As US-Cuba relations begin to be restored, a new musical education programme aims to show what the world can learn about sustainability and self-sufficiency from the small island state. Project organiser and researcher Denise Baden explains

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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

14 May 2015


For a long time the progress of renewable energy has been hampered by its transient nature: neither the sun nor wind is ‘on’ 24/7. But now Elon Musk’s new energy storage invention is set to change the renewables landscape as we know it


/ Positive Travel Blog

18 Feb 2015


New York’s not all skyscrapers and shopping. Sarah Bareham discovers a greener, more local side to the Big Apple’s state


/ Health, Science

06 Feb 2015


Since 1987 more than 500,000 US citizens have received hearts, livers, kidneys and other donated organs that have extended their lives, according to new research


/ Arts, Culture

27 Jan 2015


A pioneering new enterprise aims to change the way young people view classical music


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

17 Dec 2014


Kay Morris-Robertson thought she had everything she wanted when tragedy struck and changed her life forever. She tells Aaron Millar how she undertook an 80,000 mile journey of healing, travelling across all 50 states of America, from A to Z

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/ Wellbeing

08 Dec 2014


Give homeless individuals a fair chance, says social justice coalition

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/ Positive Travel

03 Dec 2014


Hanging on a sheer cliff face at a head-spinning height with nothing but a thin sheet of nylon separating him from a vast drop, Aaron Millar considers how fearsome adventure really is the making of us


/ #OwnTheMedia, Media

29 Sep 2014


Journalists and PR executives can be part of the solution to global problems, say Transformational Media Summit organisers

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/ Environment

18 Sep 2014


A groundbreaking ruling allows towns opposed to fracking to ban heavy industry within municipal borders


/ Technology

03 Jun 2014


The US government has announced that it is withdrawing from its role as steward of the internet’s domain name system

SolarTAC test facility in Aurora, CO

/ Environment, Renewable Energy

19 May 2014


The solar-power industry in the US is creating jobs ten times faster than the economy as a whole, reports The Solar Foundation


/ Economics & Innovation

02 Apr 2014


A group of former Occupy Wall Street activists have abolished nearly $15m (£9m) of Americans’ medical debt as part of a goodwill campaign to free debtors at random


/ Technology

02 Oct 2013


A US website is using people power to help diagnose medical conditions


/ Positive Travel

08 Aug 2013


Ahead of the release of blockbuster film The Lone Ranger, Aaron Millar visited the Navajo Nation to discover the culture, identity and astonishing resilience of America’s first people

Idle No More

/ Community

24 Jul 2013


Ben Whitford charts the rise of Idle No More, a movement gaining broad appeal as it attempts to protect the land and water upon which indigenous Canadian communities depend


Campaign to put LA Times in hands of the people


/ Media

13 Jun 2013


A crowdfunding campaign in the US is attempting to raise $660m to buy The Tribune Company, which owns publications including the LA Times, in order to prevent it from being taken over by media conglomerates