5 Companies on the Cutting Edge of Sustainable Prefab Housing

5 Prefab Companies Impacting Green Housing 1. LivingHomes LivingHomes uses a modular construction process, meaning many of a home’s components are manufactured and pre-assembled prior to the on-site build. According to the company, modular construction is less expensive than “stick-built” (or on-site) methods, and also Read More …

Can Mobile Phones Help Fight Pediatric AIDS?

Can mobile phones help eliminate pediatric AIDS? “No,” said Josh Nesbit, CEO of Medic Mobile, not on its own. But it turns out the people who have those mobile devices, Nesbit said, definitely can. At this year’s Social Good Summit, Nesbit joined Anu Gupta, Director Read More …

8-Year-Old YouTube Sensation Performs at Social Good Summit

Toward the end of programming at the Social Good Summit on Saturday, attendees enjoyed a wonderful performance by YouTube sensation J.D. Malkin, known as jdviolinboy on the video sharing platform. In addition to being gifted musically, Malkin is also the newest youth ambassador of Save Read More …

‘Not For Sale’ Wants to End Modern Slavery

Does social media promote activism, or is it a lazy form of participation? Social media is a strong platform for raising awareness, but the relationship between cause and effect is defined by action regardless of medium. On this episode of Revolution, David Batstone, co-founder and Read More …

10 Inspiring Quotes From Mashable’s Social Good Summit

10 Inspiring Quotes From the Mashable Social Good Summit 1. Mira Sorvino “More is spent in a single month [in the U.S.] fighting the war on drugs than all monies ever expended domestically or internationally fighting slavery from its inception. Per month, we spend more Read More …

When Trying to Help the Poor, One Word Can Make a Huge Difference

A social experiment from the UK shows how a counterintuitive approach to charity marketing can work better than a straightforward pitch. A British charity, Pilion Trust, sent a man out on the streets of London to raise money. First, he wore a sandwich board that Read More …

4 Ways You Can Make a Real Impact to Slow Climate Change

In this Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012 file photo, a dry corn field receives some rain from a passing thunderstorm near Blair, Nebraska.Image: Nati Harnik/Associated Press The concept of climate change can be so overwhelming to the point where it paralyzes you into inaction. In light Read More …

Announcing a Live Chat With TerraCycle Founder Tom Szaky

Streaming live on Mashable, TerraCycle Inc. founder Tom Szaky will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. EST (12 p.m. PST) Thursday, Dec. 20. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Szaky will appear live via video chat broadcast Read More …

Should We Feel Guilty About Using the Cloud Now?

It’s getting harder and harder to find blameless activities these days. For those of us who thought our online lives were fairly environmentally friendly — buying products on Amazon rather than driving to the store, streaming a movie on Netflix rather than buying or renting Read More …

Former Ad Exec Takes Shot at Coca-Cola in ‘Real Bears’ Music Video

Alex Bogusky — partner at Crispin Porter + Bogusky — famously left the industry two years ago to find a “more genuine version” of himself. Apparently he has fulfilled that mission. The iconic exec has surfaced again with a video that takes a shot at Read More …