Producing More Food with Less: Investing in Resource-Efficient Technologies and Practices

Sat, 2016-03-19 11:18 -- Compassionate C...

Achieving the transition to "resource-smart" food systems will require better policy-making as well as a collaborative and proactive multi-stakeholder approach. Watch this UN video to see how resource-efficient technologies contribute to food security.

One Home: A Free Affordable Housing Search Tool in the Bay Area

Sat, 2016-03-19 11:03 -- Compassionate C...

One Home is a free web and mobile platform that allows anyone to search affordable housing options in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. With One Home, people can find a home that they are eligible for, share housing information with others, and download housing applications, all from one place. Learn more in a brief video.

An Educational Turnaround at Victoria Park Primary

Tue, 2016-03-15 16:49 -- Compassionate C...

In a deprived area of the U.K., a primary school has experienced an educational transformation due to the Microsoft Shape the Future Initiative in partnership with RM. Pupils, many of whom speak English as a second language, are becoming confident assured learners. Learn how in this video.

IBM Helps Birmingham Tackle its Food Deserts

Wed, 2016-03-09 12:04 -- Compassionate C...

As part of its Smarter Cities Challenge, IBM experts went to Birmingham, Alabama to help the city tackle its 'food desert' challenges and other issues, including economic development. Watch the video for information that could help your city make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible to citizens.

Converting Buses Into Mobile Showers for the Homeless

Fri, 2016-02-26 16:39 -- Compassionate C...

Hearing a homeless woman on the street crying that she'd never feel clean again was the inspiration for a nonprofit that takes retired public transit buses and converts them into traveling hygiene units for the homeless. Watch this video explains how the Lava Mae nonprofit does it -- and how other communities could do the same.

Transforming Prenatal Care in Uganda with a Smart Phone

Fri, 2016-02-26 13:44 -- Compassionate C...

Over 60% of infant deaths occur in Sub-Saharan Africa. Accurate fetal heart rate monitoring is hard to come by in that part of the world. Two University students from Uganda are developing WinSenga, a portable, mobile and affordable fetal heart rate monitor that runs on Microsoft phones. Learn more in this video.

SADA Systems and Skid Row Housing

Thu, 2016-02-18 08:32 -- Compassionate C...

Watch this brief video to learn how Skid Row Housing in Los Angeles is leveraging technology to more efficiently fulfill its mission of providing supportive housing to help people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction lead safe, stable lives in wellness.