To solve the world’s most pressing problems, we need to trust those closest to the challenge. These are the solutions, people, and organizations making our world a better place for everyone.
This is Rethinking Possible, a collection of real stories developed by Skoll Foundation and brought to life by Freethink.
Could wastewater surveillance unlock early warning systems for future pandemics? In India, where one-third of wastewater flows openly, this age-old technique is being resurrected with promising results. Varsha Shridhar and Dr. Angela Chaudhuri, with backing from the Skoll Foundation, are testing sewage for pathogens, tracking illnesses in real-time before symptoms emerge.
The Amazon jungle is a delicate ecosystem responsible for capturing around 600 million tons CO2 per year. But that system is under attack. That’s why a coalition of NGOs, universities, and tech companies are using satellite imagery to track and report illegal deforestation in Brazil to fight not only climate change and environmental destruction, but also crime.
Systemic injustices, discrimination, and lack of civic engagement have created a pressing challenge for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs): underrepresentation in positions of power. Today, there’s a movement to harness unique experiences and perspectives within the AAPI community to create a sustainable world of peace and prosperity for all.
Rethinking Possible’s companion podcast is a radically honest and fresh conversation about how transformational social change actually gets made and who makes it. Hosted by Courtney E. Martin and Nguhi Mwaura, and brought to you by the Skoll Foundation in partnership with Aspen Ideas.