Social responsibility is needed for so many reasons...
A government’s need for stability and security, a citizen’s need for effective and protective governance, a single-mother’s need for employment, a farmer’s need for famine relief, a criminal’s need for a second chance, a destitute man’s need to know someone cares, a child’s need for basic food, shelter and compassion.
Your answer can come from an emotional obligation or personally obscure connection, but all connections to our humanity excite and invite compassion.
We are all connected. We are all in need.
I believe we all want to make the world a better place.
- MARY M. PURCELL (YBeSR)
Cody William Smith is a professional Photographer and Director of Photography. Originally from Reno Nevada, he moved to Los Angeles in 2011 and earned his BFA in Cinema from Columbia College in 2012. As a photographer he specializes in landscape, fine art, and environmental portraiture. He also freelances as a gaffer, 1st AC, and photography assistant.
Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered “Heartbleed” Internet threat that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites take steps to secure their communications. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
Malala talks about her recovery, her work to educate young girls, and the importance of believing in your potential. (She sent us a recording instead of coming to TED because she has vowed never to miss another day of school.)
Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, gave a powerful talk at TED2014 about education and equality for women. He said, "Why is my daughter so strong? Because I did not clip her wings."
"Cruel, inhuman and degrading." These are words you often associate with third-world countries, war zones or even off-the-book sites like Guantanamo Bay. You probably wouldn’t expect to hear those words applied to park benches, subway stations and empty stairwells in cities across America.
But that’s exactly what the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights argued in a recently released and damning periodic report on the state of human rights in the U.S. Though the report covered everything from the death penalty and gun violence to drones and rendition, the most eye-catching section was the UN’s condemnation of the criminalization of homelessness in the U.S, which “raises concerns of discrimination and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment”
COLLEGE PARK, Maryland– Actress Olivia Wilde, who starred in the award winning “Her And Last Year’s Rush,” is considered to be in the prime of her career, yet the actress has decided to dedicate a great deal of her time not spent acting to her new business, Conscious Commerce, a website that promotes philanthropy in a different way.
Rather than just asking people to donate money to a cause, Conscious Commerce asks consumers to donate money by buying products that they want. In this way, the website establishes a connection between specific brands and charities, because every purchase that a consumer makes will give a portion back to charity.
In regard to this new way of encouraging people to be philanthropic, Wilde says, “It should be shocking when a product is not somehow helping the people who made it.”