Rebecca Leber
Rebecca Leber
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What Today's Environmentalist Looks Like

The "environmentalist" stereotype can carry a stigma. Our generation rejects that label, explaining how even the smallest actions are environmental.

5 Technologies That Will Change the World

These innovations have a realistic potential to address global problems, like access to clean water, disease, quality of life, and climate change.
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UN Meeting on Youth Empowerment Fails to Address Issues

The UN International Year of Youth is meaningless unless leaders and political systems are prepared to give young people a credible voice in real decision-making.

The Best and Worst of YouTube Political Campaigns

Viral campaign videos have one thing in common: they're easy to laugh at. YouTube campaigning can either backfire or propel candidates into the blog stratosphere.
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5 Ways to Make a Difference in the 2012 Election

As the presidential election approaches, here are some ways to influence the vote without using your wallet.
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Pres. Clinton: Young People Must be More Informed

PolicyMic reports from Campus Progress' National Conference in Washington, D.C., as President Clinton and other speakers charge our generation to turn truth into power.

Behind the Virtual “Cloud,” a Trail of Smoke

Data centers, the internet's infrastructure, support ever-expanding technology. But as this industry grows, so does its environmental footprint.
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Women Still Lose in Politics

Females comprise a startlingly low percentage of government seats at all levels of office, and poor recruitment strategy is to blame as women are less likely to run for office.
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"Minority Report" Meets Homeland Security

Homeland Security began testing a new privacy tool that can "sense" if you are about to commit a crime. But the government should take privacy cues from the likes of Facebook and Google.