Today’s Solutions: August 15, 2022

Optimist Change-Makers

Highlighting change-makers nominated by our Optimists around the world for making solutions come to life at a local level. We thank you for sharing these optimistic solutions.

Sunlight through a forest of trees.

Solutions Thinking and Climate Change

Open Minds and Optimism: Keys to Solving the Climate Crisis In February 2022, the world’s leading climate scientists released the most urgent warning on climate change to date. The report, released by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), describes the implications of our Read More...

Happy Mom and Baby

The Giving House: bringing hope and joy to families affected by domestic violence

Cindy McCarley like so many others has endured and survived domestic abuse. As a wife and mother of four, she felt powerless to leave her abusive partner, fearing that she wouldn’t be able to provide for her children on her own. This concern for her children and ensuring that they Read More...

Debate Mate

Changing lives with Debate Mate

For London trial attorney, Margaret McCabe, debate changed her life. It gave her the confidence to appear in court, to talk, and to argue for a living. She decided to bring debating to youth in London and started the nonprofit Debate Mate.  We sat down with McCabe, founder and CEO of Debate Read More...

The Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council livestock in a field which help prevent wildfires.

Firefighting goats and The Ojai Valley Fire Safe Council

Surrounded by rugged steep mountains penetrated by hot dry Santa Ana winds, the Ojai Valley is particularly susceptible to wildfire, being in the top one percent of regions in the U.S. and the top three percent in California. The region's limited evacuation routes, vulnerable grid dependency, and Read More...