OUR GREAT MINDS

Global Citizenship Featured Stories:

    • Tina Olivero: Unbiased Media Emerging

      by Tina Olivero

      With all the drama and negativity in the news these days it’s really hard to believe what you watch on TV as being the “truth”. My life doesn’t look like that. Does yours? The news is saturated in sensationalism. It’s a sponge for controversial topics. It has a never-ending hunger of demise that feeds on […]

    • The World Rocks Out at the Global Citizen Festival

      by Tina Olivero

      What does it mean to be a person of our time? Are we a society of watchers who don’t take action or are we the generation willing to take on the world’s biggest challenges and use our power to get others involved and make the changes needed? According the the team of visionaries working at […]

    • If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

      by Tina Olivero

      Blaming the oil and gas companies for the state of the world, for wealth mongering or for being “big and bad” is probably equivocal to shooting yourself in the back of the head.  In fact, playing the blame game with oil companies is one of the most ignorant things happening in society today.  Here’s why: […]

    • New Outlooks For A Sustainable Energy Future

      by Tina Olivero

      The biggest obstacle to our success is the past. The past pulls us into thinking like we did before. We’ve “done it this way before” is a phrase that’s killing corporations and the possibilities of the new sustainable culture of energy that is emerging. To advance, we have to release the past and look forward. We […]

    • Being Santa

      by Tina Olivero

      Have you ever wondered how Santa gets around the world so fast? Or, have you ever wondered how Santa can be in so many places at the same time? Would you like to know? Yes, I thought so. Well, what makes Santa magical is that he has many lives! Sssshhhhh, I know that’s a big […]

    • Our Vision is an Ocean Free of Plastic Pollution

      by James “Captain Homer” Holm

      The “great pacific garbage patch” is a catchy phrase that attracts global ­attention. ­Technically, it is not true; there is no island of trash, but metaphorically it is perfect. ­Plastic pollution is recognized as the third greatest challenge to a healthy ocean ­environment behind overfishing and climate change. The Clean Oceans Project was ­created in […]

    • ExxonMobil: A Powerful Contributor to United Way

      by Aaryn Lambert

      Corporate contribution is one of the most moving aspects of business in the oil patch. Many oil and gas companies around the world are creating enormous impact on local communities with a conscientious effort to contribute in ways that really make a difference. Oil and gas operators are some of the largest community contributors in […]

    • Making Education Count

      by Aaryn Lambert

      At Maweni Primary School, on the outskirts of this coastal city, a group of teachers and parents sit at a makeshift table in the schoolyard discussing ways to organize seating in their classrooms. This isn’t about U-shaped arrangements versus rows. In fact, some of the classrooms in this school don’t have enough desks or textbooks to go around.

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