Artivism: Cycling for Safer Routes

by Utne Reader Staff

Volunteering for bikers of the future.

Artivism: The Venus Project

by Utne Reader Staff

A reader taps into the radical eco-activism movement through the Venus Project

Swear Off Your Smartphone and Save Lives

by Trinica Sampson

The UNICEF Tap Project encourages smartphone users to put down their phones to save a child’s life.

Living the Eco-Design Dream

by Suzanne Lindgren

Creating zero-waste systems is more than a job.


Artivism: Teach Kids to Code

by Utne Reader Staff

Closing the race and class divide by teaching kids to code.

Holland’s Dementia Village Revolutionizes Alzheimer’s Caregiving

by Trinica Sampson

A self-contained village in the Netherlands is modernizing the way we care for dementia patients.

The Making of Trees for Cars

by Katherine Jennings

How one man living on the streets of New York City hopes to make a difference.

The Utne Social Engagement Index

by Eric Utne

Take our Social IQ quiz to determine how socially engaged, active, and influential you are.