Energize Africa 101

Congrats– you’ve passed the first hurdle to understanding the Energize Africa Act. No idea what the Energize Africa Act is? No worries. We’ve got you covered. Lucky for you, we won’t bore you with every single detail of the Energize Africa Act. Rather, this will give you a basic understanding of some important points that […]

3 tactics that made Occupy successful—and why your movement should adopt them

Organizing is an art: getting an entire community of people from different walks of life, political ideologies, socioeconomic statuses, genders, and just about every other difference you can image, to agree on what “change” should look like is monumental. And then mobilizing that group to actually enact change? Talk about challenging. The Occupy Wall Street protest movement […]

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When was the last time you bought an album?

A weird thing happened to me the other day. I was trying to stream an album online, but the artist, who shall remain nameless (*cough cough* Thom Yorke), decided that one of his bands would not offer their albums to popular streaming services.  Undeterred, I continued my search, convinced surely I could find this album somewhere, but came […]

Hey Millennials – your Kickstarter page isn’t going to end AIDS

I don’t think I’m alone when I say I want to do something I love for the rest of my life while also making a difference. As a recent college graduate (i.e. “Millennial”), I frequently think about specific issues I care about and look for ways to get involved. According to the Millennial Impact Report (MIR), I’m […]

Why energy poverty is a global health issue?

A woman gives birth by paraffin lamp at the Bussi’s Health Center in Uganda. Photo credit: Jake Lyell/ Pathfinder International. In fact, more than 30 percent of clinics and hospitals in sub-Saharan Africa, serving approximately 255 million people, are without electricity. Here's six specific ways lack of electricity can affect patients, doctors and nurses in clinics and hospitals. […]

8 tips to rock Campus Challenge 2

There's 3 weeks left for OCC Challenge # 2 –plenty of time for you to get your school's Senators to cosponsor the Energize Africa Act and help bring electricity access to 50 million people living in Sub-Saharan Africa. It's the last major step to getting this legislation passed, and your participation couldn't be more critical. Here's a […]

College students crush energy poverty–literally

ONE Campus members across the country are only one week into Challenge 2 of ONE Campus Challenge (OCC) Season 8, and they’re already kicking (or should I say hammering) some serious ass. Challenge 2 urges campuses to get their senators to co-sponsor and pass the Energize Africa Act this year, which would bring electricity access […]

Arizona, Carthage College, and University of Virginia win ONE Campus Challenge #1

Only three weeks into Season 8 of the ONE Campus Challenge, and ONE Campus chapters across the country have already kicked the school year off with an advocacy bang. For the past three weeks, ONE student members across the country campaigned to stop the biggest heist you’ve never heard of: The Trillion Dollar Scandal. ONE’s newest […]

Poverty is no laughing matter. So why are these guys so damn funny?

I could probably start this blog post with, “poverty is no laughing matter,” and that would get some head nods. Instead I’m gonna start this blog post with a joke:         What did the zero say to the eight?         Nice belt. OK, that joke is lame. I know […]

ONE Campus + Imagine Dragons

Have you noticed how much the media, corporate brands, and marketers have been talking about “Millennials” these days? We’ve been called everything from “The Narcissistic Generation” to “Generation Nice”. Well, maybe we’re just nicely narcissistic; did you ever think about that, Generation-Need-To-Categorize-And-Generalize-And-Label-80-Million-People? This guy gets it. Snark aside, identifying generational trends can serve a purpose. So let me point out a […]

How to start ONE Campus chapter in just 4 weeks

This is a guest blog post by Taylor Thompson, ONE Campus Leader of UNL.    Are you starting (or thinking about starting) a ONE chapter on your campus? Congratulations! It’s hard but fun work, and I bet you didn't know that you can actually do it in just four weeks. Here are the steps I followed […]