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Hand in Hand: This Bar of Soap Protects Rainforests

Hand in Hand soap donates one bar of soap to children in Haiti for every bar sold.

Bill and Courtney of Hand in Hand are a husband-and-wife social entrepreneurship duo that takes the spotlight on Designed Good this week. The pair had been thinking about ideas for a sustainable business for years when they learned that water-related illnesses are responsible for 5 million deaths each year, 45 percent of which can be prevented by hand washing.

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Go on Vacation, Help Reverse Deforestation

An upscale Chilean hotel is fighting deforestation by planting trees on behalf of its guests.

Patagonia—a region at the southern end of South America—is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world, with striking mountain regions, ice sheets, volcanoes, and pond-dotted plains, among other geographical marvels. The Chilean section of Patagonia is also home to some of the world’s worst deforestation, which is particularly troubling when you realize that ninety percent of the species in Chile’s forests are unique to the region, according to the Patagonia Foundation.

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What Do You Love: The Ecologist

Warren Brush takes us on a tour of the things he loves, from cooking with his family to tracking cougars.

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