Mobile market bus

Photo: Courtesy of Steve Casey

Mobile Market Vendor
After buying and repurposing an old city bus, Steve Casey thought up an inventive way to bring produce to the people.

The Fresh Moves Mobile Produce Market has people lining up like children for the ice cream truck. Once inside, customers stock up on organic tomatoes, potatoes, broccoli and more—all priced affordably thanks to a partnership with an organic distributor.

Learn more about starting a mobile market
Melanie Sloan

Photo: Courtesy of Melanie Sloan

Government Watchdog
In 2003, Melanie Sloan left her job as assistant U.S. attorney to start a government watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Since then, CREW has exposed the dirty little secrets of Tom DeLay, lobbyist Jack Abramoff, Rep. John Murtha, and many others.

Find out how she did it
Zach Skow and a dog

Photo: Courtesy of Zach Skow

Rescue Dog Crusader
Zach Skow's passion for pooches inspired him to found Marley's Mutts, a nonprofit shelter that specializes in large rescue dogs. The shelter has since found good homes for over 250 abused or neglected dogs.

How he turned his love for animals into a career
Photojournalist Alissa Everett

Photo: Laura Taylor

Over a decade ago, Alissa Everett left her cramped cubicle and 100-hour workweeks behind and hopped on a flight to Southeast Asia to do some soul searching. Now she's a photojournalist, documenting war and the human condition through images and using her photos to fund her charity, Care Through Action.

Making a career out of your photos
Entrepreneur Lynn Jurich and solar panels

Photo: Courtesy of SunRun and Francis Fine Art Photography

Solar Entrepreneur
College classmates Lynn Jurich and Ed Fenster had a revolutionary idea to help change the way American families use energy. Today, their company SunRun brings solar power to over 12,000 homes.

Getting involved in sustainable energy

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