So, You Want to Change the World?

How do we change the world? Through innovation and invention? Charity? Volunteerism? Ask a hundred people, and you're likely to get a hundred different answers.

Throughout the fall, gives readers a chance to meet people and learn about places and programs working hard to change the world. Through medicine, technology, philanthropy and business they protect and preserve the environment, improve the lives of the sick, poor and underprivileged, and, ultimately, make the world a better place.

The "10 Ways" we'll look at encompass the efforts of ordinary citizens and celebrities, charitable acts and organizations, innovations of the past and those yet to arrive, medical breakthroughs, environmental warriors and programs, technological advances and businesses.

Continue to check back with through November for new ideas and ways to change the world, and please let us know what you think in our forums and in the comment sections of our "10 Ways to Change the World" stories.