About Travis W. Lyon

Travis previously worked on the Programs team at the Global Poverty Project. After being raised by loving parents and reading a few Kurt Vonnegut novels, he found his way into the development sector.

Why Travis W. Lyon is a Global Citizen

A wise man once said that the trouble with mankind is that everybody wants to do the building and nobody wants to do the maintenance. I am a global citizen because I believe that we're all in this together, to build and maintain. More importantly, I'm a global citizen because I believe that the question "can't we all just get along?" isn't foolish or misguided at all.

Stories

  1. Article: Normal Dude Designs Mobile Showers for the Homeless and Gives Humanity Hope That 2016 Isn’t the Worst
    Water & Sanitation

    Normal Dude Designs Mobile Showers for the Homeless and Gives Humanity Hope That 2016 Isn’t the Worst

    By Travis W. Lyon|Aug. 31, 2016

    Man does great things, man gets just attention. Read more

  2. Article: Ghana Says 'Let’s Talk Shit' Because They’re Fed up With Open Defecation
    Water & Sanitation

    Ghana Says 'Let’s Talk Shit' Because They’re Fed up With Open Defecation

    By Travis W. Lyon|Aug. 29, 2016

    Seriously, the government approve a program named "Let's Talk Shit" Read more

  3. Article: This Hindu Goddess Really Wants You to Give a Shit About Sanitation
    Water & Sanitation

    This Hindu Goddess Really Wants You to Give a Shit About Sanitation

    By Travis W. Lyon|Aug. 25, 2016

    Bollywood helps inspire people to poop better and litter less. Read more

  4. Article: An Oil Pipeline, Ancient Native American Burial Grounds, and the Story Nobody Is Talking About
    Citizenship

    An Oil Pipeline, Ancient Native American Burial Grounds, and the Story Nobody Is Talking About

    By Travis W. Lyon|Aug. 17, 2016

    If you thought US law protects Native Americans, you'd be wrong. Read more

  5. Article: A definitive list of all the times when violence was the answer
    Citizenship

    A definitive list of all the times when violence was the answer

    By Travis W. Lyon|June 9, 2016

    Those times when violence just solved all the problems. Read more

  6. Article: John Oliver buys $15 million of medical debt for $60,000 and forgives it all, because he could
    Citizenship

    John Oliver buys $15 million of medical debt for $60,000 and forgives it all, because he could

    By Travis W. Lyon|June 6, 2016

    Once again John Oliver proves that you can do anything with money and lawyers Read more

  7. Article: That time Paul McCartney re-ended the Cold War and reminded us we’re all human
    Citizenship

    That time Paul McCartney re-ended the Cold War and reminded us we’re all human

    By Travis W. Lyon|May 24, 2016

    Paul McCartney invaded Moscow and Putin liked it. Read more

  8. Article: Choosing empowerment over aid: lessons from a small nonprofit in Kenya
    Girls & Women

    Choosing empowerment over aid: lessons from a small nonprofit in Kenya

    By Travis W. Lyon|May 20, 2016

    This small Irish NGO chose empowering women over giving them a one time handout. Read more

  9. Article: Why Zimbabwe is selling its elephants, lions, rhinos
    Environment

    Why Zimbabwe is selling its elephants, lions, rhinos

    By Travis W. Lyon|May 5, 2016

    Zimbabwe is selling wildlife from its national parks as a drought causes crisis Read more

  10. Article: 5 reasons cow farts matter (and could destroy the world)
    Environment

    5 reasons cow farts matter (and could destroy the world)

    By Travis W. Lyon|April 22, 2016

    Farting cows are waging a war against mankind's noses...and habitat. Read more