Happy Monday – the last before Labor Day! To help gear you up for the last week of “summer,” here’s your weekly round up of inspiring service and social justice posts from around the web.

  • The New York Times published a stirring obituary for Neil Armstrong, the man who made history for walking on the moon and, later in life, was a teacher and public advocate.
  • The Huffington Post shared three ways to help out the residents of Haiti who are currently being impacted by Tropical Storm Isaac.
  • DoSomething interviewed the winner of the DoSomething Awards, Katia Gomez, who founded Educate2Envision, an organization helping impoverished students in Honduras finish their educations.
  • GOOD published a cool story about a couple in Quebec who held a “bed in” to save their front yard garden from city officials.
  • Idealist featured an essay about the beauties and challenges of volunteering alone abroad. If you’re thinking of volunteering abroad, it’s a must read!

What stories inspired you over the last week? Let us know in the comments below, by tweeting @repairtheworld, or on our Facebook page.