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Forest Protection, Economic Growth Must Go Together
The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik, writes about protecting forests and economic growth going hand in hand. Traavik states that Norway supports Indonesia's efforts in...more



Beijing Social Enterprise Works to Deliver Clean Air for City Residents
Beijing social enterprise, Smart Air, is delivering clean air to its city residents by teaching them how to build their own air purifiers. In an effort to clear out air pollution in China's...more

ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy\
The ALERT Project, which consists of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens who have years of experience dealing with the human health and the costs of oil dependency, provides...more

Sunflower Patch Revitalizes St. Louis Space For Environmental, Economic Benefit
About 10,000 sunflowers have transformed a vacant city lot in St. Louis to provide environmental and economic benefits for the community. The patch of sunflower blooms is a part of the Sustainable...more

A Glimpse Into Clean, Green Fish Farming
According to researchers in the United States, there is a way to make aquaculture clean and green, and locally produced and grown. Sea farmers are now successfully delivering tilapia to seafood...more

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Delivering Agricultural Growth
Leading global institutions address actions that are required to strengthen resilience to climate change and deliver increased food production, employment and food security. Global representatives...more

Giving Back to the Environment \
Jack Johnson and 1% for the Planet, the world's leading environmental network, partner to raise awareness around sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives in Jack's All At Once...more

A New Kind of Green Mini-Space In NYC Is Built with Tons of Hidden Benefits
Curbside mini-gardens or "bioswales" that have been around for hundreds of years lining New York City streets could help save the city billions of dollars. Why? It's underground layered system...more

Weatherizing Homes to a Uniform Level Can Gain $33 Billion in Annual Energy Savings
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) researchers discovered in a latest study that upgrading airtightness or weatherizing homes to a uniform level could gain up to $33 billion in...more




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How a Dose of Inspiration Can Kick Off a Social Enterprise

How a Dose of Inspiration Can Kick Off a Social Enterprise
The GuardianĀ asked leaders and experts across the social enterprise sector to share what inspired them...

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