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Urban Orchard Brings to Life Neglected Vancouver Brownfield
Between three to five years, a vacant Vancouver brownfield has been planted with more than 400 fruit-bearing trees. The city of Vancouver calls the site as the largest urban orchard in North...more



Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement
The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents its cutting-edge exhibition, called "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement". The exhibit looks closely at the outcomes...more

Genesee County Economic Development Center Gets New Grants for STAMP Property
New grants are rolled out for Genesee County Economic Development Center (GCEDC) for its Western New York Science, Technology and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP). The GCEDC funding, part of...more

Schoolchildren Hatch 10 Creative Ideas to Manage Global Waste
Nearly 270 schoolchildren whipped up creative ideas to solve the world's global waste problem. Latitude, a Massachusetts-based creative research and marketing firm, joined forces with schools...more

Products That Save the Planet Have Consumers Paying More For Them
A vivified chart created by statistics portal Statista claimed that consumers are willing to pay more for sustainable products that can actually help in saving Earth. In another report from...more

Incredible Towers In Ethiopia Harvest Clean Water from Air
An Italian designer and co-founder of Architecture And Vision, Arturo Vittori, devised a solution that would generate local jobs, and provide clean water in Ethiopia's mountainous regions. Called...more

Tomís of Maine to Develop More Sustainable Packaging, Products
Tom's of Maine, which is committed to healthy and environmental goodness, is working to create more sustainable products and packaging. Tom's of Maine's "Goodness Report" documents...more

Two Social Enterprises Make Environmental Impact Through Collaboration
Paolo Richter, founder of social enterprise Gump & Drahtesel, rolls out second-hand bicycles from Switzerland to various African countries. To establish a more innovative approach, social...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




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Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women

Acumen Invests on Rwanda-based Coffee, Helps Rural Women
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