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East Harlem Merchants Group Plans to Pay Homeless for E. 125th St. Cleanup
An East Harlem merchants group campaigns to cleaning up E. 125th St. by paying the homeless to do it. The New Harlem East Merchants Association, has began raising funds for its campaign, which...more



Canada-Based Social Enterprise Experiences Recycling and Job Creation Success
Calgary-based container pick-up social enterprise, the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, is experiencing success with its recycling venture. To date, the social business has...more

Greenhouse Gas Policies Should Consider Household Income Levels
A University of Alberta (UA) study informs that government policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions should be looking at household income levels of consumers. Published recently online...more

Discarded Soda Bottles Turn Into Affordable Solar Lights
Study shows that billions of people around the world still don't have access to electricity. hazardous and costly kerosene lamps are the lighting staples in these developing countries. To serve...more

The Drinkable Book: Clean Water in New Form
Charity group Water Is Life (WIL) is banking on an innovative technology solution to tackle water contamination and raise awareness around this problem. WIL, together with Brian Gartside, graphic...more

Bloomberg Invests $5 Million in Solar-powered Lamps for Africa
Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, announced a $5 million investment in Little Sun, the creators of a little yellow solar-powered lamp that is more affordable...more

St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency Rolls Out Grants Geared for Community Development, Environmental Program
Board members of the St. Lawrence River Valley Redevelopment Agency and the St. Lawrence County Industrial Development Agency awarded $436,358 for 10 projects through the 2014 Community Development...more

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City governments and businesses from all over the world are taking action on fighting climate change. According to the Protecting Our Capital report, majority of cities perceive climate change as...more

White House Introduces Web App to See How Climate Change Impacts Households
The White House is developing a web application that will show how climate change will impact American households. The app at climate.data.gov would be a tool to enable individuals, business...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






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Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!


Wealthy Resource Generation: Tax Us More!

Resource Generation, a group of young people who grew up wealthy, wish to give something back. They published a letter this week that implies advocacy and participation in structural change that will ultimately improve the resourcing of schools in Pennsylvania.




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