Environment, General/Other News

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Southern Hills Economic Development Corp to Host Meeting on Uranium Mining
Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation has recently announced that they will be hosting a meeting focusing on uranium mining. The meeting will be the 7th day of February and will be...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

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

More Natural Resources Conservation Funding in the Federal Budget
The country's natural resources and environment are seen by the government as places of extraction to make drastic budget cuts. But, what is needed is more conservation funding, not...more

Visualization: What if Every State Converted into Clean Energy?
The Solutions Project demonstrates all the positive possibilities of a country running solely on renewable energy in a new interactive map. The Solutions Project is comprised of researchers and...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

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

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

6 Student-Created Projects That Tackle Climate Change
College students in the U.S. are inventing the coolest and most creative ways to battle climate change and clean up domestic energy production. From recycling unusual earth elements to exercising...more

LISC Designates $25 Million Funds For Obama Administration\
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) supports the Obama Administration's "Better Building Challenge" with a $25 million pledge to help multifamily affordable housing owners reduce their...more






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How Can Social Entrepreneurship Convert Into House Sales?


How Can Social Entrepreneurship Convert Into House Sales?

Giveback Homes, founded by Blake Andrews in August, is a network of real estate agents, home builders, mortgage brokers and interior designers. Each member shell out $50 monthly to get listed on Giveback Homes’ website and acquire marketing support.Donors can decide how much, and how often, they want to donate to a good cause.




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