Environment, General/Other News
News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.
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
A bucolic farm houses the campus of health care software provider, Epic Systems Corporation, where employees and visitors alike will likely run into a cow or an alfalfa farmer in a conference...more
The Youth Service and Conservation Corps welcomes volunteers and provides them with paid job and leadership training, academic programming, and extra support through an approach that enhances...more
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
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...more
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
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has granted $777,000 to University of Colorado Boulder to develop a waterless toilet manned by solar power.
The toilet is claimed to transform the lives of 2.5...more
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
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
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.