Environment, General/Other News

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CPR Act Reintroduced to Revitalize Urban Areas
Formerly entitled the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act, the legislation is now reintroduced called the Community Parks Revitalization (CPR) Act. The CPR Act taps on the success of...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

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

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

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

Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...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

Maternal Exposure to Air Pollution Believed to be the Cause of Low Birth Weights Worldwide
A study conducted by Tracey J. Woodruff, PhD, MPH, professor of obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive sciences at UC San Francisco has recently reported that mothers who are exposed to...more

How Do You Grow Green In a City Vacant Lot?
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) takes off its newest community development initiative called the Growing Green project. The project will whip the city's vacant lots into shape....more






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Voting For The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Is Now Ongoing


Voting For The Great Social Enterprise Pitch Is Now Ongoing

The Great Social Enterprise Pitch, a project of Assets Lancaster and the Lancaster County Community Foundation, has now opened its voting portal for people who will donate money to the projects they like best.


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