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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



Philanthropic and Environmental Groups Join Forces to Announce Shale Gas Development in the Appalachian
Representatives of philanthropic foundations, energy companies and environmental agencies gather together to announce the Formation of a Center for Performance Standards and Independent Certification...more

Volunteering With Youth Service and Conservation Corps on Earth Day
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

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

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

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

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

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

An Innovative Aquaculture Movement in Dorchester County
The Hoopers Island Oyster Aquaculture Company, co-owned by Johnny Shockley and Ricky Fitzhugh, spearheaded Dorchester County's innovative aquaculture movement using the latest...more

Through Ecotourism, Poverty is Reduced near Protected Parks
According to a new research recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, protected natural parks in Costa Rica reduced poverty in neighboring communities by promoting...more






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Establishing a Social Enterprise Curriculum


Several British colleges and universities have embraced social entrepreneurship in their curriculum. Pathik Pathak at Southampton have introduced n interdisciplinary module in Social Enterprise, which is open to students of all year groups and across all disciplines.




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