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Democracy - A Force of Change to Beat Carbon Pollution
The Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House all agree that the government can and should be tackling carbon pollution from dirty power plants. President Barack Obama has recently...more

Contending Heroes for the Social Enterprise Champion of 2013
The UK Social Enterprise Awards will have five candidates from around the country to vie for the Social Enterprise Champion trophy. The shortlisted champions are: Rajeeb Dey of Enternships; Cris...more

Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health Grants
The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Foundation is sponsoring an initiative called Beyond Coverage: The Journey to Better Health , which will award grants to community-based organizations in...more

How Humor Can Address World\
Humor is capable of bringing out community involvement while addressing vital issues a powerful yet nonthreatening way. Comedy and witty antics can inspire change and empower people. For...more

How Much Capital is Sufficient in Housing Finance?
A GSE Reform debate from the Urban Institute illustrates that collateral composition, house price experience, and diversification significantly affect credit risk, and thus the capital...more

Entrepreneurial Companies Provide Employee Volunteers While Helping Other Firms
Companies such as EY (formerly known as Ernst & Young) and United Way ingrain its employees with a sense that they are giving something back to society through volunteer work. Most of these...more

Maryland Zoo Holds Annual Volunteer Search
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore has recently announced that its annual volunteer search is already well underway. Zoo Manager Tim Williams said that this year they are looking for people who have a...more

Experts Encourage Diabetics to Embrace Healthy Living
According to new research findings found in the Clinical Oral Investigations, health coaching is an intervention measure which enables diabetics adopt a healthier lifestyle. Lead researcher Lone...more

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