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.

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



Council for Affordable and Rural Housing Scholarship Program
The Council for Affordable and Rural Housing (CARH) is looking for eligible applicants for them to apply for scholarship, which will be $1,000 per semester for educational expenses, with four years...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

How Can You Make Real Impact to Decelerate Climate Change?
In view of the White House's climate change report released on May 6, known as the Third National Climate Assessment, Mashable has rounded up ways on how one can help slow down climate change and...more

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

Traffic Pollution Exposure May Result to Chronic Childhood Asthma
A new study shows that chronic childhood asthma is the likely result of being exposed to too much traffic air pollution on busy highways. Traffic pollution was viewed to only trigger asthma...more

DOE to Award $150 Million for Clean Energy Manufacturers
The Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Treasury announces a $150 million in state funds to be given to clean energy manufacturers. The funds are part of the Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax...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

Canada-Based Social Enterprise Experiences Recycling and Job Creation Success
Calgary-based container pick-up social enterprise, the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, is experiencing success with its recycling venture. To date, the social business has...more

Raya, the Sanitation Muppet at Reinvent the Toilet Fair
Raya the Sanitation Muppet, first introduced at the Reinvent the Toilet Fair: India, is the latest addition to the beloved children's show, Sesame Street. She will appear as part of Sesame Street's...more






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A Place for Grace – A Social Enterprise Boutique


A Place for Grace – A Social Enterprise Boutique

A Place for Grace, founded by Robin Nash and Mary Vivo, is a social enterprise boutique that will open in Midtown Fort Collins.




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