Environment, General/Other News

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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



Visualization: What if Every State Converted into Clean Energy?
The Solutions Project demonstrates all the positive possibilities of a country running solely on renewable energy in a new interactive map. The Solutions Project is comprised of researchers and...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

Tomís of Maine to Develop More Sustainable Packaging, Products
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

Beyond Agrarian Design, Health Care Tech Company Gears Up for Sustainability
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

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

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

Goodwill Centre for Social Enterprise and the Environment
Goodwill Industries Ontario Great Lakes' latest investment, the Centre for Social Enterprise and the Environment, serves as a 'work platform' for up to 70 Goodwill clients in a number of...more

Beautification Efforts for Downtown Putnam
GenerationsFamilyHealthCenter has commenced its latest environmental and urban beautification efforts in July when it adopted one of the islands in Union Square. The organization's efforts...more






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Social Enterprise Aims to Create a World of ‚ÄėReady Baked‚Äô Social Entrepreneurs

Social Enterprise Aims to Create a World of ‚ÄėReady Baked‚Äô Social Entrepreneurs
Lindsey Hall, co-founder of social enterprise Real Ideas Organisation (RIO), writes about UK’s first rural Social Enterprise...



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