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Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents
Two historical factories that are on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester will be renovated to house "workforce apartments" for residents with incomes between 50 percent and 60...more



ALERT: Creating Healthy Communities As Part Of Energy\
The ALERT Project, which consists of scientists, health care professionals, and concerned citizens who have years of experience dealing with the human health and the costs of oil dependency, provides...more

West Contra Costa Seeks Volunteers for Earth Day
West Contra Costa is looking for volunteers to help with the maintenance and cleanup of the area's creeks, shorelines, parks and other places for Earth Day. Activities include Albany's shoreline...more

Volunteers Help in Annual Waterway Trash Bash
City volunteers participated in the annual Waterway Trash Bash that focused on Guthrie Creek near McCann Road. Longview Community Relations Coordinator Mary Jane Burnett who organized the event,...more

Forest Protection, Economic Growth Must Go Together
The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik, writes about protecting forests and economic growth going hand in hand. Traavik states that Norway supports Indonesia's efforts in...more

Press Briefing Outlines Connection Between Air Pollution and Effects
At a press briefing organized by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Lance Waller, PhD, chair of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health...more

Network of Weather Observers Seek Volunteers in North Carolina
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) seeks volunteer weather observers to to measure rainfall in their backyards in North Carolina. The network will use the data...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

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

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






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Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently

Declara’s Social Enterprise Network Garners $16M Funding, Helps Teams Communicate Efficiently
Declara’s founder Ramona Pierson has recently raised a new $16 million for her company to further its global...



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