Environment, General/Other News

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Thousands in Nepal Hug Trees to Save Forests
On the outskirts of Katmandu, Nepal, more than 2,000 people, mostly students, got together to set a world record for the largest tree hug. On World Environment Day, June 5, the participants have...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

Volunteers Join Beach Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers participate in clean up efforts to search for traces of tar that hit the Galveston Bay due to a large oil spill. Clean up efforts were performed by the volunteers working with the...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

Study on U.S. Lawn Care Reveals Similarities, Differences Vital to Urban Sustainability
A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reveals that lawn care practices across the country had fewer similarities than they expected. The...more

Colorado Schools Become Focus of Green Strides Best Practices Tour
The U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools program visited schools and districts throughout the state that have demonstrated sustainable practices and environmental leadership in public...more

A New Kind of Green Mini-Space In NYC Is Built with Tons of Hidden Benefits
Curbside mini-gardens or "bioswales" that have been around for hundreds of years lining New York City streets could help save the city billions of dollars. Why? It's underground layered system...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

Farmers Being Paid for Welcoming Migratory Birds
Backed by the Nature Conservancy and started with data from eBird, the BirdReturns program pays rice farmers in the flight path of migratory shore birds to keep their fields flooded with irrigation...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






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Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector

Hong Kong Continues to Support its Social Enterprise Sector
Hong Kong’s social enterprise sector seems to thrive, and the government declares its support for...



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