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White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans
The White House has announced its plans to roll out $4 billion in federal loan guarantees targeted at encouraging and promoting sustainable projects. These projects would help incorporate power...more



6 Student-Created Projects That Tackle Climate Change
College students in the U.S. are inventing the coolest and most creative ways to battle climate change and clean up domestic energy production. From recycling unusual earth elements to exercising...more

Sunflower Patch Revitalizes St. Louis Space For Environmental, Economic Benefit
About 10,000 sunflowers have transformed a vacant city lot in St. Louis to provide environmental and economic benefits for the community. The patch of sunflower blooms is a part of the Sustainable...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

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

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

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

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

Greenhouse Gas Policies Should Consider Household Income Levels
A University of Alberta (UA) study informs that government policies aimed at lowering greenhouse gas emissions should be looking at household income levels of consumers. Published recently online...more

Schoolchildren Hatch 10 Creative Ideas to Manage Global Waste
Nearly 270 schoolchildren whipped up creative ideas to solve the world's global waste problem. Latitude, a Massachusetts-based creative research and marketing firm, joined forces with schools...more






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Female Social Enterpreneurs Dish Advice on Staying Strong in Conflict-Ridden Zones

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