Environment, General/Other News

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Giving Back to the Environment \
Jack Johnson and 1% for the Planet, the world's leading environmental network, partner to raise awareness around sustainable local food systems and plastic free initiatives in Jack's All At Once...more



Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...more

NWS Seeks Volunteer Weather Reporters
The National Weather Service seeks volunteer observers who will help report about the weather conditions such as rainfall, snow or hailstorms. The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow...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

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

CPR Act Reintroduced to Revitalize Urban Areas
Formerly entitled the Urban Revitalization and Livable Communities Act, the legislation is now reintroduced called the Community Parks Revitalization (CPR) Act. The CPR Act taps on the success of...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

Vacant Lots On Chicago Blocks Cost A Dollar Each?
In an effort to eliminate neighborhood blight, Chicago is giving away vacant lots for just $1 each. There's a catch, however. To obtain one, you must already own a home on the same block. The...more






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Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’

Philanthropy as Key Enabler to Work on ‘Wicked Problems’
Australia’s Melbourne City Mission Chief Executive Officer Ric Holland writes how philanthropy can act as...



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