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LISC Designates $25 Million Funds For Obama Administration\
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) supports the Obama Administration's "Better Building Challenge" with a $25 million pledge to help multifamily affordable housing owners reduce their...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

Democracy - A Force of Change to Beat Carbon Pollution
The Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House all agree that the government can and should be tackling carbon pollution from dirty power plants. President Barack Obama has recently...more

Turning Swimming Pools Into Food Gardens
The Garden Pool, a solar-powered aquaponic greenhouse, was created by innovative couple Dennis and Danielle McClung in 2009 after purchasing a foreclosed home in Mesa, Arizona. With the Garden...more

Building Resilience to Climate Change and Delivering Agricultural Growth
Leading global institutions address actions that are required to strengthen resilience to climate change and deliver increased food production, employment and food security. Global representatives...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

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

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

More Natural Resources Conservation Funding in the Federal Budget
The country's natural resources and environment are seen by the government as places of extraction to make drastic budget cuts. But, what is needed is more conservation funding, not...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





Meticulon, a project of Autism Calgary Association in partnership with the federal government and the Sinneave Family Foundation, operates as a social enterprise that renders high-tech services provided by people with autism, leveraging their natural abilities at requiring attention to detail, repetition, and sequencing.




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