News and information on the role that government, small business, the nonprofit sector and philanthropy play in creating healthy and vibrant communities.

How Do You Grow Green In a City Vacant Lot?
The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA) takes off its newest community development initiative called the Growing Green project. The project will whip the city's vacant lots into shape....more



Two Social Enterprises Make Environmental Impact Through Collaboration
Paolo Richter, founder of social enterprise Gump & Drahtesel, rolls out second-hand bicycles from Switzerland to various African countries. To establish a more innovative approach, social...more

Rural Sewage Treatment Lagoons – Efficient Removal of Most Pharmaceuticals
Researchers at the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center evaluated water samples from rural lagoons for the existence of pharmaceuticals, personal care products and hormones. The test is to...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

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

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

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

Southern Hills Economic Development Corp to Host Meeting on Uranium Mining
Southern Hills Economic Development Corporation has recently announced that they will be hosting a meeting focusing on uranium mining. The meeting will be the 7th day of February and will be...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

Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement
The Smithsonian's Anacostia Community Museum presents its cutting-edge exhibition, called "Reclaiming the Edge: Urban Waterways and Civic Engagement". The exhibit looks closely at the outcomes...more





Nobel Peace Prize winner, founder of Grameen Bank and chairman, Muhammad Yunus, writes about happiness: That happiness comes from many sources, not as the current economic framework assumes, just from making money.




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