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

Incredible Towers In Ethiopia Harvest Clean Water from Air
An Italian designer and co-founder of Architecture And Vision, Arturo Vittori, devised a solution that would generate local jobs, and provide clean water in Ethiopia's mountainous regions. Called...more



A Glimpse Into Clean, Green Fish Farming
According to researchers in the United States, there is a way to make aquaculture clean and green, and locally produced and grown. Sea farmers are now successfully delivering tilapia to seafood...more

Hunger Watch in Shelby County
According to Shelby County Human Services, food insecurity has tripled in recent years. Shelby County Human Services continues to work in providing food with other community organizations that...more

New Mexico Group Teams With Nonprofit For Tribal Food Sovereignty
The Taos County Economic Development Corp. of Taos have partnered with the First Nations Development Institute of Larchmont, Colo. to establish the formation of the Native American Food Sovereignty...more

Ready Access to Farmers Markets Boosts Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
The latest study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center documents community-supported agriculture (CSA) programs to be a practical way for supplying fresh fruits and vegetables to under-served...more

Retired Oregon Teacher Leads Food Pantry to Serve Low-Income Students
Chris Ferguson, a retired teacher in the Bethel School District, has led a farmers' market-like food pantry at Cascade Middle School every Monday for the last year. At 62, Ferguson is one of the...more

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Small Business Innovation Research welcomes science-based small business firms to submit research applications. The research will focus on the...more

Cafeteria Observation Study Finds Young Children Often Barely Take Healthy School Food Options
According to a new study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, school cafeterias may serve healthy food options but young schoolchildren often barely put it on their trays and eat...more

Parent Nutrition Report Cards Helpful for Gaining Healthier Nutrition
A pilot study from the Cornell University learns that for healthier nutrition, parents should also receive a nutrition report card. According to Cornell behavioral economists Brian Wansink and...more





Social entrepreneurs Manjil Rana and Shin-chul Yoon founded the Maya Universe Academy as an answer to Nepal’s growing problems in its educational system.




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