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Eillie Anzilotti

6 March 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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A direct line from local producer to consumer reduces carbon emissions and strengthens community food systems. A partnership between farming tech company Square Roots and Gordon Food Services aims to create local fo...

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Ben Paynter

25 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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A benefit corporation called Burlap & Barrel brings together social enterprise work with quality products through the ethical production and distribution of single-source spices. The founders of Burlap & Barrel learne...

The New York Times

Kerry Hannon

22 February 2019

United States

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Community colleges, equipped with retrofitted trailers, are offering on-site training to mid- to late-career professionals, providing them with a convenient chance to keep their skills up-to-date in the face of rapidl...

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Melissa Locker

21 February 2019

Copenhagen, Denmark

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UNICEF is owner of some of the world's largest humanitarian warehouses, where workers and automated robots work in tandem to ensure that the kits that can help children and families in emergencies are ready to go when...

California Health Report

Nicole Knight

19 February 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Reported cases of congenital syphilis have significantly increased in Los Angeles County, but the solution may be in more thorough intake assessments. Similar to the role drug industry representatives play in operatio...

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Eillie Anzilotti

19 February 2019

New York City, New York, United States

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The National Domestic Workers Alliance created a platform called Alia to deliver job benefits to home cleaners. Now, the NDWA is partnering with Thumbtack, a gig economy platform, in order to deliver this service to t...

Governing

Graham Vyse

13 February 2019

United States

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Denver, Minneapolis, and San Francisco are a few of the cities zeroing in on the millennial desire for purpose in their careers by incorporating purposeful narratives in recruitment. Viewing government more as a brand...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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12 February 2019

United States

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The lack of technology and app solutions for social problems is beginning to change thanks to the help of a growing group of technology accelerators (also called incubators) aimed at tech companies focused on social i...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

12 February 2019

Colorado, United States

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In 2018, Western Colorado University became the first school in the United States to offer an outdoor-industry MBA degree. The nascent program offers students a deep dive into many aspects of industry leadership -- su...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 February 2019

United States

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Libraries serve as trusted stewards of information in the public domain. Looking beyond the traditional management of printed records and archives, libraries across the United States and Canada aim to make data sets r...

The Christian Science Monitor

Eva Botkin-Kowacki

11 February 2019

Miami, Florida, United States

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“We’re in the midst of one of the largest solar expansions in the country,” says Alys Daly, a spokesperson for Florida Power and Light, the largest utility provider in the state of Florida. This statement represents a...

The Verge

Lux Alptraum

11 February 2019

Palo Alto, California, United States

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College campuses across the United States are installing emergency contraception vending machines in order to expand access and decrease stigma around medications such as Plan B. Although not all universities support ...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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29 January 2019

Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States

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A nonprofit grocery store in Washington, D.C. brings fresh, affordable food to regional food deserts. Through community engagement, public partnerships, and the willingness to learn from failure, Good Food Markets bri...

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Nick Dall

22 January 2019

Cameroon

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In Cameroon, community members were facing a dire situation with a lack of efficient access to blood banks. Infiuss, an online blood bank, aims to fill this crucial gap in care by delivering bags of blood to patients ...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

22 January 2019

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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When Sanjay Patel realized there was unused land and parking lots near many of Atlanta's MARTA stations, he had an idea - working with city partners, Patel built soccer fields in and adjacent to several stations, offs...

The Telegraph

Olivia Cuthbert

16 January 2019

Kebbi, Nigeria

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New planting and harvesting techniques and improved seeds are transforming farmers' fortunes and boosting harvests in Nigeria, where rice is a staple food but local supply fails to keep up with high demand. Farmers ar...

GovTech

Skip Descant

15 January 2019

Louisiana, United States

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Louisiana rolled out its digital driver's license (DDL) app in July 2018, which includes a digital representation of a physical license and a real-time validity check feature called VerifyYou. Since the launch, 77,000...

The Huffington Post

Daniel Hurst

8 January 2019

Koriyama City, Fukushima, Japan

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Following the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, a group of women took the initiative to ensure that the food they consume meets radiation standards twice as strict as the government's. The Seikatsu Club formed in 1965 an...

KCET

Juan Devis

7 January 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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The history of Los Angeles, a farm town-turned metropolis, leads to the present-day food situation, in which the quantity of food produced is insufficient to feed everyone - yet food insecurity persists. Food Forward ...

The Christian Science Monitor

Christa Case Bryant

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3 January 2019

Sanford, Maine, United States

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When China, the country that processes much of the United State's recyclables, became much more stringent about how much contaminated recycling it would accept, municipalities had to figure out how to avoid the fines ...

FastCompany

Ben Paynter

2 January 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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Renewal Mill, a food company based in Oakland, is taking on food waste in a big way. The company produces goods from previously wasted byproducts, such as a fiber-rich, gluten-free flour that was once a wasted tofu by...

Mongabay

Shreya Dasgupta

27 December 2018

Rupa, India

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The Greenhub project trains indigenous youth in India to use video filming and editing as a way to educate others about conservation in the region. Greenhub fellows spend months learning photography and videography te...

All Africa

Jeffrey Moyo

24 December 2018

Harare, Zimbabwe

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Solar power systems and panels are being installed at health centers across Zimbabwe. In a country with common electricity shortages, these solar power systems ensure there are lights, refrigeration, and working machi...

Politico Magazine

Rebecca Beitsch

20 December 2018

New York City, New York, United States

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A small nonprofit in New York City called Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is tackling the staggering 40% of food that is wasted in the United States by collecting and redistributing excess food from restaurants to she...

NPR

Verónica Zaragovia

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19 December 2018

Quibdó, Chocó Department, Colombia

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One man's chocolate company in Bogotá is aiming to change the lives of farmers in the Chocó department of Colombia. Concerned about the rise in the country's coca production (used to make cocaine), the company helps f...

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