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Yes! Magazine

Frances Moore Lappé

29 January 2019

Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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In 1993, a new administration in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's fourth largest city, declared food access a fundamental citizen right. The city government partnered with rural farmers to bring fresh food into the city limit...

Atlas Obscura

Lola Mendez

3 January 2019

San Pedro La Laguna, Guatemala

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San Pedro La Laguna, a town in Guatemala, has banned single use plastics like plastic bags and straws after realizing that plastic pollution was ruining the ecosystem of Lake Atitlan and that a new waste facility woul...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Roxanne Patel Shepelavy

29 November 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In Philadelphia, a program based on a similar initiative in Cleveland is on its way to success. PAGE (Philadelphia Anchors for Growth & Equity) will direct spending from large institutions locally. Specifically, it wi...

CityLab

Jaime Velazquez

26 November 2018

Pontevedra, Spain

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Nearly two decades ago, Pontevedra, Spain, made a radical shift away from cars and focused on redesigning the center from the sight line of a child walking on the street. Combined with affordable residences in the urb...

Sojourners

Magen Janetsky

21 November 2018

Medellin, Colombia

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In the late 1960s and early 1970s Barrio Moravia was an illegal dumping site where displaced Colombians fleeing violence made informal settlements. Now a community center, organizations, and a public garden with mor...

FastCompany

Eillie Anzilotti

13 November 2018

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Evergreen Cooperatives, a network of worker-owned businesses in Cleveland, Ohio, has seen success in keeping business structure flat and wealth at the local level. Now, they’re growing. They recently acquired the Clev...

Ensia

Paul McDivitt

1 November 2018

Virginia, United States

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As climate change continues to impact agriculture production and land viability, a new concept known as “sustainable intensification” has entered the conversation as a way to cultivate a relationship between tradition...

CityLab

Karim Doumar

24 October 2018

Queens, New York, United States

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In Queens, New York an industrial site along the East River has been transformed into an 11-acre park that offers quiet greenspace and recreation opportunities, but is also designed to withstand storms and tidal surge...

Business Daily

Angela Oketch

21 October 2018

Kenya

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A mentorship program in Kenya has proven effective at slashing rates of HIV transmission to infants and reducing stigma surrounding the illness. Mentor mothers offer support and education to HIV-positive pregnant wome...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

15 October 2018

Loveland, Colorado, United States

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Several dry winters in the 1970s and 1980s prompted ski resorts to have a backup plan: make their own snow. The result is a solution that helps ski resorts and does not hurt the environment: man-made snow is stored in...

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Jennifer Guay

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11 October 2018

Barcelona, Spain

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With tourism on the rise, governments are figuring out how to limit overcrowding and environmental damage. Replicable ideas include marketing beaches and other attractions off the beaten path, regulating hotels and va...

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Fergus Peace

9 October 2018

Turkey

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Host governments tend to be wary of allowing refugees to move freely and work legally. However, integrating refugees into the labor market as quickly as possible reduces the concentration of newcomers in the informal ...

Governing

Elizabeth Daigneau

1 October 2018

San Francisco, California, United States

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The United States is adopting a practice that much of Europe has been using for for decades. Green roofs, which utilize either solar panels or implement the growth of vegetation, will help many cities throughout the c...

FastCompany

Katharine Schwab

28 September 2018

Mumbai, India

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At a factory in Mumbai, clever design and “resilient architecture” join together to form the “Concrete Void,” a space designed to hold water during India’s monsoon season. Rather than trying to keep the water out, the...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Colin Lodewick

27 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The Sankofa Community Farm High School Internship Program in Philadelphia supports 25 students each summer (and 12 during the school year) by teaching them how to farm, bringing these skills back to their communities,...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

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25 September 2018

Liverpool, England

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When it comes to helping H.I.V. patients, Britain's National Health Service is able to keep prices for treatment much lower than the United States does by encouraging the use of generic drugs. The National Health Serv...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jill Harkins

11 September 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Haile Johnston and Tatiana Garcia Granados both grew up in homes where gardening, farming, and access to fresh produce were important. When they found out how much middlemen distributors in America profit from selling...

The Huffington Post

Lindsay Fendt

6 September 2018

Costa Rica

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Costa Rico consistently places on lists of the happiest countries in the world; the levels of satisfaction, along with longevity of the citizens, has been attributed to its consistently high levels of investment in so...

Ensia

Virginia Gewin

6 September 2018

Salinas, Kansas, United States

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With shifts in climate change and environmental sustainability a concern, historical farming practices have had to shift to accommodate the changes. One practice that is showing promise are the cultivating of perennia...

Next City

Emily Nonko

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5 September 2018

Florida, United States

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A community land trust is helping people in the Keys find another home, after Hurricane Irma ravished the area. “Four cottages are expected to wrap construction this fall, with another five finished by early 2019.” Th...

Vox

David Roberts

28 August 2018

Netherlands

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Most people in Holland ride a bicycle every week thanks to a widespread public commitment to a biking culture and infrastructure where everyone feels welcome. That includes very visible dedicated bike paths designed f...

The Huffington Post

Lucy Siegle

22 August 2018

Norway

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Plastic comes at a cost for Norwegian plastic producers. Implementing an environmental tax has lead many producers to join what is known as the nationwide bottle deposit scheme. When consumers return their used plasti...

Texas Observer

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Daniel Wolfe

16 August 2018

El Paso, Texas, United States

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The Rio Grande River, which provides water to 6 million people and irrigates 2 million acres of farmland, is one of many transnational sources of water imperiled by climate change. Indeed, many states and countries th...

National Geographic

Alejandra Borunda

15 August 2018

Kāne'ohe Bay, Hawaii, United States

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In Hawaii's Kāne'ohe Bay, an invasive algae introduced by a scientist in the 1970s was still wreaking havoc for coral reefs. After attempting human-driven solutions to rid the area of the species, scientists have inst...

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Justin Higginbottom

14 August 2018

Laos

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Using the example of neighboring Thailand, Laos and Myanmar are encouraging a shift from farming opium to coffee, training farmers for the new crop and helping them exit the drug trade. Hundreds of farmers are current...

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