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Yes! Magazine

Lindsay VanSomeren

14 July 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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After decades of collaboration between the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe in Washington state, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other organizations, the Elwha River dams were taken down to restore fish populations a...

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Victoria Bouloubasis

9 July 2021

Dunn, North Carolina, United States

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A mother and daughter in North Carolina have helped launch a successful vaccination events and campaigns without much aid from the local government. Both took to grassroots awareness campaigns and took to walking arou...

Yes! Magazine

Marianne Dhenin

8 July 2021

Cairo, Egypt

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Organizations in Egypt and Bangladesh are greening their cities by turning rooftops into urban gardens that can grow food, reduce air pollution, and decrease air temperatures. Green Savers in Dhaka has installed more ...

The Economist

The Economist

3 July 2021

Japan

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The Miyawaki method of planting miniature natural forests in cities as a way to reduce air pollution and cool down temperatures is gaining ground throughout the world. The process involves planting a variety of trees ...

The Kansas City Beacon

Maria Benevento

2 July 2021

Kansas City, Kansas, United States

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Restorative discipline in classrooms is allowing students to focus on building relationships and repairing harm instead of suffering punishments. The practice prioritizes communication in an effort to emphasize commun...

The Discourse

Shalu Mehta

2 July 2021

Langford, British Columbia, Canada

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A new rent-to-own development is providing an affordable housing option. Known as My Belmont, the new solution is combining affordability with walkability as well as access to public transportation - a combination tha...

BBC

Ellen Nemitz

29 June 2021

Brazil

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A company in Brazil has found a new way to cut carbon emissions from growing beef by planting more eucalyptus trees. According to research, planting eucalyptus trees among the grazing areas reduces the carbon footprin...

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Jack Rooney

26 June 2021

New Hampshire, United States

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The State Early Learning Alliance is a membership organization of about 30 independent child care centers that pools resources to save money on essential services and free up time to focus on providing high-quality ca...

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Victoria Bouloubasis

25 June 2021

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Tierra Fertil Coop in Henderson County, North Carolina is helping the Latino community in the area grow their own food. Residents are able to keep what they grow at no cost, tend to their gardens and build community. ...

WTVR-TV

Shannon Lilly

24 June 2021

Richmond, Virginia, United States

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ChildSavers is a Richmond-based nonprofit offering students access to mental health services. The organization has group therapy sessions specifically focused on race and race-based stressors, along with telehealth an...

Gastropod

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Geoff Manaugh

22 June 2021

Barrow Island, Western Australia, Australia

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Off the coast of Australia, the energy company Chevron is experimenting with new quarantine management techniques to ensure that any plants and pests don’t hitchhike to new places, which can devastate the global food ...

KSTU-TV

Sydney Glenn

21 June 2021

Utah, United States

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Localscapes is a program in Utah promoting more water-efficient landscaping. The program includes state-based horticulturists, landscape professionals, and water experts who help interested people make the most sustai...

Grist

Clare Fieseler

21 June 2021

United States

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The key to delivering more comprehensive medical care might involve 'climate medicine.' The purpose of climate medicine involves educating doctors about how to approach the treatment of people affected by the changing...

Next City

Emily Nonko

15 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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In 2014, the community organization Asociación Puertorriqueños en Marcha piloted a community-based Food Buying Club in Philadelphia. This initiative allowed local residents to buy food in bulk at wholesale prices. The...

KSNW-TV

Hunter Funk

12 June 2021

Wichita, Kansas, United States

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Rise Up for Youth is a program built into some Wichita schools that works to keep teenagers out of gangs and helps them focus on positive changes in their community. There are two programs — one for males called the B...

Rwanda News Agency

André Gakwaya

11 June 2021

Nyamagabe, Rwanda

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A comprehensive initiative to reduce stunting in children caused by malnutrition and poverty is seeing positive results in Rwanda. The government has provided food, frequent health assessments, and has also encouraged...

FastCompany

Talib Visram

2 June 2021

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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“DoorDash for the food insecure” is how the founder of Food Rescue Hero describes the service that is connecting surplus food supply to those who can put it to good use. The service takes on a growing crisis of food i...

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Victoria Bouloubasis

28 May 2021

North Carolina, United States

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Because of coordinated partnerships between local governments, state health departments, and nonprofit groups, more and more farmworkers are receiving COVID-19 vaccinations. Through the N.C. Department of Health and H...

The Washington Post

Annie Gowen

28 May 2021

Somerset, Colorado, United States

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A ski company and oil and gas executive were able to work out a deal to turn the Elk Creek Mine into a power plant that puts out 24 million kilowatt hours a year and prevents hundreds of billions of methane each year ...

FastCompany

Adele Peters

25 May 2021

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A startup in California called Crop Swap LA is converting unused front yards into community gardens that can grow crops like kale, rainbow chard, and tomatoes as a way to feed neighbors. Community members can pay for ...

Grist

Katie Yoder

25 May 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The app Too Good to Go helps restaurants and other shops prevent food waste by selling their extra food to people for a cheaper price. So far, more than 700,000 people in the United States have downloaded the app and ...

Kaiser Health News

Stephanie O'Neill

20 May 2021

California, United States

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To reduce the overcrowding of hospitals during the Covid-19 pandemic, some hospitals in California introduced the practice of at-home hospital care. Although not available to every patient, for those where this model ...

Broadview Magazine

Alanna Mitchell

18 May 2021

Gibsons, British Columbia, Canada

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A hit TV show in the 1970s and ‘80s called The Beachcombers brought the town of Gibsons and its logging practices into homes across Canada. After years of pollution and land degradation, it became one of the first tow...

Next City

Kate Elizabeth Queram

17 May 2021

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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Street murals and innovative safety features have transformed a dangerous intersection. The Kansas City project not only improved the aesthetic, it also decreased noise pollution, pedestrian crossing distances, and ve...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jane M. Von Bergen

17 May 2021

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States

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A relatively new approach to teaching elementary school students called "The Science of Reading," is upending the way teachers approach curriculum. This pedagogical system places equal emphasis on auditory learning as...

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