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Prime Progress

Ifedayo Ogunyemi

12 July 2021

Nigeria

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The Feyisayo Sobowale Initiative (TFSI) works to address Period poverty, the lack of access to menstrual products by people who cannot afford them. In the four-hour training, TFSI distributes free sanitary products an...

Toronto Star

Ziya Jones

11 July 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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InkWell Workshops offers a safe space for writers who have experienced mental health and addiction issues. In addition to mentorships and other professional development guidance, the group offers free weekly drop-in w...

Mongabay

Ashoka Mukpo

8 July 2021

Petén, Guatemala

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In the 1990s, Guatemala established the Maya Bisphere Reserve to stop the burgeoning rates of deforestation. However, some communities lived within this region. The organization tasked with overseeing the MBP decided...

Montana Free Press

Emily Stifler Wolfe

6 July 2021

Montana, United States

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Faced with the effects of climate change, in Montana, some farmers are turning towards organic or regenerative practices, a form of farming that includes thing like crop rotation, and using fewer pesticides. It’s a sw...

Capital Daily

Jolene Rudisuela

6 July 2021

Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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The Nisaika Kum’tuks and Tsawalk learning centers provide alternative schooling options for Indigenous students to learn more about their culture and languages. The centers teach a total of 100 students from 23 differ...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Peter Yeung

5 July 2021

Colombia

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In Colombia, there are about 50,000 waste pickers, they collect and sort through trash to findrecyclabless to make a living. Their livelihood was threatened in the 1990s after Colombia adopted neoliberal policies that...

Pioneers Post

Laura Joffre

2 July 2021

Senegal

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The Gambia river which rests in Sahel, the region between the Sahara desert and the African rainforest, used to be extremely fertile, farmers could live of the land. Yet, climate change and years of deforestation have...

International Centre for Investigative Reporting

Niyi Oyedeji

2 July 2021

Borno State, Nigeria

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Borno State, a state in north-eastern Nigeria, is one of the most terrorized states in north-eastern Nigeria. When women go out to fetch firewood to burn their stoves they risk their livelihood. They can be abducted ...

Local News Matters

John Glidden

30 June 2021

Vallejo, California, United States

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Vallejo officials are studying which type of civilian oversight they want for their police department, following years of controversial shootings of residents. Nearby Oakland and San Francisco have some of the stronge...

The Kansas City Beacon

Celisa Calacal

28 June 2021

Kansas City, Missouri, United States

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A neighborhood association is renovating dilapidated and neglected houses into livable homes that have transformed the look and feel of neighborhoods in Kansas City. The Lykins Neighborhood Association is able to assu...

National Geographic

Brian Barth

Flávia Milhorance

28 June 2021

Nova Califórnia, Rondônia, Brazil

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Nearly a fifth of the Amazon has been cleared for cattle grazing and logging. However, a cooperative called RECA is making it economically sustainable for farmers to shift towards agroforestry. Agroforestry is the int...

The Washington Post

Heather Long

28 June 2021

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The pandemic economy has left more people without money for quality food, a need addressed in some communities by "freedges" – community-run refrigerators dispensing free food. The food gets donated by groceries, rest...

Are We Europe

Federica di Saro

24 June 2021

Cologne, Germany

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Spektrum, a self-organized LGBTQ+ migrant organization, provides a space of belonging to queer migrants, who often feel out of place and ill-served by traditional organizations that do not understand the violence and ...

Are We Europe

Andrei Popoviciu

24 June 2021

Bucharest, Romania

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MozaiQ provides support for the LGBTQ community and fosters stronger ties among queer Romanians. The group creates safe spaces and offers programming, from football championships to job fairs and professional skills b...

National Geographic

Elizabeth Hewitt

22 June 2021

Netherlands

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In Europe, India, and other countries like the Netherlands tiny forests are being deployed to fight the effects of climate change. The small forests, some about the size of a parking lot or a basketball court, can hel...

Nigeria Health Watch

Aloysius Chidiebere Ugwu

Adaobi N. Ezeokoli

21 June 2021

Nigeria

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The GEANCO Foundation provides services to increase the health of pregnant women, including an anemia clinic that provides free antenatal care and a stipend to support women’s nutritional needs. Because many women pre...

Dallas Free Press

Sujata Dand

16 June 2021

Dallas, Texas, United States

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The new Southpoint Community Market in Dallas is the product of seven years of planning in a process based on community input about the need for accessible, nutritious, affordable food and other everyday groceries. An...

The Counter

Vivienne Machi

15 June 2021

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

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Delivery cooperatives are being formed as alternatives by drivers who are pooling their money and charging customers a one-time fee in a subscription-based model. Customers and restaurants alike pay a set monthly fee ...

BBC

Kamala Thiagarajan

15 June 2021

India

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In the South Indian coast, erosion is leading to disappearing beaches. A study found that this erosion was in part due to man-made structures like a harbor that was built in the late 80s, groynes, and seawalls. These ...

The Almanac

Kate Bradshaw

13 June 2021

California, United States

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The Farmers to Family program, an initiative from the U.S Department of Agriculture set aside $3 billion for its Farmers to Families Food Box program, part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program. The program award...

The Washington Post

John Sullivan

Robert Klemko

10 June 2021

New Jersey, United States

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Three "historic firsts in policing reforms" show how attempts to root out systemic problems in policing can fail. In all three cases – federal intervention to curb civil rights abuses in Pittsburgh, a computerized ear...

The Real News Network

Jaisal Noor

10 June 2021

New York, New York, United States

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The food-supply business is known for exploitative pay and poor working conditions. But Brooklyn Packers, a Black-owned cooperative launched in 2016, pays its owner-workers and vendors fair wages and is founded on tra...

The Local

Brannavy Jeyasundaram

4 June 2021

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Toronto’s Vaccine Engagement Teams Grant has awarded $5.5 million to community organizations in 140 neighborhoods to hire and train local ambassadors for vaccine outreach. Because the ambassadors share a lived experie...

High Country News

Louise Johns

4 June 2021

United States

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Research suggests that in the 1500s there were 30 million to 60 million bison, 400 years later roughly 1,000 remained. Today, their ecosystem, the Great Plains, is one of the most endangered in the world. However, the...

The Real News Network

Euan McKirdy

Jaisal Noor

3 June 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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ChiFresh Chicago is owned and run by formerly incarcerated women of color. The business' five owner-workers responded to the pandemic's effect on food insecurity, in neighborhoods that already had high rates of that p...

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