The 2017 GreenBiz 30 Under 30

June 5, 2017 by  
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This year’s crop of young professionals from around the world are tackling the biggest sustainability challenges — inside companies, academe, media and the nonprofit sector.

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30 Under 30, one year later: Acclaim, aspirations and advice for Trump

June 5, 2017 by  
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Despite a radical shift in the U.S. worldview, last year’s honorees are more determined than ever to uphold the cause of sustainable business.

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Beyond beanbags: How to truly engage young sustainability professionals

June 5, 2017 by  
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Advice on nurturing next-gen leadership from a 2016 “30 Under 30” honoree.

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Millennials to the world: Ignore Trump

June 4, 2017 by  
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How the Paris decision is seen by America’s largest living generation, the group poised to inherit climate change’s fast-approaching challenges.

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Detroit nonprofit seeks crowdfunding for new East Side community garden

August 11, 2016 by  
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Community gardens have been popping up all over Detroit in recent years, as local residents work cooperatively to reinvigorate their struggling city. A new project planned for the city’s east side will take the trend a step further. In a partnership between a local nonprofit, two state government agencies, and the community at large, a nearly abandoned plot will be transformed into a community herb and vegetable garden with an adjacent building for community events and classes. True to form, the project can’t take off without healthy community support, and a crowdfunding campaign is underway to raise half of the money needed to build the much-needed resource. Wolverine Human Services is the nonprofit organizing the project for the Jefferson-Mack neighborhood of east Detroit, near its addiction recovery facility Wolverine Center and the John S. Vitale Community Center. The East Side Community Garden and Farmers Market’s crowdfunding campaign , launched on Patronicity on July 25, aims to raise $50,000. If that goal is met, two state agencies (Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Michigan State Housing Development Authority) will double the funds through their Public Spaces, Community Places grant match program for a total project budget of $100,000. In a neighborhood on the brink of blight, the project seeks to add a community garden and training facility where residents can tend crops, learn about sustainability and farming, and build strong relationships with their neighbors. Related: Detroit’s largest urban farm to grow 60 acres of fresh produce The garden will include a series of 4-foot by 8-foot raised beds, with paved pathways that meet ADA Accessibility regulations so that all Detroit residents will be welcome and able to participate in growing their own herbs and vegetables. The site will also be home to a mixed-use building, which will host farmers’ markets, retail events, a classroom, and act as storage for agricultural equipment. Wolverine promises the center will be a safe place for residents to work and learn, with abundant lighting and security. Crowdfunding will continue until September 22, 2016. At the time of this report, the campaign has raised more than half of its $50,000 goal. + Support Detroit’s East Side Community Garden and Farmers Market Via Crain’s Images via Wolverine Human Services

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Good news for animals: historic dairy farm goes vegan

February 5, 2016 by  
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Animal sanctuaries are popping up all across America, and one of the newest comes with a pretty amazing back story. The historic Lewis Oliver Farm located in Long Island, New York started as a dairy farm around 1890. After decades as a petting zoo, local residents rallied to rescue the remaining animals, who now share their home with a motley collection of animals rescued from other meat and dairy factories as well as from circumstances of neglect and abuse. As if a dairy farm turned animal sanctuary weren’t reason enough to celebrate, hold onto your hats. This nonprofit also comes with vegan ice cream. Read the rest of Good news for animals: historic dairy farm goes vegan

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Unatti Foundation girls selflessly cook for thousands of earthquake victims

May 3, 2015 by  
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The young Nepali women of the nonprofit Unatti Foundation have responded to Nepal’s devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake in a big-hearted way. These young humanitarians, aged from 4 to 20, are helping cook for over 3,500 people affected by the earthquake in Bhaktapur. The 18 girls and women are a part of Unatti Foundation’s group home, which works to educate and empower underserved girls who are often rescued from child labor. You can click here to find out how you can help the victims of the Nepal earthquake or learn more about the Unatti Foundation girls’ noble efforts in the link below. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bhaktapur , Nepal earthquake , Nepal earthquake cooking , Unatti Foundation

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California’s Cat Town is Opening the First Permanent Cat Café in the U.S.

October 2, 2014 by  
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Oakland’s Cat Town , a nonprofit cat rescue and adoption organization, is set to open the first permanent cat café in the U.S. this month. Following the hugely popular Japanese cat café model, café-goers will be able to enjoy tasty drinks and snacks, then slip into the adjacent “Cat Zone” for some feline snuggles. All the cats at the café will be rescue cats, and all will be up for adoption – should you fall in love and decide you want more than just a coffee to go. Read the rest of California’s Cat Town is Opening the First Permanent Cat Café in the U.S. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal welfare , cafe , California , cat adoption , cat café US , cat cafe , cat rescue , Cat Town , Cat Town Café , Cat Town Café first cat café in America , cats , dining , nonprofit , oakland

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Architecture for Humanity Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Announces Eric Cesal as New Director

June 11, 2014 by  
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Architecture for Humanity , the nonprofit that uses design to improve and change lives around the world, has just announced Eric Cesal as their newly appointed Executive Director. The announcement coincides with the organization’s 15th anniversary year in service to communities across the globe. As Architecture for Humanity transitions into new leadership, the nonprofit has also unveiled a renewed vision and mission for the future. Read the rest of Architecture for Humanity Celebrates 15th Anniversary, Announces Eric Cesal as New Director Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture for Humanity , architecture for humanity executive director , architecture for humanity mission , architecture nonprofit , cameron sinclair , eric cesal , haiti rebuilding center , Kate Stohr , Katrina reconstruction program , resiliency

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5 tips for creating a sustainability story that sticks

November 13, 2013 by  
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Put a face on your story, but don't make your own organization the hero.

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