Sherrell Dorsey

Sherrell Dorsey is a social impact story-teller, social entrepreneur and advocate for environmental, social and economic equity in underserved communities. Sherrell speaks and writes frequently on the topics of sustainability, technology, and social inclusion. Find her on twitter @sherrell_dorsey.

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Bike-Share Programs Extend into Underserved Neighborhoods

Studies show that communities with statistically recognized transportation issues benefit the most from having a bike-share option in their neighborhood. However, disproportionately, some of the most recognized bike-share programs in the country have been met with controversy for lack of equitable distribution in core neighborhoods characterized by less affluence.

Wallet Hub

The Most and Least Eco-Friendly States of 2015

As the celebration of Earth Month wraps ups, WalletHub’s recently-released study citing America’s most and least eco-friendly states takes the temperature of how we’re progressing toward a more environmentally healthy nation. Click through to see how your state stacks up.

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Walmart Showcases Women-Owned Companies

Retail giant Walmart zeros in on highlighting products from women-owned businesses through the use of a newly polished label. The “Women-Owned” initiative will provide access to over 3,000 products in an online marketplace and within Walmart retail stores across the country.

Closed-Loop

The Closed Loop Fund Helps Cities Increase Recycling

The biggest barrier facing most cities when it comes to providing the level of innovation and infrastructure needed to reduce waste and increase recycling rates often boils down to one factor: Money—or specifically, the absence of it.

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CGI Annual Meeting: When Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics

The Confronting Climate Change is Good Economics plenary session presented at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting this week, drew consensus among notable panelists that spoke to the changing values of companies and cities as it relates to planning effectively to leverage solutions that bridge both capital and climate change alleviation.

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Design, Equity and Public Health Outcomes

In order to be effective at reaching the desirable public health outcomes, architects and planners and those involved in the discussion of smart growth must attach themselves first to the work of peeling back the layers of all-inclusive design strategies that will serve the greater community—not just the all-too fortunate few.