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8 Companies Working to Eliminate Hunger

Thursday, Oct. 16, is World Food Day — an annual day of action against hunger. While spreading awareness on World Food Day is great, it takes year-round action to secure real change. With that in mind, this week we’re tipping our hats to eight companies that are working to eliminate hunger worldwide.

Two Solidarium artisans sit at the sewing machine creating handmade products. The Solidarium online marketplace is adding about 1,000 new sellers every month.

Brazilian Startup Solidarium Connects Artisans with the Global Marketplace

“The whole idea of Solidarium is to create the largest distribution network for handmade products in the world,” founder Tiago Dalvi told Triple Pundit. The company, which allows local artisans to sell their products in an online marketplace, hopes to reach 1 million people over the next five years.

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Corporate Donors Pledge Support for Syrian Refugees

Five of the initiatives announced at the Clinton Global Initiative’s tenth annual meeting will help Jordan and other Mideast nations cope with the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis.

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North American Beekeepers Sue to Stop Pesticides

Beekeepers say it’s the chemical pesticides; the chemical companies say it’s Mother Nature who’s killing off the bees (by way of mites). With growing research that suggests that a new class of pesticides is contaminating both food and water sources, beekeepers are launching their own strategies to get the chemicals pulled from the market.

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Revitalizing Rural Communities: How One Small Town Gained a Huge Economic Boost

Rural communities bear the majority of our nation’s resources – food, water, energy – yet work opportunities there are scarce. With the careful planning and capital that New Markets Tax Credits deliver, areas like Aroostook County are enjoying greater economic diversity and are stemming outmigration.

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Nominate Your Favorite Nonprofit to Win $10,000 from Tom’s of Maine

Now in its sixth year, the Tom’s of Maine 50 States for Good program rewards grassroots nonprofits with a total of $500,000 in project funding. But the natural personal care brand doesn’t pluck these groups out of thin air — it allows the public to weigh in on how funding is dispersed through a simple online nomination.