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UN Initiative Links Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge to Foster Better Community Health

The new UN international Biodiversity and Community Health international initiative aims to establish local, participatory centers of excellence to conduct research and promote better understanding and policies that recognize the linkages between human health and well-being, that of biodiversity and ecosystems and traditional knowledge systems.

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What a Baby Beluga and Bioneers Taught Me about Nature and Resilience

In 2012, people are dealing with more uncertainty and stress from natural and manmade disasters. The speakers at the Bioneers 2012 conference offered strategies for responding to difficult events by reconnecting with nature, each other, and ourselves.

NEWBio biofuel initiative gives states an alternative to fracking

NEWBio Biofuel Initiative Offers an Alternative to Fracking

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has put up a grant of $10 million to establish a new biofuel consortium for the northeastern U.S., which could provide new opportunities to participate in the emerging biofuel sector.

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Mobile Technology: Are Women “Getting It” More than Men?

This article is part of our coverage of Net Impact 2012.  To follow along, visit this page. By Erica Schlaikjer “Across the board, nobody wants to do accounting,”  said Shivani Siroya, founder and CEO of inVenture, a global credit scoring company. “It’s difficult or  they’re lazy or they don’t see the purpose.” Her company, currently working in India, … Continued

Students in a FedEx-funded school in Vietnam.

How FedEx Supports Education Efforts In Vietnam

Through the dedicated efforts of the Vietnam Children’s Fund, in cooperation with Vietnamese officials, FedEx has funded four school construction projects in Vietnam.

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Meat-Free Product Sales Are Rising as Meat Consumption Falls

There’s one area that’s gaining traction by the day: meat reduction. Some savvy businesses have noticed a decreasing demand for meat and are creating new products to meet every meat-free need. Others are using the popular Meatless Monday program to improve employee wellness or to encourage customers to eat healthier by cutting out meat one day a week.

DC Comics' Justice League joins Darkness & Light campaign for Africa

Comic Book Art Enlists Heroes and Donors for Africa Famine Relief

DC Comic heroes are championing the cause of raising public awareness about ongoing famine, drought and violence in the Horn of Africa. Darkness & Light adds a new dimension of hope, empowerment and spirit to the somber images of need that relief campaigns have long relied upon.

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The Triple Bottom Line: Investing in Women and Girls

How social capital/social investment in the reproductive health of women and girls can be a smart, cost-effective strategy for international development, with triple bottom line returns.

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Fair Trade Changes Lives – Can it Preserve Culture?

Author Kelsey Timmerman has traveled around the world meeting the people who catch, pick, and grow our food while conducting research for his upcoming book. He reflects about his visit to Nabusimake, the heart of the heart of the world.

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How the Choice Between Money and Meaning Will Shape Our Future

Is there a deep connection between meaning, money and our chance for a sustainable future? Umair Haque raises questions like this in his article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Making the Choice Between Meaning and Money.