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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.

Russell Currier of Stockholm is cheered on by a large crowd Sunday during the men's pursuit competition at the Biathlon Junior World Championships at the Nordic Heritage Ski Center in Presque Isle.

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.

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Greenpeace India: Tea Leaves Show DDT Pesticide Residue

Here in the West, NGOs like Greenpeace are often equated with environmental stewardship. But its message can be controversial in India sometimes, especially when the nonprofit says it can prove that pesticides are evident in India’s most cherished beverage, chai. But a recent suit by the agrochem industry hasn’t dented its continuing effort to steer some tea growers away from pesticide use.

Participants carry signs at the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday. As Climate Week NYC continues, Robert Wolcott of Get America Working argues that climate change and jobs are inextricably linked.

Work More and Warm Less: Integrating Jobs and Climate Solutions

As citizens and world leaders converge on New York City seeking a way to address climate change, across the U.S. tens of millions are also out of work. At first glance jobs and climate seem to be distinct policy questions, but they are in fact deeply intertwined.

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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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‘Big Six’ Development Banks Reaffirm Climate Commitments

The world’s six leading multilateral development banks have reaffirmed their commitments to take action on climate change in advance of the U.N. Climate Summit in NYC. That includes promoting private and public sector investments in climate change mitigation and adaptation, as well as adopting the same methods of tracking and accounting for greenhouse gas emissions reductions.

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National Chicken Council to Phase Out Some Poultry Antibiotics

The National Chicken Council says concern about antibiotic resistance being spread from poultry to humans is overblown. It’s responding to a Reuters article that included quotes from Britain’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies. Reuter has it wrong, says NCC. Only 10 percent of the antibiotics noted as used in chickens are also used in humans. So how can there be a big concern? The advocacy organization does note, however, that big changes are on they way.

Two generations of women have now benefited from the skills, revenue and empowerment created by the partnership between cosmetics company L'Occitane and the shea nut women’s co-op in Burkina Faso.

Expanding the NGO-to-Business Partnership Model in Canada

Partnerships between international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and businesses are fairly new and somewhat uncomfortable territory in Canada. There is, however, a small but growing number of Canadian INGOs positioning themselves as having a service to offer business that will create value for both the core business of a company and meet the mandate of the NGO.

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A Young Filmmaker’s Journey to Change the World

From helping the poor to getting money out of politics: A young filmmaker’s journey to change the world. Award-winner Holly Mosher discussed her two films Bonsai People and Pay 2 Play.

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Mismatched Socks Sold to Cure Blindness

The latest entrant in the one-for-one model popularized by TOMS shoes is SWAP Socks, makers of fashionably-mismatched socks. SWAP Socks will give 50 percent of its profits to the SEVA Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing sight to visually-impaired people around the world. 3p Editor in Chief Jen Boynton recently attended the kickoff event for SWAP Socks’ Indiegogo campaign, held at Opaque restaurant in San Francisco and learned all about it.