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Programs that promote recreation and fitness. These stories center on sports, recreation, and physical fitness, as well as the facilities—such as parks and camps—that support such activities.

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The Viral Hashtag That's Getting People to Clean Up Garbage

CityLab

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Viral social media trends can be harnessed for social and environmental good. A social media#trashtag challenge that spread from Reddit to Instagram draws upon the satisfying nature of a before-and-after meme. People all over the world who participated in #trashtag challenge went out and beautifi...

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Be a sport: games coaches teach boys how to be better men

The Guardian

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Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation for teaching important life lessons and values. As a result, young men participa...

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Baylor officials open up about extensive Title IX reform

Arizona Daily Star

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding, and resources devoted to its Title IX office, including a new website for stude...

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Oregon's unique Title IX reporting policy gives autonomy to students

Arizona Daily Star

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Oregon has reconfigured the way its Title IX programs function. New policies that all...

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Interested In Biking More, But Scared By Busy Streets? There's A New Kind Of Map For You

Colorado Public Radio

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With community support from a network of neighborhood volunteers and financial support from a local business, the Bike Streets Project makes biking more accessible for those “interested, but concerned” about road safety. The Bike Streets Project maps bicycle routes in Denver with less congestion,...

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How Removing Asphalt Is Softening Our Cities

Yes! Magazine

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Cities around the US, Canada, and the United Kingdom are removing asphalt to make space for nature. From creating rain gardens that reduce flooding to planting flowers along the edges of alleyways, residents and public officials reimagine their communities with less asphalt and more grass.

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