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The Montgomery Advertiser

Melissa Brown

16 October 2019

Auburn, Alabama, United States

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Several colleges in the U.S. use a third-party corporation to manage their dining services, but Auburn University's contract is unique in that it specifies 20 percent of all food must be locally sourced. This partners...

The Boston Globe

Jon Chesto

9 October 2019

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

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In 2016, MIT’s Transit Lab made huge changes in the transportation benefits it provided, including subsidizing public transportation for close to 11,000 employees and increasing the costs of employee parking. As small...

CityLab

Norman Garrick

30 September 2019

Zurich, Switzerland

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In Zurich, Switzerland, urban planners designed streets that put pedestrians and streetcar riders first as an effort to cut back on car usage and promote sustainable transportation. While cars are limited to one lane ...

Wisconsin Watch

Parker Schorr

30 September 2019

Neillsville, Wisconsin, United States

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Rural hospitals often face a host of problems, especially when it comes to financial troubles; however, a small hospital in Wisconsin has been able to remain open by embracing a merger with a larger health care facili...

Al Jazeera

Kimberley Brown

30 September 2019

Juncal, Ecuador

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Carmen Carcelen lives in northern Ecuador with her husband, eight children, and hundreds of Venezuelan migrants who are fleeing poverty, violence, and hyperinflation at home. Carcelen has been providing food and shelt...

Bridge Magazine

Ted Roelofs

29 September 2019

Ironwood, Michigan, United States

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Despite initial community fears, the merger of Ironwood, Michigan's Grand View Hospital with Wisconsin-based Aspirus Health Care has resulted in positive benefits for most. The partnership has allowed for an expansion...

The Sprawl

Hadeel Abdel-Nabi

24 September 2019

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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Though Calgary already goes further than some cities in the public transportation sphere by offering a free-fare downtown zone, other cities that offer free transportation -- often through added taxes -- have seen dra...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Daniel J McGraw

22 August 2019

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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In Cleveland, Ohio, Evergreen Cooperative is a worker-owned business that includes a laundry business and a greenhouse operation, originally created to prevent laundry jobs from being outsourced and to keep jobs in th...

Yes! Magazine

Sarah Trent

Khaliun Bayartsogt

15 August 2019

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

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Members of Post-Soviet Mongolian tribes return to a co-op way of life in order to survive - but this time, the co-ops are community run, rather than state-run. Because climate change has degraded the quality of soil a...

Cronkite News - Arizona PBS

Abbagail Leon

14 August 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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Family resource centers across Maricopa County in Phoenix offer services to children, parents, and guardians in a holistic approach to child development. Programs that they host include parenting classes, a library, a...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

6 August 2019

Brownsville, Texas, United States

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A public library in Brownsville, Texas continues to remain relevant through its dedication to learning from failed initiatives, investing in new technology, and ensuring that the space keeps up with ever-changing town...

Things That Work Uganda

Noah Omuya

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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The Bidibidi refugee settlement in Uganda, the largest such settlement in the world, is working with a number of agencies including the UNHCR and The Office of the Prime Minister to address environmental issues in the...

Things That Work Uganda

Christine Kabazira

2 August 2019

Bidibidi, Uganda

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Refugees in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement need a new source of income after relocating, so a program with NGO Mercy Corps has now given a number of farmers seeds for a cash crop: cotton. Farmers received a special modif...

Next City

Sandra Larson

15 July 2019

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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As gentrification has flourished and Baby Boomers age out of the workforce, “legacy businesses” struggle to find a way to maintain a presence in communities of color. In response, a multi-city fellowship called Shared...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

4 July 2019

London, England

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In London, two community-driven initiatives are working side by side to engage residents in sustainable practices. Energy Garden, a community energy cooperative, has created green spaces in rail stations offers reside...

The Atlantic

Deborah Fallows

29 June 2019

New York, New York, United States

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The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library is a branch of the New York Public Library system that offers a wide array of services for vision-impaired adults and children. They hold the largest physical colle...

Los Angeles Times

Noam N. Levey

19 June 2019

Germany

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The United States is currently facing a rise in the cost of specialty drugs, but the nation may be able to learn from Germany's successful approach to a drug pricing initiative. Based on keeping government involvement...

Iowa Public Radio

Kate Payne

31 May 2019

Iowa City, Iowa, United States

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John Rucker uses a unique method in the world of conservation: his specially-trained Boykin spaniels area able to seek out turtles. This method helps preserve the lives of threatened turtle species, leading to special...

Pacific Standard

David A. King

22 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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In the uncertain, ever-shifting landscape of new technology startups trying to change urban mobility, city officials need to prioritize two criteria: mobility policy must promote equity and ensure that options are ava...

Berkeley Science Review

Casey Smith

11 May 2019

Berkeley, California, United States

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The Urban Bee Lab at UC Berkeley has spent over a decade collecting data about native Californian bees who regularly interact with humans so that they can share their findings to help farmers improve production. The l...

Boulder Weekly

Emma Murray

9 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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The number of cooperative living spaces in Boulder, CO is slowly increasing despite the public's opposition to creating residential coops amongst the overwhelmingly single-family, suburban lifestyle of the city. The s...

Vox

Sigal Samuel

3 May 2019

Toronto, Canada

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Many times, a person's economic stability can directly impact other aspects of their life, such as their personal health. Realizing this connection, a Canadian doctor has started prescribing social services as complem...

Yes! Magazine

Deonna Anderson

30 April 2019

Oakland, California, United States

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The Sogorea Te Land Trust is an intertribal women-led organization that is working to reclaim ownership of land in the Bay Area that Ohlone people have lived on for centuries. They regained access to the land through ...

The Guardian

Leo Benedictus

24 April 2019

Oxford, England

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From London to Vancouver, across the globe libraries of things are popping up to rent out common, but rare-to-use, household objects. Items include telescopes, lawn mowers, ice cream makers, power drills, you name it....

Bitterroot

Alisa Reznick

19 April 2019

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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A series of churches in Phoenix, Arizona are stepping up to help migrant families released by ICE by providing them up with a place to stay temporarily, medical care, donated supplies, and the beginnings of a plan to ...

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