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Chris Peak

27 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Suspending students often has a damning effect - kids isolate themselves and are put on the path to a life of being punished. But at Audubon Middle School, instead of simply penalizing misbehavior, the strategy involv...

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Chris Peak

6 March 2015

Los Angeles, California, United States

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SHIELDS for Families works in one of the country's most notoriously dilapidated housing projects to revitalize the neighborhood by providing education, treatment and counseling services.

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Chris Peak

20 February 2015

New York, New York, United States

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OneGoal has a model proven to help provide low-income students in Chicago and Houston with the tools needed to pursue a college degree. Now, the nonprofit hopes to improve the college graduation rate in New York City ...

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Chris Peak

20 January 2015

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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New Orleans implemented an extraordinary 10-year plan that engaged unprecedented cross-sector collaboration between government, non-profit, and private entities to provide housing and housing services to the city's ho...

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Courtney Subramanian

10 December 2014

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

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Most cities may have enacted smoking laws to curb people from lighting up in public, but cigarette butts continue to blanket streets, parks and beaches. Salem, Mass., and New Orleans are two such communities that have...

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Lorraine Chow

5 December 2014

Pullman, Washington, United States

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Salt has become a costly and environmental problem in the twenty first century, with consumers overusing it in cooking and melting city roads during the winter. Salt has risen in price and has infiltrated the waterway...

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Lorraine Chow

2 September 2014

United States

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Every year, more than 17 billion toilet paper cardboard tubes are thrown into the trash. To cut down on waste and make the tissue more eco-friendly, Scott Naturals line of toilet paper is eliminating the inner tube al...

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Lorraine Chow

27 August 2014

Fairfield, Texas, United States

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Facing repeated droughts, Texas is pioneering a method to turn wastewater into drinking water. Although the process is not quick, the results have lead to an additional 65,000 gallons of drinking water and benefited t...

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Lorraine Chow

4 March 2014

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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"Sandwich Me In is a sustainable-practicing restaurant. By that, I mean we have no trash at all," explains owner Justin Vrany who successfully transitioned his Chicago restaurant into a zero-waste establishment.

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Jacob Templin

5 February 2014

Delaware, United States

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A Delaware professor began retrofitting toy cars for young children with disabilities and founded Go Baby Go. For children too young to use wheelchairs there are few solutions for mobility. Go Baby Go provides a fun m...

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Catherine Cheney

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19 December 2013

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

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Obesity has become a health crisis for many women in the African-American community, but a group known as GirlTrek is working to change this by making exercise a social norm and creating supportive connections between...

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Rob Gurwitt

11 December 2013

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

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Very few people go to city council meetings. MindMixer, a tech startup company, increased civic participation in states across the U.S., with online platforms for city officials and the community to discuss ideas.

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