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Yes! Magazine

Phillip Pantuso

23 November 2018

Kingston, New York, United States

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For musicians and artists who don’t have traditional access to healthcare, one music festival has them covered. O+ (“O Positive”) is a music festival in Kingston, NY that invites musicians and artists from around the ...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

22 November 2018

Eagle, Colorado, United States

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As tourists increasingly visit mountainous resort towns and home prices rise to accommodate these visitors, it’s hard to live on a budget, especially as a young person. One family of developer is addressing this issue...

Shareable

Nithin Coca

19 November 2018

Akita, Japan

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Japan, facing an aging population and population decline, may benefit from the sharing economy. Interestingly, the country has largely resisted Airbnb and uber, which presents an opportunity to approach “sharing” in a...

Christian Science Monitor

Stacey Knott

16 November 2018

Ghana

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High tech innovations are making agriculture more productive while creating skilled jobs. In Ghana, tech startups like Acquah Aviation and TROTRO Tractor offer technology-sharing services to farmers. With urbanization...

Deseret News

Erica Evans

14 November 2018

Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

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In an effort to get people to change habits to decrease pollution in Salt Lake City, the city is trying several approaches using behavioral psychology to encourage residents to change their long-standing habits. For i...

Food Tank

Annelise Jolley

13 November 2018

Tijuana, Mexico

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Collaborative efforts between chefs and activists at the San Diego-Tijuana border are inspiring those in the region to better understand cultural similarities. Amid the backdrop of stricter immigration policies in the...

Next City

Sandra Larson

2 November 2018

District of Columbia, Washington, United States

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When Juan Reid had a hard time finding a job after his release from prison, he finally founded a worker cooperative called Tightshift Laboring Cooperative. He wanted to create sustainable employment opportunities for ...

Model D

Melinda Clynes

30 October 2018

Detroit, United States

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The Detroit Parent Collective is using a unique model to provide child care for all participating families: families pay per household rather than child to keep services affordable for families with multiple children,...

Christian Science Monitor

Simon Montlake

26 October 2018

Hudson, Massachusetts, United States

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ROC USA, a New Hampshire nonprofit, has helped almost 15,000 mobile homes become part of cooperative ownership setups across the country. The need for this is clear. Many mobile home residents do not own the land on w...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

5 October 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Public libraries have remained one of the last public non-commercial spaces where people from all walks of life can coexist and learn. New York Public Library in particular is working to improve and expand their servi...

The National

Olivia Cuthbert

11 September 2018

Reading, England

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Popping up in various places around England is a performance space for young British Muslims to create and share their uniquely intersectional experiences with identity. The organization, operated as a non-profit coll...

NPR

Shankar Vedantam

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Tara Boyle

10 September 2018

United States

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Psychologist Ming Kuo has spent her career studying the impacts of nature on human health, especially amidst a growing surge to build up communities in place of natural environments. During her study, she has found th...

Yes! Magazine

Lynsi Burton

29 August 2018

Lynden, Washington, United States

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Many farmers in the United States toil under exploitative working conditions, enduring long hours, low pay, and exposure to dangerous chemicals; after taking their battle for better conditions to the legislature, a gr...

Vox

David Roberts

28 August 2018

Netherlands

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Most people in Holland ride a bicycle every week thanks to a widespread public commitment to a biking culture and infrastructure where everyone feels welcome. That includes very visible dedicated bike paths designed f...

The Guardian

Ruth Maclean

16 August 2018

Niger

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With climate change altering the realities of farming, small-scale farmers in Niger are doing their part to nurture the growth of local gao trees. As a tree that sheds its leaves in the rainy season and naturally fert...

Ensia

Ron Seely

16 August 2018

Muskegon, Michigan, United States

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The Great Lakes contain 84 percent of the surface freshwater in North America—a staggering 21 percent of the surface freshwater worldwide. To manage the resource sustainably, all eight lake-bordering states, Congress,...

Metro

Kristin Toussaint

15 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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The New York Public Library Riverside lends out ties, briefcases, and handbags. The program helps those attending graduations, job interviews, and other events who may not be able to afford such items. It’s part of a ...

Forbes

Willy Foote

14 August 2018

Central African Republic

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Hundreds of millions of farmers in sub-Saharan Africa live on a mere two dollars per day, making it difficult to not only support themselves and their family, but also stay relevant in a market that requires expensive...

Public Radio International

Valerie Hamilton

14 August 2018

Munich, Bavaria, Germany

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Munich's beer gardens have been longtime participants in reusable mugs, but the landfills were still filling up with discarded coffee cups. Taking a page from the beer garden philosophy, startup Recup is testing out a...

Portland Press Herald

Kevin Miller

12 August 2018

Maine, United States

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Maine has 17 million acres of forestland making it the ideal region for implementing a carbon regulatory program. As governments in both the United States and Canada look to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the advant...

Slate

Jennifer Oldham

10 August 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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For families hoping to save money by hiring a nanny to look after children from more than one family, and for nannies looking for assurance that they won't be overworked or overpaid, the website Nanny Lane offers a fo...

The Guardian

Jenny Cunningham

7 August 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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According to one canvassing research project, there are 450 edible plants within Seattle's parks. Similar trends are also found throughout the United States as a whole. Although foraging is typically against the law, ...

CityLab

John Surico

6 August 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Revel, a new electric scooter startup, is taking Brooklyn by storm. In an era of increasing shared mobility options, the e-scooter is carving out its niche as a faster option than bikes but a more accessible option th...

Nation Africa

Aggrey Omboki

6 August 2018

Nairobi, Kenya

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A hospital in Nairobi, Kenya is setting up the country's first breast milk bank with help from the government and an NGO to ensure infants get breast milk even if their mothers cannot provide it. The World Health Orga...

Alaska Public Media

Anne Hillman

1 August 2018

Seward, Alaska, United States

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At Spring Creek Correctional Center, profits from the prison store are shared among seven prison clubs. The clubs operate like nonprofits, bringing educational opportunities, music, plants, and more to inmates and don...

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