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Marsha McLeod

12 August 2021

Canada

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In Canada, farmers are rewilding their farmlands, a process where a farmer restores their habitat to a more natural state. It includes things like planting trees, building hedgerows, and creating ponds. Rewilding can ...

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Umme Hoque

16 June 2021

United States

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All over the country, students are using the internet to call out racism. Young people are publishing open letters, creating Change.org petitions and Google Docs “with lists of racist people in their classes, and usin...

Reasons to be Cheerful

Tolu Olasoji

31 May 2021

Mombasa, Kenya

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Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved in Kenya works with religious leaders over the course of many years to build empathy and understanding towards the LGBTQ community. Faith leaders are often not immediately aware of t...

The Washington Post

Annie Gowen

28 May 2021

Somerset, Colorado, United States

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A ski company and oil and gas executive were able to work out a deal to turn the Elk Creek Mine into a power plant that puts out 24 million kilowatt hours a year and prevents hundreds of billions of methane each year ...

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Sarah Derouin

27 May 2021

Pennsylvania, United States

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The state of Pennsylvania set to plant 86,000 hectares of riparian buffers, the practice of planting trees and shrubs along a river or stream to filter water. Other benefits of riparian buffers include things like res...

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Dahlia Lithwick

21 May 2021

Palestine

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“Meet Palestinians and Israelis” is an online chat room on the Clubhouse app that encourages honest and vulnerable conversations that aim to humanize one another. Eighteen moderators, mostly young Israelis and Palesti...

The Buffalo News

Sandra Tan

8 May 2021

Buffalo, New York, United States

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In Erie County, New York, residents are receiving a free drink along with their Covid vaccine as part of a program that aims to encourage those who have been on the fence about getting vaccinated. Although it is not b...

Broadview Magazine

Diane Peters

7 May 2021

Markham, Ontario, Canada

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A community effort spearheaded by a local church and a software company is helping senior citizens in Markham, Ontario secure Covid vaccine appointments. Ahead of the vaccine rollout, a reverend and a parishioner bega...

Christian Science Monitor

Sara Miller Llana

5 May 2021

Canada

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The Canadian reality show, “Political Blind Date,” pairs two politicians from opposing sides to spend two days together visiting each other’s constituents and wrestling with difficult issues. Fifty politicians have pa...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Audrey Korte

4 May 2021

Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States

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To help protect the predominantly Black community in Sedgwick County, Kansas, the county collaborated with local leaders and residents to create an information and messaging campaign that specifically addressed commun...

The Washington Post

David Montgomery

26 April 2021

United States

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To help address Covid vaccine hesitancy, the non-profit marketing firm Ad Council and its partners developed a multi-dimensional public service campaign. Relying on a balance between appealing to personal responsibili...

News48

Francesco Ciampa

22 April 2021

Rimini, Italy

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An organization in Italy, spearheaded by a father who has a child with autism, is working to train local businesses how to recognize, react, and serve families who may have a member in their party with autism. Althoug...

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Giana Magnoli

19 April 2021

Santa Barbara, California, United States

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In Santa Barbara, California, mobile vaccine clinics are helping farm workers and those living at senior housing developments receive their Covid vaccination by bringing the vaccines directly to their communities. Key...

HumAngle

Nathaniel Bivan

12 April 2021

Jos, Nigeria

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With help from nongovernmental organizations, the people of two communities who clashed violently since 2001 found ways to coexist peacefully since 2019. Violent attacks and reprisals between the Christians of Unguwar...

The New York Times

Nicholas Kristof

10 April 2021

John Day, Oregon, United States

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Loggers and environmentalists aren’t always known for getting along, but the collaboration between these two groups in Oregon may have saved a town from going under. By creating a dialogue together and working to unde...

Grady Newsource

Jared Gilstrap

9 April 2021

Colbert, Georgia, United States

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After Georgian residents raised concerns about a pollutant that was being emitted by a nearby biomass plant, they banded together to pass legislation that effectively put an end to the practice. These concerned reside...

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Elizabeth Svoboda

7 April 2021

Sierra Leone

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When the rise of Ebola in West Africa strict protocols when handling those who were dying or had died from the disease, public health officials began working with anthropologists and other social scientists to increas...

Bloomberg CityLab

Sarah Holder

5 April 2021

Marin County, California, United States

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In California's Marin County, mobile vaccine teams are helping to deliver vaccines to populations that are "homebound, homeless, and hesitant." The team has been able to administer 8,000 shots so far, which organizers...

Associated Press

Glenn Gamboa

29 March 2021

United States

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One Small Step seeks to decrease toxic polarization by bringing people of differing views and backgrounds together to talk. About 800 people have met in pairs in around 40 cities to talk about commonalities, such as f...

Grady Newsource

Shania Shelton

25 March 2021

Milledgeville, Georgia, United States

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Georgia College Political Society, a non-partisan debate and discussion organization, hosts events where students from across the political spectrum discuss political issues. Discussion topics have included criminal j...

Ensia

Ambika Chawla

19 March 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Platte Farm Open Space used to be a garbage dumping ground in Denver, but it’s now an urban green space thanks to the efforts from community members, organizations, and the government. This community-led project was a...

CBS News

Natalie Brand

18 March 2021

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

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Braver Angels works to decrease political polarization by pairing up Republicans and Democrats for one-on-one conversations about each other’s political views and experiences. The goal of the conversations is to encou...

Next City

Phil Roberts

12 March 2021

Jersey City, New Jersey, United States

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In a science class in a local New Jersey school, students came up with a green solution to a storm water management and flooding problem in their parking lot when it rained. With help from the Cooperative Extension Wa...

Undark

Anne N. Connor

11 March 2021

Lake George, New York, United States

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An experiment in upstate New York showed how town officials could maintain clean and safe roads during the winter season and protect the environment. By using a salt brine before winter storms, they were able to plow ...

The Seattle Times

Dahlia Bazzaz

9 March 2021

Port Angeles, Washington, United States

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Leaders from the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe and Port Angeles School District had a vision of creating a go-between space for students while school buildings were closed. Within the span of a month, this small community...

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