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The Land

Grant Segall

9 September 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Two newly-formed companies in Ohio are the nation's first businesses to create a "fully automated production of woven, washable masks." The project became a reality thanks to partnerships and funding support between s...

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Nick Fouriezos

5 September 2020

United Kingdom

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Logically is an app that fact-checks news in real time using artificial intelligence and 30 employees. They review more than 500,000 articles a day. In 2019, the app found 12-14% of articles about the U.K. and Indian ...

South China Morning Post

Julian Ryall

2 September 2020

Japan

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The Japanese government is embracing the idea of "workation" trips for employees across industries as a means to "help the travel industry and keep the economy ticking" as the country moves forward in the wake of the ...

Bloomberg

Chris Martin

1 September 2020

Texas, United States

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A cryptocurrency mining company in Texas called Layer1 can power down its data-processing centers and sell its unused electricity back to the power grid. Instead of passively consuming energy, they are able to utilize...

The Financial Times

Attracta Mooney

31 August 2020

United Kingdom

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Due to pressure from shareholders and asset managers to invest sustainably, there has been a rapid growth in environmental, social, and government investing. Assets in sustainable mutual funds globally reached $1 tril...

Wired

Sirin Kale

14 August 2020

United Kingdom

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Logically is a fact-checking app that combines AI technology and human research to assess and label the truthfulness of news articles. The app has about 20,000 users after a soft launch in the UK, with a full launch p...

The Guardian

Anne Pinto-Rodrigues

12 August 2020

Uttara Kannada, Karnataka, India

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As the habitats of wild elephants shrink, conservationists in India are developing safer ways to reduce the number of conflicts between humans and the animal. The Wildlife Research and Conservation Society uses chili ...

BBC

Ruth Evans

4 August 2020

England

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Prison Voicemail is a smartphone app that lets incarcerated people in the UK stay connected to their families, improving their mental outlook while imprisoned and their chances of success once they're released. The fe...

Generocity

William Bleier

27 July 2020

New Jersey, United States

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The startup PIF^2 is a “social impact mobile game platform” that partners with charities to raise money through ad revenue and in-game purchases. It hosts “game-a-thons” that target a younger demographic who can gener...

BBC

Kwon Moon

24 July 2020

Seoul, South Korea

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There’s a subterranean, organic farm in one of Seoul’s subway stations that could be another way to approach sustainable urban farming. The “vertical” farm, known as Metro Farm, uses a mineral nutrient solution instea...

The Boulder Monitor

John Blodgett

14 July 2020

Whitehall, Montana, United States

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In Whitehall, Montana, a senior center and a nonprofit that helps rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries joined together to enhance public transportation services for "multiple constiuencies," including rural, e...

The Philadelphia Citizen

Jessica Blatt Press

8 July 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Mosaic Development Partners (MDP) seeks to create wealth for the black community in Philadelphia by providing affordable housing and creating opportunities in neighborhoods that are considered risky investments for ty...

Mongabay

Stephanie Hanes

8 July 2020

United States

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With the growing trend in regenerative agriculture, Propagate Ventures is working with farmers to transition them from conventional agriculture to agroforestry. This technique focuses on incorporating trees into farml...

Yellowstone Public Radio

Kylie Mohr

23 June 2020

Bonner, Montana, United States

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In Montana, a handful of manufacturers have adapted their facilities to make products and materials that help healthcare workers safely work on the frontlines of the Covid-19 pandemic. From face shields to liquid tran...

Pioneers Post

Pedro Lira

19 June 2020

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Refugee women arriving in Brazil have been able to achieve financial independence through the work of an organization called Women of the Global South, an organization that provides women with the tools and skills to ...

Philadelphia Magazine

Maddy Sweitzer-Lamme

18 June 2020

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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The elimination of tipping has allowed one Philadelphia bar to give their employees health insurance and ensure an equal distribution of income amongst all employees. Typically servers in the front of house make much ...

Bangor Daily News

Emily Burnham

17 June 2020

Bangor, Maine, United States

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A tension fabric structures manufacturing company in Maine has repurposed their facility and transformed their local workforce to create grade-one medical masks for the local hospital during the Covid-19 pandemic. Bec...

Yes! Magazine

Tracy Barnett

17 June 2020

Oaxaca, Mexico

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Mark Brown has brought Ghandian economic principles of economic justice and local autonomy to the Mexican countryside to form a farm-to-garment textile business that employs villagers who once made woolen textiles unt...

The Washington Post

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Adam Glanzman

16 June 2020

Massachusetts, United States

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Dairy farmers in Massachusetts are working with Vanguard Renewables, a food waste energy company, and Dominion Energy, an electric utility company, to capture manure methane gas from cows and convert it into natural g...

Nigeria Health Watch

Taiwo Adebulu

16 June 2020

Lagos State, Nigeria

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Public private partnerships are helping hospitals in Nigeria provide more efficient care, especially as it relates to maternal health. In Lagos State, the model – which partners a private healthcare management firm wi...

Mother Jones

Maddie Oatman

May/June 2020

United States

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Indigo Agriculture, an ag-tech startup, is looking to pay farmers to draw carbon dioxide from the air and store it in the ground, which could help mitigate the effects of climate change and lower greenhouse gas emissi...

Pioneers Post

Asad Pabani

26 May 2020

Islamabad, Pakistan

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Two organizations in Pakistan are working to tackle the country’s waste problem. Saaf Suthra Sheher in Islamabad set up partnerships with offices and schools to process their dry waste like plastics and glass. TrashIt...

Voice of OC

Richard Chang

22 May 2020

California, United States

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Some arts organizations in Orange County, CA have found creative ways to deal with Covid-19 closures by bringing their collections online, creating digital programming, and reaching out to new audiences. For example, ...

Religion News Service

Jacob Wirtschafter

18 May 2020

Phoenix, Arizona, United States

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An interfaith partnership between religions institutions and communities in Arizona has helped provide mask-making jobs to those who have lost their sources of income during the coronavirus pandemic. Participants incl...

Pioneers Post

Julie Pybus

5 May 2020

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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As COVID-19 challenges businesses around the world, two Malaysian social enterprise companies have seen success in shifting their offerings. The Biji-biji Initiative, a fashion producer linked with the grassroots Soci...

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