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Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

Allison Dikanovic

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11 July 2019

Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, United States

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Wisconsin’s Camp Reunite is bringing together women experiencing incarceration with their children. The camp was hosted at Taycheedah, a correctional facility in Fond du Lac, WI, and while the kids were there had less...

Nebraska TV ABC

Lauren Kummer

5 June 2019

Grand Island, Nebraska, United States

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Hope Harbor, an emergency and transitional shelter in Grand Island, Nebraska, is renovating its facilities to include a playground for the shelter’s children. Funded by various grants, the new addition will provide ch...

Los Angeles Times

Sarah Parvini

31 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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A monthly supper club in Los Angeles brings refugees together to share meals and stories from their homelands. The supper club is sponsored by an organization called Miry's List, which also helps new arrivals to the U...

Los Angeles Times

Nita Lelyveld

16 May 2019

Los Angeles, California, United States

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Rates of loneliness are increasing across the United States, as people rely on technology rather than human interaction for their day-to-day lives. To directly combat this, a man in Los Angeles created the People Walk...

CityLab

Allison C. Meier

13 May 2019

Brooklyn, New York, United States

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As the monarch butterfly nears endangerment, cities across the US are integrating butterfly-friendly spaces into their urban environments. Such spaces reside in schools, firehouses, parks, and more, and they enable th...

The New York Times

Richard Schiffman

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10 May 2019

New York, United States

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In the United States, most playgrounds are equipped with the same types of monkey bars, slides and swings, but a few are replacing these typical options with "dismembered store mannequins, wooden packing crates, tires...

NPR

Monica Gokey

9 May 2019

Salmon, Idaho, United States

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Visitors to the Salmon-Challis National Forest in Idaho can now access the wealth of information in a guidebook with the convenience of a smartphone app. The app, which contains valuable information on history, visito...

Idaho Statesman

Nicole Blanchard

5 May 2019

Boise, Idaho, United States

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A group called Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, now 36,000 strong, is bringing together people from different political and ideological backgrounds over a common interest in the preservation and conservation of public l...

The Colorado Sun

Joe Purtell

1 May 2019

Boulder, Colorado, United States

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After a string of fatal and near fatal accidents rocked the Colorado climbing community--a community already all too familiar with such accidents--climber Madaleine Sorkin established the Climbing Grief Fund. By conne...

Washington Post

Peter Holley

29 April 2019

London, United Kingdom

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The London Marathon debuted a new, environmentally conscious way of keeping runners hydrated: edible seaweed pouches filled with sports drink. The pouches, or “Ooho,” created by Skipping Rocks Labs, can be eaten along...

Mongabay

John C. Cannon

22 April 2019

Luangwa Valley, Zambia

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In the North Luangwa National Park in Zambia, a conservation team worked with local communities to bring the rate of elephant poaching in the area down to zero in 2018. Poaching had surged in the Luangwa Valley in 201...

CityLab

Hallie Golden

22 April 2019

Portland, Oregon, United States

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A Portland program for girls aged 8-14 aims to inspire interest in trade fields such as construction, plumbing, and electricity with a week-long spring break camp. The camp was founded by an organization called Girls ...

WABC-TV (ABC 7 NY)

CeFaan Kim

5 April 2019

Newark, New Jersey, United States

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In Newark, NJ, kids are opting to stay late at school on Friday nights to hang out. This is possible because of West Side High School’s Lights On program, created to give students structured entertainment and to prote...

SURFER Magazine

Ashtyn Douglas

2 April 2019

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

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Support from the international surfing community has empowered women in Sri Lanka to push back against patriarchal social norms and participate in outdoor recreation. Working to change a culture that discourages women...

National Geographic

Alma Guillermoprieto

27 March 2019

Bogotá, Capital Region, Colombia

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Ciclovía (Bicycle Way) is a well-known initiative from Bogota, Colombia that allows citizens to take over the public space once a week — roughly 75 miles of public streets. Citizens will bike, run, walk, dance, eat, p...

The Colorado Sun

Jason Blevins

27 March 2019

Sandy, Utah, United States

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RIDE, shorthand for Reduce Individual Driving for the Environment, is an app that incentivizes skiers to carpool. Beyond just the convenience, the easy-to-use phone application provides material incentives such as ski...

BBC

Yulia James

26 March 2019

Gorno-Altaysk, Russia

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The World Wildlife Fund has hired former poachers in Sailugemsky National Park, Russia to protect the snow leopard. The poachers had knowledge and experience hunting these animals, and the WWF decided to employ that k...

Voz de Guanacaste

Noelia Esquivel

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26 March 2019

Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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In Santa Cruz, Costa Rica, the organization Cepia has started Girls Clubs in nine different neighborhoods and are teaching young girls, ages 8-12 about female empowerment, safety, and how to report crimes. In the area...

The New York Times

A. C. Shilton

14 March 2019

Jackson, Wyoming, United States

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Once again the bicycle is playing a part in empowering women! In this case, several organizations across the United States are using mountain biking to build preteen and teenage girls' confidence and drive. The dedica...

The Boston Globe

Jeneé Osterheldt

12 March 2019

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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In a city that many people of color consider unwelcoming, social media groups offer a path to visibility and community. The group, Young, Black, and Social, connects thousands of millennials in Boston to their peers, ...

CityLab

Linda Poon

11 March 2019

San Francisco, California, United States

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Viral social media trends can be harnessed for social and environmental good. A social media#trashtag challenge that spread from Reddit to Instagram draws upon the satisfying nature of a before-and-after meme. People ...

The Guardian

Tricia Taormina

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8 March 2019

Bihar, India

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Coaches and players around the world are using sports to teach boys about masculinity and the importance of integrity, both on and off the field. From cricket in India to rugby in Fiji, games are used as a foundation ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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After allegations of sexual assault and violence against women, centered on the athletic department, surfaced in 2015, Baylor University dramatically adjusted its Title IX strategy -- transparency, classes focused on ...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Waco, Texas, United States

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In the aftermath of multiple sexual assault incidents, Baylor University has moved toward turning what was once a culture of avoidance into a culture of accountability. The university has increased the staff, funding,...

Arizona Daily Star

Caitlin Schmidt

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8 March 2019

Eugene, Oregon, United States

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Confidential points of contact allow victims to reach out about Title IX violations and sexual assault on their own terms. Following multiple incidents involving members of its basketball team, the University of Orego...

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