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Nadia Sussman

29 December 2021

Brazil

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In Brazil, the world's largest producer of sugar cane, industry leaders have found a way to harvest the crop without sugar cane burning. Sugar cane burning is harmful to the environment and nearby residents. After com...

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Jesse Nichols

8 December 2021

Portland, Oregon, United States

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Moss get their nutrients from the air, providing a snapshot of the air quality around them. A team of scientists in Portland seized upon this. In 2013 they sampled moss from over 300 trees in the city. It was cheaper ...

KGNU Community Radio

Alexis Kenyon

30 November 2021

Denver, Colorado, United States

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Denver’s “Housing First” program, Social Impact Bond, prioritizes getting people experiencing chronic homelessness housed over sobriety or work requirements. The program has housed 300 people since 2016, 99% of whom r...

Vox

Kimberly Mas

Christina Thornell

24 November 2021

United States

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In 1987 ozone levels above Antartica had dropped by fifty percent. Scientists convened to discover the cause and found it was being depleted due to a chemical called chloroflourinecarbons commonly found in aerosol can...

AL.com (Alabama Media Group)

Sarah Whites-Koditschek

9 November 2021

Alabama, United States

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Legislation in cities like Cleveland, Louisville, New York City, provides legal representation for economically-disadvantaged people who are facing eviction. The city ordinances have drastically reduced evictions as w...

Bloomberg Businessweek

Ted Alcorn

7 November 2021

Togo

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An all-digital system delivered monthly payments to millions of Togolese people in need during the coronavirus. The platform, built in two weeks, immediately verifies applicants’ eligibility and instantly sends a text...

Mountain Grown Community Radio (KVNF)

Laura Palmisano

3 November 2021

Colorado, United States

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Space to Create is a state led program to create affordable housing and work spaces for people in creative industries. To be eligible for the program, areas must be state-certified creative districts, have populations...

The Precision NG

Shola Ilesanmi

29 October 2021

Ondo, Nigeria

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The Abiyamo Maternal and Child Health Insurance Scheme provides free maternal and early childhood care, including hospital deliveries, to improve maternal and childhood survival rates. The government made a budgetary ...

The New York Times

Jill Cowan

17 October 2021

San Diego, California, United States

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While much of the state is still facing a severe drought, San Diego has access to plenty of water. Restrictions - like not allowing restaurants to serve water unless it’s asked for and barring residents from watering ...

Lithuanian Radio and Television (LRT)

Rūta Nikitinaitė

29 September 2021

Denmark

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Transportation accounts for some of the most emissions in the EU, one-third, out of those 72 percent are from road transportation. In Denmark, the government places high tax-rates on vehicles and tax reductions on ele...

Bloomberg CityLab

Corinne Gretler

26 September 2021

Zurich, Switzerland

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Zurich, Switzerland's largest city, is paving the way for sustainable building. Concrete is a major contributor of climate change due to the process it requires to make it. Zurich is making steps to reduce its use. A ...

Time Magazine

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Abigail Abrams

16 September 2021

Compton, California, United States

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A guaranteed income program is giving people the financial security to invest in themselves, avoid predatory loans, pay off debt, and improve their general quality of life. The lack of conditions on how the monthly ca...

BBC

Simon Maybin

14 September 2021

United Kingdom

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To limit the spread of COVID-19, the Everyone In initiative offers housing to people experiencing homelessness. In the first few months of the program, the government paid for hotel rooms – which were empty due to the...

Sudbury.com

Frank Rupnik

31 August 2021

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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Oasis is a supervised drug consumption site in Ottawa that reduces the risk of death from accidental overdose and reduces the spread of infectious diseases. In 2020, operating at reduced capacity because of COVID-19, ...

The Seattle Times

Daniel Beekman

9 August 2021

Seattle, Washington, United States

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The Equitable Communities Initiative brought together representatives from a range of nonprofits serving people of color to make recommendations for investments that support communities of color. Each panelist brought...

Transitions Online

Zdenka Kovarikova

3 August 2021

Czech Republic

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Cervene Pecky and Dolany, two small towns in Prague, were able to fix their flooding problems through a process known as land consolidation. Prior to the land consolidation, the towns would get flooded by rainwater. ...

Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Allison Frost

29 July 2021

Taiwan

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Taiwan responded to COVID-19 quickly, which helped keep cases low and avoid widespread shutdowns. The country had closely tracked its PPE stockpiles since the 2003 SARS outbreak, has a national health command center t...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Stan Finger

27 July 2021

Kansas, United States

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Civic engagement academies throughout Kansas provide participants with behind-the-scenes views of how their local government operates. Participants meet with emergency responders, learn how city officials put together...

SciDev.Net

Justice Nwafor

26 July 2021

Lagos, Nigeria

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Teams of recyclers in Nigeria gather plastic bottles from the streets and landfills and brings them to recycling plants where they can exchange the waste for money. HISL Recyclers collects this waste — which usually c...

Block Club Chicago

Alex V. Hernandez

22 July 2021

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Alderman Matt Martin worked with school leaders to involve students in determining how to spend discretionary funding for their school. After learning about local governance, participatory budgeting, and how infrastru...

Struggles from Below Magazine

Oliver Gordon

21 July 2021

Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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In Puerto Morelos, the 100-mile stretch of the Mesoamerican Reef is insured. The model was born out of a collaboration between the local government, hotel owners, an international NGO, and an insurance behemoth, who g...

The Kansas Leadership Center Journal (KLC Journal)

Stan Finger

20 July 2021

Kansas, United States

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When courthouses and in-person government meetings shut down because of COVID-19, officials satisfied Kansas’ open meeting mandate by using pandemic relief aid to equip buildings with the technology needed to live str...

The 19th

Chabeli Carrazana

20 July 2021

Arkansas, United States

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Project PLAY, the third of Arkansas’ three-tiered mental health consultation system, has reduced high expulsion and suspension rates for children in child care settings. The program provides consultants who go into cl...

WBEZ

Elly Fishman

12 July 2021

California, United States

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California residents passed Proposition 11, a redistricting reform ballot initiative, in 2008 and in 2010, voters strengthened that reform by passing a bill to allow an independent commission to redraw state and congr...

Living Here

Anna Lamb-Yorski

8 July 2021

Canada

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Pollution caused by demolition is expected to be 2.2 billion tons by 2021. However, up to 75 percent of materials in a demolition can be recycled. An alternative method to demolition is deconstruction or unbuilding. T...

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