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Social Enterprise Initiatives Help Empower Indigenous Communities
Social Enterprise Initiatives Help Empower Indigenous Communities

At the recent Skoll World Forum, indigenous leaders talked about their social entrepreneurship. Initiatives, such as a healing center in the Amazon forest, protection and deforestation campaigns,...more

This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs
This Simple Plaster-Like Patch Might Just Monitor Health and Release Drugs

An innovative wearable health technology has been unveiled -- the plaster-like patch from South Korea that can monitor disorders, sense movement, and disburse drugs. According to a paper published...more

White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans
White House to Provide $4 Billion in Green Business Loans

The White House has announced its plans to roll out $4 billion in federal loan guarantees targeted at encouraging and promoting sustainable projects. These projects would help incorporate power...more

A New, Innovative Approach to Housing and Community Development
A New, Innovative Approach to Housing and Community Development

Homeowners in Lagos, Nigeria have the rare privilege of living in an estate with modern amenities for horse racing. This effort is part of Building Diagnostic's new and unique approach to housing...more

St. Cloud to Use $70,000 Community Development Block Grant
St. Cloud to Use $70,000 Community Development Block Grant

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has granted the St. Cloud Regional Human Rights Office $70,000 in Community Development Block Grant. Part of the funds will be used on local...more

SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges
SwitchPoint 2014 Gathers Creative Minds to Tackle Global Health and Development Challenges

SwitchPoint 2014, an annual two-day conference, will gather experts, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists around the world to form partnerships, address and solve the major global health and...more

Iowa's Project Alluvion to Grant Millions to Microsoft to Spur Jobs
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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more

Orford Women Knits and Designs Quilts for Good
Orford Women Knits and Designs Quilts for Good

Sally Arcolio, a former home economics teacher from rural Tuston, California, is often seen leading and working with members of the Ville Quilters on the quilt they are designing and will make to ...more

Sweet Dessert Recipes Sought for Foundation Cookbook
Sweet Dessert Recipes Sought for Foundation Cookbook

The Clinton Community Development Foundation is gathering dessert recipes from community residents to round up its "Sweets of the South" cookbook. The Foundation is going to use the proceeds to...more

Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents
Two Historical Factories to be Put Up for Housing Low-Income Residents

Two historical factories that are on the National Register of Historic Places in Rochester will be renovated to house "workforce apartments" for residents with incomes between 50 percent and 60...more




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