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Q&A: Michelle Obama, Raising Her Voice to ‘Let Girls Learn’ | FrontLines March/April 2016 | U.S. Agency for International Development

Source: Q&A: Michelle Obama, Raising Her Voice to ‘Let Girls Learn’ | FrontLines March/April 2016 | U.S. Agency for International Development |

In March 2015, President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama launched the Let Girls Learn initiative, which brings together USAID, the Department of State, the Peace Corps, the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and others to address the range of challenges preventing adolescent girls from attending and completing school. 1,172 more words

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Developing sustainable food cities

Source: Developing sustainable food cities — ScienceDaily |

The issue of global food security is a problem for us now, and for future generations. Perhaps te most visible issue is malnutrition, which affects millions in the developing world and poses a risk to many vulnerable people in the developed world. 773 more words

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Kellogg’s empowers women with new farming initiatives

Source: Salt | Kellogg’s empowers women with new farming initiatives |

Popular food manufacturer Kellogg’s announced a partner project with NGO TechnoServe to teach sustainable farming methods to at least 3,000 of its smallholder farmers. 274 more words

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Connecticut Program Makes Solar Affordable for Low-Income Families 

Source: Connecticut Program Makes Solar Affordable for Low-Income Families | InsideClimate News |

Churches, synagogues and mosques across Connecticut are supporting a groundbreaking program that aims to make solar power affordable for all homeowners. 932 more words

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If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food? 

Source: If There Are No New Farmers, Who Will Grow Our Food? by Kim Eckart — YES! Magazine |

Against a backdrop of lush green mountains and swaying papaya trees, La‘amea Lunn readies his crop of carrots, kale, and eggplants for the weekly farmers market. 1,041 more words

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70 percent of U.S. mayors would back bike lanes over parking or passing lanes 

Source: 70 percent of U.S. mayors would back bike lanes over parking or passing lanes | PeopleForBikes |

Road space needs to come from somewhere. And with the nation’s infrastructure budgets buckling under road maintenance costs, there’s growing consensus that ever-wider roads are infeasible. 543 more words

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