ACTrees Announces Community Groves Program To Grow Urban Orchards

With Over 90% of Americans Living in Urban Areas, Many Have Limited Access to Fresh, Healthful Food.
Press Release

Washington, DC, September 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Alliance for Community Trees (ACTrees) announces the launch of Community GrovesSM, a program to improve the health and livability of neighborhoods through planting, maintaining, and harvesting fruit and nut trees.

“Healthy trees make healthy communities, and local food sourcing is enhanced when fruit and nut trees are added to community gardens,” said Carrie Gallagher, Executive Director of ACTrees.

Landmines Are Still Out There


(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Shortly before her death in 1997, Princess Diana was filmed visiting minefields that were being cleared by the Halo Trust in Angola, drawing the world's attention to this deadly situation.

The "Winglet": A Robot Versus Legs


(3BL Media/Justmeans) The City of Tsukuba in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan and Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) have begun public sidewalk demonstration trials of the "Winglet," a TMC-developed personal transport assistance robot ridden in a standing position.

Student Conservation Association Receives $2.5M from Kendeda Fund

Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has received a $2.5 million grant from the Kendeda Fund to advance the development of high school-aged youth as informed and active conservation leaders.

PT Freeport Indonesia, an affiliate of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., contributes over $39 million in 2012 to the Partnership Fund for Community Development for the indigenous Papuan Community

Press Release

August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In 1996, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) established the Freeport Partnership Fund for Community Development (the ‘Partnership Fund’), through which PTFI has made available funding and technical assistance to support the economic, health, education and social development for the indigenous Papuan community. Through the Partnership Fund, PTFI has committed to provide one percent of its annual revenue for the development of the local community.

Crowdfunding Power: Solving Climate Change and Other Community Needs


(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Crowdfunding could be an incredibly powerful way to deliver a decentralised energy system. In Germany, over 50 per cent of renewable energy capacity is now community-owned. Online crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending allows individuals to lend or raise money for projects directly. The latest player to appear on the P2P lending scene is Abundance, set up by Bruce Davis, one of the founders of P2P pioneer Zopa. It invests specifically in renewable energy.

Africa: the Last Frontier of the Global Economy


Brazil's move to cancel or restructure $900 million worth of debt from 12 African countries is a signal of the African continent's influence as a booming region, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies. It is regarded as the last frontier of the global economy, where we will see high growth rates in the next decades.

Listening for Greater Impact: The Constituent Voice

2013 CECP Summit: Ahead, Together

June 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ --The hook was set early in the session when the room was polled. “How many of your companies take customer feedback very seriously?” Every hand in the room shot up, arms fully extended. “How many of you put as much investment and effort in community feedback on the work you fund through your philanthropy programs?” One hand went up tentatively to shoulder height.

What Funders of Social Enterprises Want

Growing interest in social enterprise means a growing pool of capital

Originally published by Sustainable Industries

by Don Shaffer

Interest in social enterprises is growing—and believe it or not (some entrepreneurs may have their doubts), so is the pool of capital available to them.


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