User: flenvcenter Topic: Sustainability-Independent
Category: Environmental Justice :: Access
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Innovating for 100 31.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
It’s no secret that Silicon Valley drives the tech world. From smart cars to smart homes, California continues to boast the world’s latest high-tech innovations and developments. Yet many Californians still lack access to technological advancements that could dramatically improve their everyday lives. High-tech products and services are viewed by many residents in low- to moderate-income communities as out-of-reach luxuries rather than attainable necessities.
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Can we use start-up strategies to scale social impact? 27.10.2018 GreenBiz.com
Take the cases of mobile phone adoption and clean water access.
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The transportation equity conundrum: 6 ways cities can improve mobility without displacement 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There are countless opportunities — but limited investment funds.
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How utilities can collaborate with low- and moderate-income customers to do more 13.9.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
And five ways that new business models can involve communities in decision-making.
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4 cities using transportation data to be more sustainable and socially inclusive 28.8.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
These urban areas are tracking the barriers deterring their citizens from using public transit — and fixing them.
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Holds water: Harvesting rain could help Caribbean countries after hurricanes 10.8.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A new model of this ancient technology could improve communities’ access to fresh water both after storms and day-to-day.
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Can results-based climate finance prevent adversity? 30.7.2018 GreenBiz.com
Estimates show that $5.7 trillion in green investment is needed annually by 2020 in developing nations for climate action.
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Three days in Greece with Anwar Nilufary 24.7.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Raluca Bejan So, you don't accept the accusation? We cannot move forward since the witnesses are not present. They were not summoned, and I need the witnesses to testify. They must testify. Do not talk. Just listen for two minutes. Just listen! The prosecutor recommends postponing the case, so the police and the witnesses can be summoned. This is what the Court is deciding now. And the policeman must testify as well. The policeman was an eye witness there. Don't! Don't talk! Just listen. Don't be erratic here because you know your situation. It is better for you just to listen for the time being. Listen, for the day of 20th of September at 9 a.m. in the morning. We write it down for you here; they are not going to give you a summons, they are not going to give you a paper. This is for you to remember it. That is all. You come on the 20th of September. You will have to make an application for that one…for the lawyer. Listen, the Court will not appoint a lawyer. Listen! Listen, Shh! Quiet! Quiet! No, no, ...
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Sharing power: renewables, resilience and redefining beauty 29.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
On average, the poorest 20% pay the most for electricity — that’s 10% of total household income. Community power and community storage will transform access to affordable clean energy for low-income households, if we deploy equitable project finance models that scale with the market instead of depending on subsidies. Leaders from around the world discuss new project development and finance models that are transforming the economic and energy landscape in their communities.
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Ontario fightback: Progressive MPPs headed to Queens Park speak out 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Maya Bhullar On June 29 Ontarians will have a new premier who takes power with a Progressive Conservative majority government. However, Ontarians also elected some amazing progressive candidates, and at rabble.ca we intend to amplify what people are doing to stand for what Ontarians want and to continue to support progressive change. This is the first of a new Activist Toolkit series on Ontario's fightback against proposed cutbacks and attacks on the things you believe are important. Tell us about what you are doing by sending an email to maya[at]rabble.ca. To launch the series, we reached out to all the progressive MPPs who were elected and asked them three questions: why they ran, what they heard at doors, and what we can do to help them stand for Ontarians. After a hard-fought campaign, the slate of MPPs headed to Queens Park are busy and need time to recuperate. We are so grateful to (in no particular order) France Gélinas (Nickel Belt), Peter Tabuns (Toronto Danforth), Laura Mae Lindo  (Kitchener ...
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Social enterprise improves food security in Garden Hill First Nation 15.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Marina Puzyreva Food insecurity is a pressing problem for thousands of Indigenous people living in remote reserves in the North of Manitoba. The new CCPA Manitoba report Harnessing the Potential of Social Enterprise in Garden Hill First Nation explores in-depth the themes around food insecurity: people's incomes and spending on food, health issues related to food consumption and traditional food culture. It also suggests ways to increase food accessibility and affordability through local efforts and appropriate public policies. Although the study is community specific, it echoes many problems faced by other northern communities. Garden Hill First Nation (GHFN) is a remote community located 610 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Similar to many northern communities, in GHFN the history of colonialism, assimilation and the legacy of residential schools have shaped the egregious conditions of poverty that many on-reserve residents struggle with every day: notably high rates of unemployment, a ...
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Bringing to environmental justice: Bayou restoration in Louisiana 2.6.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
The hurricane-ravaged coastline has a long history of racism — but community-building is trying to change that.
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The business case for empowering women through climate-resilient supply chains 24.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Women are disproportionately affected by climate change's impacts, in addition to multiple institutional barriers. Here's what you can do about it.
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Why it matters that affordable housing hits the triple bottom line 18.5.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The net-zero energy (NZE) opportunity for all.
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Medicaid Work Requirements: Trump's War on the Poor Expands, One State at a Time 25.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. (Photo: Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post via Getty Images) Unlike the highly publicized battle over Trumpcare, the Republican attack on Medicaid is happening one state at a time, with minimal scrutiny. Last week two state legislative bodies passed bills that would make Medicaid available only to people who meet stringent work requirements, bringing the total number of states pursuing work requirements to 12. Now, activists across the country are challenging "welfare 2.0," which threatens to leave people who are already struggling without health insurance. Donald and Melania Trump walk out to the North Portico to greet French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron as the Trumps host a state dinner at the White House on Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. ...
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We need a gender revolution, not an evolution 23.4.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
In a year that's seen the voice of women rise to the forefront, news of a widening gender gap only highlights how much work we still need to do.
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The 2018 Farm Bill's Hidden Agenda to Push Millions Off Food Stamps 18.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Truthout doesn't take corporate money and we don't shy away from confronting the root causes of injustice. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? Last August, on the first day of an eight state, two-installment RV tour to address poverty and prosperity in rural America for the upcoming farm bill, US Department of Agriculture Secretary George "Sonny" Perdue visited the Wisconsin State Fair.  Activities that morning included carnival rides and a listening session with farmers, which Perdue hosted alongside Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Afterward, Perdue, Walker and their families were in search of food. Walker quipped, "We'll probably find a few things on a stick." Perdue then set out in a Class A Hurricane Thor Motor Coach (floorplans start with an MSRP value above $100,000) to meet with young farmers at a farm he called, "a feed the hunger" type farm -- in reference to the Hunger Task Force Farm south of Milwaukee. Perdue also hosted Paul Ryan in the RV later that day. They sat ...
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When They Couldn't Afford Internet Service, They Built Their Own 15.4.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Dwight Roston is drilling on the roof of a home in Detroit's Islandview neighborhood on the city's east side. Roston is part of a team that is setting up a wireless internet connection. The home is just one of 150 designated households in the city to receive free internet service by the end of the year. In 2016, a coalition of media, tech, and community organizations launched the Equitable Internet Initiative, a project that will result in the construction of wireless broadband internet networks across three underserved Detroit neighborhoods. Leading the initiative is the Detroit Community Technology Project, a digital justice project sponsored by  Allied Media Projects . Each network will provide wireless internet service to 50 households per neighborhood, according to Diana Nucera, executive director of DCTP. "During the economic and housing crisis, communities had to fend for themselves," Nucera says. "Media and technology play such a vital role in economic opportunities, but the tech industry doesn't ...
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Restoring the Promise of the Fair Housing Act 14.4.2018 Truthout.com
Truthout takes zero advertising money -- instead we rely on readers to sustain our site. Will you join the thousands of people who fund our work? Make a donation by clicking here! The Fair Housing Act, passed fifty years ago this month, was a critical victory of the Civil Rights era and an effort to address generations of systemic racism in housing policy. The law intended to prohibit discrimination concerning the sale, rental, and financing of housing based on race, religion, national origin, or sex. President Johnson signed the Act in large part to stem the tide of anger that rose in cities after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., but it was regular people who won the Act, through a years-long struggle to demand fair and equal access to housing. Segregating Our Cities The Fair Housing Act was indeed a victory -- but it wasn't perfect, and didn't come close to rectifying the injustices that, by 1968, were already ingrained in American communities. Developers and planners had long embraced ...
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How Trump's Immigration Policies Harm Children 12.4.2018 Truthout.com
The Trump administration has attacked immigrant communities from day one with a range of misguided proposals and executive orders that undermine civil rights and terrify families. These efforts are having devastating effects -- right now, as well as potentially long term -- on the health and well-being of our nation's youngest residents. Documenting the Harm Two new reports  issued by the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP) examine how the Trump Administration's anti-immigrant rhetoric and policy priorities are wreaking havoc in the lives of young children. Through interviews with more than 100 child care and early education professionals in six states, along with focus groups with dozens of parents, CLASP found pervasive effects of these threats on children. The reports detail disturbing signs and behaviors of distress, as well as serious risks to young children's healthy development. Because of their isolation and fear, immigrant families are reluctant to seek nutrition assistance, health care, ...
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