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International Day of Women and Girls in Science
The Nature Conservancy

Whether using cutting-edge scientific approaches to protect global fisheries, developing new tools to understand healthy soils, studying the impact of climate change on watersheds, collecting carbon data in forests, or producing new research for a more sustainable development, The Conservancy’s women scientists bring forward innovative approaches to conservation.

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Fighting Hunger to Build Stronger Communities
United Way

United Way doesn’t focus on just one issue; we fight for the health, education, and financial stability of every person, in every community. We go after communities’ toughest challenges, creating new solutions to old problems. And we work with people from all walks of life to turn those solutions into action.

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Cape Town Isn’t South Africa’s Only City With Water Problems
Global Citizen

With Cape Town on the verge of becoming the world’s first major metropolis to run out of water, international attention has turned to the city’s efforts to prevent Day Zero. But throughout South Africa, several other major cities are also at risk of running dry due to years of drought, inadequate infrastructure, and excessive water use, according to reports by researchers and municipal water departments.

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A RADical Way to Preserve Affordable Housing in San Francisco
LISC

In order to preserve a major portion of its decaying public housing stock, the City of San Francisco is using HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program to convert thousands of homes to non-profit ownership. LISC has helped guide the rehabilitation of these neglected units, with community developers and residents leading the way.

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What It Was Like to Work in a Rohingya Refugee Camp At the Start of the Crisis
Global Citizen

The people we saw were showing up hungry and malnourished because they hadn’t eaten in days. Many of the refugees had walked all the way to Bangladesh’s border from their villages — and it took anywhere from a few days to a week to get there. Some of them literally ran and didn’t take anything, no supplies, nothing with them. They were so thankful and felt blessed that Bangladesh allowed them to come and gave them a safe haven, but it still wasn’t easy.

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Haiti earthquake: 8 years on
Red Cross

Eight years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, donations given to the American Red Cross in its aftermath are still at work. We not only helped save lives during the emergency, but have helped people become safer, healthier, and more resilient to future disasters. There is always more work to be done, but we are proud of what we have been able to accomplish alongside Haitian communities and the Haitian Red Cross over the past eight years.

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TIME MAGAZINE: THE OPTIMISTS, EDITED BY BILL GATES
Opportunity International

It’s easy to think the world is falling apart.

Our regular news cycles show us a constant barrage of tragedies, each one worse than the one before. Yet in this important issue of Time Magazine, Bill Gates draws our attention to something we often ignore: the world, as a whole, is getting better.

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MALALA IS TAKING ACTION ON GLOBAL EDUCATION
Global Citizen

When Malala Yousafzai speaks out about education, people tend to listen. That’s probably because Malala knows a thing or two about pursuing an education under some of the most challenging circumstances imaginable.

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Going further, faster – together.
SEforALL

Billions of people still lack access to electricity, clean cooking and other forms of modern, clean energy. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have an ambitious objective to close these energy gaps so that sustainable energy access for all can be achieved by 2030. Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is all about catalyzing faster, bolder action to realize SDG 7 – the goal on universal energy access – and support the Paris Climate Agreement.

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