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Australian startup reinvents the process of giving

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - New website facilitates charitable donations by enabling people to make a public promise and pay a nominated amount to a charity if they break that promise.

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Saving the Rainforest 1 Glass of Lemonade at a Time: Cub Scouts Raise Money to Preserve 8,523 Acre

PR Newswire, Fri July 06, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Takoma Park, Maryland, USA - Cub Scouts from Takoma Park, Maryland recently raised enough money selling lemonade to protect a section of rainforest in Guyana more than six times the size of their hometown.

‘WorkCabin’ is the latest tool for Canadians seeking employment in the growing green economy

ECO, Tue July 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Simcoe, Ontario, Canada - Recently, public interest in climate change has dictated that businesses and organizations change the way they operate, requiring many to adopt better practices and cleaner technology to attract and retain clientele.

HELP SOLVE GLOBAL WARMING: NON-PROFIT OFFERS FREE PERSONAL CARBON IMPACT CALCULATOR

World-Wire, Mon July 02, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - "A solution to global warming is right under our feetandwe can make it personal," says Peter Holter, COO of Holistic Management International (HMI). The non-profit uses natural methods to restore land, improve soilhealth, reverse desertification and improve biodiversity. The goal is to greatly increase the soil's ability to remove carbon from the atmosphere and store it as organic matter. 30 million acres worldwide are currently being managed holistically.

International Conservation Organizations Applaud Global Environment Facility’s $1M Proposal

The Nature Conservancy, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - Conservation International (CI) and The Nature Conservancy applaud the Global Environment Facility (GEF) proposal to increase funding to help Pacific islands nations cope with climate change and promote sustainable development through conservation and sound natural resource management.

ExxonMobil Shareholders Confront Management Over Global Warming Inaction

Natural Resources Defense Council, Fri June 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - In a startling rebuke to company management, an unprecedented number of ExxonMobil shareholders today voted in favor of a resolution that calls on the company to set global warming emission targets for both its products and its operations. Thirty-one percent of those voting at the annual shareholder meeting in Dallas said it was time for the company to start addressing the business and environmental challenge.

Massive transiting planet with 31-hour year found around distant star

Lowell Observatory, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Flagstaff, Ariz - A team of astronomers with the Transatlantic Exoplanet Survey today announce the discovery of their third planet, TrES-3. It is an unusual planet because it orbits its parent star in just 31 hours.

PAKISTAN: Moves afoot to boost girls´┐Ż primary school attendance

IRIN, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Ghotki - Female primary school enrollment in Pakistan, a nation of 158 million, has long been a key development issue. In rural Sindh Province, an impoverished, largely tribal society of long-standing conservative attitudes and traditions, it requires vision.

CAMEROON: Free ARV drugs for all

IRIN News, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Dakar - Cameroon's ministry of health has declared that antiretroviral drugs have been made free to anyone eligible as part of a national distribution programme.

Stopping climate change is possible

World WIldlife Fund, Thu May 31, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new WWF report highlights 15 ways in which people, business and governments can reduce CO2 emissions and help slow global warming.

NIKE to Donate $6 Million in Footwear to Help Teens Get Active and into Sport During Summer Break

Business Wire, Wed May 23, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - NIKE Inc. today announced the launch of its NikeSummerShoes program, which will deliver more than 60,000 pairs of shoes, worth an estimated $6 million, to young people in 21 communities from coast-to-coast to help them get active over summer break through sport, dance and play. Created in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), NikeSummerShoes is a key element in NRPA's "Step Up to Health" initiative, which is designed to leverage park and recreation assets to promote healthy lifestyles and build more livable communities.

Airtricity Finalizes Largest Wind Project to Date

Business Wire, Thu May 17, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Sweetwater, Texas, USA - Airtricity, Inc., a leading renewable energy company, announced the construction of its largest wind farm to date. The 209 megawatt Roscoe Wind Farm will provide power to TXU Wholesale, a subsidiary of TXU Corp., under a five-year sales contract. The project area stretches into three counties and will cover nearly 30,000 acres when it is completed.

$100K Available Through New Renewable Energy Prize

PNN Online, Sat May 05, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Washington, D.C., USA - The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, one of the nation's leading conservation organizations, and Budweiser, one of the country's leading supporters of outdoor sports and wildlife habitat conservation, have partnered to offer a new $100,000 Renewable Energy and Wildlife Conservation Research Prize.

MIRACLE BASEBALL TO HOLD ITS FIRST EVER BASEBALL CAMP FOR PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY CHALLENGED KIDS

Miracle Professional Baseball, Thu May 03, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
Fort Myers, Florida, USA - Miracle Baseball has run baseball camps ever since it moved to Fort Myers in 1992. This season they will hold their first ever baseball camp for physically and mentally challenged kids on Saturday, May 13 at Hammond Stadium.

Kazakhstan “steppes” up protection of endangered antelope

World Wildlife Fund, Tue May 01, 2007, [PRESS RELEASE]
A new nature reserve in Kazakhstan will protect unique wetlands and rare antelopes living on the country's famous steppes.

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