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2012-06-25 14:22:42

SEATTLE, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ActiveBuilding introduces a social media component to web-based community portals as part of the company's innovative resident retention and communication product suite for apartment communities. Unlike traditional community websites that market towards prospective renters and simply offer online rent payment and service requests for current residents, ActiveBuilding community portals are completely resident-focused and exclusive to the community...

2012-06-20 02:26:44

OTTAWA, June 20, 2012 /CNW/ - The majority of adults (83%) taking part in the First Nations Regional Health Survey (RHS) say they feel their cultures on-reserve and in northern communities had either improved or stayed the same. This is encouraging news after decades of government policies that sought to eradicate First Nations languages and cultures. 67% of First Nations adults "sometimes" participated in cultural events in their territories. The RHS found that adults who...

2012-06-20 02:21:51

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A local school's gravel garden teaches children about the science of growing food without soil or fertilizer while inspiring lessons about nutrition and sustainability. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/PH27666-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120620/PH27666-b ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120307/MM65492LOGO-a ) In just four short months, pre-primary students at Lowell School in Washington,...

2012-06-14 10:23:30

SAINT PAUL, Minn., June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Land O'Lakes Foundation plans to nearly triple the amount of fresh produce and number of gardens grown by students through its Answer Plot® Community Garden Program and donated to food shelves this summer. Last year, program participants donated 39,000 servings of fresh produce to food shelves across the country; in 2012 they plan to donate 100,000 servings of fresh produce. Started in 2011 with six gardens, the Answer Plot®...

2012-06-04 06:26:36

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Public Welfare today announced an enhanced direction for the department's services for people with intellectual disabilities which moves toward family and community care while strengthening administrative oversight of the programs. "This administration takes seriously the need to provide quality services in the most appropriate setting for those in need, especially persons with intellectual disabilities, and do so in...

2012-06-04 02:23:24

NON-PROFIT COALITION JOINS WITH OTHERS WORKING TO TRANSFORM DETROIT DETROIT, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the face of spiking crime and a number of high profile homicides, ARISE Detroit! is calling on all Detroiters and all those who care about the city to recommit and redouble their efforts to create a safer and healthier community for all. The nonprofit coalition of more than 400 community organizations urged Detroiters and all who care about the city to connect...

2012-05-16 10:53:12

New research shows how bacteria evolve to increase ecosystem functioning by recycling each others waste. The study provides some of the first evidence for how interactions between species shape evolution when there is a diverse community. Predicting how species and ecosystems will respond to new environments is an important task for biology. However, most studies of evolutionary adaptation have considered single species in isolation, despite the fact that all species live in diverse...

2012-05-14 15:32:13

Research shows that street furniture, barriers, parks, public spaces and neighborhood architecture can stir up powerful emotions in local residents. This should be taken into account in programs designed to reduce tensions and foster community cohesion. Four cities - Amsterdam, Beirut, Belfast and Berlin were chosen as the location of the research as each has a different social history and underlying tensions. The project was undertaken by Dr Ralf Brand of the University of Manchester and...

2012-05-03 10:26:06

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reliv Kalogris Foundation has received a Communitas Award honoring the work the Foundation has done in Haiti. A 2010 catastrophic earthquake devastated Haiti, but 60 children who were orphaned by the disaster found a home, thanks to the RKF. The annual Communitas Awards are inspired by the vision of a better world and is an attempt to do something about it through volunteerism, investment and ethical, sustainable business...

2012-04-10 02:24:05

Y Community Snapshot respondents would move today if they could, yet are relying more on themselves to improve the quality of their neighborhoods CHICAGO, April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the national resource office of the Y, and a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, released the Y Community Snapshot - a consumer survey measuring the quality of life in...