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2011-06-13 00:00:29

"Socially-Responsible Design's Highest Award" Recognizes Initiatives that Radically Advance Human Well Being and the Health of Our Planet's Ecosystems New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2011 Blue Ventures, a conservation organization that simultaneously protects marine environments while improving the standard of living in some of the world's poorest coastal communities, has been named the winner of the 2011 Buckminster Fuller Challenge. The London based non-profit, which validates the...

2011-05-27 00:00:28

Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, says that her newfound confidence is what has made it possible to boldly pursue her dreams. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 26, 2011 Katy Sullivan, an actress and Paralympic runner ranked 5th in the world in her category, credits training she received through Landmark Education with helping her overcome mental obstacles to running on prosthetic legs. Katy became the first person to compete internationally...

2011-01-09 00:43:40

Connecticut businessman Howard J. Brown released "Design Matters: Doing Better with Less." In the video, Brown uses a story he originally heard Buckminster Fuller tell and explains why the key to our future and the key to successful design, innovation, and business strategy is producing drastically more benefits with drastically fewer resources: dMASS. New Haven, CT (PRWEB) January 7, 2011 This week, a company founded by Connecticut businessman Howard J. Brown released, "Design Matters:...

2010-10-14 13:38:51

World renowned scientists speaking at the World Food Prize Borlaug Dialogue have called for a radical transformation in the agriculture sector to cope with climate change, food security and to transition towards sustainability. Dr Dennis Garrity, Director General of the World Agroforestry Centre and Professor MS Swaminathan, 1987 World Food Prize Laureate and founder of the MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, have teamed up to promote what they call a "Ëœfresh out of the box...

2010-09-28 17:54:11

The number of people suffering from chronic hunger reached a record one billion globally in 2009, with Asia accounting for approximately two-thirds of the world's hungry. In response, the Asia Society and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have released an action plan to address food insecurity in Asia, with an emphasis on rice, the region's staple. The Task Force's report, Never an Empty Bowl: Sustaining Food Security in Asia, outlines a strategy focused on three key areas:...

2010-03-08 12:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bread for the World announced that it recognizes today as International Women's Day, and called it an opportunity to celebrate the achievements women make in the workplace and at home, as entrepreneurs and as mothers. With The Hunger Project, based in New York City, Bread for the World calls on our nation's leaders to focus greater attention on the links between gender equality and hunger in the developing world if we are to reverse the recent...

2009-11-24 14:15:00

United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor Initiative Mobilizes, Equips Americans to Help End Hunger WASHINGTON, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Corporation for National and Community Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the White House joined together to launch the United We Serve: Feed A Neighbor initiative today to help combat hunger this winter. The new initiative raises awareness of hunger issues and equips Americans with the resources to mobilize against the hunger crisis. On...

2009-10-21 16:17:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rev. David Beckmann, president, Bread for the World, welcomed the child nutrition priorities mentioned during a White House event today hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. "President Barack Obama has committed to end child hunger by 2015, so I was pleased to hear terms such as 'access' and 'affordability' in describing the administration's priorities for improving nutrition among our nation's children," said Rev. Beckmann. "Helping the...

2008-10-06 15:00:23

The life and songs of John Denver are being celebrated in a new stage production that hits Christchurch later this month. Combining live performances of his songs by international singers and musicians with archival footage that explores the music, Whisper the Wind will be performed at the Isaac Theatre Royal from October 16 to 18. West Virginian Ron Rich and Dunedin's own Bevan Gardiner will perform 25 of Denver's greatest hits, including Take Me Home, Country Roads, Leaving on a Jet...


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pungle
  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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