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  • Garden Mosaics projects promote science education while connecting young and old people as they work together in local gardens.
  • Hope Meadows is a planned inter-generational community containing foster and adoptive parents, children, and senior citizens
  • In August 2002, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Board voted to ban soft drinks from all of the district’s schools

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  • Wet cleaning is an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional solvent-based dry cleaning
  • White Wave purchased “green tags” so the power that the company draws from the national power grid is replaced with wind energy
  • Youth Venture is a non-profit organization whose mission is to empower young people
  • Toronto’s by-law states that “avoiding unnecessary exposure to pesticides conforms to the precautionary principle as it applies to the use of pesticides"
  • Rainwater harvesting provides a fairly simple solution to the need for additional water
  • New York State’s law bans the sale or distribution of novelty products that contain mercury, products such as toys, figurines, holiday decorations, and jewelry
  • The Green Worker Cooperatives (GWC) is dedicated to creating worker-owned, environmentally responsible manufacturing businesses in the South Bronx
  • Goats have become a popular means by which to clear areas of wildfire fuel.
  • This is the solution hit upon RiverLink, a non-profit group working for the economic and environmental revitalization of the French Broad River.
  • Started in 1995, the New North Florida Cooperative (NNFC) provides marketing services to member farmers.
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