A Call for Intergenerational Innovation and Justice

Tristan Alston, who writes for The Berkshire Edge, expresses his concern about the environment through the eyes of a young biracial adult.

He cites recent studies, writing how every year, 4.2 million people die, prematurely, as a result of ambient air pollution. "Living in the beautifully-green hills of the Berkshires, we seem to believe that we are sheltered from the effects of climate change."

Alston urges the community to take action - reimagining the local grocers and food systems, looking sustainable alternatives for both energy and consumables, and uniting around a commitment individually, and to one another, to the town and its community members.

Alston recognizes individuals in his article - those that have an inability to accept things the way they are, or remain passive in the face of social and environmental injustices.

The Berkshire Center for Justice (BJC) is the sponsor of the column and calls for a community/social initiative to eliminate use of Styrofoam, and clamshell food containers and plastic film wrap at all grocers in Great Barrington, and throughout Berkshire County. Read the Entire Article


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Nine foundations and family offices recently announced the launch of the Tipping Point Fund (TPF). The Tipping Point Fund aims to boost field-building efforts in impact investing and maintain both...more

Patagonia Accelerates Environmental Activism Platform

Patagonia, an outdoor company, is matching donations to grassroots environmental organizations through its Action Works platform to fight climate change. The donations will match up to $10,000 per...more

Foundations and Family Offices Create a Fund to Support Impact Investing

Impact investors and philanthropic supporters of impact investing has recently announced a grant-making initiative, called Tipping Point Fund, to strengthen the integrity of investing practices for...more

Problem Solving: HBS Alumni Making a Difference

Harsha Mulchandani, Vice President of Business Development at the Harbus, reports on the project looking at alumni contributions with a broader lens. Mulchandani shares how HBS (Harvard Business...more

Civic Tech and Open Data

The Chung Report highlights Open Wichita, a community organization focused on using technology to drive civic change. Open Wichita works in conjunction with the City of Wichita and Wichita Police...more

Boomers Show Healthy ESG Appetite

New research has revealed that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing could be the secret ingredient to tempting Baby Boomers into engaging with their superannuation. The research...more

Two women Entrepreneurs Are Reforming Education Through An Innovative After-School Program

Two women entrepreneurs share their journey from being school friends to co-founders, and how they are reforming the way children are educated. Childhood friends Ruchi Jhawar and Anju Modi...more

The Criical Need to Adopt Innovative Agriculture Tech

In a workshop, called 'Sustainable Agriculture,' organized by the CropLife Pakistan Association in collaboration with the Agriculture Journalists Association (AJA), speakers stressed the need for...more

Personal Philanthropy During Black Friday Season

In a Digital Journal press release, Dr. Daryl D. Green, DSL, owner of Tennessee-based AGSM Consulting LLC and Dickinson Chair of Business professor at Oklahoma Baptist University, believes installing...more

We Can Move Towards a Zero-Carbon Future, But Need to Go Faster

According to Nigel Topping of We Mean Business and Elizabeth McKeon of the IKEA Foundation, companies can play a vital role in keeping global warming below 1.5C, but only if the entire business...more





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