“Adapting to climate change doesn’t require the invention of an amazing silver bullet,” says Josh Foster, manager of climate adaptation at the Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP). “It is doing much of what we are already doing, only better.”
The figures are in. The new checkbox that appeared on the IRS tax form for the first time this year allowing taxpayers to use their refund to buy bonds has been a success. As of April 17, 2010, over 18,000 taxpayers had checked that little box and saved an impressive $8 million.
Transportation policy can affect every aspect of Americans’ daily lives—from how much we have to spend on getting to work to whether our families can walk and ride the streets safely.
Is this house as affordable as I think? We’ve all pondered the question, but perhaps used faulty calculations to answer it. A new study and mapping tool can help.
CHMI works to accelerate the diffusion of health market innovations that lead to better health and financial protection for poor communities.
Prolinnova (PROmoting Local INNOVAtion), coordinated by the ETC Foundation as part of their ECOCulture program, works to build on and scale up farmer led local innovation in agriculture and natural resource management.
GIIN is dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of private, for-profit impact investments. These are investments aimed at solving social and environmental problems while still generating a financial return for investors.
Chocolate companies across the globe depend on Ghana, the world’s second largest cocoa producer. Yet this country’s cocoa farms are being abandoned, jeopardizing the livelihoods of millions. NCRC is exploring a novel solution to the problem.
An innovative energy efficiency program, developed with support from the Rockefeller Foundation, could reduce energy costs, create good jobs and help our environment.
Every year, one out of six Americans relocates to a new residence. Each of these moves provides an opportunity for a household to settle in a neighborhood that encourages walking and has more transportation options—a neighborhood that offers multiple benefits for individuals, the community and our planet.
A revamped electrical system could have a profound impact on the ability of the US to reduce carbon dependence, improve energy efficiency and security, and enhance resilience to climate change.
A collaboration between New York Historical Society and El Museo del Barrio reveals the powerful role that Latinos and Spanish-speaking countries have played across four centuries to help shape New York into the most culturally vibrant city in the world.
One award winner examines the real-life survival challenges of New York City performing artists.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s New York City Cultural Innovation Fund supported the Alliance for the Arts’ development and launch of NYC ARTSApps. NYC ARTSApps is an iPhone application and calendar widget that allows people to access arts information on iPhones and third-party Web sites.
Underscoring the Foundation’s long-standing commitment to fortifying education across the continent, FAWE has touched the lives of some 12 million African girls.