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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

March 3, 2021 Designing buildings to the highest sustainability

Source: Design Quarterly

The coronavirus pandemic has affected nearly everything, including building design. The obvious focus with buildings is now on indoor air quality, according to John Peterson the director of sustainable design and building...

March 2, 2021 Siemens Energy and Intermountain Power Agency Drive Transition to Sustainable Energy (Study)

Source: Business Wire

The goal of this study is to analyze the overall efficiency and reliability of CO2-free power supply involving large-scale production and storage of hydrogen. Additionally, the study will analyze aspects of integrating the system...

March 2, 2021 US government and EU announce separate major funding for cocoa sustainability in West Africa

Source: Confectionery News

Following reports of serious issues in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana’s cocoa supply chains, the EU and the US Labor Department have both announced financial aid to help the two countries.

Research & Insights

February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

Source: National Academies

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

December 4, 2020 Great Transitions: Doubling down on the Sustainable Development Goals

Source: Brookings

This year has exposed the world’s extraordinary fragility. Managing a pandemic is hard enough. Doing so while addressing other urgent stresses—like inequality, violence, and climate change—adds to the degree of difficulty.

Commentary & Opinion

February 25, 2021 Michael Shank: USDA far more open now to sustainability practices - Commentary

Source: VT Digger

Since receiving President Joe Biden’s nomination for secretary of the Department of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack is indicating that he’s newly committed to a USDA that prioritizes sustainability, regenerative and climate-resilient...

January 19, 2021 Stimulus is nice. But here's what Biden really needs to fix the economy

Source: CNN Business

At best, the combination of the $900 billion plan passed in December, and this plan from the president-elect, can only help the economy to continue to tread water until the pandemic is under control.

December 23, 2020 Opinion: Congress's 5,593-page porky 'relief' bill is essence of the swamp

Source: The Hill

The $900 billion stimulus package COVID-19 "relief" bill is exactly what one would expect from a dysfunctional, tone-deaf Congress: a pork-filled cluster filled with anything and everything that has nothing to do with the...


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