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主題: Skoll News: Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians work together to mitigate Jordan River damage
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日期: 2010年10月29日,星期五,上午6:08

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Highlights:
  • Ecopeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East Featured on PBS Newshour
  • Major Investors and CERES Support California’s Climate Policy and AB32
  • FIXES: Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in New NY Times Column
Ecopeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East Featured on PBS Newshour
 

Ecopeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East Featured on PBS Newshour

The PBS Newshour ran a story this week highlighting the issue of water in the Middle East and the work that Ecopeace-Friends of the Earth Middle East are doing to address the challenges. EcoPeace provides reporter Fred de Sam Lazaro with an overview of the issues and demonstrates how they are working together — Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians — to mitigate and reverse some of the damage done to the Jordan River, the Dead Sea, and other areas so integral to the history of the region. Read more

mothers2mothers Expands Into Uganda

mothers2mothers Expands Into Uganda

mothers2mothers recently announced that it has successfully launched 10 new sites in Uganda. More than 20 site staff have gone through extensive training and are now providing critical Preventing Mother-to-Child Transmission (PMTCT) services in the East Central region of Uganda. m2m is headed by Skoll social entrepreneurs Dr. Mitch Besser and Gene Falk. Read more

Major Investors and CERES Support California’s Climate Policy and AB32

Major Investors and CERES Support California’s Climate Policy and AB32

Sixty-eight major investors, collectively managing $415 billion in assets and led by Skoll grantee CERES, today issued a joint statement urging voters to reject a California ballot initiative that would halt implementation of the state’s landmark bipartisan clean energy law. Read more

FIXES: Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in New NY Times Column

FIXES: Health Care and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance in New NY Times Column

Friend of the Foundation David Bornstein and Tina Rosenberg launched a new column on The New York Times website today with a story on Riders for Health. Fixes, appearing every Tuesday in the Times online opinion section, will look at solutions to social problems and why they work. Today’s Fixes column tells the story of Skoll grantee Riders for Health, who made the connection between motorcycle maintenance and health care in rural Africa. Read more

Good Guys Finish First: HuffPost Readers Name Jeff Skoll and Geoffrey Canada “Ultimate Game Changers”

Good Guys Finish First: HuffPost Readers Name Jeff Skoll and Geoffrey Canada

Last month Huffington Post named it’s 100 “Game Changers” for 2010 – “100 innovators, visionaries, and leaders who are changing the way we look at the world and the way we live in it.” Three million votes later Jeff Skoll and our good friend Geoffrey Canada top that list. Read more

Bill Moyers on John Gardner

Bill Moyers on John Gardner

Last week Bill Moyers delivered a keynote speech at Common Cause’s 40th Anniversary celebration in Washington, DC, focusing his remarks on John Gardner, the founder of Common Cause and a mentor and adviser to the Skoll Foundation’s Jeff Skoll and Sally Osberg. To quote former Senator Timothy Worth, the speech, “contains the seeds of the solution to our basic, most fundamental political problem – the cancer of money in politics.” Read more

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