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United Fresh Start Foundation Announces Recipients of 2017 Inaugural Community Grants Program

Program Expands Foundation’s Mission to Increase Children’s Access to Fresh Produce

Last week, at the United Fresh Convention in Chicago, the United Fresh Start Foundation announced the recipients of its inaugural Community Grants Program. The Foundation established the Community Grants Program to advance the organization’s mission to increase children’s access to fresh fruit and vegetables. The program extends the Foundation’s work beyond the school day, with the goal to provide children in communities across the country with access to fresh fruit and vegetables afterschool, on weekends, during summer breaks and in other creative venues.

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U.S. Solar Market Adds 2 Gigawatts of PV in Q1 2017

Utility-scale solar prices fall below $1/watt for first time; capacity expected to triple over next five years

Following rapid growth across the industry in 2016, the United States solar market added 2,044 megawatts of new capacity in the first quarter of 2017. As installations grow, prices continue to fall to new lows, with utility-scale system prices dropping below the $1 per watt barrier for the first time, according to GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association’s (SEIA) latest U.S. Solar Market Insight Report.

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US SIF Statement on President Trump’s Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment—the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes and representing 300+ members with more than $3 trillion in assets under management or advisement—released the following statement in response to the Administration’s decision to exit the Paris Climate Agreement.

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Statement from Keep America Beautiful Concerning Decision by United States to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, believes that meaningful, lasting change is best achieved when NGOs and social service organizations, businesses, government, academia and individuals — reflecting the strength and diversity of our nation and the world — join together to take responsibility with collective action.

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