“Day Zero” for the drought-stricken city of Cape Town—the date upon which running water service will cease—has been moved from late April to July, thanks to widely embraced conservation efforts. This means the crisis might be averted…if its four million residents continue to conserve water.
A new guide from the National Recreations and Parks Association shows how public parks can help communities address risk factors associated with climate change. To be effective, the report adds, full community engagement is essential.
Do the radicals of England in 1217 have anything to say about our economy in 2017? Maybe they do. In 1217, English secured a “Charter of the Forest” that served as a counterpart for 1215’s Magna Carta. Today, British activists seek a similar social compact for the 21st century.
A Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report notes that elder care, a sector where nonprofits play an outsized role, is one of the nation’s fastest growing industries. Will nonprofits make this industry the centerpiece of a more equitable economy? Or will we allow the industry, as BLS predicts, to remain a wage ghetto?