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Solar powered carports and electric vehicle chargers couple two clean technologies together. Cities, businesses and other communities can invest in these technologies to create more infrastructure for EV charging while generating the renewable energy

Solar powered carports and electric vehicle chargers couple two clean technologies together. Cities, businesses and other communities can invest in these technologies to create more infrastructure for EV charging while generating the renewable energy

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Learning to manage finances can be complicated and time consuming for first-time entrepreneurs. Two companies- LearnVest and inDinero- have designed helpful tools and platforms for learning about and tracking financial information for small companies

Learning to manage finances can be complicated and time consuming for first-time entrepreneurs. Two companies- LearnVest and inDinero- have designed helpful tools and platforms for learning about and tracking financial information for small companies

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Roof space can easily be transformed into social community areas or utilized for environmental purposes. Rooftop gardens, bars and cafes. White roofs. Green roofs. Each flat roof can be a fresh slate for cultivating urban vibrancy.

Roof space can easily be transformed into social community areas or utilized for environmental purposes. Rooftop gardens, bars and cafes. White roofs. Green roofs. Each flat roof can be a fresh slate for cultivating urban vibrancy.

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Commonstudio has combined seed bomb technology with gumball machines to spread green throughout Los Angeles, and similarly, Guerilla Gardening uses the tagline "Gardening public space with or without permission." Both projects are seeding mischief.

Commonstudio has combined seed bomb technology with gumball machines to spread green throughout Los Angeles, and similarly, Guerilla Gardening uses the tagline "Gardening public space with or without permission." Both projects are seeding mischief.

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The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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I find that regardless of where I am, the most vibrant public spaces are coffee shops and cafes-- where people from all walks of life converge to enjoy a cup of coffee and get a taste of local culture.

I find that regardless of where I am, the most vibrant public spaces are coffee shops and cafes-- where people from all walks of life converge to enjoy a cup of coffee and get a taste of local culture.

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Strongest predictor of college completion? Sustained academic rigor in high school, which outweighs family, peer, environmental and financial factors. Blue Engine recruits new college grads who help to raise academic achievement in public schools.

Strongest predictor of college completion? Sustained academic rigor in high school, which outweighs family, peer, environmental and financial factors. Blue Engine recruits new college grads who help to raise academic achievement in public schools.

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Amanda commented on Food in the fridge isn't visually attractive

I agree with the need to make the design more visually attractive... and I know that personally, it is easy to forget about food when it is hidden behind other layers of stuff in the fridge. I've found it helpful to learn about ways to properly store things so that they last longer (both in the fridge and on the counter) like this quick factsheet:
 https://www.buzzfeed.com/christinebyrne/how-to-store-your-groceries?utm_term=.sdLeV2Kz0#.ynay1xlOV

Hi Sarah,

Great updates to your idea, which have prompted a few additional questions!

It seems like you've picked two extreme cases that address very different communities and needs. Do you have any project priority between California and Kenya? Why did you pick Kenya? Are you still in discussion with the farmers in Costa Rica as well?

Additionally, after watching your video interview with the farmer, I'm curious: how big the opportunity is to pasteurize milk for calves? Is there another way to address issues of disease and infection? How many farmers use pasteurized milk instead of milk substitute?

Thanks,
Amanda

Hi Sarah and Team,

Congrats on making it to the Refinement phase. In the comments, you mentioned that you met with some producers in Costa Rica, and I was curious if you've had any follow up with them. Are you still considering collaboration with Dos Pinos? It would be great to hear more about what you learned through that experience and how you are thinking about community challenges and needs as you continue developing this idea!