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Saving Zoo Gorillas One Echocardiogram At A Time
10/31/2012 11:41:00 AM
Mature male gorillas, known as silverbacks, have Type-A personalities. “They’re hard-wired to be uptight,” says Ron Evans, team leader for primates at the Cincinnati Zoo. “Gorillas live in harems with one male for every five or so females. Those females are looking for someone tough who can protect them and their babies.”
10/31/2012 11:55:00 AM
Liz Bronson Rosenau
Kate Hanisian and Ramsey Ford cofounded Design Impact in 2009 to establish a partnership between professional designers in the United States and community organizations in western and southern India in need of good design to promote and market social enterprise ideas.
Bringing Clean Water To The World
10/31/2012 11:58:00 AM
Ever had a million dollar idea? Greg Allgood has. In fact, he’s had a $2 million idea. It started in 2000 when the Procter & Gamble employee was invited to work on a new project: a tiny packet that purified water. Allgood took one home, grabbed a bucket of dirty creek water, poured a packet in, and stirred.
Paint The Town
10/31/2012 12:01:00 PM
In its five-year tenure, the ArtWorks community murals project has graced the city and region with 56 murals—and counting. Many of these murals have become icons unto themselves. The newest, a version of Charley Harper’s Homecoming (Bluebirds), appeared on the Court Street Executive Suites building this September. Here are a few more stats from this award-winning public art employment program.
Working To End Child Slavery
10/31/2012 12:03:00 PM
Ten years ago, when Joan Conn first stopped in Haiti during a sailing vacation to Cuba, she vowed she’d never return—the poverty and suffering she witnessed was too much for her. “It was traumatic,” she says. Eventually, however, she did go back so that she and her husband, Ray, owner of construction company Tri-Con Inc. in Blue Ash, could teach English classes.
Bringing Fresh Food Back To Avondale
10/31/2012 12:06:00 PM
Many churches have beds of flowers planted under the windows. Gabriel’s Place has tomato plants. The former St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church no longer functions as a house of worship—it closed in 2008 after years of dwindling membership—but its buildings and grounds still hold a special place in the Avondale community. That’s because the Bishop Thomas Breidenthal of the Diocese of Southern Ohio refused to let it go. After the Aldi grocery store closed that same year, rendering Avondale a so-called “food desert,” Bishop Breidenthal and a cohort of community planners decided that the church’s new purpose should be food accessibility. They called their initiative Gabriel’s Place, and opened it to the neighborhood last fall.
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