Entergy Corporation installed a 25.3kW solar array
last month at the New Orleans Charter Science & Math School. The installation is the third project as part of the New Orleans Solar Schools Initiative – a partnership among Winrock International, Nike Corporation, the U.S. Green Building Council and the city of New Orleans.
BRIDGE, with Winrock’s assistance, is helping farmers in South Sudan increase their crop yields. “This year, food will not be a problem for my family,” one farmer said. Read the post on USAID’s IMPACTblog.
Winrock’s American Carbon Registry (ACR) announced certification of three Africa-based carbon offset projects, now registered on ACR: Societe VERAMA Madagascar Afforestation Project, Ankotrofotsy Community-based Madagascar Reforestation Project and AFOVERT Energy: Mali Renewable Household Fuels Project. In addition to environmentally rigorous carbon emission reduction accounting, each project provides additional economic, biodiversity, social or water quality co-benefits to the local communities.
Last month ACR announced that offsets were retired in the first carbon offset transaction to be priced in a virtual currency, Ven. The carbon offsets, registered on ACR, were sold and retired as part of Nike's Mata no Peito initiative.
In April, PerishableNews.com published an article recognizing the Wallace Center at Winrock International for its collaborative role, along with two additional national organizations, in helping the USDA identify and analyze food hubs around the country.
Winrock International was recognized this month with a Spotlight Award as part of the Governor's Work-Life Balance Award, which is presented to Arkansas companies “exhibiting leadership in implementation of family friendly practices.” Spotlight Award winners are “unique programs that address the needs of employees and their families.”
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