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Retail Construction Services, a national general contractor, has donated 7,400 pounds of fresh produce in the last three years from its 6,000 square-foot Giving Garden, which was formerly landscaped corporate turf. The initiative has expanded to include teaching, mentoring, and giving programs with students from schools, churches, and corporate partners. A member of the U.S. Green Building Council, RCS creates and manages construction projects in an ecological and resource-efficient manner.
“Coffee with a Conscience” is the mission of the latest brand of the beverage to be launched under the Fairtrade label. Named Ethyco, it’s the product of Aberdeen, Scotland-based Caber Coffee, which will re-invest two percent of Ethyco’s sales in local UK social enterprise projects.
Western Carolina University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation will offer a new freshman seminar course with a focus in social entrepreneurship in fall 2012. The first-time course will guide students to develop a business idea that is focused on financial sustainability and also addresses an important social need.
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