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Tag: Recent Gifts & Grants

  • Johnson & Johnson Donates $75,000 to Help Lower Infant Mortality in Ethiopia

    Johnson & Johnson Donates $75,000 to Help Lower Infant Mortality in Ethiopia

    It’s said that practice makes perfect, and that saying couldn’t be truer than for health care workers trying to save newborn lives in low-income settings. Without frequent retraining and refresher workshops, such skills deteriorate over time. The need for these workshops is especially strong in Ethiopia, where the infant mortality rate is 77.12 deaths per…

  • Riding for Change:  MSSM Student Rides 300 Miles to Raise Awareness about Sustainability Issues

    Riding for Change: MSSM Student Rides 300 Miles to Raise Awareness about Sustainability Issues

    MS in Sustainability Management student Scott Miller rides 300 miles from New York to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about sustainability issues and promote support for Earth Institute research and projects.

  • Growing Food, Protecting the Land in Africa

    Growing Food, Protecting the Land in Africa

    The new Africa Monitoring System aims to help land managers and policy makers identify and tackle tradeoffs between intensified food production on the African continent and the vital services provided by healthy ecosystems.

  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Contributes to the Port-à-Piment Millennium Village

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Contributes to the Port-à-Piment Millennium Village

    The Earth Institute has begun implementing an innovative project throughout the South Department of Haiti, and has added a new partner to this critical work, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The work includes the Côte Sud Initiative, covering all communes within the South Department, and the recent launch of the first Millennium Village in the Western…

  • Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

    Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

    The Earth Institute’s annual donor report for fiscal year 2011 is now available in an interactive digital format. We remain committed to finding extraordinary support to unprecedented global challenges, many of which are outlined in this report. We have highlighted some of our innovative projects in research, policy, and education, as well as the partnerships…

  • Gates Gift to Work Toward Millennium Development Goals

    Gates Gift to Work Toward Millennium Development Goals

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently renewed its support for science and policy innovation to help impoverished countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals with a $15,000,000 multi-year grant.

  • Eni Brings New Energy to the Corporate Circle

    Eni Brings New Energy to the Corporate Circle

    In keeping with its corporate and social responsibility goals, Eni, an Italian energy company, recently renewed its Strategic Partnership with the Earth Institute’s Corporate Circle.

  • MDGC Nairobi Hosts the Merry Year Foundation, Key Millennium Village Partners

    MDGC Nairobi Hosts the Merry Year Foundation, Key Millennium Village Partners

    In a visit to the MDG Centre in Nairobi, Merry Year Foundation delegates discussed their commitment to helping rural African communities extract themselves out of poverty and to scaling up the Millennium Village model

  • Getting to the Root of Africa’s Agriculture Challenges: TropAg and AfSIS Partner to Improve Soil Fertility

    Getting to the Root of Africa’s Agriculture Challenges: TropAg and AfSIS Partner to Improve Soil Fertility

    Agrium Incorporated and The Mosaic Company have partnered with the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program (TropAg) to improve soil measurement and fertility throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.  The program will link the Millennium Villages Project to the African Soil and Information Systems Project (AfSIS) with the aim of assessing nutrient depletion in soil and…

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  • Johnson & Johnson Donates $75,000 to Help Lower Infant Mortality in Ethiopia

    Johnson & Johnson Donates $75,000 to Help Lower Infant Mortality in Ethiopia

    It’s said that practice makes perfect, and that saying couldn’t be truer than for health care workers trying to save newborn lives in low-income settings. Without frequent retraining and refresher workshops, such skills deteriorate over time. The need for these workshops is especially strong in Ethiopia, where the infant mortality rate is 77.12 deaths per…

  • Riding for Change:  MSSM Student Rides 300 Miles to Raise Awareness about Sustainability Issues

    Riding for Change: MSSM Student Rides 300 Miles to Raise Awareness about Sustainability Issues

    MS in Sustainability Management student Scott Miller rides 300 miles from New York to Washington, D.C., to raise awareness about sustainability issues and promote support for Earth Institute research and projects.

  • Growing Food, Protecting the Land in Africa

    Growing Food, Protecting the Land in Africa

    The new Africa Monitoring System aims to help land managers and policy makers identify and tackle tradeoffs between intensified food production on the African continent and the vital services provided by healthy ecosystems.

  • The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Contributes to the Port-à-Piment Millennium Village

    The W.K. Kellogg Foundation Contributes to the Port-à-Piment Millennium Village

    The Earth Institute has begun implementing an innovative project throughout the South Department of Haiti, and has added a new partner to this critical work, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. The work includes the Côte Sud Initiative, covering all communes within the South Department, and the recent launch of the first Millennium Village in the Western…

  • Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

    Extraordinary Support for Unprecedented Global Challenges

    The Earth Institute’s annual donor report for fiscal year 2011 is now available in an interactive digital format. We remain committed to finding extraordinary support to unprecedented global challenges, many of which are outlined in this report. We have highlighted some of our innovative projects in research, policy, and education, as well as the partnerships…

  • Gates Gift to Work Toward Millennium Development Goals

    Gates Gift to Work Toward Millennium Development Goals

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently renewed its support for science and policy innovation to help impoverished countries achieve the Millennium Development Goals with a $15,000,000 multi-year grant.

  • Eni Brings New Energy to the Corporate Circle

    Eni Brings New Energy to the Corporate Circle

    In keeping with its corporate and social responsibility goals, Eni, an Italian energy company, recently renewed its Strategic Partnership with the Earth Institute’s Corporate Circle.

  • MDGC Nairobi Hosts the Merry Year Foundation, Key Millennium Village Partners

    MDGC Nairobi Hosts the Merry Year Foundation, Key Millennium Village Partners

    In a visit to the MDG Centre in Nairobi, Merry Year Foundation delegates discussed their commitment to helping rural African communities extract themselves out of poverty and to scaling up the Millennium Village model

  • Getting to the Root of Africa’s Agriculture Challenges: TropAg and AfSIS Partner to Improve Soil Fertility

    Getting to the Root of Africa’s Agriculture Challenges: TropAg and AfSIS Partner to Improve Soil Fertility

    Agrium Incorporated and The Mosaic Company have partnered with the Earth Institute’s Tropical Agriculture and Rural Environment Program (TropAg) to improve soil measurement and fertility throughout Sub-Saharan Africa.  The program will link the Millennium Villages Project to the African Soil and Information Systems Project (AfSIS) with the aim of assessing nutrient depletion in soil and…