The great cleanup: how manila bay’s rehabilitation is moving communities out of the big city

This video was originally developed as part of a reporting package for the Pulitzer Center of Crisis Reporting. It was republished in Mongabay and Eco-Business.

In January 2019, the Philippine government launched a seven year clean-up project of the Manila Bay. The bay is heavily polluted with trash and fecal matter. Most of the pollution comes from tributaries that lead to the bay, where communities have built illegal housing.

Rent the Chicken: 19 families in Upstate NY try their hand at raising backyard chickens

The national franchise allows families to raise backyard chickens without having to buy all the necessary equipment or keep them through the winter.

Lime Hollow Forest Preschool: Where kids sleep in hammocks and learn outside year-round

At this licensed outdoor preschool in Cortland County, The great outdoors is the classroom — in rain, sun or snow.

Vineyard Church aims to pack 600,000 meals for starving children

The Syracuse church partners with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a Christian non-profit that distributes the food worldwide.

A bed of their own: Sleep in Heavenly Peace delivers beds to Syracuse children in need

The CNY branch of the national charity has delivered nearly 200 beds to local children in need.