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    HealthPoint Services Wins Prestigious India Sankalp Award, Announces Investment by Fontus Water

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    Healthpoint Services Global, Inc., a social enterprise supported by Ashoka Innovators for the Public, has won the prestigious Sankalp Award for Innovative Social Enterprises - Emerging Ventures in the Health/Water/Sanitation sector for 2011. This award acknowledges HealthPoint as the most innovative and promising health-oriented social enterprise in India this year.

    Ashoka's Newest Fellows are Innovating for the Environment

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    Our hearts and minds have been focused on nature’s power after the recent earthquake in Virginia, and the major blow from Hurricane Irene that tore

    In Memoriam: First Fellow from Malawi & Freshwater Pioneer Charles Banda (1956-2013)

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    The global Ashoka community mourns the loss of pioneer, a social entrepreneur and Fellow Charles Julius Banda (Malawi, 2013) who passed away from c

    In Memory of Alvaro Ugalde, Ashoka Fellow and Father of Costa Rica's National Park System

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    The global community of Ashoka mourns the loss of fellow Alvaro Ugalde who along with Mario Bazo is seen as the father of Costa Rica’s National Par

    A 14-year-old Burnaby teen creates new solution to help schools go green

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    Is it enough to recycle? Tomas Lang, 14, doesn't think so.

    Eau et Vie : des entreprises sociales qui font couler l'eau dans les bidonvilles - Socialter

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    "On estime que d’ici 2050, 40% de la croissance urbaine mondiale se fera dans des bidonvilles. Les enjeux sanitaires de cette croissance sont immenses, en premier lieu desquels l’accès pour des millions de familles à une eau de qualité. Philippe de Roux (Fellow Ashoka) rencontre la réalité des bidonvilles lors des trois années passées à arpenter ceux de Manille, où il travaille alors pour une association de micro-crédit."

    Wilson Passeto is empowering ordinary citizens to take steps to combat urban water scarcity, by providing them with a series of incentives and technical innovations to reduce their water consumption. He offers training and support to a growing cohort of “water agents,” who then help to change the habits and behavior of their friends and colleagues, fostering a major culture shift across Brazil.

    Kevin Lee is enabling vulnerable communities in the Philippines to demand, create and sustain water and sanitation systems through a new governance approach that simultaneously channels consumer needs and increases local government capacity to deliver.

    At the beginning of the 1990s, Roberto Epple became one of the major actors of a campaign to preserve the River Loire, the last wild river in Europe, causing the French government to abdicate and preventing the constructing a series of large dams along its course. Based on this successful experience, Roberto created a “River Parliament”—a European network of local and national citizen organizations willing to work together.

    A Fellow Success Story: Saving Wetlands and Returning Land to the Landless

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    A tidal wetland conservation movement in Bangladesh is creating fundamental change in government policy that challenges the country’s very powerful