Green Flower and Last Prisoner Project Partner to Provide $50,000 in Education Scholarships for Justice-Impacted Individuals

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VENTURA, Calif., Oct. 13, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Green Flower and Last Prisoner Project (LPP) are proud to announce a strategic partnership aimed at helping those most affected by the criminalization of cannabis establish legitimate careers in the legal cannabis industry.

Green Flower, the global leader in cannabis education, is donating $50,000 worth of scholarship funding to their best-in-class certificate courses for formerly incarcerated individuals participating in LPP’s Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program.

Last Prisoner Project’s program is focused on creating pathways to employment within the legal cannabis industry for individuals who have been negatively affected by the criminalization of cannabis.

“Last Prisoner Project is grateful for the support of our educational partner, Green Flower. The scholarships provided for our Prison to Prosperity Reentry Program will help to ensure that our

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Shades of Green: Local company helps people build symbiotic relationships with the land

Brandy Hall (Photos by Virginie Drujon Kipellen)

By Beth Ward

“I got a text from a client recently who has a three-year-old,” says Brandy Hall, ecological designer and managing director of Shades of Green Permaculture. “They were in the garden and found a bunny rabbit eating their strawberries. The three-year-old was sitting near the bunny, too, also eating the strawberries. And I just thought, ‘this the whole reason I do this. This is everything.’”

What Hall and her team at Shades of Green do in a general sense is install ecologically sustainable landscapes for clients as varied as Monday Night Brewing, Grady High School and a residential farming development in Costa Rica. They help build habitats for birds, bees and pollinators. They restore watersheds, rebuild depleted soil, create landscapes where native and edible plants can thrive. They install berry thickets and fruit trees, rain gardens, flowers that attract hummingbirds. They

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Beyond Benign Partners with Dow to Expand Green Chemistry in Higher Education | Nation & World

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign partnered with Dow (NYSE: DOW) at the start of 2020 to encourage academic institutions to engage in the adoption of green chemistry in higher education. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

“The team at Beyond Benign is very excited to partner with Dow,” says Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign’s Director and Co-Founder. “Chemistry and materials science companies design the building blocks of all the products around us. By supporting Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment, Dow is demonstrating the importance of green chemistry skills and knowledge for their incoming workforce to enable the design of safer

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Beyond Benign Partners with Dow to Expand Green Chemistry in Higher Education – Press Release

WILMINGTON, Mass., Oct 06, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Green chemistry education nonprofit Beyond Benign partnered with Dow (NYSE: DOW) at the start of 2020 to encourage academic institutions to engage in the adoption of green chemistry in higher education. Green chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that generate the least amount of harm and waste possible while maintaining excellent quality. Since 2007, Beyond Benign has integrated green chemistry into K-12 and higher education institutions through teacher training, lesson plans, community networks, webinars, and events.

“The team at Beyond Benign is very excited to partner with Dow,” says Amy Cannon, Beyond Benign’s Director and Co-Founder. “Chemistry and materials science companies design the building blocks of all the products around us. By supporting Beyond Benign’s Green Chemistry Commitment, Dow is demonstrating the importance of green chemistry skills and knowledge for their incoming workforce to enable the design of safer

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Green light for 15 female-only professor posts in higher education

Funding for 15 new female-only professor posts has been approved for third-level institutions in a bid to tackle gender inequality in the sector.

igher Education Minister Simon Harris gave the green light to the posts on Monday, saying they are needed to increase female leadership and address the gender imbalance that currently exists in Irish academia.

Mr Harris described the move as a “real game-changer” for the sector.

Despite improvements in recent years, women are still significantly under-represented in senior roles at third-level institutes.

A report by the Higher Education Authority in 2018 found only 24% of high-level professor posts in universities were held by women, while females made up 51% of all lecturer roles – which are entry-level academic jobs in the university sector.

We have excellent leadership in our third-level sector but it isn’t representative of Irish society. We need that to change so that it better reflects

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Maine DOE updates color-coded guide for schools, all counties remain green except for two

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) – The Department of Education has updated its color codes for schools that guide them on safely returning to class.



Oxford County went from green to yellow.


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Oxford County went from green to yellow.

Oxford County went from green to yellow.

York County’s color remains yellow.

All of the other counties stayed green. However, officials continue to monitor Androscoggin County due to the increase of COVID-19 cases there.

York County moved from green to yellow last week with the increase in COVID-19 cases there.

Green means a low risk of coronavirus spread allowing for in-person instruction.

A yellow designation suggests an elevated risk of COVID-19 spread, and schools should consider hybrid learning.

Many schools in the state are already taking that approach.

Red means there’s a high risk with

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