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Facebook founder to give $100 million to N.J. school district

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of social-networking powerhouse Facebook, is planning on donating $100 million toward improving public schools in the troubled district of Newark, New Jersey.
"Zuckerberg's donation should be praised, as it will likely provide inspiration to the growing ranks of newly minted technology founders."
- Pete Cashmore, CEO of social-media blog Mashable

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Facebook founder to give $100 million to N.J. school district

Source: CNN, Thu September 23, 2010
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of social-networking powerhouse Facebook, is planning on donating $100 million toward improving public schools in the troubled district of Newark, New Jersey.

Cleanup of Superfund Site Completed in Morris County, New Jersey

Source: ENN, Sun August 15, 2010
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has successfully completed the cleanup of a superfund site in Long Hill Township and Harding Township, Morris County, NJ.

Senate, Assembly OK medical pot

Source: nj.com, Wed January 13, 2010
New Jerseyans suffering from debilitating diseases would be able to get prescriptions for marijuana to ease their pain under a bill that passed both legislative houses yesterday.

Beach Cleanup and FREE Benefit Concert Tonight in NJ Featuring Joss Stone, Gavin DeGraw

Source: TreeHugger, Sat August 29, 2009
If you're in the New York/ New Jersey area tonight, head over to beach cleanup and free benefit Beach Rescue Concert (ages 21+) -- featuring music artists Joss Stone, Gavin DeGraw, Cold War Kids, and Mason Jennings at Convention Hall in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

And they’re off! Retired race horses fight crime

Source: Inside Bay Area, Thu June 25, 2009
Broadway Kevin waited in the auction holding pen, a successful harness horse whose life was now worth less than the cost to take care of him.

Don’t Throw That Chip Bag Away! Give It Back to Frito-Lay, and Let Terracycle Turn It Into Fashion

Source: Fact Company, Tue May 19, 2009
Instead of tossing that bag of Doritos in the trash, consider sending it back to Frito-Lay ... It might just get turned into a tote bag.

Solving poverty a cinch? A radical notion

Source: Toronto Star, Sat March 21, 2009
Princeton, New Jersey, USA - You're only about 150 or so words into Peter Singer's 'The Life You Can Save' before you're asked to think of yourself as part of the problem: "Do you have a bottle of water or a can of soda on the table beside you as you read this book?" the renowned Princeton professor asks.

Upcycling is the New Recycling

Source: LIME, Sat March 21, 2009
Trenton, New Jersey, USA - So you've got your local recycling system down pat — but what about all the other stuff your city won't accept?

Dotcom millionaire devotes his life to the cats no one else wants (w/Video)

Source: 3News, Tue January 27, 2009
Ringoes, New Jersey, USA - It took Jonathan Rosenberg 51 years and one wildly successful dotcom career to find his true calling.

BMW Will Have All-Electric Mini Coopers for Lease by March

Source: Environmental Leader, Thu January 08, 2009
Munich, Germany - BMW beat out Nissan Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in the race to deliver a fully alternative-fuel vehicle to drivers.

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