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May 29, 2015

#EGFellows Making Headlines May 2015

Echoing Green Fellows dive head first into solving big issues for the betterment of the world. It’s less a matter of choosing a path of certainty toward bringing bold solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges, and more so bringing a tenacious spirit to accelerate positive change. In her guest blog on persevering in spite rejection, 2014 Echoing Green Fellow Lauren Burke puts it well as she says “…even after I heard a no, I knew that what we were doing was important and needed.” The Fellows highlighted in this month’s headlines – and those who may not be in the news this month – are each steadfast in service of that tenacious spirit. Read on below!

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The Ten Commandments of the New Economy
Sara Horowitz, 1996 Global Fellow and founder of Freelancers Union, looks forward at the new economy and shares her rules for the changing work environment. 
Measures for Justice Receives $3.1M From Pershing Square Foundation
Measures for Justice, founded by 2011 Global Fellow Amy Bach, received a grant to analyze local criminal justice systems' performances in an effort to generate reform.
Four Things That Keep Self-Made Women Hungry
Rachel Armstrong, 2012 Global Fellow and founder of Farm Commons, was profiled in Forbes' "Self-Made Women" series for her drive to support rural American farmers and satisfy her own desire to achieve purpose and "belong to a community of people."
Crowdfunding Site Lets You Bring Energy Efficiency to Poor Neighborhoods
Donnel Baird, 2012 Black Male Achievement Fellow and founder of BlocPower, is providing low-cost, energy efficient alternatives for churches, local community centers, and nonprofits.
Eye on Education: 'Coaching 4 Change' in Brockton
View a profile of Marquis Taylor, 2012 Black Male Achievement Fellow and founder of Coaching for Change.
How to Create a Greener, Cleaner, Healthier Workplace
Daniel Hill, 2014 Climate Fellow and founder of Green Impact Campaign, gives small businesses the ability to be energy and cost efficient.

Photo Credits: Amy Bach courtesy of Measures for Justice