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The Impact of Food Waste & How To Reduce It

As the world's population grows, so does the amount of food waste. What was once a minor issue has now become a major global concern. In order to combat this problem, we must first understand it. What is food waste? How does it impact our environment? And most...

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What is Food Insecurity?

What is Food Insecurity?

Most of us know that cooking chicken breast and fresh broccoli for dinner is far healthier than adding hot water to a cup of instant soup. For most of us, healthy eating comes down to making the right choices. But what if you didn’t have a choice? What is food...

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3 Simple Ways You Can Help Protect Our Oceans

3 Simple Ways You Can Help Protect Our Oceans

There are plenty of simple ways you can contribute to protecting the ocean that don’t require much time or effort. Some are ongoing lifestyle changes you can make that will, over time, have a positive impact on ocean environments; while others are one-time actions you...

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How Mangrove Forests Are Sustaining Our Climate

How Mangrove Forests Are Sustaining Our Climate

Mangroves forests have evolved to thrive in flooded coastal areas; several species have adapted to freshwater to brackish to saline water conditions over hundreds of years. Though these conditions would make life impossible for many other plants in Baja’s coastal...

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5 Ways to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty in Mexico

5 Ways to Help Break the Cycle of Poverty in Mexico

Breaking the cycle of poverty is at the core of ICF’s mission. Across all of the geographical contexts where we work, factors such as food insecurity, shrinking education budgets, corruption, and lack of access to basic resources such as water, electricity or health...

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Why Support The Tijuana – San Diego Border?

Why Support The Tijuana – San Diego Border?

The increasing flows of migrants place a lot of pressure on people’s lives and economies on both sides of the border. Therefore, it is important for donors to get involved in the International Community Foundation’s Border Fund and support a thriving community of individuals and civil society organizations who are responding to the needs of these vulnerable populations.

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Getting to know ICF grantees working on Food Security in BCS

Getting to know ICF grantees working on Food Security in BCS

To support this ambitious “re-emergence,” ICF has been rapidly building the capacity of the BCS Food Security Alliance, an initiative we have been incubating over the last 7 years to increase access to fresh, healthy food, improve community health and resilience, and promote sustainable local food production. The Alianza para la Seguridad Alimentaria de BCS (ASA) is positioned to be hub for united action, creative, long-term solutions, research and support for “cultivating health food systems.”

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4 Barriers To Quality Education In The Mexico School System

4 Barriers To Quality Education In The Mexico School System

Here’s a shocking fact: when it comes to academics, the poorest children in Vietnam outperform the wealthiest children in Mexico, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment. Despite Mexico’s recent progress in ensuring that young people finish...

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Ludotecas For Migrant Children

Since the beginning of 2021, the number of migrant children reported in Mexico has drastically increased from 380 to nearly 3,500. Children are amongst the most vulnerable people in the world, and for many, their futures are limited by violence. When children migrate,...

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Battling Climate Change In Mexico

Battling Climate Change In Mexico

The International Community Foundation honorably supports and funds CERCA-Center for Renewable Energy and Environmental Quality. CERCA is proving itself as a leader in renewable energy and an influential agency to improve environmental quality by presenting energy education to more than 7000 students, advising and accompanying citizens in collective legal action against pollution, and informing the population through their online platform, airelimpiobcs.org.mx., about issues relating to energy, air quality, and health in climate change conditions…

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