[News 10/31/07] It’s not easy being green


ENVIRONMENT
“Local Pollution Counters Region’s Reputation as Eco-Leader” (WaPo, 10/31)

> For WG members: Wed., Nov. 7: Join in a dialogue with key government representatives about how to successfully implement the landmark Green Building Legislation in Fall 2008.

PHILANTHROPY
A $77 million gift from Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham to his wife, Mary Graham, “will be placed in a trust to be administered by her and will help establish a foundation. The foundation’s mission is being finalized.” (WaPo, 10/31)

“Foundations push presidential candidates to discuss poverty” (PND, 10/31)

“The Boston College Center on Wealth and Philanthropy is launching a groundbreaking study, The Joys and Dilemmas of Wealth.” (wire, 10/30)

BUDGET
[Md.] New report from Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute: “Left Behind in the Budget Debate” – “…the current budget seriously under-funds critical programs and services impacting vulnerable populations.” (wire, 10/30)

EDUCATION
[D.C.] Mayor Fenty and Chancellor Rhee will hold an Education Town Hall for Youth on Saturday (click and scroll down). 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at THEARC. Fenty and Rhee will outline their plans and solicit ideas from students. (WaPo, 10/31)

[D.C.] “Shortchanging charter schools” (WaTimes editorial, 10/29) – “Some legal analysts say the supplemental request… would illegally bypass the Uniform Per Student Funding Formula…”

TEEN PREGNANCY
Courtland Milloy celebrates our region’s drop in teen pregnancy and birth rates. (WaPo, 10/31)

HOUSING/HOMELESSNESS
[Va.] “The Faces Of Affordable Housing” in Arlington, Va. (Connection, 10/30)