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New Resource Bank is a 'Best for the World' Award Winner

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We couldn’t be more excited to have made the ‘B Corp Best for the World’ list for a fourth consecutive year.

How Much Textile Waste Can We Recycle in Two Weeks?

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As it turns out, a lot.  We recycled so much textile waste in two weeks that we won a city-wide competition!

After two weeks of dedication, bringing in bags full of pants, shirts and the perhaps the most original item—a magical unicorn jacket--New Resource Bank won the Zero Waste Textile Collection Competition hosted by the San Francisco Department of Environment and the Business Council on Climate Change.

The Zero Waste Textile Collection Competition is an effort to help eliminate the 39 million

The Nonprofit that is Protecting San Francisco Bay

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Baykeeper celebrates its 25th anniversary with major environmental milestones

In the late 1980s, San Francisco Bay’s health was in serious decline. While environmental laws were in place to protect the Bay from pollution, they weren’t being enforced, and anyone was free to dump waste into the Bay. The thousands of contaminants entering its waters led to media articles reporting that the Bay was near death’s door.

Meet the Real Community Champions

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Back in 2012, San Francisco Conservation Corps (SFCC), an inspiring nonprofit that serves young adults, needed a bank loan to bridge the gap between paying a contractor for their new recycling facility in the Presidio and a state grant they would receive shortly after. They knocked on many bank’s doors including their own bank and were turned down repeatedly. Then Ann Cochrane, Executive Director, heard about New Resource Bank and our commitment to working with nonprofit organizations.

Old Skool Café Gives At-Risk Youth a Better Future

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As a corrections officer working with young offenders, Teresa Goines saw first-hand the heartbreaking cycle of kids leaving jail, being unable to get a job and returning to prison. She also saw programs designed to help these kids constantly lose their funding. She thought there must be a better way.

DeepRoot helps city trees grow and thrive

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“If you could reduce our business to one line,” says Leda Marritz, creative director of  DeepRoot, “it might be trees need soil.” In particular, city trees—which usually compete for land with sidewalks and streets. San Francisco–based DeepRoot is on a worldwide mission to nurture the urban forest, providing city trees the loose, rich soil they need.

Ritual Coffee starts a sustainable caffeine revolution

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When Eileen Hassi Rinaldi moved to San Francisco in 2003, she loved the city’s food, farmers’ markets and proximity to wine country. “But the coffee was so far behind what I was used to in Seattle,” says Rinaldi. “It was shocking.”

Organic food distributor is changing the world, one community at a time

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Veritable Vegetable is a trailblazer in many ways. The longest-running organic food distributor in the country, it was founded in 1974 as a worker collective-a part of the People's Food System, a group organized to create an alternative food system.

With New Resource, activists find a bank they can believe in

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CODEPINK, the grassroots peace and social justice non-profit, got its name in a spontaneous play on words. It was 2002, the U.S. was hurtling toward war with Iraq, and Homeland Security was posting daily terror alerts ranging from Code Green to Code Red. So founders Jodie Evans and Medea Benjamin issued their own alert: CODEPINK. Roughly translated, it meant women adamantly opposed to the war.

New Resource helps Hog Island grow, get more sustainable

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Founded in 1983 with a five-acre lease, a $500 stake and the motto “strong backs and weak minds,” Hog Island Oyster Co. has grown to 160 acres in Tomales Bay producing over 3 million oysters annually, plus Manila clams and mussels, to satisfy the cravings of Bay Area bivalve lovers.

 

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