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4 Colleges Making Campus Safety a Priority

Nicole Tallman | May 3, 2016 | Focus on Community

When anyone begins searching for a college or university that best meets their needs, they often pay particular attention to the graduation rates, price, location, and advanced degrees held by professors. However, recently there has…

Nextdoor App Keeps You Informed About What Goes on in Your Neighborhood

Hillary Johnston | Mar 24, 2014 | Equipment Reviews, Focus on Community

Social networks are quickly growing and catering to smaller interest groups. Nextdoor is the private social network for neighborhoods and communities. According to the Nextdoor website, communities are using the service to get the word…

Cyberhood Watch Programs: Staying Safe While Surfing the Web

Aaron Gunderson | Oct 25, 2013 | Focus on Community

Nearly 73% of Americans have encountered some form of computer crime or attempted crime on the web. Cyberhood watch programs provide tools and resources to understand, manage, and protect Internet users. With cyberhood watch programs,…

4 Cities Making a Commitment to a Healthier Environment

Elaine Thompson | Oct 2, 2017 | Focus on Community

Cities across the United States are taking unique and innovative approaches to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions proving that there is not one clear-cut way to reduce your carbon footprint. The one thing all four…

4 Cities Taking Small Steps to Make Big Changes in the Environment

Nicole Tallman | Apr 20, 2018 | Focus on Community

Cities across the U.S. are discovering that simple changes like banning single-use plastic shopping bags or offering residents a venue for selling items that might otherwise be discarded, can go a long way towards promoting…

Why People in These 5 Cities Drive Safer Than You

John Roskelley | Jan 28, 2014 | Focus on Community

The national car accident average for drivers is roughly 10 years between accidents. This means the average driver can expect to be in an accident approximately once per decade. Some cities across America have much…

4 U.S. Cities Committed to Reducing Their Carbon Footprint

Nicole Tallman | Feb 11, 2015 | Focus on Community

Cities across the U.S. are making reducing their carbon footprints the mainstay of how they operate. These cities are finding that the costs associated with implementing green policies are well worth it both because there…

4 Cities Working to Improve Their Environments

Nicole Tallman | Jan 28, 2014 | Focus on Community

During recent years, governments have realized the financial and environmental benefits of going green and many major metropolitan areas have jumped on the environmentally-friendly bandwagon. A lot of cities across the country are making important…

Cities with the Best Air Quality

5 Cities with the Best Air Quality in the U.S.

Hillary Johnston | Jan 28, 2014 | Focus on Community

Despite efforts by major cities in the U.S. to clean up air pollution levels, at least 60% of Americans live in areas with unhealthy air pollution levels. Unhealthy air can lead to a poor quality…

It’s Not Too Late for a Firework Safety Refresher [INFOGRAPHIC]

Elli Bishop | Jul 19, 2013 | Focus on Community, Safety Tips

Although the 4th of July has come and gone, it’s never too late to remind yourself about the dangers of fireworks. Independence Day is over but it’s still firework season in many states! This infographic…