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Why Do College Students Binge Drink?

Q&A with Author of Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party Too Hard
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Ohio University Professor Thomas Vander Ven spent seven years researching the college binge drinking culture. His book, Getting Wasted: Why College Students Drink Too Much and Party So Hard, details what he learned.

Enactus Students Help Mayan Girls Get Scholarships

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Craft or career, what do you see?

An Enactus team in the USA saw a way to help distribute over 200 scholarships to Mayan girls. By assisting Mayan weavers, they were able to match production with demand and help sell over $30,000 of product. Find out more at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/craft-or-career/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Help Female Farmers in Swaziland Thrive

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Legume or leg up, what do you see?

An Enactus team in Swaziland saw a way to make working for peanuts profitable for 45 impoverished women. Growing peanuts improved the soil structure and increased their profits from $3.50 to $84.00. Find out more about this project and others at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/legume-leg/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Turn Coconut Shells Into Fuel

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Byproduct or product, what do you see?

Enactus students in the Philippines saw a way to turn coconut shells into an alternative fuel for street vendors. They helped 10 vendors raise their incomes an average of 113%. Learn about the project's impact on carbon emissions at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/byproduct-product-see/. #seeopportunity

Enactus Students Turn Bottles Into Blankets for the Homeless

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Waste or warmth, what do you see?

Enactus students in Poland saw a way to make 200 quilts out of 25,000 plastic bottles. The quilts provided warmth for the homeless while helping eliminate waste. The quilts totaled $1,875 in net worth. Find out where they got all the plastic bottles for material at http://enactus.org/seeopportunity/project-gallery/project/waste-warmth-see/. #seeopportunity

Are You a Student Fighting Hunger in Your Community?

Students ages 5-25 are encouraged to apply for the Sodexo Foundation Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship
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Sodexo Foundation’s Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships reward students that are working to end hunger in their communities. To support their innovative efforts, winners get  a $5,000 scholarship for school and a $5,000 matching grant to give to the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Maria Belding, 2014 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarship Recipient

Apply by Dec. 5 to #Get5Give5 and fight hunger in your hometown
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Maria’s journey of service began with a bang – the sound of boxes of macaroni and cheese made hitting the dumpster as they were reluctantly thrown out after reaching their expiration date. Maria knew if a system existed for food banks to reach out to each other for surplus or needed food, there would be much less food going to waste. From this idea, she co-created M.E.A.N.S. (Matching Excess And Need for Stability), a database approved for trial in Iowa and South Dakota that does just that.

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