Oct. 7, 2013                                                                                                                               NewsBlast Vol. 4 No. 2
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New program to help rural grocery stores save energy and dollars
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Kansas State University established the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) in 2004 to enhance democracy through improved community deliberation. Soon after, the Center for Engagement and Community Development (CECD) was created by K-State in 2006 to connect the resources of the university to significant issues of public need facing Kansas and communities worldwide. To help sustain rural communities due to growing economic problems, CECD launched the Rural Grocery Initiative (RGI) in 2008.
The Sunflower Foundation
The Sunflower Foundation: Health Care for Kansas is accepting requests for proposals for the Sunflower Trails program. The trail funding initiative's objective is to fight obesity by providing more opportunities to exercise outdoors. The foundation invites Kansas communities and schools to submit proposals for the development or improvement of trails. There are multiple grants available with up to $35,000 in funding. The deadline for applications is November 1. For more information on the trail funding initiative click here.
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K-State's Center for Engagement and Community Development is working to build partnerships across campus and Kansas to address our most serious challenges: economic development; food access; support for the arts; toxic political talk; declining water resources; and much more. Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook and check out our websites to stay up-to-date on ways that K-State is engaging campus, Kansans and communities worldwide. 

 

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Creating Community Solutions: Mental Health Panel
On Sept. 26, Kansas State University's Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy (ICDD) and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum co-hosted an informational panel about mental health. Six panelists from different backgrounds showed us several aspects of mental illness.

On Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. ICDD and the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will host a forum for people to discuss approaches to improve community responses to mental illness. Join the conversation at the Visitors Center Auditorium in Abilene, Kan.
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New program to help rural grocery stores save energy and dollars    

The Small Business Energy Program

offers store owners valuable energy-saving recommendations, based on the findings of the on-site assessment. The recommendations are custom-tailored to the particular conditions in each store and will help business owners target cost-effective improvements to maximize their investment.
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