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"From the Ted Talk by Majora Carter: 3 stories of local eco-entrepreneurship"

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So I want everyone to understand the critical icmnptraoe of sithfing charity into enterprise. I staertd my firm to help communities across the country realize their own potential to improve everything about the quality of life for their people. Hometown security is next on my to-do list. What we need are people who see the value in investing in these types of local enterprises, who will partner with folks like me to inifdtey the growth trends and climate adaptation as well as uaesntdrnd the gowrnig sacoil costs of business as usual. We need to work together to embrace and repair our land, repair our power systems and repair ourselves. It's time to stop building the shopping malls, the psinors, the stadiums and other tributes to all of our collective failures. It is time that we satrt building living monuments to hope and possibility.

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So I want everyone to understand the critical __________ of ________ charity into enterprise. I _______ my firm to help communities across the country realize their own potential to improve everything about the quality of life for their people. Hometown security is next on my to-do list. What we need are people who see the value in investing in these types of local enterprises, who will partner with folks like me to ________ the growth trends and climate adaptation as well as __________ the _______ ______ costs of business as usual. We need to work together to embrace and repair our land, repair our power systems and repair ourselves. It's time to stop building the shopping malls, the _______, the stadiums and other tributes to all of our collective failures. It is time that we _____ building living monuments to hope and possibility.

Solution

  1. prisons
  2. started
  3. identify
  4. importance
  5. understand
  6. social
  7. growing
  8. shifting
  9. start

Original Text

So I want everyone to understand the critical importance of shifting charity into enterprise. I started my firm to help communities across the country realize their own potential to improve everything about the quality of life for their people. Hometown security is next on my to-do list. What we need are people who see the value in investing in these types of local enterprises, who will partner with folks like me to identify the growth trends and climate adaptation as well as understand the growing social costs of business as usual. We need to work together to embrace and repair our land, repair our power systems and repair ourselves. It's time to stop building the shopping malls, the prisons, the stadiums and other tributes to all of our collective failures. It is time that we start building living monuments to hope and possibility.

ngrams of length 2

collocation frequency
hometown security 5
social problems 3
smart infrastructure 3
mountaintop removal 3

Important Words

  1. adaptation
  2. building
  3. business
  4. charity
  5. climate
  6. collective
  7. communities
  8. costs
  9. country
  10. critical
  11. embrace
  12. enterprise
  13. enterprises
  14. failures
  15. firm
  16. folks
  17. growing
  18. growth
  19. hometown
  20. hope
  21. identify
  22. importance
  23. improve
  24. investing
  25. land
  26. life
  27. list
  28. living
  29. local
  30. malls
  31. monuments
  32. partner
  33. people
  34. possibility
  35. potential
  36. power
  37. prisons
  38. quality
  39. realize
  40. repair
  41. security
  42. shifting
  43. shopping
  44. social
  45. stadiums
  46. start
  47. started
  48. stop
  49. systems
  50. time
  51. trends
  52. tributes
  53. types
  54. understand
  55. usual
  56. work