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BofA Invests $40M to Support Youth Employment
BofA Invests $40M to Support Youth Employment

PRESS RELEASE - Bank of America today announced a $40 million commitment to connect 100,000 teens and young adults to the skills and employment experiences needed for 21st-century jobs. Over the next three years, in partnership with nonprofit organizations across the country, the bank will fund summer internships, education and job training, and support diverse talent to help build a pipeline that will strengthen and enhance tomorrow’s workforce. "Investing in young adults to help provide them the opportunities they need to build their career skills makes a meaningful impact in their lives and the lives of our communities," said Brian Moynihan, chairman and CEO, Bank of America.

Block'hood Teaches Gamers Systems Thinking to Help Design Tomorrow's Sustainable Cities
Block'hood Teaches Gamers Systems Thinking to Help Design Tomorrow's Sustainable Cities

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Those with the most toys don’t always win, as a new video game is aiming to convey: Block’hood is a video game centered around construction and city planning that is out to raise awareness and understanding around the topic of sustainability. As your Block’hood grows, resource needs get more complex - and with 90+ blocks available for building, an infinitude of choices must be balanced with hood-ecology, taking into account living space, agriculture, commerce and manufacturing.

'Evonomics' - a Synthesis of Behavioral, Ecological and Evolutionary Science - Could Be 'the New Economics'
'Evonomics' - a Synthesis of Behavioral, Ecological and Evolutionary Science - Could Be 'the New Economics'

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Evonomics co-founders Joe Brewer and Robert Kadar led an engaging presentation-turned-debate Wednesday morning that started with the question, “Is economics a science?” The discussion generated from this kickoff question set the tone for the rest of the hour, where individuals from academia, finance, NGOs, and corporations engaged in rich discussion on the evolution of economics – its history, its relevance, and its future.

Boy Scouts of America Partners with Mother Nature Network to launch Earth Badge Initiative at 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference
Boy Scouts of America Partners with Mother Nature Network to launch Earth Badge Initiative at 2016 Sustainable Brands Conference

PRESS RELEASE - At the 2016 Sustainable Brands conference in San Diego, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced a new environmental initiative – Earth Badge – to help more families and communities become actively engaged in outdoor activities and environmental projects. Developed by the Boy Scouts of America in partnership with Mother Nature Network, Earth Badge is a historic journey into BSA’s iconic heritage and unparalleled library of environmental and outdoor knowledge combined with new, innovative and relevant content that will be accessible to a new and broader population of youth and families.

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How to Factor in Exponential Technologies and Deep-Future Trends in the Innovation Process
How to Factor in Exponential Technologies and Deep-Future Trends in the Innovation Process

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Technology is exponentially accelerating, creating a future that is difficult to imagine and one that impacts communities on a systems level. It is Robert Suarez’s job to think way, way outside of the box and design for that exponential future. Whether helping to put a 3D printer and recycler in space or creating a virtual holographic room with Lowe’s, Suarez dreams big and designs for exponential impact. As the Managing Director of Innovation and Design for Singularity University, he tackles large social and environmental issues.

Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields
Toyota Rewards Academic Excellence in STEM-Related Fields

PRESS RELEASE - In celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month, Toyota is pleased to announce that it awarded scholarships to 22 Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) students for post-secondary education in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The annual scholarship is offered through a collaborative partnership between Toyota and the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing college scholarships to APIAs. The 2016 student recipients were each awarded $5,000 in funding towards a degree in a STEM field for their first two years of college.

Feedback Feeds 5000 for Free to Highlight, End Food Waste
Feedback Feeds 5000 for Free to Highlight, End Food Waste

WASTE NOT - On Wednesday, May 18th, a one-day food festival will offer free meals to 5,000 people at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. The event is designed to educate the public on the problem of food waste, and to elevate the conversation around food and sustainability policy. Recent research estimates that the U.S. alone spends $218 billion a year growing, processing and transporting food that is never eaten, with up to 63 million tons of perfectly edible food ending up in American landfills each year, while roughly 49 million Americans live in food-insecure households.

Disney, Recyclebank Extol the 'Magic of Conservation' to Encourage Kids to Recycle, Respect Environment
Disney, Recyclebank Extol the 'Magic of Conservation' to Encourage Kids to Recycle, Respect Environment

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A new collaboration between Disney and Recyclebank, a Marketing-as-a-Service (MaaS) company that promotes sustainable behavior change, “hopes to inspire teachable moments with kids and families” across the U.S. and encourage recycling through the magic of Disney storytelling and characters.

FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition Challenges Kids to Solve the World’s Waste Problem
FIRST LEGO Robotics Competition Challenges Kids to Solve the World’s Waste Problem

WASTE NOT - The 2016 FIRST® LEGO® League Arabia Open, the largest regional robotics competition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, took place this past weekend at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. More than 50 teams of children from eight Arab countries competed in this year’s 'TRASH TREK Challenge,' working to find solutions to the world’s waste problem.

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Focus on Women in Communication, STEM, Finance ‘the Biggest Bang for the Buck’
Focus on Women in Communication, STEM, Finance ‘the Biggest Bang for the Buck’

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Building on the inspiration and energy from day one, day two of the International Women’s Day Forum kicked off with a panel on The Power of Communication and Perception. Beth Colleton, SVP of CSR at NBC Universal, posed the question: “We reach 97 percent of all people in any given month. But how do we get people to care?”

New Cartoon Will Use Laughter, Adventure to Help Kids Save ‘Planet Blue’
New Cartoon Will Use Laughter, Adventure to Help Kids Save ‘Planet Blue’

MARKETING AND COMMS - A futuristic space station, rainforests and oceans will be explored by a cast of diverse kids and their animal friends in a new 3D-animated television show, Planet Blue. The show’s creators hope to inspire environmental awareness among children and capture their imaginations “with genuinely endearing characters, engaging scenarios, and writing that's funny enough to make them forget that they're learning.”

MIT Climate CoLab Looking to Crowdsource Makings of National, Global Climate Action Plans
MIT Climate CoLab Looking to Crowdsource Makings of National, Global Climate Action Plans

COLLABORATION - The Climate CoLab — an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched in 2009 — has launched its annual set of contests seeking high-impact proposals on how people, organizations and governments can collaborate to tackle major climate change challenges. Entries can win prizes — including a $10,000 cash award and a chance to present at MIT — and also feed into larger climate action plans for countries and the whole world, which the community will build on the platform later this year.

McDonald’s Giving Books Instead of Toys in Happy Meals Through Valentine’s Day
McDonald’s Giving Books Instead of Toys in Happy Meals Through Valentine’s Day

MARKETING AND COMMS - Through Monday, February 15, McDonald’s stores in the U.S. will be swapping toys for books in its Happy Meals. Four children’s books have been specially printed to fit in small Happy Meal boxes, and some stores will have Spanish versions available. By the end of this year, the company expects to have distributed more than 50 million books to children – enough to provide a book to every child in America under the age of 12.

Walmart, Coke, Nestlé, PepsiCo Providing Water for Flint Public School Students
Walmart, Coke, Nestlé, PepsiCo Providing Water for Flint Public School Students

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - In October, water testing found toxic levels of lead in the water at Flint, Mich. schools. The state of Michigan, community groups, various charities, and even Mark Walhberg and Sean “Diddy” Combs have supported the city of about 100,000 residents with bottled water donations in response.

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Singularity University, Amnesty International Turning to Tech to Tackle Human Rights Challenges
Singularity University, Amnesty International Turning to Tech to Tackle Human Rights Challenges

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Benefit corporation Singularity University (SU) is in ambitious pursuit of solutions for eleven “global grand challenges” that its experts have identified: environment, security, health, learning, energy, food, prosperity, water, space, disaster resilience, and governance. SU hopes to use technology to address these challenges with the support of its Developing Organization Partners and their expertise.

ASU Initiatives Delivering on Mission to Solve, Educate, Engage on Sustainability
ASU Initiatives Delivering on Mission to Solve, Educate, Engage on Sustainability

LEADERSHIP - Arizona State University (ASU) has emerged as a leader in sustainability education in part due to its Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives, a series of programs designed to solve global sustainability problems, educate future leaders in sustainability strategies, and engage and inform the public around sustainability issues.

Johnson & Johnson Partners with Leading Universities to Advance Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D)
Johnson & Johnson Partners with Leading Universities to Advance Women’s Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D)

PRESS RELEASE - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today announced it has entered into 10 partnerships around the world to help increase the number of undergraduate women enrolling in and declaring majors in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, Manufacturing and Design (STEM2D).

Heineken First Brewer to Join National Effort to Increase Curbside Recycling
Heineken First Brewer to Join National Effort to Increase Curbside Recycling

WASTE NOT - Heineken has become the first alcohol company member of the The Recycling Partnership, a national nonprofit committed to improving curbside residential recycling, according to a recent announcement.As a leading sponsor, the brewer will provide industry expertise to help improve consumer education, elevate the quality of curbside recycling and drive increased recovery of recyclable glass in communities nationwide.The Recycling Partnership works to improve recycling in communities across the country.

Telecom Firm Invests in ICT Education in the Philippines
Telecom Firm Invests in ICT Education in the Philippines

CLEANTECH - Telecommunication company Globe Telecom is advocating responsible use of mobile devices in school campuses in the Philippines to leverage advancement in information and communications technology, according to a recent announcement.While government learning institutions are now adopting the use of ICT materials, the use of digital technologies as a learning tool is not as widespread as it should be, Globe Telecom said.However, even if technology is available in the schools, children increasingly are gaining access to some devices, as internet-enabled smartphones abound.

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Beverage Packaging Artisans Get the Spotlight in Coca-Cola's New Short Film
Beverage Packaging Artisans Get the Spotlight in Coca-Cola's New Short Film

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - After spending much of her childhood in landfills near Mexico City, 22-year-old Sandy Yazmin Colohua Gomez is now one of the women who has gained financial independence and confidence through The Coca-Cola Company’s 5by20 initiative. The company has released a short film, 5by20: Meet the Artisans, to share the global impact of the initiative through stories such as Sandy’s.

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