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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.

Trending: Barbie, 'Sesame Street' Encouraging Kids to Bust Social Stereotypes
Trending: Barbie, 'Sesame Street' Encouraging Kids to Bust Social Stereotypes

MARKETING AND COMMS - This might be the best recent trend in children’s brands. After years of being a less-than-progressive feminine role model, Barbie is on the verge of becoming the feminist icon she should be. Mattel’s latest ad features a college professor, a veterinarian, a soccer coach, a businesswoman, and a museum tour guide — all girls under the age of 10. It asks the audience, “What happens when girls are free to imagine they can be anything?”

The Power of Positive: New eBook Explores Concept, Practice of Net Positive Movement
The Power of Positive: New eBook Explores Concept, Practice of Net Positive Movement

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A new eBook encapsulates the key learnings of a recent week-long digital ThinkTank (virtual dialogue) conducted on the Convetit online engagement platform, which grappled with many of the thorny questions emerging from early practice of Net Positive business.

Malala Fund Campaigning Globally for Girls’ Education in Tandem with Film Release
Malala Fund Campaigning Globally for Girls’ Education in Tandem with Film Release

LEADERSHIP - Earlier this month, He Named Me Malala, the feature-length documentary on the inspiring story of Nobel Laureate and girls’ education activist Malala Yousafzai, opened in theatres across the U.S. and Canada. To accompany the release, her charity, the Malala Fund, launched a Stand #withMalala global campaign to encourage people to stand up and take action for education rights.

United Upcycles Banners Into Bags to Benefit Re:new Project, Peruvian Forest Project
United Upcycles Banners Into Bags to Benefit Re:new Project, Peruvian Forest Project

THE NEXT ECONOMY - More than 20 large banners that encouraged United Airlines customers to “Fly the Friendly Skies” at Chicago O’Hare found new life; the airline worked with the Columbia College Chicago Department of Fashion Studies and the Re:new Project – a nonprofit that provides employment opportunities for refugee women – to transform the large fabric signs into 100 eco-friendly carry-on bags.

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Nestlé Pure Life's 'Ripple Effect' Movement Encouraging Healthy Hydration Habits Among Kids
Nestlé Pure Life's 'Ripple Effect' Movement Encouraging Healthy Hydration Habits Among Kids

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Nestlé’s Pure Life® Purified Water recently announced a new campaign dedicated to encouraging children to drink more water. A recent study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that a little more than half of all children and adolescents don’t get enough hydration. Although excessive dehydration — which is rare in the developed world — is associated with serious health problems, even mild dehydration can cause issues including headaches, irritability, poor physical performance and reduced cognitive functioning.1

H&M Film Asserts, 'There Are No Rules in Fashion But One: Recycle Your Clothes'
H&M Film Asserts, 'There Are No Rules in Fashion But One: Recycle Your Clothes'

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - H&M has released an inspiring film emphasizing that there is only one rule in fashion – to recycle your clothes! Starring and narrated by icon Iggy Pop, and featuring appearances by blogger Pardeep Singh Bahra, emerging designer Loza Maleombho and artist Daniel Lismore, the piece supports H&M's Close the Loop collection and Global Recycling initiative, which to date, has recycled more than 260 billion pounds of unwanted clothing.

McDonald's, Wrigley's Among Companies Behind 'Litter Manifesto' Calling for Strategy to Clean Up UK
McDonald's, Wrigley's Among Companies Behind 'Litter Manifesto' Calling for Strategy to Clean Up UK

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - A coalition of British NGOs and businesses is collaborating on a call for concerted action to curb littering. In a letter to the Guardian, leaders from national companies such as the British Soft Drinks Association and British Plastics Association, as well as global brands McDonald’s and Wrigley’s, are urging the government to develop a comprehensive anti-littering plan.

IBM’s 2014 CSR Report Highlights City Resiliency, Public Health Efforts
IBM’s 2014 CSR Report Highlights City Resiliency, Public Health Efforts

CLEANTECH - The IBM Smarter Cities Challenge last year achieved concrete results in cities in Australia, Ireland, Mexico and the United States, according to the company’s 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report.This included improving infrastructure and its effectiveness, integrating municipally-owned solar energy into the existing power grid, planning for economic development and reversing neighborhood decline while increasing tax revenue.The report details how the company’s technology and talent are transforming governments, institutions, communities and the quality of life for people around the world.

Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children
Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children

COLLABORATION - The Hershey Company today announced a partnership that will support its campaign to fight malnutrition in Ghana. As part of its Energize Learning program, the company is teaming up with the Ghana School Feeding Programme and current partner Project Peanut Butter to distribute a peanut-based protein supplement called Vivi to schoolchildren. The program aims to reach 50,000 children by 2016, and eventually expand to serve all children in Ghana’s school feeding program.

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First Annual Recyclebank Awards Honor Cities That Cut Waste
First Annual Recyclebank Awards Honor Cities That Cut Waste

WASTE NOT - Recyclebank, which claims to to inspire and reward smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future, has named Mayor Bryan Barnett of Rochester Hills, MI “Mayor of the Year” as part of the first annual Recyclebank Awards.The awards recognizes one “Mayor of the Year” and participating U.S. cities and towns that go above and beyond expectations to “slash the trash” by promoting recycling efforts and recycling education.

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