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SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop
SAP Alumni Network: Making a Difference with Your Old Laptop

PRESS RELEASE - Your laptop is a bit slow. The display could be better, and it’s too heavy anyway. It still works, but you feel it’s time for a new one. So you add the old one to the pile of discarded gadgets in your basement and wonder whether there isn’t a better way. The answer is yes, there is! Labdoo.org can help. Labdoo, a global volunteer organization, will transform your old laptop into an educational tool for someone else and bring the device to children in developing countries or to refugees, for example.

UNESCO MAB Recognizes 7 Young Scientists for Work on Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Biodiversity
UNESCO MAB Recognizes 7 Young Scientists for Work on Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Biodiversity

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The International Coordinating Council of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Program has named the recipients of its 2017 Young Scientists Awards and the Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management.

How Mondelēz International Foundation Is Cultivating Health, Skills in the Next Generation
How Mondelēz International Foundation Is Cultivating Health, Skills in the Next Generation

COLLABORATION - Improving childhood nutrition globally through gardening is a goal of the Mondelēz International Foundation (MIF). The MIF supports public-private partnerships, bringing school and community-based gardening programs to children around the world.

Calling All College Students and Recent Grads: Enter Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge with $300,000 USD in Prizes
Calling All College Students and Recent Grads: Enter Cisco's Global Problem Solver Challenge with $300,000 USD in Prizes

PRESS RELEASE - Five hundred billion devices and objects will be connected to the Internet by 2030! Things like wells, cars, watches, refrigerators, and more will be connected to the Internet for the first time so that they can transmit and receive information. Digitization is about connecting people and things to the Internet so that the information those connections provide can be used to improve processes and decision making. With digitization and the Internet of Things (IoT), good ideas can make a difference more quickly than ever before by driving economic development and helping people solve some of our most pressing social and environmental challenges. Our 1B People Pledge

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GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education
GM, NWF Triple Their Reach in Driving Environment-Focused STEM Education

PRESS RELEASE - ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation have now reached 11,800 children across the country in science, technology, engineering and math projects since launching their Eco-Green partnership in 2015. The program has tripled its reach over the last year.

Trending: Latest UN, PUMA Initiatives Further Propelling Sustainable Fashion
Trending: Latest UN, PUMA Initiatives Further Propelling Sustainable Fashion

COLLABORATION - The fashion industry continues on its journey towards a more sustainable future as industry leaders band together to improve transparency and develop new technologies designed to reduce impacts of everyday products.

State of Play: Why Organizations Still Rely on Games for Sustainability Education
State of Play: Why Organizations Still Rely on Games for Sustainability Education

MARKETING AND COMMS - From Coca-Cola’s “Happiness Arcade,” which helped make recycling fun for kids in Dhaka; to Heineken’s Brewing a Better World Digital Experience, a series of mini-games in which users “are faced with the challenge of balancing their will to compete with taking care of the world,” purpose-driven organizations have long used gaming experiences to engage stakeholders on various sustainability issues.

World Series of Innovation Challenges Youth to Find Solutions That Help Achieve SDGs
World Series of Innovation Challenges Youth to Find Solutions That Help Achieve SDGs

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - With sustainability named as a top priority for millennials and Generation Z, companies and organizations are increasingly tapping youth to help find solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.

People are donating more, but they’re still throwing away a sh!rt ton
People are donating more, but they’re still throwing away a sh!rt ton

PRESS RELEASE - Savers’ State of Reuse Report examines the impact of reuse

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The International Sustainable Campus Network: Global Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education
The International Sustainable Campus Network: Global Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education

LEADERSHIP - The International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) is a non-profit association of more than 80 colleges and universities from over 30 countries, with a mission of providing a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability in research and teaching.

BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University
BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory unveiled at newly constructed Patrick F. Taylor Hall on the campus of Louisiana State University

PRESS RELEASE - BATON ROUGE, LA, and GEISMAR, LA, April 6, 2017 – Louisiana State University (LSU) officials joined BASF executives in the public unveiling of the BASF Sustainable Living Laboratory on campus. The Lab, which is the first-of-its-kind at LSU and in the Southeast region, is an innovative space that promotes problem-based teaching and research focused on sustainable solutions to meet global challenges. As part of BASF's workforce development and science education efforts in the region, the Lab is the result of a $1 million donation BASF made to LSU Foundation and the College of Engineering first announced in 2014.  

Art Students Recycle Donated Fabric to Bring Boutique Style to Goodwill Store
Art Students Recycle Donated Fabric to Bring Boutique Style to Goodwill Store

PRESS RELEASE - The Goodwill store on Forsyth Road is getting a boutique makeover thanks to the art department at Wesleyan College. Under a new partnership with the college, Goodwill has created an artist gallery in the store in the Wesleyan Station shopping center. The students took donated Goodwill materials and turned them into wall hangings that are now decorating the store along with Pitts’ designs and ceramics. Each month, a new display will be featured in the shop. “The monthly featured artists in the gallery space will provide new reasons to shop at the Wesleyan Station Goodwill store,” said James Stiff, president of Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia, who suggested the collaboration.

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center
Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

PRESS RELEASE - Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste
WWF, AHLA, Rockefeller Foundation Kick Off Pilot to Curb Hotel Food Waste

WASTE NOT - Food waste is increasingly garnering attention from governments, businesses and private individuals as its impact on both environmental health, food security as well as bottom lines — companies that invest in reducing food waste can expect a 14:1 ROI — are increasingly researched and understood.

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Garnier, DoSomething.org Aim to Divert 10M Personal Care Empties from Landfill
Garnier, DoSomething.org Aim to Divert 10M Personal Care Empties from Landfill

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Nearly half of Americans do not recycle their beauty and personal care products, accounting for a significant amount of landfill waste. Garnier and DoSomething.org are hoping to change that with their new Rinse, Recycle, Repeat campaign and college campus competition, which aims to educate consumers about the importance of recycling beauty product empties.

Back to the Roots, NYC Schools Take 'Undo Food' Movement One Step Further
Back to the Roots, NYC Schools Take 'Undo Food' Movement One Step Further

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - A recent move by the New York City public school system signals a major win for small food companies and champions of better nutrition. The pressure to provide wholesome, nutritious foods is considerable for public schools across the U.S. following the introduction of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, and many rely on products from large companies such as Kellogg, Post Foods and General Mills, which are both affordable and accessible, for their breakfast programs.

PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Look to Youth Innovation, Consumers to Make Shift Towards Zero Impact
PepsiCo, Coca-Cola Look to Youth Innovation, Consumers to Make Shift Towards Zero Impact

WASTE NOT - The use of post-consumer recycled materials as feedstock for new bottles and cans has become common practice for the beverage industry, but there is still more to be done to reduce waste and increase recycling. Industry giants PepsiCo and Coca-Cola are working towards overcoming these challenges by supporting eco-innovation and government initiatives. The recipients of PepsiCo’s Zero Impact Fund — an expansion of PepsiCo Recycling’s college and university programs to help bring campus eco-innovations to life — have been announced. Eight colleges and universities will each receive a contribution from PepsiCo to help accomplish their environmental goals:

Ford Provides $50k In Grants To High School Community Projects
Ford Provides $50k In Grants To High School Community Projects

PRESS RELEASE - The Ford Motor Company Fund’s NGL (Next-Generation Learning) program has teamed with the company’s STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program to provide $50,000 in grants to high school student-led community programs designed to promote sustainability and innovation. One first-place project will receive $20k in funding from Ford NGL, while a second-place project will get $10k, and four third-place initiatives will be given $5k apiece.

Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals
Phoenix Teams Up with Recyclebank to Tackle Waste and Recycling Goals

WASTE NOT - The City of Phoenix, AZ and Recyclebank, a company that pioneered and patented an education and incentives platform to help cities encourage residents to make sustainable purchasing and disposal habits, formally announced today that they will be teaming up to amplify the city’s “Reimagine Phoenix” initiative, a program aimed at diverting 40 percent of the city’s waste from landfills by 2020.

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