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REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients
REI Announces Force of Nature Fund Recipients

Press Release / This year, we launched Force of Nature, an expansive public effort to create more opportunities for women and girls to enjoy the wild. Our goal: Make the outdoors the world’s largest level playing field. - 4 years ago

AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus
AT&T and Human Rights Campaign Introduce Live Proud on Campus

Press Release / AT&T is working with the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to help the next generation of LGBT and allied leaders continue the fight for equality with AT&T’s first-ever Live Proud on Campus campaign. The campaign calls on college students 18 and over to submit a video pitch describing an LGBT-supportive project they’d like to see in place at their schools. The public will vote on fifteen semi-finalist videos to choose six finalists, and HRC, the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization, will select 3 grand prize winners. - 4 years ago

Think Global. Act Local. Global Service Month at Cisco.
Think Global. Act Local. Global Service Month at Cisco.

Press Release / Fall is just around the corner, and communities around the world are preparing for change; for some, a change as they return to school, and for others, a change in the seasons. Cisco employees are also gearing up to “Be the Bridge” and become the change in their local communities. Enter our second annual Global Service Month. This month-long initiative, which runs the length of September, is an incredible opportunity to celebrate Cisco’s commitment to making a collective impact in the communities where we live, work and play. - 4 years ago

Timberland Season of Service Celebrated Around the World
Timberland Season of Service Celebrated Around the World

Press Release / Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland celebrates the 25th anniversary of its award-winning Path of Service™ program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business. - 4 years ago

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!
Do You Have What It Takes To Be The Next Great Nutritionist? Pepsi Wants to Know!

Press Release / Are you serious about smoothies? Nuts over nut butters? The person everyone turns to for a healthy recipe? Today is your lucky day. mindbodygreen and PepsiCo North America Nutrition—an internal division that encompasses PepsiCo’s flagship nutrition brands including Quaker, Tropicana, Naked, and KeVita—are launching a competition to find the Next Great Nutritionist! - 4 years ago

3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day
3 Ways Cisco is Celebrating World Humanitarian Day

Press Release / Humanitarian crises persist around the world. Natural disasters and human conflict displace millions each year. These devastating incidents deprive innocent people access to our most basic human needs: adequate shelter, food, and clean water. Part of our Corporate Social Responsibility commitment is to empower nonprofits and social change agents worldwide to address these global challenges and positively impact the lives of 1 billion people by 2025. On World Humanitarian Day—celebrated every year on August 19—we join other organizations to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service and rally support for people affected by crises around the globe. - 4 years ago

Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash
Better Buildings Conserve Water and Cash

Press Release / GM exceeded its Better Buildings Challenge by reducing water intensity by 28 percent. Here are a few tips to secure similar results. General Motors joined the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings partnership, a group of more than 900 organizations aiming to become 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade and setting goals to develop strategies to conserve resources. Participating companies committed to cumulatively save $3.1 billion and 3.47 million metric tons of CO2. - 4 years ago

Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark
Renewable Retail: Target Hits the Mark

Press Release / Target, one of the leading and largest retailers in the U.S., is expanding its investment in renewable energy and sustainable operations. The company recently signed a long-term contract for 100 megawatts (MW) of new electricity generation capacity from the Solomon Forks wind farm in Kansas — enough energy to meet the average power needs of 150 stores or 50,000 homes. - 4 years ago

Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day
Goodwill Celebrates National Thrift Shop Day

Press Release / Goodwill Industries International celebrates National Thrift Shop Day and encourages people across the nation to shop at Goodwill to do more than just snag great deals. With each purchase at Goodwill, shoppers contribute to programs that provide job placement, education, training, and career development that help people in the community earn jobs. - 4 years ago

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Taking the City of Tomorrow from Fantasy to Reality - Together
Taking the City of Tomorrow from Fantasy to Reality - Together

Press Release / In San Francisco today, Ford convened the City of Tomorrow Symposium, a conference dedicated to diagnosing, analyzing and proposing solutions to the many challenges facing cities as they prepare for the future. The event gathered experts and enthusiasts in numerous fields – from politicians and urban planners to utility companies, academics and citizens – to discuss the key issues our cities need to address, and the need for extensive collaboration between government, local officials and the private sector. - 4 years ago

BioMar Celebrates 10 Years of Strategic Sustainability
BioMar Celebrates 10 Years of Strategic Sustainability

Press Release / Today at Aqua Nor 2017, the BioMar Group takes a moment to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the BioSustain™ concept. Sustainability has long been in the DNA of BioMar however the development of BioSustain firmly established the company as the forerunner in driving sustainable innovation through collaborative partnerships in the aquaculture industry. “At BioMar we are proud of our long history in sustainability”, said Carlos Diaz, CEO BioMar Group, “over a decade ago we recognised the need to find sustainable solutions to fishmeal and fish oil and believed that ‘profit through sustainability’ was possible.” - 4 years ago

Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign
Disney Debuts #DreamBigPrincess Photography Campaign

Press Release / A 19-year-old university student who published a children’s coding book to inspire more girls to pursue STEM fields… One of the first indigenous Samburu women elephant keepers in Africa, who works to help elephant orphans return to their natural habitat… An 11-year-old Brazilian girl who aims to become the first female world champion surfer from her native country… - 4 years ago

Visa’s “Everyone, Everywhere” Report Helps People Thrive
Visa’s “Everyone, Everywhere” Report Helps People Thrive

Press Release / Visa published its 2016 Corporate Responsibility Report titled “Everyone, Everywhere,” which demonstrates how one of the largest payment networks in the world is operating as a responsible, ethical and sustainable company while fulfilling its mission: to connect the world through its innovative, reliable and secure digital payment network and help enable individuals, businesses and economies to thrive. Organized in five theme areas, the report includes the following highlights: - 4 years ago

PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families
PepsiCo, Tops Friendly Markets and Feed the Children to Provide 32,000 Pounds of Food and Essentials for Rochester Families

Press Release / PepsiCo and Tops Friendly Markets are partnering with Feed the Children today to provide 800 families in need with a week's worth of food and essentials – enough supplies to fill two large semi-trucks. The event kicks off at 11 a.m. at Parking Lot 40, 1650 Lake Avenue. "We know families are beginning to prepare for a new school year and we want to help them get off to a great start by providing for some of their needs," said Bonnie Keith, account manager, west New York, PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division. "Families should never have to wonder where their next meal is coming from and we're proud to continue our partnership with Feed the Children and Tops Friendly Markets to help the great people of Rochester." - 4 years ago

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PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil
PepsiCo Reports Continued Progress Towards Goal of 100 Percent Sustainable Palm Oil

Press Release / PepsiCo today reported continued progress in the company's efforts to strengthen its palm oil supply chain, including new steps taken to promote human rights, responsible land use and supplier transparency. These moves support PepsiCo's previously announced goal for 100 percent of the palm oil it uses to be sustainably sourced by 2020. In its annual Palm Oil Action Plan Progress Report, the global food and beverage company disclosed that 89 percent of the palm oil it expects to use during 2017 has been traced to the mill level, up from 65 percent in 2015. PepsiCo has also taken steps to extend traceability beyond the mill to plantation level across its entire palm oil supply chain, which it aims to achieve by 2020. - 4 years ago

Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer
Target’s $14-Million Move Will Help More Kids Play Youth Soccer

Press Release / Soccer is one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., with more than 9 million kids playing in youth soccer leagues last year alone. But getting in the game isn’t always easy—costs for equipment and registration fees can add up fast, and in some neighborhoods, there are no playing fields for miles around. - 4 years ago

Eastman Issues 2017 Sustainability Report
Eastman Issues 2017 Sustainability Report

Press Release / Eastman (NYSE:EMN) today announced the release of its 2017 sustainability report, Innovating with Purpose. Building on the company’s progress, the report provides a review of Eastman’s sustainability strategy and goals as well as highlights from the past year. - 4 years ago

Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day
Carlson Rezidor's Inge Huijbrechts Shares her thoughts on Earth Overshoot Day

Press Release / Today, the 2nd of August, is Earth Overshoot Day – the day on which we have used up all natural resources on the planet for this year. The remainder of the year is overconsumption. If we would all consume just the resources the planet has available, the day would fall on Dec 31st. Every year the date falls earlier. Surprisingly, in 1987, the day still fell in December – on Dec 19th to be precise. Since then, our consumption of natural resources has dramatically increased – bringing Earth Overshoot Day forward into August since 2010. With EOD, delays and pushbacks are a good thing. So, what can we all do to push back this date and ‘Think Planet’? Here’s some of the best possible actions: 1. Diet: love your greenies - 4 years ago

Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report
Caesars Highlights $50B in Value Generated for Communities, Top Scores from CDP in 8th Annual Citizenship Report

Press Release / Caesars Entertainment Corporation (“Caesars”), the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment company, today announced the company’s eighth annual Corporate Citizenship Report, entitled “People Planet Play” which covers 2016 and select content from the first half of 2017, detailing Caesars’ sustained progress and leadership across its many corporate social responsibility initiatives. - 4 years ago

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CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition
CVS Health Joins the Sustainable Packaging Coalition

Press Release / CVS Health, a leading drugstore and pharmacy company, has announced its membership in the Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC). CVS Health joins over 190 coalition members including Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, USPS, Verizon, Disney Consumer Products, and many others collectively working to advance sustainable packaging. CVS Health's membership in the SPC builds on their efforts to reduce product packaging waste in collaboration with its suppliers. "Retailers play a pivotal role in packaging decisions and CVS Health's tremendous reach offers a tremendous opportunity," said Adam Gendell, Associate Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition. "We are excited to welcome CVS to the Coalition and we look forward to working together." - 4 years ago

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