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Volkswagen Group of America Honored By The Human Rights Campaign Foundation as a Top LGBT-Inclusive Business

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HERNDON, VA, December 6, 2016, /3BL Media/ – Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA), today proudly announced that it has been honored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation as one of 517 major U.S. businesses that scored a 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), earning the designation as a 2017 Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality. This accolade recognizes companies that satisfy all of the CEI’s criteria on corporate policies and practices pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees.

Corporate Support of #GivingTuesday Hits Record Levels

CECP Spearheads Corporate Involvement in Global Movement
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New York, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - One of the founding partners of the #GivingTuesday movement announced record levels of corporate support for the global philanthropy movement. According to CECP: The CEO Force for Good, the number in its overall coalition of the world’s largest companies participating in #GivingTuesday 2016 was 82, the highest participation level seen yet. Begun in 2012, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

JetBlue Remains at the Top for LGBT Workplace Equality

For Yet Another Year JetBlue Earns a Perfect '100' From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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NEW YORK, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced today that it has received another top score of 100 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The honor from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is based on surveys and reports on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

Timberland Employees Worldwide Give Back for 19th Annual Serv-a-Palooza

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Each year global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland kicks off its Serv-a-palooza event to inspire employees around the world to take part in community service as a way to reinforce the brand’s longstanding commitment to protecting and restoring the outdoors and supporting the communities where it lives and operates. For the Stratham, New Hampshire-based company, 2016 marked its 19th consecutive year celebrating Serv-a-palooza.

Microgrids Should Be a Key Element in Power Grid Modernization


Modernization of the U.S. power grid will not only require replacement of old components with new ones, it will also need to account for larger amounts of renewable energy and distributed generation. This movement is causing utilities to consider microgrids as a part of the solution. 

2017 Collegiate RecycleMania Competition Opens Registration

17th Annual Recycling Tournament, Managed by Keep America Beautiful, Attracts Hundreds of Colleges and Universities; New “Zero Waste” Competition Format Featured for 2017
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STAMFORD, Conn., December 1, 2016 – Registration for new and returning colleges and universities is now open for the 2017 RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition. Now in its 17th year, RecycleMania pits colleges and universities against one another to see which will claim the championship in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. The 2017 RecycleMania competition, managed by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, will kick off on Feb.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

A Path Toward Culturally Competent Health Care

By: Dan Bueschel

Since the launch of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), minorities across the U.S. have made significant gains in healthcare coverage.  The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation reports that between 2013 and 2015 the uninsured rates fell for all racial and ethnic groups. While the future of the ACA is uncertain, the fact is that our country is becoming more demographically diverse.

Host Lights Up Olive Garden with Charm, Courage


Annemarie Dummermuth is much more than a popular host at the Olive Garden restaurant in Torrance, CA. She’s the face of the restaurant, and a smiling one at that.


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