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The Global Rivers Environmental Education Network is a partnership between General Motors, the nonprofit Earth Force, and local schools and conservation groups in GM communities designed to introduce youth to environmental science and careers in STEM. In 2016, GM employees from 51 facilities worked with over 15,000 students to retrieve, test and analyze water samples, and channel findings into a sustainable action plan addressing water quality in the community while helping youth better understand their impact on the environment. 

Baxter International Foundation Helps Grow the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® Program

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BUFFALO, N.Y., January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/​ – A grant from the Baxter International Foundation will help support and grow the Independent Health Foundation’s Good for the Neighborhood® (GFTN) program, a free community-based wellness initiative that brings healthy living and training tools to assist individuals in at-risk and underserved neighborhoods where access to healthcare is limited due to social and economic barriers.

Albertsons Companies Celebrates Adding 26,000 Jobs & 174 Stores, and Increasing Support to Local Communities Since 2015 Merger with Safeway

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BOISE, Idaho, January 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- On the two-year anniversary of the merger that created the second-largest supermarket company in the U.S., Albertsons Companies announced that since the merger with Safeway, it has grown its workforce by 10 percent, creating 26,000 jobs; built or acquired 174 locations; increased healthy food and financial donations; and elevated its commitment to sustainability.

Marina Bay Sands Holds Team Member Bazaar Benefitting Local Organizations

As featured on the offical Las Vegas Sands blog | Sands Confidential
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Marina Bay Sands was abuzz with activity as Team Members came together to give back in many different ways during the holiday season.

School Food Director Embraces Buying Power, Diversity to Improve Menus

By Addie Broyles - American-Statesman Staff
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One rainy day last fall, Anneliese Tanner scrolled through photos of sweet potatoes on her phone.

The managers at some of the 114 school cafeterias under her watch in the Austin Independent School District were posting photos of the vegetables as their cooks made baked sweet potatoes for the first time. All morning long, Tanner kept an eye on how everyone was reacting to the change.

“They have a lot of pride in their work,” she says. “They like to show off their kolaches and parfaits, especially.”

Common Impact and Fidelity Investments Launch Tech Impact Day in Durham, North Carolina

One day, skills-based volunteer program provides technology support to North Carolina nonprofits
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Durham, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ -  Common Impact, a nonprofit that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is partnering with Fidelity Investments on its 2nd wide scale day of service designed to build the technical infrastructure and know-how of nonprofits in the Raleigh-Durham area.  Tech Impact Day will bring together 125 Fidelity technologists to design data, networking and web strategies for 14 local nonprofits, resulting in an anticipated investment of more than $100,00

Students from Houston Independent School District Collaborate with Aramark, NRG Stadium to Create Super Bowl Sandwich

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Through a collaboration with Aramark at NRG Stadium, a team of student chefs from Westside High School (Houston Independent School District) -- Dominique Jackson, Michelle Meadows, and Vivian Romero -- worked alongside Senior Executive Chef Mark Cornish’s culinary team to create the Bayou City Bánh Mì 51 – a Bánh Mì-style sandwich with grilled fajita steak, avocado spread and pickled vegetables.

MGM Resorts International Honored for its Support of Women-owned Businesses

MGM Resorts is the only company in Nevada and integrated resort industry to be recognized by Women’s Business Enterprise National Council as one of America’s Top Corporations
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Our commitment to providing women-owned businesses with opportunities for economic participation and growth is among the reasons MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) was named one of America’s Top Corporations for Women’s Business Enterprises in 2016. 

Data and Planning Drive the Growth of Smart Cities and Utilities

Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report
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The Black & Veatch 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report investigates the progress made by communities and utilities as they continue their evolution toward smarter infrastructure.

Volkswagen Partners with State of Tennessee to Establish $1 Million Science Lab Program

VW eLabs will offer state of the art equipment and a guided learning experience, Program administered by Public Education Foundation
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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn., January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Volkswagen Group of America, Chattanooga Operations (Volkswagen Chattanooga) and the State of Tennessee announced the establishment of a $1 million program that will allow Hamilton County middle and high schools to apply for funds to create a science lab in their school.

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