An Intergenerational Dialogue on Citizen Diplomacy
Written by Brittany Lynk and Sherry Lee Mueller
On a recent visit to Washington DC, I reconnected with my mentor, Sherry Lee Mueller, who had a strong influence on the direction of my career. Among the many hats she wears, she is a professor at American University’s School of International Service. What follows is an excerpt from our conversation on global development, and the importance at the individual level to engage with others to create shared understanding.
By Janey Whiteside, Chief Customer Officer, Walmart
A lot of times when you think about Walmart, you think about how big it is, right? We have 4,700 stores in the U.S. alone. But, if you take a minute to think about it, what’s unique about Walmart is that we have a physical presence in local communities. You walk into one of our stores, and you see your neighbors.
JACKSON, MI – Crews have broken ground on a new apartment complex after three years of discussion.
The $13 million development, called The 200, includes plans for 86 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments on four floors. It’s on pace to open in spring 2021, said Kevin Thomson of Jackson Downtown Partners, developer of the complex.
The city is giving over the land for $1 and Consumers Energy is incorporating the project into its Jackson Smart Energy District.
Plans for complex include solar panels on the roof and energy efficiencies throughout.
—Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Donation Funds HARC’s Next Step Toward Becoming First Net Zero Energy Commercial Building in Texas—
HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – HARC and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club leaders celebrated the completion of a sustainability project signifying a major step towards the organization’s goal of achieving a highly regarded net zero energy (NZE) status, which would make the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.
Company donates $10,000 to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of the James River and its natural resources
SMITHFIELD, Va., May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $10,000 donation to the James River Association to support efforts to restore and protect the future of Virginia’s largest river. To kick-off the continuation of the partnership, Smithfield employees contributed their time with James River Association staff to clean trash from Tyler Beach in Rushmere, Virginia.
Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.
VANCOUVER, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Students at Lambton College installed solar drip irrigation systems at schools in Zambia, Africa, providing a varied diet to students using clean, solar energy.
Enactus Lambton College has been named the 2019 Scotiabank Environmental Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter Scotiabank. The national competition took place at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver.
Contribution will support high-quality supplemental education through NextUp RVA
SMITHFIELD, Va., May 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $250,000 to NextUp RVA, an afterschool system for middle school students in Richmond, Virginia which serves to support academic and social development in students through hands-on learning activities.