American Express funds much-needed volunteer efforts in national parks
WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ -In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Foundation and American Express are announcing seven grants supporting volunteer capacity-building efforts at national parks across the country. Designed to support the growth of park volunteer programs, projects funded by the grants include expansion of volunteer housing space, development of recruitment handbooks, and outreach to neighboring communities.
ROSWELL, Ga., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — To the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. sustainability is not simply an initiative, it is integral to every aspect of its operations. The company has won numerous local, state and national awards for its efforts and its Chico, California, headquarters has onsite wastewater treatment and composting facilities as well as the largest solar installation of any craft brewer.
Contributions boost downtown development in energy provider’s hometown.
JACKSON, Mich., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation today announced $500,000 for two major projects near its downtown headquarters, supporting an incubator for chefs to grow their businesses and the relocation and expansion of the Jackson School of the Arts.
Denver – Employees from Arrow Electronics and Salesforce volunteered earlier this month at the Food Bank of the Rockies to support hunger relief efforts. Working in two shifts, the volunteers helped sort, pack and load 70,000 pounds of food that will be distributed throughout Colorado.
In a continuing tradition central to Viacommunity’s All Good, All Year initiative, 24 Team Viacom employees in New York and Los Angeles joined the battle to beat rare cancers by participating in Cycle for Survival’s 12th year of rides, helping to raise some of the more than $40 million in critical funds that the organization has raised for rare cancer research this season alone.
TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - To demonstrate our support following the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team, Scotiabank is committing $300,000 in support of the people of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and area.
3.6 Million Students Recycle and Compost 68.6 Million Pounds in Nation’s Premier Collegiate Recycling Competition
STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – College of Staten Island, which is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) have been named the winners of the two primary categories of the 2018 RecycleMania competition, sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products®. With a recycling rate of more than 94.8 percent, College of Staten Island is the victor in the Diversion category, while RISD finished first in the Per Capita Classic category at 82.36 lbs.
Drinking straws are pointless and damaging, but it’s hard to leave them behind
By Bee Wilson
Plastic drinking straws, I realized recently, are enmeshed with many of my fondest memories. When I was a child, a glass of lemonade with a straw was heaven. Drinking straws were also part of going to the movies, huddled in the dark with a giant, icy Diet Coke. In my 20s, I remember the thrill of sipping whiskey sours through one of those short, slender cocktail straws and feeling carefree and sophisticated.
Smith’s Food and Drug Joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food and Drug to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Utah Food Bank. Smithfield also contributed nearly 35,000 pounds of protein to the Maryland Food Bank. Smithfield’s contributions are part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.