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Flyboys, Franchisees, and Making Mom Proud

A Wendy’s Franchisee on What Community Is All About
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A “flyboy” is just another, more casual name for a pilot. A “tail gunner” is a crewman on a military aircraft who is stationed at the rear of the aircraft and defends against enemy fire. A “radioman” operates – you guessed it – the radio.

GRI Supports Recommendations by the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures

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GRI strongly supports the work of the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The TCFD recommendations take an important step towards integrating sustainability information into financial disclosures. Investors and other stakeholders will be better informed by the TCFD disclosures on climate-related financial risks and opportunities.

Connecting People to Opportunities

AT&T Annual Sustainability Update 2016
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"Since our start, AT&T has been about one thing: harnessing the power of our network to change lives and improve the world. And just as our network technology has gotten better over the years, so has our ability to address some of society’s toughest challenges....None of this would be possible without our employees, who are as dedicated to their communities as they are to their jobs." - Randall Stephenson, AT&T Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. 

That is the Last Straw – Why Giving Up the Use of Straws is Good for You – and the Planet

by Cris Merz
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You may have seen a few campaigns on social media recently about major corporations like Bacardi pledging to eliminate straws from all company functions as well as campaigns from numerous groups like #stopsucking. The initiatives behind these campaigns are to get people to eliminate the use of straws in their daily routine.  Why?

It’s bad. Bad for the environment, but even worse for you.

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6 Hours + 200 Amway Volunteers = 1 Custom Playground for 1,000 Children

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On June 19, 8:30am, over 200 Amway and community volunteers descended upon the Steepletown neighborhood on Grand Rapids’ northwest side. Their goal? To bring something that had been missing from the area for quite some time – a playground.

The playground is the 19th built by Amway and KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is a national non-profit dedicated to ensuring that all kids get that access to play that they need to thrive.

Finding Comfort in the Heat and Hurry of Houston

by Michelle Martin
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Earlier this month, Anja and I had the opportunity to share our research on nutrition in buildings and communities at the Keeping Our Communities Healthy Conference in Houston, TX. The conference, organized by Hunger Free Texans, is the largest conference of healthy community practitioners and researchers in the Southwestern United States.

Liberty International Underwriters Volunteer at Ellis Island

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Members of Keep America Beautiful’s headquarters’ staff joined volunteers from Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) and the National Park Service to beautify the north end of Ellis Island in New York Harbor.

The Ellis Island project was the third of three events hosted for Liberty International Underwriters volunteers this year.

JetBlue Supports the Recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

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  • JetBlue is the first airline to address the effects of climate change with the TCFD recommendations
  • TCFD recommendations help companies efficiently and effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities
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  • JetBlue is the first airline to address the effects of climate change with the TCFD recommendations
  • TCFD recommendations help companies efficiently and effectively disclose climate-related risks and opportunities

Progressing Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation

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In 2016, Newmont, the State of Nevada and the U.S. Department of the Interior established the Conservation Framework Agreement, a mutually agreed upon framework governing Newmont’s management of more than 1.5 million acres of sagebrush habitat in Nevada.

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