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Domtar Learning Lounge Opens in Johnsonburg, Pennsylvania

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In today’s technology-driven world, we remain committed to the printed page. We also believe in promoting literacy among children. Most recently, our Johnsonburg Mill in Pennsylvania sponsored a new reading room, the Domtar Learning Lounge, to support literacy and learning at the Johnsonburg Area High School.

Discovery Education Joins Forces with ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ to Premiere First-Ever Movie Studio Inspired Virtual Field Trip Experience Launching Students Nationwide into an Immersive STEM and Literacy Journey

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-- ‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip to Air on Nov. 29th Offering Students a STEM and Literacy-Packed Sneak Peek of the Movie ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ --

-- 5th to 9th Grade Students Across the Country to Explore Exciting STEM Careers in Film, Art and Production with MythBusters' Tory Belleci, ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ Writer and Producer Phil Lord, Producer Christopher Miller, and Actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld --

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-- ‘Discover the Spider-Verse’ Virtual Field Trip to Air on Nov. 29th Offering Students a STEM and Literacy-Packed Sneak Peek of the Movie ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ --

-- 5th to 9th Grade Students Across the Country to Explore Exciting STEM Careers in Film, Art and Production with MythBusters' Tory Belleci, ‘Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse’ Writer and Producer Phil Lord, Producer Christopher Miller, and Actors Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld --

IBM Releases Report on the UN SDGs

Putting smart to work towards achieving the UN SDGs
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November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - IBM is leveraging its technology, expertise and commitment to global service and sustainability to contribute to the achievement of the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  

When the Shopkeeper Measures Blood Pressure: Novartis Foundation and Partners Prove Effectiveness of Community-based Approach to Tackling Hypertension

Novartis Foundation and partners’ innovative ComHIP pilot in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease.
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• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

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• Innovative ComHIP project in Ghana shows that bringing healthcare closer to where people live, work and shop effectively tackles hypertension – the most deadly non-communicable disease

• Digital health tools were a key enabler in the program

• The control rate of people with hypertension enrolled and retained in the program for over a year climbed from 36% to 72%

• The Ghanaian government is integrating the model into national policy and plans to scale-up to additional regions

• This form of community-based care could save millions of lives in other countries and for other NCDs

Creating a STEM-Strong St. Louis

By Deborah Holmes
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Science, technology, engineering and math is everywhere around us, from the complex to the simple. Take your smartphone, for example. This device wouldn’t be possible without the brainpower of engineers. Additionally, improved treatments and cures for diseases are possible because of scientists and medical professionals who have a deep understanding of the human body, but you can find STEM in something as simple as a water fountain.

VH1 Save The Music Helps Viacom Employees Celebrate #GivingTuesday

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Nearly 5 million children lack access to musical instruments across the U.S.. On, Tuesday, November 27th VH1 Save The Music (STM) and Viacom are partnering to help change that in honor of #GivingTuesday -- a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

For over 20 years, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has been committed to helping kids, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. The benefits of music education are well-known, from improved academic performance to stronger self-esteem.

Red Lake Schools Discover the Earth at Close Range

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At Goldcorp, we recognize that our stewardship of the environment is integral to our company’s long-term viability, and we are working on innovative ways for environmental management, always considering the present and future of water, energy and biodiversity. Learning about our environment and how climate change impacts the world around us is an important step in inspiring the next generation of environmental leaders.

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
Press Release

AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

The Arbor Day Foundation and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Unveil Tree Cities of the World Programme

New Programme Recognizes Cities and Towns for Excellence in Community Forestry
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LINCOLN, Neb., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation along with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) today unveiled their Tree Cities of the World Programme, an initiative to recognize communities across all continents that meet core standards for the care and planning of community trees and forests.

Preparing the Next Generation of Engineers

A visit to SCE’s GridTech Labs helps new engineering students prep for the rigors of college.
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Civil engineering student Kathleen Sagun felt a bit scared going into her freshman year at California State University, Long Beach’s College of Engineering. So, a recent visit to Southern California Edison’s GridTech Labs to meet engineering interns and tour the lab gave her some helpful direction.

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