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Paul Dewar’s Conflict Minerals Campaign

Petition urges residents of Canada to help end the trade of conflict minerals
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Paul Dewar, the New Democratic Party Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre, is lobbing for the passage of Bill C-486, an act respecting corporate practices relating to the extraction, processing, purchase, trade and use of conflict minerals from the Great Lakes Region of Africa.

Attend the STEM Competitions Town Hall from STEMconnector

Today, Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 3PM ET
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Competitions continue to emerge as a major outlet for students to engage in STEM exploration. From robotics to cybersecurity to rocket design, many students today have access to experiences that have the potential to expand and enhance their mastery of STEM skills and provide them leadership opportunities and access to career exploration.

Is Your Company’s Program for Conflict Minerals Compliance The Right One?

Discover the 4 prevailing approaches in Source Intelligence’s analysis paper
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On May 31, 2014 under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, many U.S. publicly traded companies will have to file a special disclosure for the 12-month reporting period ending on December 31, 2013. The aim of the disclosure is to provide transparency into corporate supply chain practices and to reduce sources of funding for armed groups involved in human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and surrounding countries.

Discovery Education and 3M Search for America's 2014 Top Young Scientist

-- Students in Grades 5-8 to Compete for $25,000 in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge --
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Silver Spring, Md. and St. Paul, Minn., January 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Discovery Education and 3M are proud to announce the opening of the 16th annual Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. The nation's premier science competition for students in grades 5-8, the Challenge rewards students for their science acumen, demonstration of innovative thinking and communication skills.

Bloomberg's Community Involvement

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Bloomberg supports Jumpstart, a national early education organization that trains college students and community corps members to serve preschool children in low-income neighborhoods. With Bloomberg's help, Jumpstart is able to serve over 1,200 children, working towards the goal of having every child enter Kindergarden prepared.

To see more Bloomberg does for communities check out the 2012 Phlianthropy Report 

 

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Pioneering Apparel Brands Lead Panel on Transparency, Responsible Sourcing and Fair Trade at Outdoor Retailer

Fair Trade USA, Oliberte, Patagonia and prAna to discuss the responsible sourcing journey
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WHO: Fair Trade USA, Patagonia, Oliberte and prAna

WHAT: The Responsible Sourcing Journey: Mitigating Risk, Improving Lives and Tapping into Consumer Demand

Helping Students Prepare for Future Careers

Baxter-sponsored programs provide students with real-life career training, networking opportunities and leadership skill development
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Baxter.com feature story

They came by bus. They came by train. They spent hours commuting to Baxter's facilities in Deerfield, Ill. and Round Lake, Ill. – and for some it was one of their first opportunities to spend much time outside the urban Chicago neighborhoods where they grew up. But nearly all of them said it was one of the most enriching and confidence-building weeks of their lives.

The SEC Defends Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

The Washington DC court of appeals hears arguments challenging the conflict minerals provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act
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For the second time the regulations put forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act are being challenged. This time a business consortium brought the SEC before the DC Circuit court where 3 judges heard arguments from Peter Keisler from the business coalition and Tracey Hardin from the SEC.

RSF Winter Quarterly: What is the Power of Creativity

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In the latest issue of the RSF Quarterly, we focus on the importance of the arts as a healing process and its power to transform people and place. Associate Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies Denise Boston expounds on expressive arts as a therapeutic process.

Introducing The Adobe Youth Voices Scholars Blog Series

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Earlier this year, 25 highly talented Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) students were selected to receive scholarships to help them pursue higher education in a creative field. We are pleased to announce that the first group of scholarship recipients will be contributing blog posts sharing their experiences in post-secondary school and updating us on their creative projects.

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