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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Gives Back to Local Communities Through Inaugural Company-Wide Volunteer Week

More than 1000 employees participate in over 100 volunteerism projects across 22 office locations, including Boston, Chicago, Orlando, Austin and Dublin
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BOSTON, Nov. 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) engaged more than 1140 employees in over 100 volunteer projects globally as part of its first annual Volunteer Week this month. The company-wide week of service was designed to support local communities in HMH’s 22 office locations all over the world.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Center for Green Schools Commit to Providing More Than 2 Million Children with Access to Safer, Healthier Learning Environments

‘Green Apple’ initiative will promote improved educational outcomes in the US and beyond
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September 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a national Commitment to Action to provide more than 2 million children with access to safer, healthier learning environments.  Known as Green Apple, this initiative is designed to empower schools in the United States and beyond to become more effective places to learn.

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Promises World-Renowned Speaker Line up

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Thought Leaders are gathering for the Inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Symposium, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium, taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Invitation Only Global Conflict Minerals Symposium receives Unprecedented Response as Requests for Invitations are Accommodated

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Thought Leaders are gathering for the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Skype Group Video Calling Drives Innovation in the Classroom

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Known for more than just their exceptional basketball team, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been ranked among the top research universities in the country with acclaimed programs in Business, Nursing and Physical Therapy. One common thread that continues to put Marquette ahead of the curve is their pioneering use of technology – like Skype – in their classrooms.

National Coca-Cola Grant Program Awards Recycling Containers to 41 Colleges and 114 Communities

Keep America Beautiful Helps Decrease the Main Recycling Barrier: Convenience
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Colleges, K-12 schools, nonprofits and local governments will advance their recycling efforts this summer thanks to a significant grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The winning communities, schools, universities and organizations will receive between 5,000 and 5,200 recycling bins.  Over 70 percent of the bins are designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in heavily-trafficked public spaces and events, with the remaining 30 percent to be used by students in college residence halls.

The Virtuous Consumer

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Leslie Garrett, author of the Virtuous Consumer – Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World offers some tips and advice on how to keep the Earth Week spirit all year round.

The average family contributes about 48,000 pounds of carbon pollution to global warming every year.  It seems staggering, which can make counterbalancing that impact can seem like an impossible task.

Sky Is the Limit for Imagination at This Year’s Tech Challenge: Asteroids Rock!

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By Sandra Wheatley

As we settle into spring, I’m anticipating an exciting annual event — The Tech Challenge at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California.  This is an amazing program that brings together thousands of students and gives them a chance to flex their engineering muscles.

Last Call for the Research4Life Library Contest

Applications can be submitted until April 26th.
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The Research4Life partnership announced today a case study competition to recognize the role of librarians and library staff in building the research capacities of scientists, doctors and policymakers and helping to boost research output within their institutions.

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