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California Student Takes a Stand on Human Rights

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Human Rights across the global are in disarray, casting a heavy shadow on what freedom represents in the pursuit of profit.

Armed militia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, breach Human Rights and monopolize the regions for Conflict Minerals, often referred to as the “3TG’s”: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. Citizens face sexual terrorism, genocides and human slavery to mine these black market minerals.

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

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Gillian Madeley is Teacher-Librarian, Literacy@School, Technology & Lead Teacher within the York Region District School Board (Ontario, Canada). She is an avid Skype Classroom user and promoter, and has recently joined the ranks of Apple’s Distinguished Educators, Class of 2013. Follow her on Twitter at @aljasngenietoo. Republished with permission.

Global Witness to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Jana Morgan of Global Witness announced as speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The NGO investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses.  Their work ranges from high level lobby meetings to finding long-term systemic solutions at the global policy level.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Joins Orlando Magic to Support Baskets for Books

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During an on-court halftime presentation in the Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics game on April 13, 2013, Orlando Magic honored Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, among other organizations, for efforts in supporting literacy throughout Central Florida through the Magic’s Baskets for Books program. 

HanesBrands and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Deliver Healthcare Services to Children in the Dominican Republic

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., May 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - HanesBrands today announced an ongoing partnership with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to provide critical ear, nose and throat surgeries to hundreds of children each year in the Dominican Republic through volunteer medical missions.

Verizon Foundation Presents Free May 15 Webinar On Building Students’ Historical Literacy Skills with Common Core Standards

Discussion Designed for History, Social Studies Teachers, But Open To All Interested Educators
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Basking Ridge, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The latest free, live webinar from the Verizon Foundation’s Thinkfinity.org will discuss building students' historical thinking and literacy skills by using Common Core standards.

LAST CHANCE to Register: Are Global Brands & OEM's Exposed from the Complexities of Implementation?

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Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. The exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation increases pressure to eliminate risk. 

Learn from programs in motion how to tackle the complexity that comes along with Conflict Minerals Compliance, sourcing due diligence, reporting requirements and potential auditing.   

Responsible Sourcing Network Director to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Patricia Jurewicz, Director of As You Sow's Responsible Sourcing Network, announced as speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  Patricia has participated in numerous ground-breaking projects, from human rights and labor abuses, to forced labor and extortion at the commodity level of supply chains.  As You Sow's Responsible Sourcing Network ensures global supply chains are held accountable to the people and environments they touch at the raw commodity level. 

JustGreen™ Launches Green Power Calculator

Provides Building Projects with Real Time Quotes for Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and Carbon Offsets
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Toronto, Ontario, May 15, 2013 JustGreen, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand has hit the nail on the head with its new instant online green power quotes, making it easier for commercial customers to acquire  LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at http://www.justgreenleed.com.

Conflict Minerals: Record Number of Global Brands and OEM's Shift Attention to Implementation

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Global Brands and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM's) are keenly aware of the exposure they face from the complexities of Conflict Minerals Compliance implementation. The pressure to eliminate risk is at an all time high. 

Global Brands and OEM's now realize that Conflict Minerals Compliance is an end-to-end Supply Chain maze that can translate into loss of business. 

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