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Capital One to Leverage Signature OneWeek Campaign in Support of the Pro Bono Service Movement

Capital One sponsors Pro Bono Week 2013 in partnership with Taproot Foundation
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October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Capital One Financial Corporation will host its 4th annual OneWeek national community service initiative coinciding with National Pro Bono Week 2013, from October 21-27. Building on the company’s strong tradition of employee volunteerism, Capital One associates will volunteer with hundreds of nonprofit organizations through projects designed to help address economic and social needs of the communities where they live and work. 

Watch Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller’s presentation from Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium This Wednesday

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On Wednesday, October 23rd at 10am PDT, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller and their presentation entitled, “Section 1502: Perspectives from the U.S. GAO”.

Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

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October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations.  Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District. 

Choosing Who Gets Clean Water: My Vetting Process

Kirsten McKnight on the Project Supply Process
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My job at NativeEnergy is to vet new projects, particularly forestry and clean water projects. I work closely with NGOs and small businesses trying to make a difference here in the US and in Kenya, Ghana, Honduras, Tanzania, and beyond.

Lately I have spent most of my time on our water projects, and everywhere, the stories are strikingly similar:

“The people are rural and poor. The government had set goals to get them access to clean water but only 20% of the population has access.”

TransCanada Supports Stettler Sports Park Tree Planting Initiative

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Stettler, Alberta, October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – TransCanada has donated $10,000 to the Town of Settler in support of a tree planting initiative on the grounds of the Stettler Sports Park.

“Planting these trees will offer park goers shade, increase the overall aesthetics of the park and enhance the experience of community members while enjoying the space,” says Lee Penner, director of parks and leisure services for the Town of Stettler. “We are thrilled that TransCanada provided funds towards this initiative.”

Taproot and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Bus Tour Hits Chicago

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October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From October 21-25, a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Bus will be touring the streets of Chicago. In partnership with a campaign donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, the Taproot-branded Volkswagen Bus will be raising awareness around volunteerism during Pro Bono Week.

Just Energy Proudly Sponsors Energy Day 2013 in Houston, Texas

The Company Joins Consumer Energy Alliance, University of Houston, and Mayor Annise Parker for Day of Community Fun and Learning
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Houston, TX, October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Just Energy is proud to announce its sponsorship of Houston’s 3rd Annual Energy Day Festival on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, a free, day‐long family oriented event showcasing innovation in energy. Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about state of the art technology through kid‐friendly demonstrations, exhibits, and interaction with industry experts.

Bringing Awareness to Energy Poverty

energy4everyone Foundation has a new website
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Yesterday was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A day to bring awareness to the need to eradicate poverty in all countries.

Energy poverty affects over 2 billion people. In the developing world, access to energy is fundamental to improving quality of life, life expectancy and literacy.

Click here to read how The energy4everyone.com Foundation (e4e), supported by Enbridge, is tackling energy poverty.

DOE's Solar Decathlon Offsets Visitor's Travel Emissions

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The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a collegiate home building competition, lowered the carbon footprint of the event by purchasing carbon offsets from TerraPass to mitigate estimated greenhouse gas emissions created by attendee travel.

 

New York City Celebrates Pro Bono Day on October 23rd

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October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation and DesigNYC, Taproot Foundation announces the upcoming “Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose” event on Wednesday, October 23rd during National Pro Bono Week (Oct 21st – 26th). Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation, Pro Bono Day NYC will bring together nonprofits, volunteers, pro bono providers and strategic partners for a day-long series of events and workshops highlighting the thriving pro bono movement in New York City.

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