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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - May 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published. Check it out - Brightening Our Corner

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has been published. Check it out - Brightening Our Corner

Duke Energy Invests in Pre-K Education With $1 Million Grant

Summary: 
  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.
Press Release
  • Funding to focus on growing pipeline of quality pre-K teachers over next five years
  • Effort part of public-private partnership to improve outcomes for children in Mecklenburg County, N.C.

HARC Joins Forces With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club to Support Sustainability Research and Regional Green Building Leadership

—Green Mountain Energy Sun Club® Donation Funds HARC’s Next Step Toward Becoming First Net Zero Energy Commercial Building in Texas—
Press Release

HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – HARC and Green Mountain Energy Sun Club leaders celebrated the completion of a sustainability project signifying a major step towards the organization’s goal of achieving a highly regarded net zero energy (NZE) status, which would make the HARC headquarters in The Woodlands the first commercial building in Texas to accomplish the feat.

Smithfield Foods Continues Support of James River Association Environmental Clean Up Efforts

Company donates $10,000 to promote conservation and responsible stewardship of the James River and its natural resources
Press Release

SMITHFIELD, Va., May 14, 2019 /3BL Media/— Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced today a $10,000 donation to the James River Association to support efforts to restore and protect the future of Virginia’s largest river. To kick-off the continuation of the partnership, Smithfield employees contributed their time with James River Association staff to clean trash from Tyler Beach in Rushmere, Virginia.

Serving Those Who Served For Us

Local Vet Receives Laundry Pair from Whirlpool Veteran’s Association and Blue Star Mothers
Blog

Since 2013, the Whirlpool Veterans Association (WVA), in partnership with Blue Star Mothers, has looked for opportunities to help active duty, reservists, and military veterans in Southwest Michigan. As part of these efforts, the two organizations were recently able to provide local veteran Scott Spearitt with a new Whirlpool brand washer and dryer.

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CITGO Raises More Than $2.2 Million for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Continues Historic Partnership as MDA’s Largest Corporate Sponsor
Press Release

HOUSTON, May 14, 2019, /3BL Media/ – CITGO employees, Marketers, Retailers, vendors and suppliers raised more than $2.2 Million to date for families living with muscular dystrophy, ALS and related neuromuscular diseases that severely weaken muscle strength and mobility.

Arbor Day Foundation Honors Team Willamette

Headwaters Award Recognizes Collaboration in Water Quality Programming
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., May 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The Arbor Day Foundation has announced today that Team Willamette of Oregon has been awarded the Foundation’s Headwaters Award. This award celebrates innovative programs — in rural or urban areas — that support the improvement of water quality and quantity through forestry activities. The award will be presented on May 23, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Everett West.

Thermo King Drives Reduction in Food Waste and Insecurity by Committing Nearly $500,000 in Additional Grants to Food Banks Nationwide

Since its launch in 2017, The We Move Food™ program has enabled the delivery of millions of meals to people in need through grants, refrigerated products and in-kind services
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, May, 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Forty percent, or nearly $200 billion of food in the U.S. goes to waste each year. Making this statistic harder to comprehend, 40 million people struggle with hunger, and 12 million of them are children.

Modern-Day Nightingales: Meet Three Enterprising Nurses Who Moonlight as Inventors

From a clever way to help prep kids for surgery to a baby bottle nipple shaped just like Mom's, these nurses' bright ideas helped them win Johnson & Johnson's first nursing innovation challenge—and a total of $100,000 in grant money.
Blog

By Meghan Rabbitt

When you think about groundbreaking healthcare innovations—creations that forever changed how medicine is practiced, like the invention of sutures—chances are you first think of medical device engineers and pharmaceutical scientists brainstorming in a lab.

Lambton College Wins National Champion Title in Environmental Challenge

Press Release

VANCOUVER, May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Students at Lambton College installed solar drip irrigation systems at schools in Zambia, Africa, providing a varied diet to students using clean, solar energy.

Enactus Lambton College has been named the 2019 Scotiabank Environmental Challenge National Champion by this country’s largest student leadership development organization, Enactus Canada, and proud program supporter Scotiabank. The national competition took place at the 2019 Enactus Canada National Exposition in Vancouver.

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