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Symantec Makes Sustainable Food Choices

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At Symantec's cafe in Mountain View, California Executive Chef Robert Sapirman purchases cage-free eggs and sustainable seafood, sources locally, and supports the small farmers doing things right. This October, Symantec hosts its first Less Meet Monday to reduce GHG emissions and show diners how delicious plant-based proteins can be.

Learn more about how you can do your part to support a sustainable food system.

UPS Employees Advance 2020 Goal to Contribute 20 Million Volunteer Hours of Service in Communities Around the World

Volunteers To Focus On Moving UN Sustainable Goals Forward And Helping Communities Hit By Recent Disasters During UPS Global Volunteer Month
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ATLANTA, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that the company will deploy nearly 40 percent more employees on five continents to contribute to 450 community service projects, in the company’s 16th annual Global Volunteer Month. In 2014, CEO David Abney pledged UPS’s employees would contribute 20 million volunteer hours by the end of 2020, and the company is on pace to reach this goal.
 

Healthy Food Choices Are Also Good for the Planet

Symantec and Aramark work to support a sustainable food system
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By Aramark Executive Chef Robert Sapirman

Healthier soil and water, fewer greenhouse gases (GHG), less food waste, and better treatment of animals are all benefits of a sustainable food system. As governments, corporations, scientists, NGOs and others look at how to adequately feed nearly 10 billion people by 2050, many are also focused on achieving this in a manner that reduces pressure on the environment. Did you know:

Tyson Foods and Feeding America® Announce Results of $1M Protein Innovation Fund Distribution

4.5 million servings* of protein sourced through initiative
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Tyson Foods and Feeding America® today announced the results of a two-year project focused on empowering local food banks to develop innovative animal protein sourcing programs to address hunger on the community level.

The Tyson Foods Protein Innovation Fund provided $1 million to 10 Feeding America food banks in nine states to fund protein sourcing projects that have the potential to be scaled and replicated across the Feeding America network.

The Future of the Historic Preservation Movement: Connecting People With Places

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Historic preservation may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of activism, but it actually is one of the longest-running and most successful activist movements in the United States. One of its first successes was the preservation of George Washington’s Headquarters Site in Newburgh, New York in 1850. Another was Washington’s home in Mount Vernon, Virginia in 1858.

The Swoosh Heard ‘Round the World

By Carol Cone and Kristin Kenney
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Taking a knee made Nike stand up.

As brand activism becomes commonplace – even expected – it’s an optimal moment to unpack the factors that spur companies to stand up for something that matters.  

Raising the Bar in Math and Science

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Eastman’s MathElites and ScienceElites programs provide insightful and inspirational training to math and science teachers. Empowering teachers to apply fresh and creative teaching strategies and practical applications strengthens existing curriculum and is having an exponential impact in the classroom.

In partnership with East Tennessee State University Center of Excellence in Mathematics and Science Education, the programs have benefitted more than 40,000 students.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 2 - Gary Levante, Berkshire Bank

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We are thrilled to welcome Gary Levante, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility at Berkshire Bank to Pro Bono Perspectives. Gary leads community engagement and sustainability for Berkshire Bank and under his leadership, Berkshire has earned more than two dozen accolades for its work, recently highlighted by a 100% participation rate in its corporate volunteer program. Now that is a stat we can get behind!

Follow the Money: How Sands Cares Assists Inspiring Children Foundation

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Through Sands Cares, the corporate giving and community engagement program of Las Vegas Sands, the Inspiring Children Foundation (ICF) became the first beneficiary of the Accelerator Program, a community partnership that invests in local non-profit organizations that have the potential to impact the community more robustly with additional resources and support from a major corporate partner.  Through the program, Las Vegas Sands developed INSPIRE, an annual charity event and concert that has featured Jewel and Jason Mraz, as its annual fundraiser for Accelerator program participants. 

Aramark Volunteers in Chicago and Los Angeles Inspire Families to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

In Chicago and Los Angeles, volunteers join Aramark Building Community Day
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Aramark volunteers from Chicago and Los Angeles joined more than 12,000 of their colleagues worldwide to bring health and wellness education to the communities where they live and work. 

“Every year, thousands of Aramark team members come together to volunteer their time and talent on Aramark Building Community Day,” said Jeff Gilliam, President of Aramark’s Higher Education business. “Our 100 team members at UCAN brought health and wellness education to Chicago families and achieved our goal of creating long-lasting health and wellness programs, here in Chicago.”

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