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Whirlpool Corporation’s Global Habitat Build Honors the 13-year Tenure of Former CEO Jeff Fettig

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., January 5, 2018 /3BL Media/-- Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating the conclusion of its first-ever Global Habitat Build Project -- a project which  engaged more than 200 Whirlpool Corporation employee volunteers in 14 Habitat for Humanity home build projects in eight countries. The project was coordinated to recognize the many contributions of the company’s former CEO, Jeff Fettig, who stepped down as CEO on October 31, 2017, and to celebrate the 17-year partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool Corporation.

Arrow Electronics Supports Accenture’s “Hour of Code”

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Arrow Electronics’ employees supported an Hour of Code event at Accenture’s Denver office last month that was attended by local students and their families. Arrow provided 20 laptops for the event, and employees volunteered to coach students through the event’s interactive coding modules. 

Prudential’s Data-Driven Approach to Engaging Middle Management Employees

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As one of Fortune’s (and Benevity’s) Most Admired Companies, Prudential has a social mission at the core of its business model—that everyone should have the opportunity to achieve financial security. They’ve committed over $1 billion to their hometown of Newark through initiatives like impact investments, grants to nonprofits and infrastructure projects. And even with great participation rates and rave feedback on their Goodness program, Prudential CARES, the company is continuously looking for ways to expand and improve by digging into the data.

Arbor Day Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

Leaders in tree planting, conservation, and environmental stewardship from around the country and world to be honored through the annual Arbor Day Awards
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ -  The Arbor Day Foundation has announced finalists for its annual recognition program with the winners to be announced prior to National Arbor Day on April 27, 2018. Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state, and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects, and roadside beautification. This year 24 finalists have been identified for six awards including:

Marina Bay Sands Team Members Share: What Volunteerism Means to Me

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Brandon Cheong, Shift Manager, Loyalty Club at Marina Bay Sands, first started volunteering while still in school at a local animal shelter after being inspired by United Nations Messenger of Peace, Dame Jane Goodall.  This sparked a lifelong commitment to volunteerism as he believes in giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. He has devoted time volunteering and fundraising for Save Our Street Dogs (SOSD) and Voice for Animals (VFA).

De Beers Group Diamond Mine Backs Rugby at Ground Level

Rugby grounds belonging to Debswana’s Jwaneng diamond mine are the home for a third rugby centre supported by the country’s Re Ba Bona Ha programme.
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Debswana, a joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of the Republic of Botswana, has already invested P6.5 million in the programme.

Jwaneng mine’s Services Manager Isaac Tswetla called on local teams to make good use of the rugby facilities and to host international games there.

Consumers Energy Helps Close the Gap in Heating Costs During Harsh Michigan Winters

By Whitney Skeans
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This article series is sponsored by Consumers Energy and went through our normal editorial review process. 

Each winter in Michigan, the question we all ask ourselves is: How cold will it get this year?

For most, the question is simple enough – check the Farmer’s Almanac, tune into the weather forecast, ask a few friends or co-workers what they’ve heard. And, if "colder" is the reply, we may decide to don that fluffy wool sweater, turn up the thermostat, make a pot of soup, or throw a log on the fireplace at home.

University of Akron, Clemson University Football Fans Champions of 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge

Nationally, College Football Fans Recycle, Compost Nearly 2 Million Pounds of Waste During 2017 Season
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WASHINGTON, January 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - While Clemson University came within a victory of making it to the College Football Playoff National Championship, it can claim, along with the University of Akron, the co-championship of the 2017 GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC), the national collegiate football recycling competition.  The GameDay Recycling Challenge is produced through a partnership of the College and University Recycling Coalition (CURC), Keep America Beautiful,

Winging Supplies Across the Skies

How Louis Olsen takes philanthropy to new heights
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by Mary Burich

Combining two loves is always a thrill. Using them to help those in need can put you on cloud nine. Or even above it, as the case may be.

That’s exactly what Minnesota native Louis Olsen did recently when he loaded his plane with the likes of work gloves, diapers and mosquito repellant – as well as 384 cans of SPAM® products – to aid victims and first responders of Hurricane Harvey.

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