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Domtar’s EarthChoice Ambassadors: Making the Domtar Difference

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There are many factors that make up the Domtar difference. One of them is our EarthChoice Ambassador (ECA) program. ECA is an employee engagement program that began in 2010 to promote sustainable principles throughout the company.

Domtar and SCA Clean Up Parks in Two of Our Communities

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Domtar volunteers in Missouri and Ontario invested hundreds of volunteer hours this spring to clean up community parks, with help from the Student Conservation Association (SCA). Participating in an SCA clean up is a great way for our colleagues to give back to the communities in which they live and work.

Domtar and SCA Clean Up at Lions Park in Dryden, Ontario

After Date Nights in the Garden, a Farm Emerges

It’s a wonder what a few veggies can do for a next-door lot full of weeds, drugs, and crime. Find out how Wells Fargo team member Rene Owczarski and his wife, Monika, got an urban farm approved for their Des Moines, Iowa, community.
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“We get the kids to bed, go outside, and put on our head lamps to weed,” Monika Owczarski said. “Luckily, our baby monitor reaches that far.”

Mobile Science Lab Visits Milton, Sparks Curiosity

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The Curiosity Cube made a stop at the Milton Library Saturday.

The Curiosity Cube was created with the goal to inspire children with hands-on science to children. MilliporeSigma, a life-science company with a facility in Oakville, created the cube by converting a 22x10-foot shipping container into a mobile science lab.

Read more on InsideHalton.com.

Mohawk Helps Revitalize Georgia Schools in Partnership With Community-focused School Crashers Program

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CALHOUN, Ga., August 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ —This year many Georgia schoolchildren will work and play in classrooms and media spaces with a fresh look and energy due in part to Mohawk Industries and the Georgia United Credit Union School Crashers℠ program.

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School in National K-12 Recycling Competition
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, announces the launch of the eighth annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition. Registration for this incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Impact at Work: Mission Economic Development Agency Project Spotlight

by Marielle Walter
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In June 2017, Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) reached out to Common Impact to engage the support of a skilled volunteer team in achieving an important but challenging organizational goal – one that many nonprofit organizations are similarly striving to attain. MEDA's mission is to strengthen low- and moderate-income Latino families by promoting economic equity and social justice through asset building and community development.

Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger.
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“On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

The Lasting Impact of Comcast Cares Day in Santa Rosa

By Steve Mizera
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Like so many school districts around the country, it’s back-to-school time here in Santa Rosa, Calif. I look forward to this week every year, the excited buzz of students filling the halls and classrooms and the celebration of a new school year. But this year is a little different. With more than 800 families in our district displaced as a result of last October’s wildfires, we just won’t know until those school doors open how many students will be back this year. Many families spent the summer evaluating if they will stay in Santa Rosa and rebuild, or move.

Always Be Prepared: How to Plan Your Disaster Relief Strategy

A Guide to creating a best-in-class response plan
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This week marks one year since Hurricane Harvey hit US soil, causing $125 billion in damage and contributing to the costliest year for climate-related disasters in US history, totalling more than $300 billion.

When news of natural disasters like hurricanes, wildfires, floods and droughts pop up in people’s news feeds, they feel compelled to give immediately. You may find yourself scrambling to respond to hundreds of “what are we doing about this?” questions from employees and leadership—unless you have a plan.

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