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Thousands of Symantec Employees Take Action for a Sustainable Future

More than 3.5 million gallons of water saved and 45,000 pounds of waste eliminated as part of Going Green in 2018 campaign
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In 2018, thousands of Symantec employees globally partcipated in our year-long, Going Green in 2018 campaign to help create a more sustainable business and future. While company-wide challenges and initiatives were planned, in most cases "It's the Little Things" - those individual commitments, choices and actions - that each employee did that collectively made a significant and lasting impact.

President Barack Obama Keynotes on Inclusion: The Time is Now

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DALLAS, February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The National Diversity Council will host the 2019 National Diversity and Leadership Conference on April 8-12, 2019 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This year’s theme is “Inclusion: The Time is Now.” The five-day conference will feature big-name keynote speakers such as President Barack Obama, award winning actress America Ferrera, General Colin Powell, and over sixty industry experts offering insight on the importance of diversity & inclusion in the workplace.

Video: How We Give Back: Anthony’s Story

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How do you run a marathon when you’re visually impaired? We’re thankful for employees like Anthony, who worked tirelessly to train a fellow New Yorker and lead him toward his goal of completing the TCS New York City Marathon this year.

Watch his story here.

This Children’s Village Supports Vulnerable Children and Families Across South Africa

by Mbali Kgame
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With 11 facilities across South Africa, SOS Children’s Village supports vulnerable children as well as fragmented families. 

At their Ennerdale village in Johannesburg, on Friday, HP Inc. hosted a day of action for their staff members and internal stakeholders to help support educational programmes and activities. 

Back in July 2017, HP Inc. committed to enhancing education for more than 100 million people by 2025. 

Let’s Protect The Dreamers

This is a statement from Donna Epps, Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Verizon.
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On February 11, 2019, our CEO, Hans Vestberg, along with over 100 other CEOs representing nearly every sector of the American economy urged Congress to pass a permanent, bipartisan solution this year to protect the Dreamers.

BLOG | Why The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation is Growing More Than Gardens

Gro More Good initiative to connect 10 million children to the benefits of gardens by 2023
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By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Lindsay LaSala is the Corporate Communications Manager for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and helps to spearhead The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation's community outreach programs related to gardens and greenspaces. She has a deep passion for bringing the benefits of gardens to more children and families and recently led an initiative for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation that created 1,000 community gardens across the country, strengthening and revitalizing neighborhoods and the people who lived there.

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By Lindsay LaSala, Corporate Communications Manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Lindsay LaSala is the Corporate Communications Manager for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and helps to spearhead The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation's community outreach programs related to gardens and greenspaces. She has a deep passion for bringing the benefits of gardens to more children and families and recently led an initiative for The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation that created 1,000 community gardens across the country, strengthening and revitalizing neighborhoods and the people who lived there.

Impact Investing and Building the Next Economy

A Millennial's view on today and tomorrow
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by Nikishka Iyengar Founder and CEO, The Guild 

Taproot Foundation Releases State of Pro Bono: Corporate Edition

Current trends in corporate pro bono program design
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NEW YORK, February 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- As the field of pro bono service continues to grow, companies increasingly identify pro bono programming as a critical element of their overall social impact objectives. Taproot Foundation conducted an inaugural survey of companies doing pro bono to collect data on their programs, identify trends, and share key observations for advancing the field. This resource provides information to help practitioners compare their program design and outcomes to peers in the field, and to support them as they achieve greater impact through pro bono service.

Video: Super Kids Super Sharing Event: Super Bowl LIII

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Something super happened in Atlanta.

Verizon teamed up with the NFL to host the Super Kids Super Sharing Event. 

20 years ago, the program began as an experiment with just three schools participating and donating 200 pieces of equipment. This year, over 100 schools participated, donating more than 40,000 items including toys, games and sports equipment to under-resourced schools across Atlanta.

In addition, Verizon awarded an $18,000 grant to the Ron Clark Academy. 

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