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Gila River Arena Partners With City of Glendale’s Parks Maintenance Division to Celebrate Earth Day

More than 20 AEG Facilities employees from Gila River Arena spent the day cleaning local parks in the Glendale, Ariz. Community
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In Celebration of Earth Day today, more than 20 AEG Facilities employees at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz. spent the day cleaning and picking up trash at Grand Canal Linear Park and Glendale Heroes Regional Park.

Employees walked more than six and half miles on the trails that connect the two parks located just blocks from the arena collecting more than 40 bags of trash.

The park cleanup was in conjunction with AEG 1EARTH, AEG’s industry-leading sustainability program to manage and reduce the company’s environmental impact.

Scotiabank Supports Talk With Our Kids About Money Day Across Canada

Seventh annual Talk With Our Kids About Money Day (TWOKAM Day) – supported by Scotiabank – now underway in thousands of classrooms and homes across the country helping to prepare young people for their financial futures.
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TORONTO, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Talking with kids about money to improve financial literacy is increasingly recognized as a priority, not only for Canada's young people, but also for the future financial health of individuals, families and communities.

Partners in Purpose: Bacardi & Mercy Corps Restore Coral Reefs in Puerto Rico

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One year following Hurricanes Maria and Irma, Puerto Rico is still rebuilding.

In 2018, Bacardi provided a $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to aid in long term recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism restoration in the Caribbean.

One of these programs included the restoration of Tamarindo Bay, Culebra. Volunteers came together to clear debris from 1.3 miles of coast. Seasoned divers were deployed below water to help replant and stabilize coral.

Earth Day: What Makes Cisco a Sustainability Leader?

By Tae Yoo
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Nearly 50 years ago, US Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the first Earth Day, sparked by the devastating 1969 oil spill off the Southern California coast. The inaugural celebration in 1970 saw 20 million Americans showing their support, followed by the passing of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species Acts by year’s end.

Today, Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with more than one billion people celebrating annually.

Embrace Our Beautiful Planet and Our Shared Responsibility to Protect it

Five High-Impact Charities to Support in Celebration of Earth Day 2019
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50 years ago, the EPA did not exist, which meant there was no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act, and no legal regulatory mechanism to protect our environment. This all changed in April 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson created Earth Day as a way to force this issue onto the national agenda. Twenty million Americans demonstrated in different U.S. cities, and it worked! In December 1970, Congress authorized the creation of a new federal agency to tackle environmental issues, the U.S.

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $500,000 to Three Projects Protecting Michigan’s Natural Resources, with Planet Awards

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JACKSON, Mich., April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated Earth Day today by providing $500,000 for three projects that will make a significant impact on Michigan’s environment – protecting habitat for Michigan’s wildlife, planting 100,000 trees and preserving freshwater resources.

The Michigan Nature Association, Conservation Resource Alliance and Michigan United Conservation Clubs are the first recipients of the Foundation’s Planet Awards. The grants aim to preserve, restore and protect Michigan’s natural resources.

Earth Day and Every Day: Tracking Endangered Species with Booz Allen

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On Earth Day and every day, implanted radio tags with satellite transponders track endangered species so conservationists can learn more about their habits and habitat. For sea creatures like whales and dolphins, this means studying  the impact of threats including water pollution, noise pollution, and fishing nets.  

However, such data-gathering is often easier said than done. The volume of the world’s oceans is a staggering 1.4 billion cubic kilometers. The current network of satellites is limited in terms of coverage and the speed of data transmission.

ASCSC Community Foundation and LA Galaxy Foundation Host 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day Celebration at Dignity Health Sports Park

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AEG’s ASCSC Community Foundation and the LA Galaxy Foundation hosted the 13th Annual Easter Egg Hunt and Earth Day Celebration earlier today at Dignity Health Sports Park Track & Field Stadium for more than 1,000 children and families in the surrounding communities of Carson, Calif. The event featured LA Galaxy Star Squad, LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo and the Easter Bunny, courtesy of the Southbay Pavilion Mall.

In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, activities also included face painting, the Wildlife Learning Center Petting Zoo, photos with the Easter Bunny, Cozmo and more.

Video | Watch Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance Join Farmers in the Field for Haiti’s First Commercial Cotton Harvest in 30 Years

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Three representatives of global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined the Smallholder Farmers Alliance and local farmers to help harvest Haiti’s first commercial cotton crop in three decades. Since 2016, Timberland has worked with the SFA to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti. Their goal is to create a new sustainable supply chain for cotton, while also forwarding the reforestation of Haiti and improving farmers lives. 

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