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A Newsworthy 2018 - Whirlpool Corporation

Major announcements, cause initiatives, sustainability and volunteerism among company's 2018 highlights
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Whirlpool Corporation welcomes 2019 with much excitement, but we're still taking time to reflect and celebrate the innovation, volunteerism, sustainability and news stories of 2018.

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Fulfill Your Resolution to Start an Employee Volunteer Program in 2019

Everything You Need to Know to Get Started
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The benefits of employee volunteering are well documented. This video showcases some of the highlights.  If you're convinced but don't know how to get started, check out the collection of resources below.

What is an Employee Volunteer Program?

Why are Employee Volunteer Programs Important?

MegaMex Foods Donates a Fire Truck to the City of Sabinas, México

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Sabinas is a city of 63,000 residents in the northern state of Coahuila, México. Since 1990, Avomex, the local subsidiary of MegaMex in México, has been producing Wholly Guacamole® dips.

The company is one of the major local employers in the area, providing about 3,200 jobs.

Duke Energy Protects Carolinas' Waterways With $800,000 in Grants

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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • Grants to support 11 projects spanning 58 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina
  • Investment is part of Duke Energy's $10-million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

Solar Decathalon 2.0

Building Up the Base of the Pyramid
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Imagine groups of college students, working together with community leaders around the globe, in a contest to develop cutting edge, small, affordable, solar-powered homes for a pre-determined location. 

Imagine 20 of those teams assembling their homes on a micro-grid and opening them for inspection by architects, engineers, and leaders from the community where they will be located, along with thousands of visitors interested in learning more about how they were built and where they will be used. 

Truck of Books Event Gives 40,000 Books to Local Teachers

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Domtar joined forces with First Book and Classroom Central for the third annual Truck of Books event. The two-day literacy promotion offered 40,000 free books for teachers to share with students in Charlotte, North Carolina, including nearby York County, South Carolina.

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 15, 2019 /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 26, 2019. 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 25 finalists have been identified for six awards including:

Helping Children Recover With The Healing Tree

Sappi awards Ideas that Matter winner $50k grant to help pediatric burn patients
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For nearly two decades, Ideas that Matter has been a cornerstone in Sappi North America’s corporate responsibility efforts. By supporting the work of designers who are creating print communications to help solve complex social issues, Ideas that Matter is an important participant in the design for social good movement.

As part of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, Sappi North America awarded a team of students from ArtCenter College of Design a $50,000 grant to continue the development and implementation of “The Healing Tree: The Safe Niño’s Project.”

Helping Children Recover With The Healing Tree

Sappi awards Ideas that Matter winner $50k grant to help pediatric burn patients
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For nearly two decades, Ideas that Matter has been a cornerstone in Sappi North America’s corporate responsibility efforts. By supporting the work of designers who are creating print communications to help solve complex social issues, Ideas that Matter is an important participant in the design for social good movement.

As part of its 17th annual Ideas that Matter program, Sappi North America awarded a team of students from ArtCenter College of Design a $50,000 grant to continue the development and implementation of “The Healing Tree: The Safe Niño’s Project.”

Medtronic Foundation Recognizes 12 Bakken Invitation Honorees for Driving Positive Change in Healthcare

Program Celebrates the Legacy of Medtronic Co-Founder Earl Bakken and Other Outstanding Patient Advocates Around the World
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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The Medtronic Foundation Bakken Invitation program recognizes and connects people who “live on, give on and dream on” through their advocacy, contributions to innovation and volunteerism after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.

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