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Boeing's Composite Byproducts May Have a Role in Cleaning Stormwater

High-tech aircraft material has down-to-earth environmental benefits
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The same light-weight carbon fiber that is boosting the efficiency of Boeing aircraft may also help clean the groundwater back on earth.

Boeing, Washington State University (WSU) and the Washington Stormwater Center are collaborating to research the use of recycled carbon fiber composites to strengthen permeable pavement, a porous paving material that can mitigate pollution from stormwater runoff.

King Philippe Marks 500,000th Computer Donation by Arrow Electronics and Close the Gap

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MECHELEN, Belgium, February 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A half-million donated computers is a milestone—momentous enough to warrant a King’s attention.

His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium visited Arrow Electronics’ facility near Brussels on February 18 to celebrate the refurbishment of the 500,000th computer donated for humanitarian purposes.

Brown-Forman Announces $1 Million Contribution to Speed Art Museum

Gift Allows Community Free Admission – “Owsley Sundays” – to the Speed Every Sunday for Five Years
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February 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Brown-Forman Corporation announced today that it is giving the Speed Art Museum $1 million dollars as part of the Speed’s multi-million dollar capital campaign. The announcement was made today by Brown-Forman Vice Chairman James S. Welch, Jr. during a news conference at the Speed Art Museum.

Using STEM to Make a Difference in Their Communities, 15 Public Schools are Named National Finalists in the $2 million* Solve for Tomorrow Contest

The Samsung Citizenship team’s signature education program encourages kids to grow as students and neighbors
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., February 24, 2016 /3BL Media. – When their teacher asked them to take a hard look at issues affecting people in their community, one group of students in Missouri noticed that some of their peers with disabilities had trouble staying upright in their wheelchairs. And so, the students got to work with compressed cardboard, cutting and shaping various components to find which ones would create classroom furniture that would make their friends most comfortable.

Booz Allen Hamilton Joins #VABrainTrust Hackathon for Veterans

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More than 500 veterans, caregivers, clinicians, data scientists, designers, and engineers gathered the weekend of February 20 for the #VABrainTrust Hackathon. Here, diverse teams worked together to create brain health innovations for Veterans experiencing mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Ritz Carlton, Tata Consultancy Services, and IBM to Take the Stage at International Women's Day 2016

On March 7-8, business leaders involved with Impact 2030 will explore the private sector's role in the SDGs. Register now to join the conversation!
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On March 7 - 8 at the United Nations and Microsoft's New York office, The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment will convene more than 500 public and private sector leaders to explore inclusive solutions that create opportunities for women and girls around the world.

Connecting the World to the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada

by Austin Belisle
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With 31 venues, 364 medal events, 7,000 athletes, 1 million attendees, 650 hours of online coverage, and 23,000 volunteers, the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Canada were one of the largest international multi-sport competitions ever. And to broadcast the nearly month-long event, organizers needed a massive network capable of reaching every corner of the globe.

The Dutch Approach to the EU Conflict Minerals Regulation

Is This The Collaborative Approach That We've Been Waiting For?
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The trialogue negotiations taking place between the EU Commission, EU Council, and EU Parliament have proved to be challenging.  However, there has been one promising development concerning the “Dutch Approach.”  The European Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) for Responsible Sourcing of Materials (Derived by the Dutch, who holds the EU Council Presidency position until June, 2016) is a recent development that has been gaining some traction.

SiMPACT Strategy Group CEO & Founder, Stephanie Robertson, in Financial Post Magazine

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February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ - SiMPACT Strategy Group Founder & CEO, Stephanie Robertson, was featured in the February issue of Financial Post Magazine and spoke to the importance of the three questions that all companies should be asking before diving into community investment.

1. Who are you trying to engage?

2. What criteria are you using?

3. How are you going to implement it?

UPS Completes Clean Diesel Projects Supported by EPA Grant Awarded to Leonardo Academy

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MADISON, Wisc., February 23, 2016 /3BL Media/ – United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) recently completed the diesel emissions reduction improvements of six trucks supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 2014-2015 Region 6 Grant.  The grant was facilitated by Leonardo Academy, a Wisconsin nonprofit organization that supports Clean Diesel improvement projects, among other sustainability initiatives.

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