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The James M. Cox Foundation Announces $1 Million Grant to Atlanta Community Food Bank

Grant establishes Food Well Alliance to expand local food movement
Press Release

January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $1,090,000 grant to the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) to establish and incubate Food Well Alliance. The new organization will expand access to locally-grown food and connect stakeholders with common goals to build healthier, sustainable communities.

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens Today

Bring your nature-inspired solutions to repair our global food systems for the chance to win the $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize. Challenge Hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Press Release

January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000.  For more information, click here.

Toyota Financial Services Honors Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy with Donations to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Contributions designated to further boost college retention and graduation rates, seen as key to ensuring the fulfillment of Dr. King’s dream for America
Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., January 19, 2015 /3BL Media/  In honor of the life and vision of Dr.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Launch Grant Program

$3 million CommunityWINS℠ grant program over three years to support neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in local municipalities
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a new collaboration, the CommunityWINS grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country.

City of Chicago Boosts Residential Recycling; Nearly 100,000 Tons in 2014

Blog

The City of Chicago’s successful transition to a residential curbside cart recycling program saves the city $15 million in annual operations and landfill costs.

Verizon Communications a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock With 4.7% Yield (VZ)

Article

Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE: VZ) has been named a Top Socially Responsible Dividend Stock by Dividend Channel, signifying a stock with above-average "

Crest to Coast: Cleaning the Santa Ana River from its Mountains Streams to the Seaside

By Megan Brousseau
Blog

The trash accumulating in our state’s waterways has been particularly troubling for me because the very health and well-being of every person in California is intimately connected to clean water. As southern Californians we rely on water to cool us off, hydrate us, and to provide a home for the vast array of plants and animals that make our region the paradise that beckons so many. Many Californians will tell you that the water is what drew them here and it speaks to them on a deep level. I am no different.

Marcone Canada & Electrolux Bring Holiday Spirit to Families at Ronald McDonald House Hamilton

Appliance industry partners deliver toys, supplies, & plenty of cheer to local RMH residents
Article

Yes the holidays are over, but we wanted to bring you one more story of good cheer before we get back into the bustle of the new year. Last month, Marcone Canada partnered with Electrolux to bring toys and everyday necessities to the families at Ronald McDonald House Hamilton in southeastern Ontario. Read the recap and kind words sent to us by Electrolux student intern and RMH volunteer Lauren Pucci:

Local CITGO Marketer Piedmont Petroleum Completes Record-Breaking Hunger Campaign

Campaign Raises More Than $18,000 for Harvest Hope Food Bank
Press Release

Greenville, S.C., Jan. 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Marketer Piedmont Petroleum recently completed its annual fundraising campaign to support Harvest Hope Food Bank, bringing the total funds raised to more than $50,000 over the last five years.  During the 2014 campaign, company employees raised more than $18,000 and packed 300 boxes of food for the charity. Harvest Hope Food Bank feeds the hungry in 20 South Carolina counties, where 71 percent of the population routinely chooses between paying for food and paying for medicine or medical care.

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