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Strengthening Communities at the Roots

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As a national company with operations in 42 states, Republic Services is committed to the communities we serve and where our employees live, work, and play. 

Ecocentricity Blog: Poetry for the Planet

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s going to be a short post today, mainly because I want to lift up the work of someone else. A friend of mine sent me a 2018 Youtube video of a young poet reciting a poem she wrote about climate action (thanks Deron!). The poet’s name is Amanda Gorman, and though I hadn’t heard of her previously, I think I should have. She’s tremendously talented and already accomplished in her 22 years, and her star is only rising higher. She has been invited to share a poem at the Biden Inauguration, which will make her the youngest inaugural poet for a president in American history.

Announcing the "Share Your Dream" Essay Contest Winners!

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is what are you doing for others?” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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In honor of the January 18, 2021 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, FedEx team members from across the country submitted essays answering the question – “How are you working with a nonprofit to honor Dr. King’s legacy and promote inclusion in your community?

We’re happy to announce the essay contest winners!

Celebrating MLK Day Through Reflection, Recommitment and Volunteerism

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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.
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KEY TAKEAWAYS

  1. The recently announced NBCU Academy, a $6 million partnership with 12 universities and five community colleges, will work to invest in the future of journalism.
  2. Comcast is keeping customers connected by offering 60 days of free Internet service through Internet Essentials for eligible customers in low-income households and creating 1,000+ LIFT Zones for distance learning.
  3. Comcast is partnering with Mural Arts Philadelphia and City Year New York to paint and install murals focused on uplifting Black women by celebrating their achievements, contributions, and leadership.

A Day to Inspire Action and Equity

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By John Stauch, Pentair President and Chief Executie Officer

Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who devoted his life to advancing equality, social justice, and opportunity for all. While progress has been made to achieve Dr. King’s vision, the events of the past year reinforced that we must confront the fact that systemic injustice and racism persist.

Make a Difference: Volunteer

Employees in Chennai connect with youth through virtual volunteering
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By Kumar Lakshminarayanan, Senior Knowledge Engineer

Make 2021 a Year of Giving Back

[Webinar] Dive into Taproot Pro Bono to Support Nonprofits Virtually
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Wednesday, January 27 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT  
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Prepare for Pivots With Support From Taproot Skilled Volunteers

WEBINAR: Build Capacity in 2021 by Teaming Up with Virtual Volunteers
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Thursday, January 28 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM CT/ 10 AM PST  
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Black & Veatch's Knotts Named Society of American Military Engineers Fellow

Coveted honor for 30-year member of SAME is the highest individual recognition given by the group
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., January 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has named Charysse Knotts a fellow and is inducting her into its Academy of Fellows, citing her more than 18 years of active service and dedication to the organization, both regionally and nationwide.

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