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Statement by Habitat CEO Jonathan Reckford on the Violence in Charlottesville, Virginia

Press Release

August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Last Saturday morning, as white nationalists gathered for their march of hate in Charlottesville, a very different group of people were gathering less than a mile away. On that city’s Charlton Avenue, members of seven local churches had joined together to lay the floor trusses on the foundation of the community’s newest Habitat home.

Turning Passion into Action, Skilled Cook Empowers Young People to Make Healthy Food Choices

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Kim Doyle Wille, a Colorado native, has been passionate about cooking since she was a young girl creating meals in her childhood home. Over time, she became skilled enough to be a winner of the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 2013. Creating a nonprofit focused on healthy food options for the students and families in Garfield County was a natural way to turn that passion into action.

Corporate Activism Addresses Climate Change, Immigration Reform, LGBTQ Rights

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 
By Dave Armon
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn.  Emcees for COMMIT!Forum include Aman Singh, editor in chief of Futerra, and Icema Gibbs, head of CSR at Jetblue Airways.

 

Ecocentricity Blog: Charlottesville

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This is an environmental blog, so I admit that I’m not fully comfortable writing this post. That said, I simply can’t write about anything other than Charlottesville today. It’s occupying too much of my mind and my heart.

by John Anderson Lanier, Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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This is an environmental blog, so I admit that I’m not fully comfortable writing this post. That said, I simply can’t write about anything other than Charlottesville today. It’s occupying too much of my mind and my heart.

Arrow Employees Build Community with Bikes

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Nearly 100 members of Arrow Electronics’ Denver-based global business-operations team joined forces with the nonprofit organization Wish for Wheels last month to build 25 bikes for low-income children, just in time for the start of the new school year.

Keep America Beautiful Goose Island Migration Week Partnership Kicks Off in New York City, Philadelphia

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful, GrowNYC Partner on Beautification Volunteer Events
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Goose Island Beer Company stopped by New York City on July 29 and Philadelphia on Aug. 5 as part of its Migration Week Tour, which brings the popular Goose Island craft beer to more than 25 cities across the country and throughout the world, encouraging friends and patrons to meet their brewers and enjoy their beers. During five of the week-long tour stops, Keep America Beautiful community-based affiliates and partners are conducting community improvement volunteer events.

Xylem Watermark and Disaster Relief Impact

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Since 2008, Xylem Watermark has been committed to Disaster Relief and Risk Reduction and has worked with global nonprofit partner, Mercy Corps, to complete 28 water projects in 19 countries to deliver clean water and rebuild water infrastructure in the aftermath of water-related emergencies, as well as to secure water in vulnerable regions around the world through community engagement, disaster preparedness training, and water infrastructure monitoring and analysis.

Creating a Better Tomorrow for Back-to-School Students

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Over 200 employees from the finance team at Arrow Electronics' Denver-area headquarters recently stepped away from their desks and into the halls of College View Elementary School, where they dedicated an entire day to making the school a more vibrant and welcoming place for the nearly 500 students who will return to its classrooms and playgrounds this fall.

Timberland Marks 25 Years of Path of Service™ Employee Volunteer Program with a Season of Service Celebrated Around the World

Thousands of employees, partners and consumers invited to come together throughout the fall to support and strengthen local communities
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., August 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland celebrates the 25th anniversary of its award-winning Path of Service™ program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business.

‘Company Culture’ Doesn’t Happen Inside an Office Building

This August, #NestleCares day is getting hands-on with thousands of employees across more than 100 communities
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by Paul Grimwood, Chairman & CEO of Nestlé USA

What does it really mean for a company to be a member of the community? Nestlé has been part of communities in the U.S. for more than 100 years, and we’re now proud to be part of 120 hometowns in 47 states. On August 10, thousands of our employees will get hands-on in those communities, leading projects from cleaning up rivers and parks to cooking food at local shelters to gathering school supplies for elementary school students in our neighborhoods.

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