Positive Change CSR News

Recyclebank to Talk Clicktivism at 2013 Net Impact Conference

Recyclebank executive discusses the impact of online social activism with panel of industry
Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Kate Durkin, vice president of partner solutions for Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals, will participate in a panel entitled, “Does Clicktivism Make an Impact,” at the 2013 Net Impact Conference on Oct. 26 in Silicon Valley, Calif.

Thurston County-Area Resident Shellica Trevin Receives 2013 “Maytag Dependable Leader” Award

Award recognizes Boys & Girls Club professionals and volunteers who exemplify leadership and dependability with $20,000 grant for their club
Press Release

TUMWATER, WA, OCT. 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced that Shellica Trevino has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in recognition for her demonstrated commitment to dependability and dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieve great futures.

Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti Prevention Grant Awards Presented to Seven Local Organizations

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced the winners of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program. This year, KAB provided four $2,500 cash grants as well as two $2,500 paint supply certificates from The Sherwin-Williams Company. Q-Star also provided a FlashCAM, valued at $6,995, to one deserving recipient. The FlashCAM is a deterrent system effective in preventing illegal trespassing during hours it most often occurs.

$2,500 cash grant recipients:

Accenture Awards Concern Worldwide an Additional US$3.25 Million to Equip Farmers with Agriculture & Management Skills in Zambia and Malawi

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

DUBLIN, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Concern Worldwide today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Concern an additional grant of US$3.25 million to continue its conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant will build on an established agri-business skills training program, which educates and assists farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices.

What We’re Reading: YouTube Cleans Up, CA Restricts Ads to Kids, Social Media According to Kids


To help you keep up with what’s going on with kids, families, schools, and technology, we’ve compiled a list of stories, tips, and insights, we’ve found most useful over the past week.  What have you been reading? Tell us below or Tweet @TrendISKF.

Sustainability – SMEs Can’t Get There Alone

Press Release

Montreal, QC, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new report reveals that small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can’t achieve sustainability alone.

2008-2012: Tracking Adobe's Impact in the Community

Posted by: Michelle Yates, Director of Corporate Responsibility for Adobe; Executive Director of the Adobe Foundation

We recently published Adobe’s Corporate Responsibility Five-Year Data Summary and a new interactive data visualization that highlights the change in some of our key Corporate Responsibility (CR) metrics over the past five years. Our CR programs continue to grow as we expand and define new areas where we can have a positive impact. We’re pleased to share our progress.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Wrigley as the 2013 Recipient of the Vision for America Award

National Nonprofit Honors Wrigley with a Prestigious Environmental Award
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, will honor the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, with the 2013 Vision for America Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Ill.

Wrigley, which was one of KAB’s founding supporters in 1953, has been selected to receive the award for its significant leadership role in social and environmental stewardship, philanthropy, and enlightened corporate citizenship.

ConAgra Foods Foundation Awards Nourish Our Community Grants to Nonprofits Making Local Impact

Foundation awards $284,000 to 18 community-based nonprofits nominated and selected by ConAgra Foods employees
Press Release

OMAHA, Neb., Oct. 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Driven to help end child hunger in the communities where ConAgra Foods employees live and work, the ConAgra Foods Foundation has awarded its 2013 Nourish Our Community Grants to 18 nonprofit organizations nationwide. Awards in 2013 totaled $284,000.


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