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Guest post - Planting Empowerment: Cultivating Panama’s future through entrepreneurship and sustainable forestry

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Chris Meyer comes from a long line—four generations to be exact—of forestry workers. However, with a finance degree and a passion for entrepreneurship, he never expected to end up following in his family’s footsteps.

Reward Volunteers 2.0 Grand Prize Winners To Be Announced at the End of January

App and Web Widget Enables Volunteers to Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities – Grand Prizes Will Be Awarded January 27
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CABOT, VT, January 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During the past four months, altruistic Americans from across the nation have earned rewards for logging their volunteer hours in Reward Volunteers 2.0. Cabot Creamery Cooperative – best known as the makers of the “World’s Best Cheddar” - created the program in February of 2012 to reward volunteers for the work they do improving lives and communities.

The Final Step to Employee Engagement: ACTION!

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This is the final installment in a five-part series on engaging employees around sustainability.

PG&E Employees Donate $6 Million To Local Communities

Annual “Campaign for the Community” Raises Funds for Nonprofits throughout Northern and Central California
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its employees and retirees have raised more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations and schools through the utility’s annual giving initiative, Campaign for the Community. The total was the most ever pledged in the campaign’s history and exceeded last year’s total by $700,000. Employee contributions will benefit entities throughout PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California.

PG&E And Running Start Now Accepting Scholarship Applications For Young Women’s Political Leadership Program

Utility Awards Five Deserving High School Girls Opportunity to Attend Conference in February
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Washington D.C.-based nonprofit Running Start announced today that they are now accepting applications from high school girls for five scholarships to attend Running Start’s Young Women’s Political Leadership program (YWPL) in Los Angeles on February 9, 2013. Five high school girls who aspire to become political leaders will have the opportunity to attend the conference and get hands-on experience and training to equip them for the rigors of a career in politics – all expenses paid.

New Play And Learn Center Opens In Yekaterinburg, Russia

Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations open a play and learn center for disabled children in the city of Yekaterinburg in Russia
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On December 20, 2012, Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations opened a play and learn center - lekoteka - for children with disabilities in the city of Yekaterinburg, in Russia

Amway sponsors the project I'll learn!, which providers opportunities to hundreds of children with severe physical and mental disabilities allowing them to stay with their families while preparing for admission to regular or special schools, which increases the likelihood of their successful integration into the community and enjoying the life to the fullest.

The gala opening in Yekaterinburg was attended by Maria Shichkova, specialists from the family policy and social services at the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Alexei Galimshin chief of Staff of the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Sverdlovsk region, representatives of public organizations and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations, as well as children with disabilities and their parents

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On December 20, 2012, Amway and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations opened a play and learn center - lekoteka - for children with disabilities in the city of Yekaterinburg, in Russia

Amway sponsors the project I'll learn!, which providers opportunities to hundreds of children with severe physical and mental disabilities allowing them to stay with their families while preparing for admission to regular or special schools, which increases the likelihood of their successful integration into the community and enjoying the life to the fullest.

The gala opening in Yekaterinburg was attended by Maria Shichkova, specialists from the family policy and social services at the Ministry of Social Policy of the Sverdlovsk region, Alexei Galimshin chief of Staff of the Commissioner for Children's Rights in the Sverdlovsk region, representatives of public organizations and the Foundation to Support Children in Difficult Situations, as well as children with disabilities and their parents

Help Us Make The Next Ten Years A Huge Step Towards Canadian Sustainability!

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In the past decade, The Natural Step Canada has helped tens of thousands of people across Canada to understand the relevance of sustainability in their lives and take action to “accelerate the transformation toward a sustainable world.” This has largely been possible because of the passion, energy and commitment of our supporters - to whom we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank you.

Applications Now Open for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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MUMBAI, INDIA, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Applications are now open for leading global executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to travel to India this February to engage with some of the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. From 22 February 2012—2 March 2012, this highly qualified group will travel to Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, meeting the founders and staff of social ventures; discussing, debating, and reflecting on pivotal issues; and taking part in vibrant cultural experiences.

Round Rock's Stony Point High School Named National Champion in 2012 Get Schooled Attendance Challenge with a 5.06% Attendance Gain

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Round Rock, TEXAS, December 17, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Stony Point High School in Round Rock, Texas set out to improve school attendance and ended up transforming the entire school community, boosting student engagement, posting huge attendance gains and winning a national championship in the Get Schooled 2012 Fall Attendance Challenge.  Stony Point High School, part of a regional Get Schooled Challenge in Central Texas, posted a 5.06% boost in attendance.  E3 Alliance, together with Emmis Austin Radio and Incite organized the regional effort with 31 Central Texas schools participating.

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