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Volunteers Spruce Up Pepper Drive K-8 School as part of Green Apple Day of Service

Santee teachers and administrators also learned how to make their classrooms healthier and more sustainable
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(3BL Media) San Diego, CA – October 8, 2012 – More than  60 volunteers completed several school improvement projects at Pepper Drive K-8 School in the Santee School District as part of Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the San Diego Chapter of the U.S.

Pink Ribbons Author Questions Value of Pinktober

Cause Talk Radio Ep28 | Interview with Dr. Samantha King
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Today on Cause Talk Radio, Dr. Samantha King, author of Pink Ribbons, Inc. shares her take on Pinktober and the overflow of corporate support for breast cancer “awareness”. Samantha, Joe and Megan navigate the history of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you might be surprised to discover who is behind this effort), whether the “awareness” created is doing any good and what an ideal “Pinktober” might look like.

UPS Celebrates Global Volunteer Month: Video

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For the tenth consecutive year, UPSers around the globe are coming together during October to participate in Global Volunteer Month.

September Winners Announced for Reward Volunteers 2.0

Reward Volunteers 2.0 Users Win Prizes for Serving Their Communities
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(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - October 3, 2012 - Reward Volunteers 2.0, a free iPhone app and web widget that allows users to log volunteer efforts and earn prizes for themselves, and the organizations they serve, is announcing the September prize winners following the campaign’s launch in late August. Reward Volunteers 2.0 is the second phase of the program; the first ran from February 14 though July 7, 2012.

Expanding Computer Science Education in High Schools

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By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be 1.5 million computer science related jobs available in America, but only 29% of those jobs will be met by U.S. graduates.

NCBA Launches “The Fix” Public Awareness Campaign to Highlight Benefits of Co-ops

Shows How Cooperatives Bring Jobs, Affordable Housing & Healthy Food Access; Mobile App & Contests Reward Individuals To Shop Locally & Live Cooperatively
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(3BL Media) Washington, DC - October 2, 2012 - A new public awareness campaign is highlighting how cooperatives are “The Fix” to many of the tough problems affecting the US, including job creation, worker empowerment, affordable housing and healthy food access. The campaign, developed by the National Cooperative Business Association and Cabot Creamery Cooperative, will also reward consumers who learn about and utilize the nation’s 29,000 cooperatives.

Seven Days Left to Register for the “Recycle-Bowl” School Recycling Competition

Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - October 2, 2012 – Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition for elementary, middle- and high-school students was created to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility. To be eligible for cash prizes, registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

All participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect during the four-week competition. The competition runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 9.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Award Winners at Fourth Annual Celebration Event, Featuring Speakers Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

Three nonprofit leaders receive $25,000 grants and recognition for their organizations
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(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - October 2, 2012 - The Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced the winners of its prestigious Integral Fellows Awards for 2012, and hundreds of Microsoft alumni were treated to an inspiring discussion on “doing philanthropy,” with award-winning actress and philanthropist Jennifer Garner and children’s advocate Mark Shriver, at the foundation’s fourth annual Celebration event Monday night on the Microsoft campus.

Awards to Honor Women Scientists from 5 Low-Resource Regions

Women in developing countries talk about the obstacles they face and why this recognition is important
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Succeeding in the competitive world of science is challenging under the best of circumstances. But women scientists in countries with scarce resources and competing cultural expectations face significant additional obstacles as they strive to excel at careers in science. 

A new awards program takes those factors into account by recognizing the research excellence of early-career women scientists from 81 developing countries.

Sappi Fine Paper North America Announces Grant Recipients for the 13th Annual Ideas that Matter Program

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(3BL Media) Boston, MA – September 6, 2012 - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 13 grant recipients for its 13th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

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