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Points of Light Celebrates National Volunteer Week With a Focus on Recognizing Individuals Who Make a Difference

Five Extraordinary Volunteers Honored with Daily Point of Light Award
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ATLANTA, April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light, in partnership with The UPS Foundation and TEGNA, celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 7-13, 2019, through volunteer recognition and service events around the country. Each year, National Volunteer Week is celebration of the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges, to build stronger communities and be a force that transforms the world.

Scaling Your Volunteer Program for Greater Impact

How Charles Schwab turned Volunteer Week into a cultural movement
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Schwab Volunteer Week has become a key part of Charles Schwab’s culture. What started as one day of volunteering in seven cities has quickly spread to 170 communities, engaging nearly 7,000 employees and supporting 300 nonprofits across the country.

How did they create that kind of scale with a small team? And how is it helping them create greater impact all year round? Amanda Lenaghan, Senior Program Manager at Charles Schwab, shares her secrets to success in this blog.

Tetra Tech Wins Two Awards in the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge

Taking small, concrete actions to achieve big sustainability improvements
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Tetra Tech was among the top winners honored at the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge (SPC) Finale and Awards Ceremony on March 21, 2019. The purpose of SPC is to increase sustainability practices by Pittsburgh businesses across seven major categories: social equity, energy, water, materials management, transportation, air quality, and engagement. More than 100 employers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region participated in the challenge and were evaluated on 2,209 sustainability actions over a 13-month period that began in January 2018.

The Right to Wind in Your Hair

Celebrating Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter Xiaowei Chan
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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, volunteering makes our company a better place to work, and employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they give back to.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Xiaowei Chan, Corporate Counsel, based in our Singapore office.

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Symantec’s Volunteer of the Quarter initiative highlights and rewards those employees who dedicate their time and talents to those in need. We have a long and proud history of encouraging our employees to volunteer. While the driving force of our efforts is largely altruistic, volunteering makes our company a better place to work, and employees are helping both Symantec and the organizations they give back to.

Today we highlight our Volunteer of the Quarter Xiaowei Chan, Corporate Counsel, based in our Singapore office.

Cerro Negro Ignites the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Perito Moreno

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In this series, we introduce you to the winners of Goldcorp’s Global Excellence Awards 2019.  The Awards were launched in 2014 and are held every year to celebrate excellence and recognize achievements and successes made by individuals and teams across our organization who are thinking innovatively, finding ways to improve our business and supporting our vision of Together, Creating Sustainable Value.

Students Top Off Energy-Efficient Experience With Pizzas

SCE’s Foodservice Technology Center recently hosted students from Chino and Chino Hills High Schools for a course in maximizing kitchen space.
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Students from Chino High School and Chino Hills High School may not have felt like they were in a classroom, especially since they got to make their own pizzas and eat them afterward.

But that’s exactly what they got: a lesson in energy-efficiency and maximizing the space in your kitchen.

These culinary students recently toured Southern California Edison’s Foodservice Technology Center and learned about the latest in energy-efficient kitchen equipment, including induction ranges, steamers and rapid cook ovens.

Technology Can Help Us End the Scourge of Modern Slavery. Here's How

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Modern slavery: it’s a strange term.

The word 'modern' generally has positive connotations. It’s up-to-date. Recent. Fresh. Cutting-edge.

Juxtapose that with the word 'slavery'. A most outdated concept. Captivity. Bondage. Oppression and repression. In the 21st century, slavery is surely something that only crazed individuals or dictators could possibly countenance.

Ten Tips to Celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month

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It’s April – and that means it’s Keep America Beautiful® Month!

You don’t have to wait until Earth Day to join us and our more than 600 state and community-based affiliates, local partners, businesses, public officials and millions of volunteers to celebrate Keep America Beautiful Month.

Here are 10 ways to #DoBeautifulThings and help Keep America Beautiful fulfill a vision in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live this month and every month:

American Express Hosts Its Largest-Ever Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit to Back the People Who Move the World Forward

MOVING TO WASHINGTON, D.C. IN ITS FIFTH YEAR, THE SUMMIT HELPS EMERGING SOCIAL PURPOSE LEADERS GAIN THE TRAINING AND CONTACTS TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT
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American Express Company (NYSE:AXP) announced today its annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit on April 1.  The intensive two-day immersive program offers professional development and networking opportunities to cultivate emerging nonprofit and social purpose leaders. Marking its fifth year, the summit will convene outside New York for the first time, taking place in Washington, D.C., a major hub for nonprofit organizations.

Top 5 Trends From Goodness Matters 2019

Key insights on a for-purpose economy from Benevity’s annual client conference
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Imagine over 400 of the most inspiring people from some of the world’s most iconic companies, in one room, talking about the power of purpose. That was Goodness Matters 2019. Our world is changing, and businesses are uniquely positioned to become not just a force for good, but the force for good.

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