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Jennifer James Named to Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities

Press Release

BOSTON, March 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Jennifer James, Smart City Solutions Lead for Black & Veatch, has been selected to serve on the Boston Advisory Board of Leading Cities. The nonprofit global network promotes sustainable and resilient Smart City solutions by encouraging diplomacy and collaboration.

Water Infrastructure Investments to Result in $220 Billion in Economic Growth

New Value of Water Campaign Report Finds Aging Infrastructure Detrimental to U.S. Businesses
Article

Closing the water infrastructure funding gap in the U.S. could result in a $220 billion boost in economic activity, as well as create 1.3 million jobs annually. These findings, and more, were recently released in a new Value of Water Campaign, “The Economic Benefits of Investing in Water Infrastructure.” 

Atlas Copco USA’s Water for All Organization Surpasses $1 Million in Donations

Press Release

ROCK HILL, S.C., March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Atlas Copco USA’s employee-run program Water for All has surpassed $1 million in donations. The milestone comes after making a $50,000 contribution to charity: water, a New York-based nonprofit organization dedicated to funding water projects across the globe.

The Value of Smart City Initiatives Offer New Twist on Old Question of Affordability

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Black & Veatch’s 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report reinforces lessons learned in the past year—although governments and municipalities believe strongly in the smart city model, they continue to struggle to fund these efforts.

Pentair Announces $5 Million Project Safewater Commitment

To commemorate World Water Day 2017, Pentair expands efforts to provide sustainable access to safe, clean water to people in developing countries
Press Release

LONDON, March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ – – Pentair, a global leader in sustainable water solutions, announced today—in honor of World Water Day 2017—its next Project Safewater initiative with Water Mission, a global engineering nonprofit, to deliver clean, safe drinking water and sanitation to 150,000 people in Central America.

Points of Light Expresses Deep Concern Over President Trump’s Budget Proposal and the Potential Impact on Volunteering and Service

Press Release

ATLANTA, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, is deeply concerned over President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint and the broad impact the non-defense discretionary program cuts would have on the nonprofit sector’s ability to engage Americans in volunteer service.

Wendy's Honors 11 Employees for Exemplary Volunteer Efforts in Their Communities

Press Release

DUBLIN, Ohio, March 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- The Wendy's Company proudly supports employee volunteerism through the Community Ambassador Grant Program.  Each year, Wendy's® employees are recognized for extraordinary community volunteerism and engagement with a $2,500 grant to the organization they support.  The Community Ambassador of the Year is selected from this group and awarded an additional $10,000 for their organization.  Matthew Esteves, a Wendy's Restaurant Manager in Swansea, MA, has been named Wendy's 2016 Community Ambassador of the Year for his leadership and long-term commitmen

Kids and Teens Across America Make Their Mark on Hunger Through Service

generationOn and C&S Wholesale Grocers team up to engage youth in the fight against hunger and food insecurity
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, the third annual Make Your Mark on Hunger campaign launches nationwide to encourage kids and teens to engage in service that will help alleviate hunger and food insecurity in their communities. The campaign is powered by generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, and sponsored by C&S Wholesale Grocers.

When Personal Passions & Purpose at Work Pair Up

How one employee's volunteer work around supporting women in tech became a workplace initiative
Blog

By Benevity Charity Relations Coordinator Micki Mutch

Sandoz Announces Winners of Inaugural Healthcare Access Challenge (Sandoz HACk)

Summary: 
  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.
Press Release
  • Three winners, chosen by expert panel at Wired Health 2017 in London, identified innovative approaches to address access challenges in Ghana, the Maldives and the Philippines.
  • Winning ideas proposed novel ways to use mobile technologies to connect patients with caregivers and essential medicines.
  • Sandoz invited young people worldwide to “reimagine access to healthcare” – arguably the largest unmet medical need.

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