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Giving Smallholder Farms the Help They Need, with Fertilizer as Capital

by Amy Brown
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Food insecurity is among India’s greatest development challenges. Though India has made rapid strides in improving its rates of undernourishment and malnutrition, it is still home to the highest number of hungry people in the world—194 million people (more than 15 percent of India’s population), according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s 2018 report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, and shares a quarter of the global hunger burden.

Dow Packaging and Specialty Plastics and Keep America Beautiful Announce 2018 Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Recipients

Two $40,000 Grants Awarded to Expand Existing Community Waste Recovery Programs
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STAMFORD, Conn., December 4, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Dow and Keep America Beautiful announced they have awarded two $40,000 grants to organizations in Cobb County, Ga., and Lincoln, Neb. The grants will expand a recently launched Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Cobb County and help to establish a new start-up program in Lincoln.

VIDEO | Mohawk Group and Groundswell Unveil smartflower™ Solar Energy Unit in Eden, NC

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Mohawk Group and nonprofit Groundswell have teamed up to locate a new smartflower™ solar energy unit near three Rockingham County Schools in North Carolina—a project that will bring the benefits of clean solar power to the area, create educational opportunities for students and also contribute to Mohawk’s sustainability efforts to leave more handprints than footprints. 

KeyBank Finances New Construction of Affordable Housing for Families in Arlington, WA

The financing makes possible the new construction of more than 300 affordable housing units for families in the community
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CLEVELAND, Ohio, December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/—KeyBank provided and arranged both construction and permanent financing supporting AVS Communities’ plan to construct The Villas at Arlington, a 312-unit, mid-rise apartment complex with 17 three-story residential buildings. The property is subject to Section 42 of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program and will make affordable housing options available to families earning less than 60% area median income (AMI) in Arlington, WA. 

How Mosaic Is Working to Help Feed a Growing and Hungry World

by Amy Brown
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The demand for food around the world shows no sign of slowing. The number of undernourished people in the world has been on the rise since 2014, reaching an estimated 821 million people in 2017. The UN estimates that the global population will reach 9.7 billion by 2050.

Mohawk Group and Groundswell Unveil smartflower™ Solar Energy Unit at North Carolina School

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EDEN, N.C., November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group and nonprofit Groundswell have teamed up to locate a new smartflower™ solar energy unit near three Rockingham County Schools in North Carolina—a project that will bring the benefits of clean solar power to the area, create educational opportunities for students and also contribute to Mohawk’s sustainability efforts to leave more handprints tha

Keep America Beautiful’s 2018 America Recycles Day Heightens Awareness and Amplifies Benefits of Recycling

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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, which takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful Celebrate America Recycles Day With Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program

2018 Grant Program Opens Today; Grant Applications Accepted through Dec. 30
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and The Coca-Cola Foundation today – on America Recycles Day – announced the opening of the application period for the 2018 Keep America Beautiful/Coca-Cola Public Spaces Recycling Bin Grant Program. In its 12th year, the initiative is designed to increase access to recycling in community public spaces across America. Grant applications will be available online through Dec. 30 (11:59 p.m. EST), 2018.

asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Mark Now More Accessible to Product Manufacturers

SCS Global Services now approved by Allergy Standards Limited to offer asthma & allergy friendly® certification
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CHICAGO, November 15, 2018 /3BL Media/  SCS Global Services (SCS) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) today are announcing an initiative aimed at growing the asthma & allergy friendly® certification program internationally.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

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