Bolstering students' health with nutrition education and wholesome foods
by Michelle Cruz
Rita Reyes used to see her students fill up on junk food and soda. Now it’s fruit, juice, healthy proteins and garden vegetables.
“This was a constant battle not only with the kids, but also with the parents,” said the primary school teacher at the San Apostol School in Ticuanpante, a municipality just outside the capitol of Nicaragua. “Today, things are different.”
The award recognizes the activities of researchers, producers and opinion leaders with grants to continue their work.
Three people working to achieve food security in a sustainable way received a combined $25,000 in awards from Cargill and the International Center for Improvement of Maize and Wheat (CIMMYT) research center in Mexico.
They are the second winners of the Cargill-CIMMYT Food Security and Sustainability Award, which was created in 2015 to demonstrate Cargill’s support for Mexico’s role in providing accessibility to safe, nutritious and affordable food.
The impact of these projects goes far beyond the award winners, said Marcelo Martins, president of Cargill Mexico.
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Part of project SAATHI: Working with 5,000 farming households in Davangere
Cargill strengthened the water supply network for 1,200 farming households in Bannikodu village, Karnataka, India, by installing a 1,000-meter water supply pipeline. Demonstrating its commitment to strengthen agricultural communities, Cargill linked an existing bore well on the lower side of the village to the water tank on the upper side, making tap water available for nearby homes.
At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise. Here at AkzoNobel, we have been at the forefront of sustainability and emission reduction for years and have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 19% since 2012.
Funds raised via crowdsourcing to be matched by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s
PHOENIX, June 22, 2017/3BL Media/ – A new garden is coming to life in Phoenix! Keep Phoenix Beautiful is launching a crowdsourcing campaign to raise $25,000 for their new Keep Phoenix Beautiful Community Garden. Funds raised will be matched dollar-for-dollar by Keep America Beautiful and Lowe’s, up to $25,000, bringing the potential total amount to invest in sustainable practices here in Central Phoenix and nationwide to $50,000. Donate now through Aug. 31st at http://bit.ly/helpkpbgrow.
In 2016, TD Bank Group collaborated with Bullfrog Power on a first-of-its kind renewable energy initiative to address 100% of its energy footprint for TD branches in Vancouver, as well as a portion of its business-related travel in the city.