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FIRST Robotics; Season's End


After 6 simultaneously stressful and fantastic weeks of robot building, the students at LaSalle Community Comprehensive High School, their Vigilant Global mentors and their pet robot Sonic Howl made off for their first competition in Oshawa (Ontario) for the weekend of March 9th. Despite several last minute mishaps and adjustments, the team made it to semi-finals, and the competition for them ended on a good note. Encouraged by their successful performances, the team was prepared and positive that they would do very well in the competition of the Montreal region.

Keep America Beautiful's National Day of Action Mobilizes Volunteers Nationwide

Great American Cleanup Encourages Volunteers to Take Action in Their Communities

This weekend, Keep America Beautiful is mobilizing millions of volunteers as part of the Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program that runs from March through May. Every spring, the Great American Cleanup is activated in more than 20,000 communities and engages upwards of 4 million volunteers who take action to improve their local communities.

Keep America Beautiful Rallies Volunteers for Great American Cleanup “National Day of Action” on April 6

Country’s Largest Community Improvement Movement Features Events in Nine Cities
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Great American Cleanup, Keep America Beautiful’s flagship program, is conducting its second annual “National Day of Action” on Saturday, April 6, with volunteer initiatives taking place throughout the country. The day serves as a national platform to encourage volunteerism through Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities.

PG&E Launches First-Ever Month of Service Program for Employee Volunteers

Utility Plans Over 100 Employee Volunteer Projects during National Volunteer Month in April
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today announced its first-ever Month of Service program, featuring over 100 employee volunteer projects throughout Northern and Central California during National Volunteer Month in April. PG&E will partner with HandsOn Network and Points of Light, a leading volunteer organization, on these different projects.

“Gear Up + Get Out” with The North Face

The North Face launches “Gear Up+ Get Out” Sweepstakes offering prize packages worth up to $1,000
Press Release

March 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The North Face wants people to get outside and they are giving away the gear to help make it happen. The “Gear Up + Get Out” Sweepstakes launches today, and to celebrate, The North Face is giving people across the country a chance to win great gear packages up to a $1,000 value.

Keep America Beautiful Unveils Bold Social Mission Goals and Interactive Social Volunteer Hub to Impact Communities and Encourage Volunteerism

National Nonprofit Kicks Off Flagship Program, “Great American Cleanup” at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Mar. 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities, today announced its first-ever annual social mission goals. These goals reflect the nonprofit’s actions, which create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.

Alcoa Foundation and Keep America Beautiful Help Students Recycle

Foundation Provides More Than 11,500 Recycling Bins for Campus Initiatives
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Alcoa Foundation is partnering with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) to provide more than 11,500 recycling bins to 35 college and universities throughout the United States. These recycling bins will help to expand on-campus recycling programs and raise awareness about the environmental impact of recycling.

Microsoft on the Issues Blog: One Billion and Counting…


Posted by Lisa Brummel

Chief People Officer, Microsoft

In October of last year, we marked the 30th Employee Giving Campaign and celebrated a major milestone: $1 billion in cash raised by U.S. employees and our company match for more than 31,000 global nonprofit and community organizations since the start of the campaign in 1983.

Junior Achievement of Maine Announces Winners of TITAN CHALLENGE

Statewide Sponsor Travelers helps expand Junior Achievement programs with funding from its EducationAd advertising through CBS EcoMedia
Press Release

February 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - And the winner is……The 7th Annual Junior Achievement of Maine’s Titan Challenge was the biggest ever! This year 99 teams from 33 high schools participated throughout the State. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Robert Moore of Dead River Company was at the University of Southern Maine’s Glickman Library to announce the winners.

Domtar Enhances Recyclebank Green Schools Program

Companies deepen partnership; collaborate to promote environmental education and student leadership
Press Release

MONTREAL, FEB. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it is furthering its partnership with Recyclebank® by supporting the Recyclebank Green Schools Program, which awards schools grant money for unique student projects that will make a positive environmental impact on their communities.


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