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Domtar and the Student Conservation Association Partner for Habitat Restoration in Montreal

Employee volunteers and student conservationists join forces on Saturday, October 13 in LaSalle Borough's Parc des Rapides
Press Release

MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that on Saturday, October 13th, more than 50 employee volunteers and their families from the company’s  head  office in Montreal, along with local and international members of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), will converge on Parc des Rapides in LaSalle for an intensive half-day of habitat restoration activities.

Accenture Grants Save the Children an Additional US$1.8M to Provide Young Adults in Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines with Business Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
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MANILA, Oct. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Save the Children today announced Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Save the Children an additional grant of US$1.8 million to help the organization provide approximately 7,000 disadvantaged and at-risk young people – including nearly 5,000 young women – in Egypt, Indonesia and the Philippines with business skills that strengthen employment opportunities. The grant brings Accenture’s direct support to Save the Children to more than US$2.5 million since 2010.

Volunteers Spruce Up Pepper Drive K-8 School as part of Green Apple Day of Service

Santee teachers and administrators also learned how to make their classrooms healthier and more sustainable
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(3BL Media) San Diego, CA – October 8, 2012 – More than  60 volunteers completed several school improvement projects at Pepper Drive K-8 School in the Santee School District as part of Green Apple Day of Service on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Balfour Beatty Construction partnered with the San Diego Chapter of the U.S.

Expanding Computer Science Education in High Schools

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By Lori Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs

It’s estimated that by 2018, there will be 1.5 million computer science related jobs available in America, but only 29% of those jobs will be met by U.S. graduates.

Seven Days Left to Register for the “Recycle-Bowl” School Recycling Competition

Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - October 2, 2012 – Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition for elementary, middle- and high-school students was created to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility. To be eligible for cash prizes, registration ends at midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

All participating schools will track and report how much recyclable material they collect during the four-week competition. The competition runs from Oct. 15 through Nov. 9.

Microsoft Alumni Foundation Announces 2012 Award Winners at Fourth Annual Celebration Event, Featuring Speakers Jennifer Garner and Mark Shriver

Three nonprofit leaders receive $25,000 grants and recognition for their organizations
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - October 2, 2012 - The Microsoft Alumni Foundation announced the winners of its prestigious Integral Fellows Awards for 2012, and hundreds of Microsoft alumni were treated to an inspiring discussion on “doing philanthropy,” with award-winning actress and philanthropist Jennifer Garner and children’s advocate Mark Shriver, at the foundation’s fourth annual Celebration event Monday night on the Microsoft campus.

Volunteerism and Community Support | 2011 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

PG&E employees spent 32,585 hours in 2011 volunteering in the communities in which they live and work
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Volunteerism and Community Support

Whether enriching the lives of seniors, walking to raise money for cancer patients, repairing trails at state parks or mentoring young students, our employees continue to give back to the communities where they live and work.

Read more at http://3bl.me/4ttpc8

 

Kevin Bacon, Jeff Bridges Launch Giving Challenge to Fight Hunger

‘6 Days of Good for Hunger’ features Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
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(3BL Media) Washington, D.C. - September 24, 2012 - Today Kevin Bacon and Jeff Bridges kick off the ‘6 Days of Good’ giving challenge at 12:00 am ET on the social networking for social good website SixDegrees.org. ‘Six Days of Good for Hunger’ marks the first in a series of celebrity-championed giving challenges hosted on SixDegrees.org throughout the year to benefit charities working in featured cause areas: hunger, global aid, health, environment, animals and youth.

Creating Opportunities for 300 Million Young People in the Next 3 Years

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Brad Smith, General Counsel & Executive Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

Today we are announcing Microsoft YouthSpark, a new company-wide initiative designed to help create new opportunities for 300 million youth in 100 countries over the next three years.

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