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

Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition
Press Release

(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
Press Release

(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.

Microsoft Mobilizes to Create Opportunities for 300 Million Youth Around the World

Microsoft YouthSpark is a new companywide initiative to create opportunities for 300 million youth through a range of global programs, delivered in partnership with governments, nonprofits and other businesses.
Press Release

(3BL Media) Redmond, WA - September 21, 2012 — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new global initiative, Microsoft YouthSpark, that aims to create opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. This companywide initiative includes citizenship and other company programs — both new and enhanced — that empower youth to imagine and realize their full potential by connecting them with greater opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship.

Knowing Importance of Involvement, PG&E CEO Chairs This Year’s Employee-Giving Campaign

Campaign for the Community: More than giving. Giving back.
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By Tracy Correa

It’s an ambitious goal but one that Tony Earley, PG&E’s CEO, chairman and president, believes employees can meet: raise a collective $5.6 million for worthy organizations and schools through the utility’s annual Campaign for the Community.

The Campaign kicks off today (Sept. 18). And, for the first time, PG&E’s top leader – who has a long history of giving — will lead the employee challenge.

America’s Promise Alliance and ING U.S. Announce the 100 Best Communities for Young People

Annual Competition Recognizes Communities that Make Youth Well-Being and Educational Achievement Top Priorities
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC — September 12, 2012 — America’s Promise Alliance (America’s Promise) today announced the 2012 winners of the 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The competition spotlights communities that demonstrate a lasting commitment to, and cross sector support for, youth development through innovative programs and services in schools and throughout the community.

Accenture Grants Ashoka France US$962,000 to Equip People Across Europe with Job Readiness and Entrepreneurial Skills

Award is part of Accenture’s global corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

(3BL Media) Paris, France - September 10, 2012 - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and Ashoka France today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Ashoka a grant of US$962,000 to help thousands of underprivileged people gain the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills they need to enter the workforce.

Keep America Beautiful Encourages All Americans to Plant Native Species on National Planting Day and Throughout the Fall Season

Sept. 8 to Mark First National Planting Day
Press Release

(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - September 6, 2012 - With the fall planting season now underway, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) is encouraging the public, municipalities and civic leaders to plant and re-plant using native species instead of exotic and ornamental plants that are less adapted to local ecosystems.

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