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Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 8, 2011 10:17 AM ET
It seems that everything useful, good, beautiful, and healing that humans have created relies on communication – either between people acting together, or by individuals acting on what they’ve learned from others. This communication can be direct (face to face), or via media. 
 

Creating Change initiative underscores company’s commitment to make an impact on the local community. Applications from nonprofits accepted through October 2

Press Release from in Human Resources
Sep 8, 2011 10:00 AM ET

Discovery Communications announces its call for applications to the 2011 Discovery Impact: Creating Change pro bono marathon. Creating Change is a 12-hour marathon event held on November 9 at Discovery's global headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. where discovery employees lend their creative talents to local nonprofits in need to marketing, communications and creative services.  Nonprofits who would like to apply for this year's progam can do so online between now and October 2.


Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Sep 8, 2011 8:35 AM ET

 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 8, 2011 - Pearson has been named the top company in the media sector for the fifth consecutive year in an annual review for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes which measures economic, environmental and social performance in such areas as corporate governance, talent retention and engagement with external stakeholders. 


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 8, 2011 8:30 AM ET

Posted by Brad Smith
General Counsel and Senior Vice President, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft

With Washington students heading back to school, September will see Microsoft build upon the many education-related investments the company has made to date in Washington state, and consider ways of taking them even farther as we move forward.


Piedmont Triad NC Chapter USGBC Hosts Annual Event “Living System Design” By Internationally Known Architect and LEED Pioneer William Reed at Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, NC

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 8, 2011 6:00 AM ET

The Piedmont Triad NC Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will host its annual event, Living System Design on Tuesday, September 13, 2011 from 5:30PM – 9PM at the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro.  World-renowned architect, lecturer, and founding Board Member of the US Green Building Council, William Reed will be the featured speaker.

 


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 7, 2011 5:30 PM ET

STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. STEM education is not only critical for preparing our future doctors, researchers, rocket scientists and game designers, it’s becoming more important for every type of job in the workforce. The problem is that most countries in the world aren’t producing enough STEM graduates. In the United States for example, the U.S. Department of Labor estimates there will be more than 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018, but not enough people to fill them.


NC Craftsmanship and Sustainable Tree Bark Make This Product Special!

Press Release from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Sep 7, 2011 5:00 PM ET

Mayland Court was once known for its exquisite and unique custom finishes, providing signature looks for companies like Henredon, Ethan Allan, and French Heritage. No one could do custom finishes better.  Unfortunately, China could do it cheaper. Despite these hardships, Mayland Court is still turning out unique finishes, only this time on their own custom furniture, including this lovely birch laminate chest of drawers, Greenspiration Home's American Made Pick-of-the-Week

 


Blog from in Finance & Investment
Sep 7, 2011 4:51 PM ET

Imagine trillions of private sector dollars pouring into healthcare, affordable housing, education, agriculture, distributed utilities, and restructured social spending in emerging markets and here in the U.S.  No, not in the form of charity; rather, in the form of "impact investing." This is already beginning to happen, according to Antony Bugg-Levine, the newly named President and CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF).


Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 7, 2011 4:50 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Durham, NH - September 7, 2011 - The professional Certificate in Corporate Sustainability, launched this year by the University of New Hampshire and New Hampshire Businesses for Social Responsibility (NHBSR), has announced its agenda and instructor list for the program’s three-day Institute, which will occur October 4-6, 2011 at the UNH Campus in Durham. The certificate program is directed toward mid-level and senior professionals seeking to increase knowledge and functional skills in the practices and principles of corporate sustainability.


Blog from in Environment
Sep 7, 2011 4:31 PM ET

From the Sea Change Radio archives, our guest this week is Jeremy Miller, an investigative journalist who’s written an article in the February issue of Orion Magazine. He tells us all about Kern County, CA - how the methods used to extract the cruddy crude are pitting agricultural interests against oil interests, how water is being expended in the endless pursuit of petroleum, and how, by reducing our dependence on oil, we’d also be preventing the waste of that life-giving compound, H2O. They say water and oil don’t mix, today on Sea Change Radio, we discover what happens when they do.


Puppy will provide comfort and companionship to families

other from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 7, 2011 4:30 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 7, 2011 - Encana and Ronald McDonald House® Southern Alberta (RMHSA) have been partners for years, working together to build a better community. Encana’s support for the organization has been diverse, including employee matching gifts, sponsorship of a children’s playroom, staff volunteer time and a $292,000 pledge to help build a new House in Red Deer.


Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Sep 7, 2011 4:30 PM ET

STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is vital to solving the world’s toughest social problems; to helping companies create the next breakthrough innovation and to keeping local economies competitive. So how do we encourage more students to study STEM projects?


Recycling concrete scrap from renovations benefits environment, community

Press Release from in Environment
Sep 7, 2011 4:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) SPRING HILL, TN - September 7, 2011 - Some 5,500 truckloads of rip rap, the clean, crushed concrete often used to keep shorelines from washing away, is being donated by General Motors Spring Hill Manufacturing and its contractors to help road construction projects.  


Summit participants to define future of cause marketing

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Sep 7, 2011 3:50 PM ET

Leaders from top companies, charities and marketing agencies from across the country are planning to gather on September 16 in Cambridge, MA for the Beyond Cause Marketing Summit.

Learn more and register at http://beyondcausemarketing.com today.


New survey among college students and parents of K–12 students provides implications for nurturing interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Sep 7, 2011 3:00 PM ET

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) REDMOND, WA - September 7, 2011 - Microsoft Corp. today announced the findings of two national surveys, conducted online by Harris Interactive, of college students currently pursuing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) degrees and of parents of K–12 students. The goal of the surveys was to gain insight about what can better prepare and inspire students to pursue post-secondary education in STEM subjects.


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