Artwork Highlighting Climate, Environment Unveiled with Support from Heinz Endowments, PNC Foundation
PITTSBURGH, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, Mayor William Peduto is excited to announce the grand opening of Cool Globes in Pittsburgh. The nearly 30 large globe sculptures - described as “public art with a purpose”- will be on display in Market Square, PPG Plaza and Gateway Center through early October. Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet aims to raise awareness of and inspire viewers to take actions on climate change.
SAN DIEGO, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods Corporation, in partnership with Albertsons and Vons stores, donated 24,840 units of SKIPPY® peanut butter Tuesday to the Jacobs and Cushman San Diego Food Bank to support its School’s Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive.
The Schools’ Out, Hunger’s Not Summer Food Drive targets children living in poverty that stop receiving free meals at school when school is out for summer and often face hunger at home. In many cases, families are forced to rely on the food bank to feed their children over the summer months.
Shire employees around the world held events during the first week of June to bring awareness and action for the environment in honor of World Environment Day on June 5.
The theme of Shire's World Environment Day event was Taking Responsibility for the Environment: Energy & Climate, Water and Waste, in support of the company’s Responsibility goals (see the infographic focused on Shire’s natural resource goals).
A placebo is contributing to the critical endangerment of an animal that has roamed the planet for tens of millions of years – the rhinoceros.
Editor’s note: This is the latest post in our “You Grow, Girl!” series highlighting female farmers – from the northern reaches of Canada to the heartland of the U.S. From the western coast of Africa to the rolling hills of France and beyond. The series amplifies the voices of female farmers, who play vital roles in agriculture worldwide. Here, they share their unique perspectives on food, family and farming. This post is from Tara Chapman.
“Save the bees! The bees are dying!”
“If bees become extinct, humans will only live for four more years!”
Gasification plant in Edwardsport, Ind., helps drive economy
Rising 18 stories above the fields in rural Indiana, Duke Energy’s Edwardsport power plant is a technological marvel and among the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world.
Edwardsport Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) station in Knox County, Ind., produced a record 3.9 million megawatt-hours of energy in 2017, a 28 percent improvement over its previous record.
Fifth Annual IWitness Video Challenge Inspires Students to Take Action to Counter Hate, Bias and Intolerance Nationwide
Silver Spring, MD, June 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In an effort to spark a social movement against hatred in all forms, USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today announced the winners of the 2018 IWitness Video Challenge. A group of Chicago, Ill. students have inspired their classmates and community to embrace each other’s unique differences, specifically as it relates to the challenges of American immigrant communities.
G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.08.2018)
Many people are fascinated with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its wondrous 21st Century blend of modern and medieval elements – and the country appears to moving along with rapid and dramatic changes under new royal family leadership (Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman).
One of the elements of change that caught our eye is a non-Saudi business leader’s commentary that addresses the question of there being “a new model for sustainability” in the Middle East, possibly led by the kingdom…with its Vision 2030 and innovations in power consumption for air conditioning.
By Tom Mastrobuoni, Tyson Ventures Chief Financial Officer
Blockchain is all the buzz these days. Sectors across finance, healthcare, media, government, and food, in the U.S. and around the world, are looking at how they can leverage blockchain for everything from medical record security to financial transactions and more. Blockchain is said to be the great democratizer and equalizer. Some liken it to the emergence of the internet where it can open seemingly infinite possibilities for change and improvement.
In the food industry, blockchain is just getting started, where its potential to transform our industry is significant.
by Jennifer Hermes
In a first in the US, a company has entered into a syndicated sustainability-linked revolving loan. CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered into $1.4 billion revolving credit facilities from Barclays, the sole Sustainability Structuring Agent on the loan. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the new credit by meeting targets related to environmental responsibility, CMS says. Sustainability-linked loans are products that allow issuers to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability, according to Barclays.
by Lauren Chasanoff
Summer is finally here and the team at Common Impact is excited to start your beach reading list with the latest and greatest in research, reports, and reflections on skills-based volunteerism.
This year, the Taco Bell Foundation awarded $3 million in Live Más Scholarships to 300 employees and youth across the country. Designed to help students pursue their unique passions that may not necessarily fit into the traditional “academic” or “athletic” categories, this year’s scholarship application drew nearly 8,000 submissions. Heidi is one of the future leaders receiving a $25,000 scholarship this year, check out the video to learn more about Heidi’s passion to be an advocate for change in her community.
Maci was adopted just 51 days before turning 18. Her family is now the support system she always wanted. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption believes all children, regardless of age, deserve a permanent family.
With your help, teens like Maci will graduate high school with parents in the audience, beaming with pride.
BNY Mellon is committed to promoting a more sustainable global economy. The company engages in numerous activities to help mitigate the effects of climate change through social investing initiatives. The 2017 CSR Report offers a closer look at how BNY Mellon is supporting our clients’ environmental objectives.
The Fifth Anniversary of Sands Cotai Central
To mark the milestone of Sands Cotai Central’s opening in 2012, Sands China Ltd. created an anniversary celebration that not only delighted guests and patrons, it extended special benefits and engaged a number of local community organizations. A highlight of the anniversary celebration was a carnival at the property’s Paradise Gardens, in which 50 Sands China Care Ambassadors hosted 50 members of the Macao Special Olympics (MSO) to participate in activities such as balloon twisting, caricature sketching, magic shows, face painting, and more.