by Lisa Di Venuta
Imagine all your major life milestones happening without your family there to celebrate.
That was life for 15-year-old Carlo. He entered foster care as a toddler and for 13 years was bounced home to home without the stability of a permanent address, let alone a loving, permanent family.
Finally, at age 15, with the help of a caring adoption recruiter, Carlo was adopted by the Hatla family. He has been a proud member of the family since November 2017 and his mom says he is “kind, smart and funny.”
Drinking straws are pointless and damaging, but it’s hard to leave them behind
By Bee Wilson
Plastic drinking straws, I realized recently, are enmeshed with many of my fondest memories. When I was a child, a glass of lemonade with a straw was heaven. Drinking straws were also part of going to the movies, huddled in the dark with a giant, icy Diet Coke. In my 20s, I remember the thrill of sipping whiskey sours through one of those short, slender cocktail straws and feeling carefree and sophisticated.
G&A's Sustainability Highlights (04.12.2018)
The CEO of one of the nation’s leading food and agriculture companies has important messages for us: “To move the planet forward, farmers must lead the charge. But they cannot do it alone. Coordinated action on sustainability across the food supply chains is the only way to achieve lasting progress.” He tells us how and why in his commentary in a Top Story.
Representatives of Philippine government forestry and agriculture agencies, the private sector, universities, farmers’ organizations and NGOs are calling for a national agroforestry policy to meet climate challenges.
The Philippines is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to the impacts of climate change, annually experiencing more than 20 typhoons, of increasing strength, that destroy lives and livelihoods. Adding to this, the country’s many islands were some of the first in the Southeast Asian archipelago to experience severe deforestation that began in the 1930s, which has exacerbated erosion, loss of soil productivity and reduction of ecosystem services. Restoration of the 8 million hectares of degraded state land has been estimated to need 206 years at the present rate of progress.
Influencer marketing has become a hot trend in social media. And with more than 800 million active users on Instagram, influencers can truly amplify a message and deliver real results for brands, especially amongst social media savvy Gen Z and Millennial audiences. Leveraging the popular platform, the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) launched a simple, eye-opening campaign to showcase the effects of environmental destruction.
Premier leadership development programs convene to examine best practices for cultivating next generation nonprofit leaders
NEW YORK, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) will host its fourth annual Leadership Academy Global Alumni Summit in New York on April 16 and 17, celebrating eleven years of a transformative program that has developed more than 3,600 nonprofit and social purpose leaders.
By Jennifer Hermes
Global food manufacturer Mars Inc. recently made public the fact that the global carbon footprint from its extended supply chain is equivalent to a country roughly the size of Panama. But last week, the company announced its new commitment to reduce its GHG emissions from its full value chain by 27% by 2025, and by 67% by 2050 (from 2015 levels).
CLEVELAND, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iCause is joining forces with the Shining Life Foundation.
The Shining Life Foundation is a nonprofit whose mission is to change history and make a huge difference for animals in a place, where few voices for them exist.
With the help of the HP LIFE program Amina was able to launch her own business at age 29.
This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.
Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.
By: Melissa Anderson, Executive Vice President, Administration, and Chief Human Resources Officer, Duke Energy
April 15-21 is National Volunteer Week, a time to recommit ourselves to community service and celebrate the change-makers who positively impact the world around them through volunteerism. Here in our headquarters city of Charlotte, Duke Energy is celebrating the week by teaming up with Share Charlotte to support Do Good Week. Through Do Good Week, we hope to educate and engage our neighbors in the many ways we can do good through volunteerism.
As leaders in sustainability within the hospitality industry, Las Vegas Sands is committed to taking care of the planet to promote health and wellness through Sands ECO360, its global sustainability strategy. Marina Bay Sands has taken on an educational and transformational food journey focusing on responsibly sourcing food to serve.
A dramatic ‘Energy Revolution’ is currently underway, both in the UK and around the world. This involves a shift away from polluting, fossil fuel-intensive power generation and towards embracing renewable technologies. This revolution will fundamentally change everything from how we power our vehicles to how we heat our homes over the coming decades. It also has far-reaching implications for infrastructure funding, which will also, ultimately, create investment opportunities.
Recipients include schools and non-profit organizations working to create a deeper connection between kids and food
AUSTIN, Texas, April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, Whole Kids Foundation announced 602 new school and school-garden-support-organization grant recipients. The recipients cover 46 U.S. states and nine Canadian provinces, providing educational opportunities around agriculture, ecology, nutrition and business for 356,798 students.