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Kids Learn About STEM from the Environment

GM/NWF collaboration reaches thousands of students
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More than 4,000 kids are participating in a new environmental education initiative that’s helping them learn about STEM subjects through a green lens.

GM Eco-Green is a collaboration among the National Wildlife Federation and General Motors’ dealers, suppliers and non-manufacturing facilities across the U.S. The place-based, hands-on program exposes students to STEM career paths while encouraging them to become effective future leaders, problem solvers and environmental stewards.

Westlake Action Team Raises $3,114 With 5K Run

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THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – Westlake Action Team members organized a 5K race, “Action Run”, to support their efforts to bring disadvantaged youth to their first-ever Dodgers game in June.

Runners traversed an intricate course around the Westlake High School track and through the campus on April 24 Runners received a complimentary Action Run pin and were treated to an Italian ice courtesy of Chris Fick, Robert Fick’s brother, at the conclusion of the race.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) Issues World’s First Certified Green Bond for Water Infrastructure

$240 Million Wastewater Revenue Bond to Finance Stormwater and Wastewater Management Projects
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In a world first, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first entity to issue a green bond certified under the Water Climate Bonds Standard, a screening tool that specifies the criteria that must be met for bonds labelled as “green” or earmarked for funding water-related, low carbon initiatives.

Ridgeview High School Students Show House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Their Lab Expertise

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Stepping away from his day job for a few hours, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy joined Ridgeview High School in Bakersfield on April 22nd to participate in the Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE) and truly see the power of hands-on learning.

GM and NWF Partner to Enhance Sustainability Education

Launches Eco-Schools USA collaboration with GM dealers, employees and suppliers
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DETROIT, May 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ – General Motors and the National Wildlife Federation are partnering to increase environmental education in schools. The new GM Eco-Green program will connect NWF’s network of over 3,700 participating Eco-Schools with local GM non-manufacturing facilities, dealers and suppliers. GM Eco-Green is NWF’s first large corporate-sponsored environmental outreach program, reaching thousands of students through community-based sustainability activities.

White House Lauds Ceres' Sustainable Water Initiatives at World Water Day Summit

Five major companies join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Campaign with collective commitments to save one billion gallons of water by 2020
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March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres’ Connect the Drops campaign in California and its climate-resilient water bonds initiative were both recognized at a White House ceremony today commemorating World Water Day.

Major Companies Weigh in on Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Plan

Letter to California Water Commission Calls for Adoption of Regulations that Allow for Both Groundwater and Surface Water Projects of Varied Scale
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New Survey Reveals Californians' Overwhelming Support for Recycled Water as a Long-term Drought Solution

89 percent of residents are more willing to use recycled water after learning about the advanced treatment processes used to make it clean and safe
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future.  California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem Inc.

Investing in Homeboy Industries for a Sustainable Future

By Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California
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The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.

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