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Shedd Aquarium Unveils Healthy Food Menu Options for Kids this Spring Break

Shedd is first cultural institution to dive into national initiative with nutritious partnership between Healthy Fare for Kids and Sodexo
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CHICAGO, March 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ Just in time for spring break, Shedd Aquarium is cooking up a selection of healthy food choices for children ages 12 and under through a new partnership with Healthy Fare for Kids and Sodexo, the aquarium’s food service provider. This unique offering makes Shedd the first cultural institution to align with Healthy Fare for Kids, a national initiative, bringing healthy options to more than 750,000 young aquarium guests each year.

City Year, AT&T Team Up to Keep Kids in School and On Track to Succeed

AT&T contributes more than $1 million to dropout prevention initiative
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BOSTON, Mass, March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, is teaming up with AT&T to help keep students in school and on track to succeed.

ISSP Conference 2013: Be Part of It May 8-10 in Chicago!

Two Weeks Left for Discounted Registration Rates
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The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting its next face-to-face summit of ISSP members and other sustainability professionals from May 8-10, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Early bird registration savings end March 31.  Register today.

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The International Society of Sustainability Professionals (ISSP) is hosting its next face-to-face summit of ISSP members and other sustainability professionals from May 8-10, 2013 at the Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. Early bird registration savings end March 31.  Register today.

Darden Marks 10 Years of Harvest Food Program; Allstate Donates $10M to Fight Chicago Crime; General Mills and Haagen-Dazs Support Vanilla Farmers - CSR Minute for March 1, 2013

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This month, Darden Restaurants celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Harvest Program, a food rescue initiative that collects and donates unserved food and delivers it to hunger relief organizations and food banks. Darden Harvest has provided more than 62 million pounds of donated food to local organizations and food banks. The Harvest donations are safely saved, fully prepared menu items, from lasagna and vegetables to lobster.

Allstate Announces $5 Million Contribution to Help Stem Violence in Chicago

Company Grant Will Help Support Programs for At-Risk Youth
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NORTHBROOK, Ill., February 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Corporation (NYSE:ALL) announced today that it will provide $5 million in funding over five years to support Chicago’s efforts to reduce violent crime and improve the safety and vitality of neighborhoods throughout the city.

CNT Energy and Community Investment Team Up to Retrofit Chicago Housing; Just Energy is certified by Green-e Energy - Energy Minute for February 8, 2013

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Ten thousand Chicago-area apartments have been made more energy efficient in the past four years through a partnership designed to reduce energy bills and preserve affordable rental housing. The Energy Savers Multifamily Program for privately owned buildings is supported by CNT Energy and Community Investment Corp, a non-profit.

Teza Technologies Raises $235,000 to Fund Afterschool Programs in Chicago, Build Schools in Malawi

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CHICAGO, Jan. 9, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Teza Technologies announces it raised $235,000 for global nonprofit buildOn through a matching gift grant of $100,000. The funds will be used to support buildOn's Afterschool Service Programs in under-resourced Chicago Public High Schools, and to build two schools in Malawi, Africa.

GE, Chicago Department of Health Commissioner and Area Non-Profits Celebrate Efforts to Increase Access to Primary Health Care for Underserved Communities

GE’s Developing Health Program Provides Grant Money and Skilled Volunteers to Help Area Non-Profits Expand their Reach
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(3BL Media) October 1, 2012 - Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair gathered with employees and leadership from GE today at Howard Brown Health Center to celebrate the accomplishments of five non-profit organizations and the efforts of several outstanding volunteers one year into a two-year, $1.25 million grant program awarded by the GE Foundation in 2011.

US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Headline IEC’s 10th Annual Dinner!

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USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has tentatively accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Environmental Leadership Dinner.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:30 pm Reception, 7-9:00 pm Dinner and Program
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60654

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.ilenviro.org.

The DetermiNation Party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon

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By David Pittman

Last Sunday, Team DetermiNation crashed the party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and as is always the case with DetermiNators, they were a huge crowd pleaser. But more than that, they were a smash hit and doing what DetermiNators do best: honoring people they love and raising money to kick cancer’s ass. Our 160 runners raised over $240,000! According to the special name tag that was given to DNation athletes at our private gear check, that money is enough to:

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