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Must-Attend Event: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Resilience Forum 2017

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Register today for Promoting Resilience and Cross-Sector Collaboration for a Sustainable Future, June 26 in Washington, D.C. Reserve your spot today to learn from top business and disaster preparedness response experts. Register here!

Bloomberg Celebrates Asian Pacific Heritage Month in the U.S.

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Originally posted on www.bloomberg.com

This month, Bloomberg is proud to recognize the contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and within our own company. We’ve asked some employees to reflect on what it means to be a part of Bloomberg’s culture of innovation and how it’s helped them find success in their career.

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75 Million to Shed Arts Center

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The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires.

They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media mogul. Mr. Bloomberg on Wednesday added $60 million to a $15 million contribution he had made to the Shed in 2012, which was previously undisclosed.

Duke Energy Awards $1.1 Million in Water Resources Fund Grants to Improve Local Water Quality

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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment
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  • 27 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina to benefit from supported projects
  • Investment is part of $10 million multiyear commitment to protect and improve the environment

New Project Reveals Science Behind Trump Voters' America

Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy reveals the science behind the revitalization of Tottenville and similarly-neglected communities of Americans who self-identify as voiceless and forgotten.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Seventy percent of New York City voters threw their support behind Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and yet 70 percent of Staten Islanders voted for President Donald Trump. No community better represents this dichotomy between New York City’s inner and outer boroughs than Tottenville, a Staten Island hamlet once known as The Town the Oyster Built and now called—by some residents—Forgottenville.

Gildan Recognized With a Distintivo ESR® Award for the Second Consecutive Year

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RIO NANCE, Honduras, May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Gildan has been recognized with a Distintivo ESR® 2017 award for the second consecutive year, presented by the Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and the Alliance for Corporate Social responsibility (AliaRSE) to companies in Latin America that meet their designated standards in the strategic areas of corporate social responsibility (CSR). 
 

Duke Energy | Working with Stakeholders on Future Generation Plans

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In a unique partnership, Duke Energy is working closely with environmentalists, community leaders, business owners and government officials in Asheville, N.C., to produce an energy efficiency plan specifically designed to delay the need for a new electricity generating unit.

Duke Energy has committed to close a half-century-old, coal-fired power plant in Asheville in 2019 – and replace it with a cleaner, natural gas-fired power plant, consisting of two generating units.

Out On the Trail: 50 Years of Volunteerism

By Bob Fuller, 2017 President's Volunteer Service Award recipient
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I’ve spent some of the best days of my life out on a hiking trail, clearing brush, field checking maps and leading crews that rehabilitate trails and build new ones.  You might see me carrying a clipboard and counting deer droppings, cutting brush with loppers or clearing blown down trees with a chain saw. Or perhaps you might find me building a bridge, swinging a sledge hammer or moving big rocks to build stepping stones or stairs.  It’s not a high-paying job; it’s not even a paying job, actually. Money isn’t the point. I volunteer because it’s infinitely rewarding.

Aramark Launches Feed Your Potential 365 Campaign to Improve Consumer Health

Supports Healthy for Life® Commitment with American Heart Association by Establishing Feed Your Potential 365 Clubs in Communities Nationwide & Offering Online Curriculum to 500+ Non-Profit Organizations
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PHILADELPHIA, April 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- As part of its five-year commitment with the American Heart Association to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms, is launching Feed Your Potential 365, a public health and well-being campaign, to promote healthy lifestyles among all consumers, as well as families in underserved communities and Aramark’s customers, clients and employees.

#NationalParkWeek: Cox Conserves Heroes Creating and Preserving Parks

Volunteers protecting our parks for future generations
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For many people, their happiest childhood memories were experienced at a community park or local playground. Parks and outdoor recreation play a significant role in early childhood development as well as the overall well-being of our eco-system. However, park care and maintenance is an ongoing effort that relies heavily on the involvement of community stewards.

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