More than 100 area employees volunteer at Sunnyside Community Services on first annual Global Volunteer Day
Sunnyside, Queens, NY, March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In Sunnyside, Queens, children struggle with a multitude of health issues. Nearly one in four children are considered obese according to municipal statistics. Citywide, and nearly half of all elementary school and pre-school children are not at a healthy weight.
By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.
The world needs to make a transition to renewable energy as part of a global sustainability project, but until solar, wind and other renewables become the norm, there’s one solution that is available now: energy efficiency. More energy efficient buildings means less energy and fewer emissions, besides huge savings. However, financing projects is not always easy, since payback is not immediate, putting lenders off.
Social Entrepreneurs From Each NYC Borough Selected To Compete In First-Ever ‘Battle Of The Boros’ Pitch Event This Thursday
NEW YORK, Jan. 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Let the Battle begin! Five finalists—one from each borough—have been selected to compete in the first-ever ‘Battle of the Boros’ social impact pitch competition scheduled to take place Thursday January 16th at Fordham University’s Lincoln Center campus. The event plays on the good-natured sibling rivalry between NYC’s five boroughs while celebrating the entrepreneurs making a difference in their neighborhoods and beyond, and will answer the burning question: which borough has the best social entrepreneurs?
New York, December 4, 2013 /3BL Media / - Announcing MakeImpactNYC 2014: Do Good in Your ‘Hood the first-of-its kind “Five boroughs, one city, endless impact” event bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators from every part of New York City who are building a new social impact economy: New Yorkers who are improving the lives of their neighbors and communities through entrepreneurial solutions.
Connecting Passion with Purpose was the 1st event of its kind in New York City, bringing together nonprofits, volunteers, and key investors of the pro bono movement for a day of all things pro bono. During the evening reception, “Celebrating Pro Bono”, a video highlighting pro bono in New York City was shared with attendees.
Environmental science program launched for New York youth with help of TransCanada
Long Island City, NY, September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement, the community-based non-profit organization serving youth, adults, and families in Western Queens, has received a $92,000 grant from TransCanada, facilitated by the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), to launch Growing Green!, a multi-disciplinary environmental science initiative serving young people from kindergarten to college at the organizations’ four campuses in Long Island City and Astoria, Queens.
Iconic New Yorkers come together to honor community resilience and emergency response; volunteershelp rebuild five homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the home of an NYPD officer/first responder
NEW YORK, NY, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group Danny Meyer, Fox News contributor, co-host of The Five and former White House Press Secretary for President George W.