Many of us can’t image a world without books. Yet for billions of people, that is a reality. Literacy skills are more than just reading and writing, but creates educational opportunities for individuals to improve their well-being. Through Eastman’s Corporate Responsibility efforts, we have partnered with Room to Read®, a global non-profit organization, to provide children and young women access to books and learning opportunities in developing countries.
Eastman team members are committed to investing in their communities, no matter where they are. At the Kohtla-Järve (KJ) site, team members have been involved in a number of endeavors that have made an impact in that small Estonian community.
Eastman began observing Earth Day events in 2013 in KJ. Volunteers recently used their time and talent to continue a tree planting project that was started last year.
In a commitment to environmental stewardship, 10 trees were planted last year in front of the administrative building, and another 10 trees were added this year.
To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?
Tran Wilson is a senior project manager, operations, in AECOM’s Canberra, Australia, office. In her most-recent blog post, she discusses how volunteering with OzHarvest’s food rescue program in Canberra has impacted her.
Jacy Good, co-founder of Hang Up and Drive, a campaign that advocates for cell phone-free roads, spoke at a recent industry event attended by AECOM employees during the company’s Safety Week at the end of April. In her recent blog post, Good retells her story and makes the case for banning all forms of cell phone use while driving.
I have a lot on my mind during this week of Thanksgiving—another round of disappointing climate talks in Warsaw, the topic of product transparency (which took center stage last week at the Greenbuild conference), the extreme weather that is battering the east coast.
Discovery Education to Host Livestream Event Giving Students an Inside Look at Careers Fueled by STEM Education
November 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of #GivingTuesday on December 3, 2013, Discovery Communications is undertaking a number of activities designed to give back and make a difference in the communities where its employees live and work. The activities include the airing of #GivingTuesday PSAs across Discovery’s global networks, as well as an employee donation matching program benefitting victims of Typhoon Haiyan.