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Partnership to Build Literacy and Strengthen Education


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 Partnerships Promote Positive Change Around the World


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.

Being Thankful in the Consciousness Revolution

by John Perkins

“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.”– Henry Ford

That's the Vision, by John Anderson Lanier


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?

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Louise’s Story: Animal Welfare Volunteer

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Meet Louise.

Louise knew she wanted to volunteer, but didn’t know where. A VolunteerMatch search led her to CuriOdyssey, a wildlife center she had visited the previous year.

With her background in science education for children and her love of animals, it was a perfect match. Now, she enjoys keeping the animals happy and safe as an animal welfare monitor.

Four Years of Food Rescue in Canberra


AECOM Impact blog

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. 

Hang Up and Drive


AECOM Impact blog

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.

Video: Boeing Program is Helping Farmers on the Island of Bali

Firsthand look at one of Boeing's many Global Corporate Citizenship programs

Boeing in Bali -- Seeds of Hope

Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship programs support various activities throughout Indonesia, including a Sustainable Agriculture and Seed Saving project in Bali.

A Sincere Thank You


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 Communications Celebrates #GivingTuesday with On-Air, Education and Employee-Driven Activities Designed to Make a Difference

Discovery Education to Host Livestream Event Giving Students an Inside Look at Careers Fueled by STEM Education
Press Release

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.


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