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The JetBlue Foundation Celebrates National STEM Day by Awarding Grants to Power STEM Initiatives in Puerto Rico

JetBlue Foundation provides $135,000 in grants to Ciencia Puerto Rico, EcoExploratorio, Inter American University of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rico Aviation Maintenance Institute
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, November 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ:JBLU) today announced the JetBlue Foundation has awarded $135,000 in grants to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education programs in Puerto Rico to aid in long-term post-hurricane recovery. Grants of varying amounts were provided to organizations that are investing in the island’s future and placing aviation and STEM top-of-mind as career choices for students.

Decarbonize, Decentralize and Democratize: Investing in a More Just Energy Future

By Jess Brooks, Chief Development Officer, Sunwealth
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The existing extractive energy economy isn’t working. Our dependence on coal, oil and gas contributes to global warming, the physical destruction of communities and pollution-related health issues which impact all of us – and disproportionately affect low-income people and communities of color. It’s not sustainable. And it’s fundamentally unjust.

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Hurricane Tree Recovery Campaign Marks 1st Anniversary Celebrating More Than 1.1 Million Trees Distributed and Planted

The Arbor Day Foundation continues toward 5 million-tree goal on public and private lands in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, restoring lost tree canopies
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LINCOLN, Neb., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s hurricane tree recovery campaign has marked its first anniversary, planting more than 1.1 million trees since the program’s inception following the hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. The initiative has engaged and mobilized public and private partners including Verizon, Texas Roadhouse, FedEx, Enterprise, Praxair, NASCAR and Comcast.

JetBlue Celebrates Puerto Rico and Supports Tourism to the Island with Its Newest Livery: Bluericua

Bluericua, designed with help from JetBlue crewmembers in Puerto Rico, features the unique icons and cultural elements of ‘La Isla del Encanto’
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 24, 2018 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), Puerto Rico’s largest airline, has unveiled its latest special livery, which is dedicated to “La Isla del Encanto.” The Airbus 320 aircraft – tail N779JB - is named “Bluericua,” blending JetBlue’s brand with the affectionate name for people of Puerto Rican descent. This custom-designed livery is inspired by JetBlue’s admiration for Puerto Rico’s dynamic culture, stunning beauty and the passionate spirit of its community.

Mercy Corps: One Year Since Maria, Puerto Rico Is Back In Business But Deep Wounds Remain

Reviving tourism and agriculture is critical for the island’s economic recovery following last year’s hurricane
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- One year after deadly Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, the global organization Mercy Corps is helping the island’s small businesses, farmers and fishermen get back on their feet.

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND: Lending a Hand to Puerto Rico

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In the wake of Hurricane Maria, which hit Puerto Rico in September 2017 and left a majority of the island without power, homes and roads destroyed, and water contaminated, Northern Trust’s Latin Heritage Leadership Council (LHLC) partnered with other Chicago-area firms to provide help.

Led by the LHLC, employees collected supplies such as dry and canned foods, baby formula, diapers, first-aid kits, towels and blankets, laundry detergent and pet food. They also raised money and purchased nearly 14,000 bottles of water to send to the island.

Disaster Resiliency: How IBM and Bechtel Partnered in Puerto Rico

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With the 2018 hurricane season underway, Bechtel and IBM have partnered up to share lessons learned from last year’s devastating Category 5 storm in Puerto Rico and mapping their work to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The two corporations’ commitment to improving long-term recovery from natural disasters led to the Disaster Resiliency Webinar, hosted by 3BL Media.

Reporting Live from Where News Happens

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Even before Hurricane Maria touched down in Puerto Rico in September 2017, many feared the damage would be enormous. When the storm reached landfall, those fears were confirmed, and it was obvious that people’s lives on the island would be changed forever.

Hallmark Responds in Times of Need: Disaster Relief 2017

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2017 was one of the costliest years for natural disasters in U.S. history. From flooding to wildfires, hurricanes and tornadoes, the need for assistance across the country was greater than ever. Hallmark and its businesses supported several disaster response efforts, contributing nearly $150,000 through corporate and employee gifts as well as contributions collected in Hallmark Gold Crown stores.

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