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National Geographic Launches ‘Planet or Plastic?’ Initiative to Reduce Impact of Single-use Plastics on Our Oceans

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Every year, 9 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans and could remain in marine environments for more than 450 years. This escalating problem deserves our attention, and today National Geographic is kicking off a multiyear initiative to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on our oceans.

Help Classrooms Across the U.S. Win Up to $5,000 to Tell Their Story

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We at AT&T are continually inspired by the next generation of digital storytellers – the teachers and students who are using the power of technology to create engaging, innovative and compelling classroom projects.

Over the last 6 weeks, we’ve watched as teachers and students from across the country – 46 states to be exact – submitted their projects to the AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge Presented by DonorsChoose.org.

DonorsChoose.org and AT&T Want Teachers to Submit Tech Ideas That Help Students Tell Stories

By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T and President of the AT&T Foundation,
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A podcast that empowers students to deliver local news to their community. Technology to host a blog for elementary school English language learners and their families. A year-long mobile video documentary about the benefits of therapy dogs for students with special needs.

These are just a few of the digital storytelling-focused projects that teachers have submitted for funding on DonorsChoose.org. The platform makes it easy for anyone to help a classroom in need.

National Geographic Society Commits $50 Million of Endowment to Impact Investments

Creation of new impact investment program, managed by CA Capital Management, will accelerate the organization's funding of research, exploration and education, inspiring solutions for the global good
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WASHINGTON, June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The National Geographic Society today announced it is dedicating $50 million from its $1.1 billion endowment to impact investments, furthering its commitment to understanding our planet and generating solutions for a healthy, more sustainable future.

Empowering Women & Girls with Storytelling: A Conversation with Sharon D'Agostino, Founder of Say It Forward

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“The thing we can all do immediately is listen - listen with our whole being. That is the only way we can understand other people's experiences in this world. I believe this is a great start on this long journey towards empowerment.” - Sharon D'Agostino 

Fox’s ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘The Birth of a Nation’ and ‘This Is Us’ Named Finalists for Humanitas Prize for Outstanding Social Messaging

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The organization Humanitas has named the screenwriters of two films and one television series from 21st Century Fox as finalists for its 42nd Annual Humanitas Prize, a prestigious award honoring projects that contain effective social messaging and inspire compassion, hope and understanding. Among this year’s nominees are Nate Parker for

How Companies Can More Effectively Use Storytelling to Inspire Employee Giving and Engagement

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By Peter Panepento

Companies and nonprofits that manage employee giving and volunteering programs are quite adept at the processes and practices that keep these programs humming.

Yet they often struggle to find and tell stories that show how the generosity of employees is making a difference.

Young People of the Crow Native American Reservation Share Their Stories Through National Geographic Photo Camp

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National Geographic gave 15 Apsáalooke youth from the Crow Native American Reservation in Montana the chance to learn photography and writing during National Geographic Photo Camp from June 8-12. The five-day camp, a partnership between the National Geographic Society and the Crow Tribe, brought together photographers, editors and researchers with the reservation's young people to discuss the role visual storytelling can play in preserving the tribe's cultural heritage. The students' work was then displayed in a public exhibition at Little Big Horn Community College.

National Geographic's Unique Lodges Showcase the Sustainable Future of the Travel Industry

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National Geographic convened a group of travel industry leaders at its Washington, D.C. headquarters for "The Transformation of Travel," an afternoon dedicated to the future of global travel and the ways the industry is embracing sustainability. The June 9 event featured the owners of some of the properties selected for National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World program, a collection of lodges in locations around the world committed to operating sustainably, delivering unparalleled service and preserving the natural and cultural heritage of their local communities.

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