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"What Were You Meant to Be?" Andrew Hoffman Challenges Students at Loyola Convocation

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On August 24, 2018, Andrew J. Hoffman, the Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, delivered the Convocation Address at Loyola University Chicago to 3,250 students and 250 faculty members.

Boston Neighborhood Welcomes a New Nonprofit and a New Food-Forest Garden

American Forests and Epsilon Help Dorchester Add Trees, Fresh Fruits, Greens and Shade
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Washington, D.C., October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Volunteers from Boston’s Dorchester area will gather to plant fruit trees to complete the set-up for the new H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center Inc. Hope Garden (H.E.R.O. is for Hope, Empathy, Redemption, Oasis), on Geneva Avenue, October 25 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. The former vacant lot will serve as a community garden, food forest and gathering space for the neighborhood.

Boosting School District Revenue and Sustainability With Energy Storage

Q&A with Mike Mathiesen of Mountain View Los Altos High School District
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All over California, school districts are beginning to install energy storage. Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA) High School District was the first district in the state to combine energy storage with solar power generation and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. At ENGIE Storage, we have years of experience helping K-12 school districts generate cost savings and improve the economics of sustainability measures with our GridSynergy® energy storage systems and software platform.

Top 10 Charitable Causes Trending (So Far!) In 2018

See What’s Currently Shaping Employee Giving
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Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!

Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up. 

Sodexo Announces Plastics Reduction Policy Balancing Inclusion and Environmental Impact

Companywide plan will reduce or eliminate plastic straws and stirrers, single use plastic bags, and polystyrene foam items
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today a North American Single Use Plastics Reduction Plan that will eliminate single use plastic bags and stirrers by 2019, polystyrene foam items such as cups, lids and food containers by 2025, and shift straws to a “by request” item that will still be available to custome

eBay Revitalizing Main Street by Helping Small Businesses Thrive Locally and Sell Globally

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By Chris Librie

Small businesses are the biggest generator of jobs in America, making up nearly half of all private sector employment. Yet many of those small businesses have been locked into local—and sometimes depressed—markets. Nearly 75 percent of small businesses don’t have any e-commerce presence, and less than 2 percent of U.S. small businesses export.

UN IPCC Warns Us: The Time to Act Is Now – The Window For Action on Global Warming is Fast Closing

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (10.12.2018)
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The buzz for the past few days has been about the report of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that urged governments everywhere to “take rapid and far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society” to avoid catastrophic events and conditions brought on by climate change.

It Took an Opportunity to Give New Life to an Old Building

Reimagining an old storage building is made possible through an Opportunity Zone investment.
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The building looms large on the SouthSide of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. With its ornate red brickwork, thick walls and heavy wooden beams, it’s seen its share of history during the 125 years it has stood on the edge of the Lehigh University campus. 

For more than half its life the building was an ice plant and cold storage warehouse. But, time and technology have rendered it obsolete. The university used it for many years as a dry storage and maintenance facility. But, the time finally came to find a new use for the old building. 

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