Sarah Aiken and Kinley Strohl, a young girl who needed Ms. Aiken’s bone marrow, had never met in person. A wedding quickly became an even bigger celebration of new beginnings.
By Alix Strauss
In 2009, Sarah. Aiken, now 31, was a senior studying nursing at the University of Pittsburgh. When she heard about a bone marrow drive on campus with DKMS, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to ending blood cancers and finding donors, Ms. Aiken volunteered to help run the drive and registered to be a donor.
– PART OF WHAT MAKES THE U.S. FINANCIAL HEALTH PULSE ENDEAVOR SO ROBUST is that each report will examine four pillars of financial health: saving, spending, borrowing and planning. “It’s similar to evaluating physical health,” says Evelyn Stark, the assistant vice president of financial health for MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of CFSI’s financial health work. “You can’t just look at a single factor like blood pressure or cholesterol. You need to look at a range of financial measures and say, ‘What do these tell us about the collective whole?’”
Although more than seven-in-10 (73%) Americans think global warming is happening and nearly the same amount (72%) say global warming is important to them personally, according to new research from Yale, the concept of climate change is still called into question on a nearly daily basis.
Fair trade coffee, bananas and ... scallops? Yes, very soon.
Fair trade certification status, which is conferred by independent groups to denote environmental sustainability and fair working conditions, has been around for years. But it's just now on the rise among seafood products in the U.S., where consumer interest in the story behind the fish and shellfish they eat is growing.
For years, clean energy developers could look to only a small handful of corporations as project partners or customers for their power. Mostly, there was Google, and a few other high-tech companies that worked directly with wind and solar developers to help green their energy use.
Sometimes it seems as if all the good news about energy efficiency is based on great big ideas such as newly invented technologies, innovative management practices, and visionary strategies. But what if I told you that the equivalent of 1.1 million tons of carbon dioxide, like taking 200,000 cars off the road, has been prevented from escaping into the atmosphere over the last three years by the turns of a wrench?
The BSR Conference 2012 highlight video features BSR CEO & President Aron Cramer, Global Philanthropy Forum's Jane Wales, will.i.am, Allen L. White of the Tellus Institute, BeCause's Mats Lederhausen, Levi's Michael Kobori, Cisco's Tae Yoo, Andy Revkin of The New York Times, Worldwatch Institute's Robert Engelman, Richard Gillies of Marks & Spencer, and many other speakers and attendees. Watch the video.