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Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti Prevention Grant Awards Presented to Seven Local Organizations

Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB) today announced the winners of the 2013 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program. This year, KAB provided four $2,500 cash grants as well as two $2,500 paint supply certificates from The Sherwin-Williams Company. Q-Star also provided a FlashCAM, valued at $6,995, to one deserving recipient. The FlashCAM is a deterrent system effective in preventing illegal trespassing during hours it most often occurs.

$2,500 cash grant recipients:

Keep America Beautiful Announces Wrigley as the 2013 Recipient of the Vision for America Award

National Nonprofit Honors Wrigley with a Prestigious Environmental Award
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, will honor the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, with the 2013 Vision for America Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Ill.

Wrigley, which was one of KAB’s founding supporters in 1953, has been selected to receive the award for its significant leadership role in social and environmental stewardship, philanthropy, and enlightened corporate citizenship.

Seven Days Left to Register for the “Recycle-Bowl” School Recycling Competition

Keep America Beautiful Offers Recycling Educational Resources Within A Fun Competition; Register by Oct. 15 to be Eligible for Cash Prizes
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Oct. 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition for elementary, middle- and high-school students, now in its third year, was created in partnership with Nestlé® Pure Life® to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility.

Keep America Beautiful Introduces Suite of Resources for Businesses and Organizations to Encourage Recycling in the Workplace

New Recycling at Work Website Offers Pledge-Takers Recycling Bin Discounts, Online Tools
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Keep America Beautiful’s Recycling at Work initiative, designed to encourage businesses, organizations and institutions around the country to pledge to increase workplace recycling, has launched a new website (RecyclingatWork.org) that features a host of tools and resources, including recycling bin discounts.

Water Security and Conflict Prevention Summit at US Institute of Peace

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On Tuesday, September 10, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), with the Association of the United States Army and the U.S. Water Partnership hosted the first event of a year-long focus on water security and conflict prevention. The event brought together a range of scientific, military, economic, diplomatic, and national security experts to discuss water security as an issue of growing visibility.

Coca-Cola Launches Global Ekocenter Partnership to Deliver Safe Drinking Water And Basic Necessities To Rural Communities

Announces Cross-Sector Collaboration with DEKA R&D, IBM, Inter-American Development Bank, McCann Health, NRG Energy, Qualcomm Technologies and UPS to Deliver EKOCENTER to 20 Countries by end of 2015
Press Release

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Coca-Cola Company, DEKA R&D, IBM, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, McCann Health, NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and UPS®, today announced they will work together to bring EKOCENTERTM – a kiosk designed to improve the well-being of communities – to 20 countries by the end of 2015. Coca-Cola’s announcement brings to action its 2012 commitment with DEKA R&D to provide safe drinking water to communities through the SlingshotTM water purification system, ensuring communities are more sustainable.

Lincoln Financial Group Study Finds Community Involvement a Key Factor in Americans Taking Charge of Their Lives

Latest video in M.O.O.D. on the Street series showcases volunteers in Fort Wayne, Ind. discussing making a positive impact on others
Press Release

RADNOR, Pa., September 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Lincoln Financial Group (NYSE: LNC) released new findings from its M.O.O.D. (Measuring Optimism, Outlook, and Direction) of America study the company released in May that show an increased level of empowerment among respondents who take an active role in giving their time and resources to their local communities.

Water Security and Conflict Prevention Summit at US Institute of Peace

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On Tuesday, September 10, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), with the Association of the United States Army and the U.S. Water Partnership hosted the first event of a year-long focus on water security and conflict prevention. The event brought together a range of scientific, military, economic, diplomatic, and national security experts to discuss water security as an issue of growing visibility.
 

Big, Beautiful Bangalore!

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"Namaskara, from Bangalore!" begins Johannes Wilson — an engineering geologist based in AECOM’s Christchurch, New Zealand, office — as he greets the many blog readers following his volunteer efforts in Bangalore, India. For more than a week, Johannes has been working alongside two other AECOM employees to deliver clean energy solutions to India’s poor as part of Pollinate Energy’s Young Professionals Program.

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