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What Funders of Social Enterprises Want

Growing interest in social enterprise means a growing pool of capital

Originally published by Sustainable Industries

by Don Shaffer

Interest in social enterprises is growing—and believe it or not (some entrepreneurs may have their doubts), so is the pool of capital available to them.

Give and Go: Move Out 2013

College Students Urged to Donate Responsibly; Recognize Social Impact
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 29, 2013/3BL Media/ — As the college school year comes to an end, students leaving campus often leave perfectly good clothing, electronics, books and furniture in overflowing campus dumpsters. With an estimated 3 million students living in campus housing at 2,100 colleges and universities nationwide, that is a lot of reusable goods.

Recycling to Keep America Beautiful


Keep America Beautiful (KAB) established as one of its 2013 Vibrant Communities Goals to place 5,000 recycling bins in public spaces to increase on-the-go recycling.

KAB is pleased to have already exceeded its 2013 goal through a number of Public Space Recycling partner programs.

Mayor Emanuel and Coca-Cola Announce $2.59 M Grant to Support Blue Cart Recycling Program Expansion

Grant made Keep America Beautiful will fund 50,000 blue carts over five years
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media - Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Coca-Cola and Keep America Beautiful today announced a $2.59 million grant to support the citywide expansion of the Blue Cart Recycling Program through the purchase of 50,000 blue carts over the next five years.

Troy-Bilt® and Keep America Beautiful Launch Taking Root™, a New $25,000 Gardening Grant Program

Public voting open on Troy-Bilt’s Facebook Page until May 12 to determine largest grant recipient
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two organizations with a commitment to improving and beautifying communities across the country have teamed up to launch a new gardening grant program, Taking Root™.

Recycle-Bowl Helps Keep America Beautiful Educate Future Environmental Stewards


One of the most vital roles that Earth Day plays is to serve as an opportunity to educate. Keep America Beautiful (KAB) shares this commitment to education. In fact, one of its 2013 Vibrant Communities Impact Goals is the goal of educating 250,000 children about the environment.

National Coca-Cola Grant Program Awards Recycling Containers to 41 Colleges and 114 Communities

Keep America Beautiful Helps Decrease the Main Recycling Barrier: Convenience
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Colleges, K-12 schools, nonprofits and local governments will advance their recycling efforts this summer thanks to a significant grant made possible by The Coca-Cola Foundation. The winning communities, schools, universities and organizations will receive between 5,000 and 5,200 recycling bins.  Over 70 percent of the bins are designed specifically for permanent, ongoing use in heavily-trafficked public spaces and events, with the remaining 30 percent to be used by students in college residence halls.

Great American Cleanup Volunteers Support Keep America Beautiful's 2013 Vibrant Communities Goals


This spring, Keep America Beautiful affiliates across the country are participating in a variety of activities during this year’s Great American Cleanup that help support our 2013 Vibrant Communities Impact Goals.

Last month, 1,200 Keep Little Rock Beautiful volunteers picked up litter and storm debris and raked leaves in 23 neighborhoods and nine parks, and at six schools. The efforts of Keep Little Rock Beautiful support our goal of cleaning and restoring 200,000 public acres and sites to build and sustain safer, cleaner communities.

Global Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather in San Diego for Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, April 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Members of Sustainable Brands®, a global community of business, sustainability and brand innovators from over 50 countries focused on how brands can succeed by shaping a better future, are set to convene for their largest annual community gathering at Sustainable Brands ’13 (SB’13) June 3-6 this year. The U.S.


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