WATERBURY, Vt., April 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR) announced the third year of Tully’s Coffee® Gathering Grounds™ – an initiative committed to bringing people together through community gathering spaces. This year’s program will include community revitalization projects in the San Diego area and Waterbury, Vt., and a national Facebook art contest running now through May 3, 2013.
The SEC has ruled that postings on social media such as Facebook and Twitter are as officially valid as newswires and company websites for releasing material information. That judgment was the result of an investigation into Netflix after a Facebook post by CEO Reed Hastings was followed by a rise in the company’s stock price. The SEC has cleared Netflix of any violation of Regulation Fair Disclosure, Reg FD, which requires that non-public, material information be distributed broadly, and not selectively disclosed.
The Supreme Court will be taking up the gay-marriage issue for the first time at the end of March. Apple Inc., Morgan Stanley, and many other companies are same-sex marriage advocates. These companies are standing against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). This law states that legally married gay couples can’t claim the federal tax breaks and other benefits available to opposite-sex spouses.
SAP continues its work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) on an environmental campaign that raises awareness and helps preserve a big parcel of land in the Caucasus. WWF rates this area as one of the world’s most treasured biodiversity hotspots in need of protection. For this campaign, SAP secured 56,000 square meters of land, divvied up into 1 square meter pieces, to give away to anyone who wishes to help preserve land and wildlife. In fact, you can choose what you want to preserve. It could be bears, plant life, leopards, antelope, even scrubbing CO2.
Feb. 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - If 2011 was the year of the big campaign and a sense that sustainability could be treated in the same way and with a similar budget to brand marketing, 2012 was a coming of age - a growing up if you will- of sustainability communications.
The GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education program, which supports high-impact initiatives that improve access to -- and the equity and quality of -- public education, launched a Facebook page in November.
Kashi has launched Spoons Across America, its latest Facebook campaign, as a source of children’s culinary education. The new campaign is part of a long-term initiative, the Kashi REAL Project, which promotes nonprofits that help more people enjoy real food through greater access and education.
It’s so easy to share photos using mobile social networking apps like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr. The fact that we can capture something we’ve seen and need to share immediately with our friends and family is an amazing ability. One tap and you have a picture. One more and you have a massive audience for it.
Naveen Kumar was first inspired to volunteer in his college years during the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in India. Two years later, his volunteer spirit was reignited while, as an employee of HP, he was taking information and communications technology (ICT) into rural communities in India. When a woman confronted him with the question, “How can computers give me food?” he determined to help her and her family to solve their problem of accessing the food ration cards for which they qualified; he did this online.
Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
Does Your Commuter Bike have a Name? Maybe it should. Bike commuting trends are up! Companies like Facebook, Apple, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills and William-Sonoma are getting on board with green cycling. Just recently, these organizations were recognized by the League of American Bicyclist as bicycle friendly businesses.