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EarthX Environmental Justice – Houston

By Cata Hopkins
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 73 million Americans live within three miles of a hazardous pollution site that could be harming their local environment and their health.

Rice University's Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden Blossoms With Sustainability and Solar Upgrades

Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, the holistic garden at Rice University flips the switch on a new off-grid solar solution, greenhouse, rainwater collection system and more
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HOUSTON, May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Rice University’s gardening community celebrates a solar upgrade and improvements at the Betty and Jacob Friedman Holistic Garden, a place where anyone can learn how to improve their quality of life and neighborhoods through gardening. Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, a program created by renewable electricity provider Green Mountain Energy to advance sustainability in the community, awarded a $77,000 sustainability grant to make the garden self-powered with an on-site solar array, greenhouse, rainwater harvesting and composting systems.

Sustainability Grant Adds Research Opportunities and Solar Energy at UHD's Newest Building

University of Houston-Downtown teams up with Green Mountain Energy Sun Club for research-grade photosynthesis equipment and new solar panels to power two science teaching labs.
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HOUSTON, November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Science, technology, engineering, and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM- power some of the largest industries in Houston.

The Baker Hughes Foundation Contributes $50,000 to Houston's Emancipation Park Conservancy

Grant will support educational programs, park cleanup activities and COVID recovery
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HOUSTON, October 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Baker Hughes Foundation has announced a $50,000 grant to support Emancipation Park Conservancy. The funds will support educational programs, park maintenance, and safety equipment for the park. The grant is part of a broader commitment by Baker Hughes to participate in community programs, volunteerism and engagement with the organization.

Local Food Rescue Nonprofit, Hess Corporation & Sysco Now Serving Houston’s Hospitality Industry

Second Servings of Houston teams up with Hess Corporation and Sysco to distribute 10,000 chef-prepared meals every week beginning April 9
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HOUSTON, April 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – With the COVID-19 crisis upon us, Second Servings is devoting time and resources to a new group of Houstonians in need: hospitality workers. Partnering with long-time supporters, Hess Corporation and Sysco, Second Servings announces the “Dinner’s On Us” Program focused on providing take-home chef-prepared family meals to furloughed and unemployed hospitality workers in Houston.

Urban Harvest Sprouts New Teaching Garden Thanks to Green Mountain Energy Sun Club Grant

Grant will provide solar shade structure, irrigation system and water harvesting tank for sustainable community garden
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HOUSTON, November 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The largest network of community gardens and farmers markets in Houston is growing. Urban Harvest will introduce its new, 5,600-square-foot teaching garden with a dedication ceremony on Saturday, November 16 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., at the nonprofit’s headquarters in Houston’s East End. The sustainable garden will serve as a community green space and demonstration teaching garden, which leaves zero carbon footprint.

Healthcare Diversity Council Announces 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders and Organizations

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HOUSTON, August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Healthcare Diversity Council and the National Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2019 Top Healthcare Diversity Leaders and Organizations. Theses two prestigious awards highlight a list of achievers and innovators who impacted the healthcare industry. The awardees were honored during the inaugural National Healthcare Diversity Conference in Houston, Texas on July 24, 2019. 

HPE Panel Discusses the Future of Technology, Smart Cities

By Chevall Pryce
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Mark Potter, chief technology officer for HPE and director of Hewlett Packard Labs, discussed the future of smart cities, which are cities with infrastructure integrated with modern tech to enhance the citizen experience and encourage tapping into the potential of an area.

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Healthcare Diversity Council to Host Inaugural National Diversity Conference Promoting Equity and Inclusion in the Healthcare Industry

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HOUSTON, June 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Healthcare Diversity Council, an initiative of the National Diversity Council,  will host an inaugural conference focused on equity in the healthcare system on Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The 2019 National Healthcare Diversity Conference will engage participants  in conversations focused on equitable practices in the healthcare space on the theme, “Diversity Transcending: Many Faces in the Mission of Inclusion.”

Disney Team of Heroes Debuts Innovative Experiences at Texas Children’s Hospital

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Just over 12 months since Bob Iger, Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company, announced a bold $100 million commitment to support children’s hospitals around the world, leaders from Disney and Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas, debuted a suite of experiences, murals and interactive art aimed at providing comfort and inspiration for children and families.

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