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March 2012 Blog Posts (26)

CSR in Canada, Part Three: Vancouver's Small Businesses

In “CSR in Canada, Part Three,” Lorraine Smith, Director, SustainAbility, highlights the role of the small businesses of Vancouver as a major driver for CSR throughout Canada. The environmental and social issues of British Columbia were adopted by the business community, creating a climate for the creation of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility, founded in Vancouver in the 1990s. From British Columbia, CSR ideas spread east to affect larger Canadian…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 29, 2012 at 9:53am — No Comments

Volkswagen Partners with Stupid Cancer for Awareness Road Trip; UN Global Development Forum Calls for "Reset" of Rio+20 Agenda - CSR Minute for March 29, 2012

Volkswagen is teaming up with Stupid Cancer, also known as the I’m Too Young for This! Cancer Foundation, on a cross-country road trip to raise awareness in support of young adults affected by the disease. Volkswagen has provided a co-branded 2012 Beetle Turbo to power the “Stupid Cancer/Get Busy Living Road Trip” from New York to Las Vegas, a journey…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 29, 2012 at 9:03am — No Comments

Bridging Peace: Cisco Empowers Al Fakhoora Students in Gaza to Share their Experiences and Engage in Global Dialogue

(3BL Media) Doha, Qatar - March 7, 2012 - Cisco announced today that Al Fakhoora,  an international campaign committed to raising awareness of the plight of students in Gaza, has officially launched its Virtual Majlis initiative based on Cisco TelePresence technology to connect university students from Doha, Gaza and the US to create deeper understanding without stereotyping or prejudice,…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 26, 2012 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Keep America Beautiful Volunteers; Sustainability Professionals ISIS Webinars - CSR Minute 3/26/12

Keep America Beautiful has announced a goal of recruiting four million volunteers to support its Great American Cleanup 2012 initiative. That total is a quarter million more volunteers than last year’s number. The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement movement, with more than 30,000 programs with 1,200 affiliates and participating organizations focused on waste reduction,…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Keep America Beautiful Volunteers; Sustainability Professionals ISIS Webinars - CSR Minute 3/26/12

Keep America Beautiful has announced a goal of recruiting four million volunteers to support its Great American Cleanup 2012 initiative. That total is a quarter million more volunteers than last year’s number. The Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement movement, with more than 30,000 programs with 1,200 affiliates and participating organizations focused on waste reduction,…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 26, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

CVS Caremark And Easter Seals Help Make The First Five Years Of Life Count For Kids

According to the National Survey of Children’s Health 2007, one in five households with children has a child with a special health care need and could benefit from screening and services, yet less than 20 percent of children under the age of 5 receive a developmental screening. Easter Seals, through the generous support of the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, is now making it possible for parents and caregivers to easily track their…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 25, 2012 at 6:41pm — No Comments

General Motors Foundation Gives $2.5M to Focus: HOPE Fund for Tech Education; Brooks Doubles Support for its "Inspiring Coaches" Program - CSR Minute for March 23, 2012

The General Motors Foundation is granting $2.5 million to the Focus: HOPE Fund for its education initiatives. The contribution will go to the Center for Advanced Technologies, which offers students who may not have access to a college education an opportunity to earn an engineering degrees at select universities. Since 1981, 12,000 students have graduated from Focus: HOPE job training programs. The grant brings the Foundation’s…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 24, 2012 at 7:01am — No Comments

RSF Social Finance Monthly -- March 2011

Springing forward this week, we are elated to be listed as one of the most Honest, Open & Trustworthy money managers around! And in our effort to build the field of social finance, we are offering a summer internship, 5 scholarships to the BALLE conference, and a full slew of events. Meanwhile, check out several RSF borrowers on PBS Newshour, and the new Fair Trace Tool from Indigenous…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 20, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

Deloitte Hosts College Students in Alternative Spring Break Program; Globe Advisors Report West Coast Clean Economy is Job Creator - CSR Minute for March 20, 2012

Deloitte hosted 88 college students chosen from 1,600 applicants for its fifth annual Maximum Impact: Alternative Spring Break program. For this year’s initiative, Deloitte teamed up with United Way and Teach for America to offer tutoring programs in Memphis and volunteer projects in Atlanta.…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 20, 2012 at 3:45pm — No Comments

Verizon Announces Aggressive Sustainability Goal

(3BL Media) New York, NY – March 19, 2012  Verizon announced today that it will cut its CO2 intensity…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 20, 2012 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Darden Restaurants Installs Largest Solar Unit in Florida; National Grid Sponsors Energy Efficiency Education - CSR Minute for March 19, 2012

Darden Restaurants has turned on a solar panel installation on the roof of its Restaurant Support Center in Orlando. The largest private solar unit in Florida, the system generates enough power to produce 15 to 20 percent of the RSC’s annual usage. Darden’s RSC facility is the largest building in Florida to receive Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold certification for New Construction.…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 19, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Deloitte's Maximum Impact Program - A Different Kind of Spring Break

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Here, Olympic bobsled champion Steve Mesler discusses his experience with Deloitte's alternative spring break program, "Maximum Impact" and expresses how he believes the program impacts not only the students involved, but society as well...

“This is an opportunity to show students that there is nothing a little determination and persistence can’t achieve as they begin on their career journeys. These students are the leaders of…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 19, 2012 at 6:31am — No Comments

Toyota Giving 100 Cars to 100 Nonprofits in 100 Days

Do you know a nonprofit that could make great things happen with a new car?  At 12:00 pm ET/9:00 am PT today (Monday), applications will open for Toyota's100 Cars for Good, a major national philanthropy program in which the automaker is giving away 100 cars to 100 nonprofits over the course of 100 days.  Winners will be selected each day through public voting on Facebook. 

Application materials and complete information on the program are available at …

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Added by 3BL Media on March 18, 2012 at 11:59am — No Comments

Surgeon General’s Report Confirms Steps Necessary to Break the Chain of Youth Tobacco Addiction

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of the Surgeon General this morning released their 31st tobacco use report, titled Preventing Tobacco use Among Youth and Young Adults. The report includes updated information about the patterns and trends of  youth…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 18, 2012 at 11:45am — No Comments

MathAlive!™ Powered by Raytheon Debuts at Smithsonian

As a major step in its commitment to math and science education, Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) is launching MathAlive!, an immersive exhibit enabling students, teachers and visitors of all ages and backgrounds to experience the wondrous outcomes of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through highly engaging hands-on activities.

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Added by 3BL Media on March 18, 2012 at 11:20am — No Comments

Rapes in Haitian Camps

I just read this story on CNN.com and it broke my heart!

here is the link: http://cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/16/rape-adds-to-haitian-camp-woes/?hpt=hp_c2 

It talks about what young women are going through since the earthquake two years ago.

As many lost their homes and family members, young women are now living in camps with no security whatsoever. Lots of women are…

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Added by Silvia De Salles on March 16, 2012 at 3:42pm — No Comments

Sales of Fair Trade Certified™ Products Up 75 Percent in 2011

(3BL Media) OAKLAND, Calif. (March 6, 2012) – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today reports new data revealing that sales of Fair Trade Certified™ products grew a whopping 75 percent between Q1 and Q4 last year.

The data, from SPINS LLC, indicates that sales of Fair Trade Certified products grew fastest in the mass merchant – mainstream grocery, food and drug – channel, which saw…

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Added by 3BL Media on March 8, 2012 at 9:41am — No Comments

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