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  • 09/28/18--03:05: Step Up 2020 Coalition
  • SOURCE:Symantec

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    In 2016, Symantec committed to reducing its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 30% over a 10 year period (FY16 to FY25 with a FY15 baseline). We are pleased to share that we have met that goal 7 years early, having achieved in just 3 years a 32% reduction through investments in energy conservation, more efficient use of space, and a move to cleaner sources of energy to power our offices, labs, and data centers. Building on our success to date, we have set a new goal to reduce our scope 1 and 2 and scope 3 fuel and energy related emissions by a further 30% over the next 15 years (FY18 to FY33). At the Global Climate Action Summit, Symantec joined a collaboration of twenty one innovative, influential companies working to accelerate GHG emissions reductions across all sectors of society.

    More info: https://stepupdeclaration.org/

    Tweet me:As part of the #StepUP2020 Coalition announced today at @GCAS2018, @Symantec announces new commitments to materially reduce its emissions and leverage its cyber security resources to help protect the smart, clean grids of the future http://bit.ly/2NFrEmX

    KEYWORDS: NASDAQ:SYMC, Symantec


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    SOURCE:Nestlé

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    Nestlé US employees recently spent some time putting together backpacks full of school supplies for a local elementary school.

    To learn more about Nestlé's commitment to improving our communities, click here.

    About Nestlé

    Nestlé in the United States is committed to being a trusted leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our 50,000 employees in the United States are committed to enhancing quality of life, contributing to a healthier future for individuals and families, our communities and the planet. Nestlé in the U.S. offers a wide and varied portfolio of food and beverage products for people and their pets throughout their lives. Nestlé in the U.S. consists of eight main businesses: Nestlé USA, Nestlé Waters North America, Nestlé Nutrition, Nestlé Professional, Nespresso, Nestlé Health Science, Nestlé Skin Health and Nestlé Purina PetCare Company. The United States is Nestlé S.A.’s largest market with combined product sales in the U.S. totaling more than $27 billion in 2017.

    Tweet me:.@NestleUSA employees put together backpacks full of school supplies for a local elementary school http://bit.ly/2NFGTNi #CSR

    KEYWORDS: Nestle

       


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    SOURCE:Atlas Copco

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    by Paul Petersen

    Powering large cruise ships and merchant vessels requires an enormous amount of energy and fuel. A recent innovation by Silverstream Technologies incorporates Atlas Copco’s compressor and blower technology to reduce hull drag and improve energy efficiency.

    The Silverstream® System is a unique air lubrication technology that reduces frictional resistance between water and the hull surface to drive down fuel consumption and associated emissions. It uses a series of carefully positioned air release units (ARU) on the ship’s hull near the hull, which then creates a carpet of micro-bubbles. The carpet reduces drag and minimizes the amount of fuel required to propel the vessel forward. 

    To keep the system running, Silverstream Technologies uses Atlas Copco’s ZS series of oil-free screw blowers. The ZS units use variable speed drive (VSD) technology to follow an optimal flow demand curve and tune flow to the vessel’s sailing speed. The large turndown further optimizes energy efficiency without wasting power on full flow.

    In using the ZS blowers, Silverstream Technologies has peace of mind when it came to supporting environmentally sustainable solutions. The oil-free ZS blowers ensures that the system’s air output into the ocean carries no pollutants.

    Validated by the United Nations International Maritime Organization as an eco-friendly technology, the Silverstream System is seen by many as integral to the future of shipping by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    To learn more about Atlas Copco, visit The Compressed Air Blog.

    Tweet me:.@SilverstreamTec has incorporated Atlas Copco's compressor and blower technology to reduce hull drag on ships, improving #energyefficiency http://bit.ly/2DC5jCM @AtlasCopcoGroup

    KEYWORDS: Atlas Copco, greenhouse gas emissions, Silverstream Technologies, air compressor


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  • 09/28/18--04:10: Hands-on Learning
  • The Curiosity Cube stopped by William Ziegler Elementary School last week to give students hands-on learning about cells

    SOURCE:MilliporeSigma

    DESCRIPTION:

    Virtual reality blood cells. Robots that follow paths colored by markers. Microscopes showing cells from different parts of the body. All that and more packed in a bright pink and lime green shipping container.

    The Curiosity Cube visited William Ziegler Elementary School’s parking lot last Thursday. Students packed inside and out of the 22x10-foot shipping container to get a hands-on experience learning about cells.

    Keep reading at NortheastTimes.com

    Tweet me:Since March, the #CuriosityCube has been traveling across the continent to help #SPARKCuriosity in the next generation of scientists. Check out @MilliporeSigma’s latest stop in #Philly via @NETimesOfficial: http://bit.ly/2NLOuu0

    KEYWORDS: Curiosity Cube, MilliporeSigma, Mobile science lab, Education, STEM, Science, Hands-on Learning, Corporate Social Responsibility, Philadelphia, William Ziegler Elementary School

      


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    Leading provider of paper-based packaging solutions further diversifies its premier product packaging line with entrance into the paperboard market

    SOURCE:Sappi North America

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    September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Sappi North America, Inc., a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, today announced the end of a year-long rebuild of Paper Machine 1 at Sappi’s Somerset Mill in Skowhegan, Maine.

    In February 2017, Sappi Limited announced a major investment at the Somerset Mill to establish a strong platform for growth in paperboard packaging, while maintaining Sappi’s leadership position in the graphic paper market, increasing annual production capacity at this mill to almost one million tons per year. These new paperboard grades provide luxury packaging and folding carton applications and complement our existing specialty packaging products, which represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries.

    “We are excited to bring Paper Machine 1 back online after a successful rebuild over the last year. Thanks to an extraordinary amount of work and effort by everyone involved throughout the year, we now look forward to bringing new, innovative paper-based packaging solutions to the market,” said Mark Gardner, President and CEO, Sappi North America. “Somerset is a world-class mill, and this rebuild will allow us to continue providing high-quality packaging and graphics solutions to the market at the standard Sappi is known for.”

    Sappi was the first company to set the standard for graphics paper, with roots extending back to 1854. Now, it is setting the new standard in paperboard packaging. It is the first provider that checks all the boxes for converters: high-quality, wholly independent, based in the Northeast, financially stable and continuously investing in new technologies and sustainability.

    All of the new product lines will have global availability and provide convertors with superior color consistency, printability and downstream performance.

    “This is an exciting time for Sappi North America,” said Deece Hannigan, Vice President of Packaging and Specialties Business, Sappi North America. “We are committed to bringing high-quality, innovative and sustainable products to the market that meet a variety of packaging needs. This diversification of our packaging line brings us closer to meeting the goals set in our 2020Vision, while continuing to meet customer needs around the globe.”

    To learn more about Sappi, please visit www.sappi.com.

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    About Sappi North America, Inc.

    Sappi North America, headquartered in Boston, is a market leader in converting wood fiber into superior products that customers demand worldwide. The success of our four diversified businesses – high quality Coated Printing Papers, Specialised Cellulose, Release Papers and Specialty Packaging – is driven by strong customer relationships, best-in-class people and advantaged assets, products and services. Our high quality Coated Printing Papers, including McCoy, Opus, Somerset and Flo, are the key platform for premium magazines, catalogs, books and high-end print advertising. We are a leading manufacturer of Specialised Cellulose used in a wide range of products, including textile fibers and household goods, and one of the world's leading suppliers of Release Papers with our Ultracast, PolyEX, Classics and Neoterix lines for the automotive, fashion and engineered films industries. Our Specialty Packaging products, such as LusterPrint and LusterCote, represent an important asset in the food packaging and labeling industries, and our new paperboard grades provide luxury packaging and folding carton applications. Customers rely on Sappi for high technical, operational and market expertise; products and services delivered with consistently high quality and reliability; and, state-of-the-art and cost-competitive assets and innovative spirit.

    Sappi North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Sappi Limited (JSE), a global company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with more than 12,000 employees and manufacturing operations on three continents in seven countries and customers in over 150 countries around the world. Learn more about Sappi at: www.sappi.com.

    Tweet me:.@SappiNA completes $200M investment at Somerset Mill, diversifies with new #sustainable paperboard packaging line: http://bit.ly/2R6LOVJ

    KEYWORDS: Sappi, paper, paperboard, Packaging, maine, Somerset Mill, sustainable packaging, JSE:SAP


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    SOURCE:Essity (Formerly SCA)

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    The upswing in demand of third-party food delivery means restaurateurs need to tackle these issues head-on.

    Learn more about Food Safety Month

    Tweet me:Consumers: Responding to New Trends and Technologies: Third-party Delivery Food Safety http://bit.ly/2xmo8oe #infographic via Torkusa #foodsafetymonth

    KEYWORDS: Consumers, Essity, Food Safety Month, New Trends and Technologies, Hygiene, Handwashing, tork


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    By Sabine Samarawickrema

    SOURCE:Bacardi Limited

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    We all are used to them since our childhood, we see them every day when we visit a restaurant, bar or buy juice drinks at a grocery store: Plastic straws. Despite being small, they are one of the major contributors to plastic pollution on land and in the sea.

    Large corporations such as Starbucks, Bacardi Rum, Marriott Hotels, Alaska Airlines, and American Airlines have promised to phase out their plastic straws, cities such as Seattle have banned all plastic utensils including straws from bars and businesses in the entire city, San Francisco followed and also banned plastic straws with beginning of July 2019. 

    Where it is true that straws are only a small piece within the large pile of plastic trash we have accumulated, they are also a product which we don’t really need. Therefore, they are a good starting point to reduce plastic pollution. The Business Insider reported some weeks back that in 2015 plastic consumption worldwide totalled 300 million metric tonnes, which means that each of the 7.6 billion humans on this planet, is making 88 pounds of plastic waste per year. At the same time, the packaging industry is still growing. Also, more than 79% of all plastic waste ends up in landfills or in the environment, another 12% gets burned in incinerators and only 9% gets actually recycled (according to a 2017 report published in Science Advances). These are highly frustrating statistics. It can only mean that we should not focus on recycling only, we should start at the beginning of the consumption process and not USE certain products in the first place.

    Click here to read the full article

    Tweet me:Large corporations such as @BacardiLimited are phasing out their use of #PlasticStraws http://bit.ly/2R6ZArs via @ft_srilanka #GoodSpirited

    KEYWORDS: Bacardi, Plastic straws, No Straws, good spirited


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    Online and in-store recycling program strives to create both environmental and social value

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    September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - With a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors, Timberland constantly seeks ways to make its products responsibly and minimize its impact on the environment. Today, in partnership with socially-conscious recycling company Community Recycling, the brand announces an easy way for consumers to recycle their gently used clothing, footwear, and accessories – from Timberland or any brand – to create both environmental and social value.

    According to Timberland’s spring Wardrobe Values survey, nearly three-fifths (58%) of Americans clean out their closets at least once a season to make room for new clothes; however, only 28 percent recycle their old clothes. One-in-four Americans (24%) simply throw them away, discarding some 81 pounds of clothing and related items each year – which accounts for 26  billion pounds annually1– to ultimately end up in landfills. 

    Beginning this week, consumers can easily recycle their gently used footwear, apparel and accessories through Community Recyling, either online or at one of 65 Timberland® stores across the U.S. Online shoppers simply pack up items they wish to donate in a box or bag, print a free shipping label, and post their packaged recyclables at a local UPS drop-off location. Or, they can visit a Timberland store and drop off their gently used items in a shipping box sleeve. In addition to doing good, participants receive 10 percent off their next Timberland purchase.

    After being sent to Community Recycling's facilities in Bensalem, Pennsylvania, the gently used items are sorted into two streams – reuse and recycling. Most (roughly 95 percent) are appropriate for reuse and are distributed to Community Recycling’s network of entrepreneurs either in the U.S. or one of 50 countries around the world, who sell them and create a livelihood for themselves and their families. Items earmarked for recycling (roughly 5 percent) make their way to vendors who grind them down and reform them into materials that can be used for insulation, carpet padding, industrial rags and more. Whichever stream the items follow, they contribute to helping people, communities and the planet.

    “As a company of Earthkeepers, we care about the entire lifecycle of our products – from the materials we use to the people who make them and through to their end of life,” says Jim Pisani, global brand president, Timberland. “This partnership with Community Recycling expands upon the many efforts we have in place to work toward a more circular economy It also creates environmental, social and economic value for people around the world, which is always a win.”

    1 according to a 2016 study by global thrift store chain, Savers

    Since more than 70 percent of the world depends on second-hand clothing and accessories, recycled items drive social good, and support millions of people in need. Community Recycling’s mission is to highlight the personal experience inherent in recycling clothing, shoes and accessories. 

    “Our partnership with Timberland promotes reuse, which not only keeps material from the landfills and delivers meaningful environmental benefits, but also delivers a human impact in the process that is powerful and sustainable,” says Ira Baseman, president of Community Recycling. “Reuse connects people, extends the life of our belongings and the purpose they carry and makes recycling personal.”

    To learn more about Timberland’s commitment to reduce its footprint, and its partnership with Community Recycling, visit timberland.com/recycling.         

    2 Source: the balance, 2018

    About Timberland

    Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the outdoor lifestyle. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head, with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of craftsmanship, function and style. Timberland markets lifestyle products under the Timberland® and Timberland Boot Company® brands, and industrial footwear and workwear under the Timberland PRO® brand. Its products are sold throughout the world in leading department and specialty stores as well as company-owned retail locations and online. Timberland’s dedication to making quality products is matched by an unwavering commitment to environmental and social responsibility – to make it better for its products, the outdoors, and communities around the globe. To learn more about Timberland, a brand of VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), please visit timberland.com or follow us @timberland.

    About Community Recycling
    Community Recycling is a socially conscious, for-profit recycling company that offers a portfolio of consumer-based clothing and accessory recycling programs, each focused on reuse and to the diversion of usable items in landfills. Community Recycling's mission, People Recycling for People, connects people, communities and cultures around the world with a rewarding and measurable recycling and sustainability experience. 

    Tweet me:.@Timberland Partners With Community Recycling to Amplify the Impact of Gently Used Footwear, Apparel and Accessories http://bit.ly/2OjEHun

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:VFC, Timberland, Community Recycling, socially-conscious recycling, footwear, Apparel


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    Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX) announces initiative to connect innovative research to practice in accessible, timely and impactful ways

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    COLUMBUS, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX), announces the development of The ROX Research and Training Institute thanks to a lead gift from Alliance Data, a marketing and loyalty company that delivers value through branded credit programs for many of the world’s most recognizable brands. The Institute will be the first multidisciplinary institute designed to address the complex needs of today’s girls by creating targeted and relevant trainings and educational content to enable adults to make data-informed decisions when teaching, mentoring, parenting and caring for girls.

    The ROX Research and Training Institute will serve parents, educators, practitioners and business and community members with tools to create empowering, supportive and effective environments and experiences for girls.

    “Through The Girls’ Index, our national survey of 10,678 girls, we learned that girls’ lives are tremendously complicated and they need support and understanding from the adults in their lives. We also learned that adults are looking for tools and resources to help them more effectively teach, parent, mentor and support the girls in their lives. The ROX Research and Training Institute will put research into practice in accessible, timely and impactful ways to make the world better for girls.  We are thrilled that Alliance Data shares our commitment to using data for good and are honored for their support and partnership on this exciting initiative,” said Dr. Lisa Hinkelman, ROX founder and executive director.

    Alliance Data, a significant ROX partner for the past four years, announced their $400,000 gift to support the initiative last night at ROX’s annual fundraiser, Girls Without Limits. Alliance Data’s contribution is the lead philanthropic gift for the development and launch of the Institute in 2019.

    “At Alliance Data, giving back to our communities is fundamental to who we are, and we are so pleased that our partnership with ROX allows us to combine our passion for data with our passion for making a difference. We are excited to partner with ROX to help transform our community and nation to drive positive change for girls,” said Jami Dewolf, chief marketing officer, Alliance Data’s card services business.

    The ROX Research and Training Institute will be both a physical location and a virtual hub of activity.  Catering to the needs of adults who prefer in-person instruction, an onsite classroom will host regularly scheduled workshops, programs and courses at the ROX Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. In order to expand the reach and expertise, ROX will also build out a virtual learning platform for The ROX Research and Training Institute that will provide access to content for individuals throughout the country, and even the world.  These accessible learning modules will provide convenient access to webinars, videos, live-stream events and workshops that individuals, groups, organizations or entire corporations can utilize in their work with girls and women.

    About Ruling Our eXperiences: Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Emerging from a 2006-2011 faculty research study at The Ohio State University, the mission of ROX is to equip girls with the knowledge and skills needed to live healthy, independent, productive and violence-free lives. Our vision is to create generations of confident girls who can control their own relationships, experiences and decisions. We utilize research and evidence-based programming to simultaneously impact girls, educate and support the adult influencers in girls' lives and improve the societal conditions that have the potential to negatively impact girls. For more information about ROX programming, visit www.rulingourexperiences.org.  

    About Alliance Data’s card services business

    Based in Columbus, Ohio, Alliance Data’s card services business develops market-leading private label, co-brand and business credit card programs for many of the world's most recognizable brands. Through our branded credit programs, we help build more profitable relationships between our partners and their cardmembers, and drive lasting loyalty.     

    Using the industry’s most comprehensive and predictive data set, advanced analytics and broad-reaching capabilities, Alliance Data’s card services business has been helping partners increase sales and provide greater value to their cardmembers since 1986. We are proud to be part of the Alliance Data enterprise (NYSE: ADS), an S&P 500, FORTUNE 500 and FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For company headquartered in Plano, Texas. To learn more, visit KnowMoreSellMore.com, follow us on Twitter @Know_SellMore, and connect with us on LinkedIn at Alliance Data card services.   

    CONTACTS:

    Lauren Hancock | Ruling Our Experiences | 614-401-5006 | laurenhancock@rulingourexperiences.com
    Amanda Keiber | Alliance Data | 614-729-4242 | Amanda.Keiber@alliancedata.com

    Tweet me:.@BeingAGirlROX announces initiative - The ROX Research and Training Institute, as the First Multidisciplinary Research and Training Institute Focused on Girls, http://bit.ly/2OiTaa5 thanks to a lead gift from @AllianceData #womeninbusiness #diversity #inclusion

    KEYWORDS: First Multidisciplinary Research and Training Institute Focused on Girls, Alliance Data, women in business, csr, Ruling Our eXperiences


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    The giant retailer will begin requiring lettuce and spinach suppliers to contribute to a blockchain database that can rapidly pinpoint contamination.

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    When dozens of people across the country got sick from eating contaminated romaine lettuce this spring, Walmart did what many grocers would do: It cleared every shred off its shelves, just to be safe.

    Walmart says it now has a better system for pinpointing which batches of leafy green vegetables might be contaminated. After a two-year pilot project, the retailer announced on Monday that it would be using a blockchain, the type of database technology behind Bitcoin, to keep track of every bag of spinach and head of lettuce.

    Read the full article on NYTimes.com.

    About Walmart

    Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) helps people around the world save money and live better - anytime and anywhere – in retail stores, online, and through their mobile devices. Each week, nearly 265 million customers and members visit our more than 11,200 stores under 55 banners in 27 countries and eCommerce websites. With fiscal year 2018 revenue of $500.3 billion, Walmart employs over 2.2 million associates worldwide. Walmart continues to be a leader in sustainability, corporate philanthropy and employment opportunity. Additional information about Walmart can be found by visiting http://corporate.walmart.com, on Facebook at http://facebook.com/walmart and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/walmart.

     

    Tweet me:.@NYTimes | @Walmart will require lettuce and spinach suppliers to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking using #blockchain to help the food industry track food to its source more quickly & efficiently. http://bit.ly/2DMwXNM #supplychain #innovation

    KEYWORDS: Walmart, blockchain technology, food safety, IBM Blockchain


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    A spouse’s employment status can make a big impact on transitioning from active duty to civilian life, according to a 2017 survey by BlueStar Families. Yet fewer than half (47%) of military spouses are currently employed1.

    Booz Allen is changing this situation—and career support for the military community—for the better. The company’s efforts have been recognized by GI Jobs Magazine, which named Booz Allen a 2019 Top Military Friendly® Employer (Silver Level, up from Bronze in 2018), and U.S. Veterans Magazine, which named Booz Allen among its 2018 “Best of the Best.”

    “We support the military community by providing our Veteran, Reservist, National Guard, and military spouse employees a welcoming environment and career-enriching resources to facilitate successful transitions throughout their careers,” said Andrea Inserra, senior vice president at Booz Allen. 

    These resources are part of an overarching commitment to servicemembers, their families, and their work. “At Booz Allen, we recognize the value of our military community within the firm, with our clients and in our neighborhoods,” Inserra said. “Booz Allen was founded by a veteran, more than a third of our employees are personally connected to the military, and a large portion of our work is dedicated to helping solve the military’s toughest challenges.”

    The Military Friendly® Employers list reflects survey responses and extensive research of more than 8,800 employers nationwide. To compile the U.S. Veterans Magazine’s “Best of the Best” list, DiversityComm polled hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies and conducted research about their offerings to transitioning service members, disabled veterans, spouses and veteran business owners.

    Read more about Booz Allen’s commitment to military employees, their spouses and veterans here.

    1https://bluestarfam.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/ExecSummary17-FINAL.pdf

    Tweet me:Read why servicemembers, spouses and veterans work @boozallen http://bit.ly/2xXYmpI

    KEYWORDS: NYSE:BAH, Booz Allen Hamilton, Veterans, military, military spouses, workforce, recruitment, Careers


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    September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In the context of the 32rd two-day long Stuttgart Controlling and Management Forum, the Green-Controlling-Award 2018 was granted by the Péter-Horváth foundation on September 19, 2018. This year’s awardee is AIDA Cruises with its “Green Cruising” Project. Senior Vice President & CFO AIDA Cruises and CIO Costa Group Dr. Ali Arnaout accepted the price. He convincingly illustrated the innovative approaches of AIDA Cruises to present the “Green Cruising” strategy as a fundamental part of AIDA’s corporate planning and controlling.

    “Ecology and economy are no contradiction for AIDA Cruises.”, said Arnaout. “Due to the long-standing strategic importance of sustainability ‘Green Controlling’ is an integrative component of corporate planning and controlling at AIDA Cruises. Anchoring the goals of Green-Cruising at all stages of planning within reason of the strategic and economic corporate planning and continuously picturing the ecologic and economic goals in the operational regulation is innovative.”

    The Green Controlling Award is donated by the Péter-Horváth Foundation. To encourage controlling to work with the “green challenge”, every year, in cooperation with the International Controlling Association (ICV), the most innovative and effective “green” resolution for design and control of ecologic strategies, programs, projects and procedures in corporations and public institutions are awarded.

    Previous awardees are i.e. the Deutsche Post DHL, Deutsche Telekom AG, PORSCHE AG, Robert Bosch GmbH, Hansgrohe SE and STABILO International GmbH.

    Rostock, September 28, 2018

    Tweet me:.@aida_de receives renowned Green Cruising Award 2018 for “Green-Cruising” Project. http://bit.ly/2zCXc4X

    Contact Info:

    Claire West
    claire@ldwwgroup.com

    KEYWORDS: green cruising, International Controlling Association, NYSE:CCL, Carnival Corporation & plc


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    Grants to support 16 initiatives focused on clean water, clean air and conservation

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    CINCINNATI, September 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Duke Energy today awarded $276,600 for 16 projects designed to aid clean water, clean air and conservation initiatives across Greater Cincinnati.

    "We're proud to support organizations implementing impactful programs that aim to protect, improve or restore natural resources," said Lynn Good, Duke Energy's chairman, president and CEO. "From expanding land restoration to protecting habitats to educating future leaders on environmental stewardship, these projects will make a positive difference on the environment and the community."

    Good joined the grantees for a ceremony at Smale Riverfront Park's Anderson Pavilion earlier today. Each year, the Duke Energy Foundation funds programs across southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky that emphasize land and wildlife habitat conservation efforts; protection of water quality, water-related resources and air quality; and environmental education for local teachers and students.

    "Duke Energy continues to invest in cleaner energy, reducing our environmental footprint and employing groundbreaking technologies that offer customers more convenience and control over their energy use," said Amy Spiller, president of Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky. "We also continually invest in community programs and projects that directly benefit this region and everyone who lives here."

    The following are summaries of each of the 16 local projects that were awarded a combined $276,600 during this morning's ceremony.

    • Boy Scouts of America
      $10,000 for ecology and conservation programs

    The Dan Beard Council, the local administrative body of the Boy Scouts of America, will apply its Duke Energy grant toward the hands-on ecology and conservation programs offered at Camp Friedlander in Loveland, Ohio. The programs help scouts build a better connection to nature through exposure, education and practical experience.

    • Cardinal Land Conservancy
      $25,000 for Rinsky Woods Nature Preserve

    Cardinal Land Conservancy, a regional land trust across seven southwest Ohiocounties, will put its Duke Energy grant toward matching other funding to purchase a globally endangered habitat type in northeast Clermont County, Ohio. The new nature preserve will serve the surrounding communities by providing a hiking trail for passive recreation for all to enjoy.

    • Children Inc.
      $10,000 for Service Learning Program

    Since 2005, the Children Inc. Service Learning Program has facilitated more than 5,000 projects with 220,000 students at more than 80 schools in our region. This Duke Energy grant will help enable Children Inc. to partner with Cincinnati Natural Center as well as expand its "service learning" strategy, which integrates meaningful community service with preparation and reflection to enrich students' learning experiences, teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities.

    • Cincinnati Parks Foundation
      $10,000 for increasing Cincinnati's tree canopy

    Cincinnati Parks' ReLeaf program aims to increase the planting of trees – and develop the tree canopy – across Cincinnati's 52 neighborhoods. The Duke Energy grant will be used to purchase hundreds of trees for residents to plant on their properties along streets where Cincinnati Parks cannot plant because of narrow rights of way. The benefits are clear: Trees remove pollutant elements from the air and help reduce energy use by providing shade.

    • Cincy Red Bike
      $25,000 to expand bike share system

    Cincy Red Bike, which launched in 2014, will use its grant toward making bike share available to more neighborhoods and residents of Greater Cincinnati and, as a result, decrease single-occupancy vehicle trips. The expansion project will add 25 new bike share stations and 300 more bicycles, predominantly electric assist bicycles, which will aid users in traveling longer distances and mitigating the region's topographical challenges.

    • Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati
      $10,000 for community garden hubs

    The Civic Garden Center is a regional horticultural resource whose mission is to build community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. Duke Energy's grant will allow the Civic Garden Center to expand the reach of its Community Gardens program by helping the organization establish three garden hubs, implement conservation techniques and make hands-on conservation instruction available to all nearby community gardeners.

    • East Row Garden Club
      $10,000 for Newport Tree Revitalize program

    East Row Garden Club will use its Duke Energy grant to partner with the city of Newport, Ky., and property owners to increase the overall tree canopy in the city. In turn, the new trees will improve public health, lower energy costs for residents and continue to revitalize the community for years to come. The need to improve the canopy in Newport comes on the heels of a recent assessment conducted by a local urban forestry council. In addition, the city recently removed about 120 trees lost to emerald ash borer.

    • Foundation for Ohio River Education
      $20,000 for river and urban stream research and education

    Foundation for Ohio River Education teaches people of all ages to become environmental stewards through hands-on programs. The Duke Energy grant will fund programs on the Ohio River for students to learn about water quality monitoring, habitat assessments and studies of aquatic organisms. In addition, the organization will use some of its grant money for a pilot program that provides training and materials for schools to conduct monitoring and cleanup activities at urban streams near their campuses.

    • Green Umbrella
      $14,600 for green infrastructure at schools

    Green Umbrella's Watershed Action Team will use the lessons learned from a pilot project at Gamble Montessori to help four more schools take important first steps toward building green infrastructure on their campuses. This includes installing rain gardens and trees to manage stormwater, which is the leading cause of water pollution in our region. 

    • Lincoln Heights Comprehensive Development Corp.
      $20,000 for a green, sustainable and resilient eco district

    Launched in 2016, the nonprofit Lincoln Heights Comprehensive Development Corp. aims to transform Cincinnati's Lincoln Heights neighborhood, a historical African-American community, into a sought-after, safe, walkable, livable and sustainable "net zero" village. The organization will use the 2018 Duke Energy grant to continue what they started with its 2017 grant – training young adults as environmental champions, upgrading its bioswale, improving tree cover and more. 

    • Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation
      $25,000 for Little Duck Creek Trail improvement project

    The Little Duck Creek Trail improvement project is a community-driven environmental restoration initiative at the Little Duck Creek Nature Preserve in Cincinnati's Madisonville neighborhood. The local redevelopment nonprofit will use the Duke Energy grant money for the targeted removal of invasive vegetation and hire an expert to provide grant consulting services that aim to secure state funding for additional environmental and conservation education programs for the Madisonville community.

    • Miami University
      $15,000 for student energy case competition

    Founded in 2012, this annual case competition brings together students from all majors to learn how to understand, analyze and solve interdisciplinary business challenges in the energy sector. This year's case will focus on attracting and retaining young talent to the energy industry given the aging workforce. Specifically, the industry's transformation to a smart grid and the demand for innovative solutions related to sustainability are critical for achieving this goal.

    • Mill Creek Alliance
      $15,000 for environmental education and service programs

    The Mill Creek, which was once designated the "most endangered urban river in North America," and its tributaries touch 37 political jurisdictions and more than 450,000 residents across Greater Cincinnati. The Duke Energy grant will support Mill Creek Alliance's efforts to provide environmental education and service programs to more than 1,000 students in schools in and around the watershed. It will also help fund environmental workforce development programs as well as a summer youth program for students interested in pursuing careers in a variety of environmental fields.

    • Thomas More College
      $20,000 for water quality research

    The Duke Energy grant will allow Thomas More College to fund undergraduate research in water quality at the college's 25-acre teaching and research field station along the Ohio River in Campbell County, Ky. Students will study the No. 1 threat to our region's aquatic resources: nonpoint source pollution – namely runoff from agricultural and urban areas. This work will ultimately lead to insights and solutions that reduce the adverse impacts of stormwater runoff.

    • University of Cincinnati Foundation
      $25,000 for research training program for teachers

    Duke Energy will once again support for the Summer Environmental Research Training program that provides funds for K-12 teachers to team with UC researchers for six weeks of hands-on scientific research and instruction in air and water quality, biodiversity, waste management and other topics. The summer program aims to inspire teachers, enhance their scientific understanding, and help them develop curriculum modules and ideas to use in their classrooms.

    • Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
      $22,000 for pollinator-friendly habitats

    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will put its Duke Energy grant toward initiatives aimed at increasing the number and size of pollinator-friendly habitats in urban landscapes across Greater Cincinnati. The project will include finding and growing the best plants for pollinators, educating homeowners and landscape professionals through a best practices workshop and handbook, and creating two large pollinator gardens at key community sites.

    Duke Energy Foundation

    The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of communities where its customers live and work. The foundation contributes more than $33 million annually in charitable gifts.

    The foundation's education focus spans kindergarten to career – particularly science, technology, engineering and math – as well as early childhood literacy and workforce development. The foundation also supports environmental projects and community impact initiatives, including arts and culture.

    Duke Energy employees and retirees actively contribute to their communities as volunteers and leaders with a wide variety of nonprofit organizations. Duke Energy is committed to building on its legacy of community service. For more information, visit duke-energy.com/foundation.

    Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky

    Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky's operations provide electric service to about 850,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in a 3,000-square-mile service area, and natural gas service to approximately 533,000 customers.

    Duke Energy Ohio/Kentucky is a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK).

    Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is one of the largest energy holding companies in the U.S., with approximately 29,000 employees and a generating capacity of 49,500 megawatts. The company is transforming its customers' experience, modernizing its energy grid, generating cleaner energy and expanding its natural gas infrastructure to create a smarter energy future for the people and communities it serves.

    The company's Electric Utilities and Infrastructure unit serves approximately 7.6 million retail electric customers in six states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Gas Utilities and Infrastructure unit distributes natural gas to approximately 1.6 million customers in five states – North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio and Kentucky. Its Commercial Renewables unit operates a growing renewable energy portfolio across the U.S.

    A Fortune 125 company, Duke Energy was named to Fortune's 2018 "World's Most Admired Companies" list and Forbes' 2018 "America's Best Employers" list.

    More information about the company is available at duke-energy.com. The Duke Energy News Center includes news releases, fact sheets, photos, videos and other materials. Duke Energy's illumination features stories about people, innovations, community topics and environmental issues. Follow Duke Energy on TwitterLinkedInInstagram and Facebook.

    Contact: Lee Freedman
    513.287.4152 | @DE_LeeF
    24-Hour Media Line: 800.559.3853

    Tweet me:Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky Environmental Projects Awarded More Than $275,000 From @DukeEnergy ‏http://bit.ly/2Oj5xD3 #DEPowerfulCommunities

    KEYWORDS: Duke Energy, NYSE:DUK


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    In Chicago and Los Angeles, volunteers join Aramark Building Community Day

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    Aramark volunteers from Chicago and Los Angeles joined more than 12,000 of their colleagues worldwide to bring health and wellness education to the communities where they live and work. 

    “Every year, thousands of Aramark team members come together to volunteer their time and talent on Aramark Building Community Day,” said Jeff Gilliam, President of Aramark’s Higher Education business. “Our 100 team members at UCAN brought health and wellness education to Chicago families and achieved our goal of creating long-lasting health and wellness programs, here in Chicago.”

    “We are grateful and energized by Aramark making such a significant investment of time and resources in UCAN that will benefit the youth and families we serve as well as our dedicated employees,” said UCAN President and CEO Zack Schrantz. “This type of hands-on corporate engagement from a community-focused company whose employees share our commitment to youth and community is how collaboration makes a lasting difference in communities.”

     ABC Day projects at UCAN included:

    • Food discovery experiences and nutrition workshop with adults
    • Revitalization of outdoor play spaces
    • Creation of inspirational murals
    • Assembly of healthy eating cookbooks for community members

    In Los Angeles, team members volunteered their time at Van Ness Elementary School, to bring health and wellness education to students and community members.   

    ABC Day projects at Van Ness Elementary School included:

    • Hosting food discovery experiences, educational activities and tastings, led by Aramark chefs and dietitians, that teach students and community members how to make healthier food choices
    • Revitalizing indoor and outdoor spaces including the lobby area and café
    • Transforming exterior spaces by creating a Peace Garden for elderly residents of the community
    • Creating inspirational murals

    ABC Day supports Aramark’s Healthy for Life® commitment with the American Heart Association (AHA), to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020, and Aramark’s Feed Your Potential 365 public health and well-being campaign, promoting healthy lifestyles.

    This year marks the tenth anniversary of Aramark Building Community, which debuted in Philadelphia, Chicago and Houston in 2008, and the fifth anniversary of ABC Day. Since its inception, more than 60,000 Aramark employees have volunteered their time and talent to support Aramark Building Community projects, impacting five million children and families in underserved communities since 2008.

    To learn more about Aramark Building Community’s decade of impact, watch this video.

    About Aramark Building Community

    Aramark has invested tens of millions of dollars in expertise, financial and in-kind resources to strengthen communities through Aramark Building Community, our commitment to improve community health and wellness and help people succeed through education and employment. Learn more at http://www.aramark.com/responsibility or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

    About Aramark
    Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) proudly serves Fortune 500 companies, world champion sports teams, state-of-the-art healthcare providers, the world’s leading educational institutions, iconic destinations and cultural attractions, and numerous municipalities in 19 countries around the world. Our 270,000 team members deliver experiences that enrich and nourish millions of lives every day through innovative services in food, facilities management and uniforms. We operate our business with social responsibility, focusing on initiatives that support our diverse workforce, advance consumer health and wellness, protect our environment, and strengthen our communities. Aramark is recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE, as well as an employer of choice by the Human Rights Campaign and DiversityInc. Learn more at http://www.aramark.com/ or connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

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    Tweet me:In Chicago and Los Angeles, @Aramark volunteers inspire healthy lifestyles. #aramarkvolunteer http://bit.ly/2MPPEPv

    KEYWORDS: Aramark, ARAMARK Building Community, Van Ness, UCAN, Corporate Responsibility, sustainability, Corporate Sustainability, NYSE:ARMK

           


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    Earlier this month, employees from Caterpillar’s Building Construction Division (BCP) based in North Carolina and Cat dealer Gregory Poole Equipment Company gathered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to raise the walls on a home for a deserving family in Southeast Raleigh. Caterpillar BCP has partnered with Habitat Wake for the last ten years on various projects and builds, but this marks BCP’s first whole-house sponsorship, making them a Platinum Hammer sponsor.

    Separate from the company’s support of Habitat for Humanity, the Caterpillar Foundation has also invested in a variety of Habitat for Humanity organizations across the United States for more than 20 years.

    The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to alleviate poverty and help make sustainable progress possible around the world. To learn more about the Caterpillar Foundation’s work with its nonprofit partners, visit www.togetherstronger.com.  

    Tweet me:.@CaterpillarInc and @GregoryPooleEq employees join forces with @HabitatWake for a deserving Southeast Raleigh family. http://bit.ly/2NOyCXG

    Contact Info:

    Lisa Miller
    Global Government & Corporate Affairs
    +1 (309) 494-4566
    miller_lisa_m@cat.com

    KEYWORDS: Habitat for Humanity of Wake County, habitat, Gregory Poole Equipment, NYSE:CAT, Caterpillar Inc.

      


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    DESCRIPTION:

    Employees at General Motors' Orion Assembly plant recently held a homecoming ceremony for a very special Chevrolet Bolt EV. Pun intended, this locally-built EV was charged with traveling cross-country as part of the New American Road Trip, an 11-day, nearly 4,000-mile journey from the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit to New York’s annual Climate Week.

    The trip in part aimed to bring national attention to EVs while building momentum during local events between coasts, all in the name of fighting climate change. Events brought to the forefront stories of people, cities and technologies striving to fulfill the nation’s pledge to mitigate climate change, creating jobs and economic prosperity, reducing climate pollution and ensuring a clean energy future.

    The Orion, Michigan-built Bolt EV made stops along several major U.S. cities as it made its way east. Highlights included:

    • San Francisco– the adventure kicked off nearly two weeks ago at the Global Climate Action Summit closing ceremony. California Governor Jerry Brown, local and state officials, business owners and other leaders pledged over 500 commitments to climate action and sent the Bolt EV on its mission to bring the summit’s “Call to Global Climate Action,” drive awareness and support, and engage with ordinary people, heroes and officials on its way to New York.

    • Las Vegas– the Bolt EV had its first official stop in Sin City, where casinos and entertainment venues are increasingly investing in renewable energy. Climate activists were joined by former New York Mayor and UN special envoy Michael Bloomberg and others for remarks and EV ride-and-drives.

    • Boulder, Colorado– Mayor Suzanne Jones and actress and comedian Jo Firestone hosted a variety of speakers, alternative energy vendors and ride-and-drives for local attendees. The Bolt EV was also able to charge up using EVmatch, a peer-to-peer network for EV charging.

    • St. Louis– Mayor Lyda Krewson and comedian Erica Rhodes celebrated local climate change heroes that included waste reduction and modern transit innovators during their own sustainability pep rally. Guests were also treated to sustainably-crafted beer, brewed with 100 percent renewable energy, thanks to Anheuser-Busch.

    • Pittsburg– a little rain couldn’t stop the speakers who braved the weather to participate in the NART’s final stop before it took on the Big Apple. We learned through Duquesne Light that EV registrations are up 30 percent in Pennsylvania, and Mayor Bill Peduto urged local leaders to embrace building a future economy through action.
    • New York– the tour concluded during the UN General Assembly and the 10th Climate Week on September 27, where the original pledge along with signatures gathered from the many stops across the road trip were delivered to the United Nations and received by the UN Secretary-General’s Envoy of Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake—a fitting end because it was she who charged the NART to take the pledge to the U.S. people.

    Perhaps the most beloved stop on the journey was the Bolt EV’s homecoming to Orion, Michigan, where the UAW-GM Local 5960 team greeted the EV with open arms.

    In an interview with Global Climate Action Summit, Orion Assembly Plant Director Jim Quick emphasized GM’s commitment to an electric future.

    “We are creating a world with zero crashes, zero emissions and zero congestion; we believe in a vision of an all-electric future, driven by battery electric and fuel cell electric technologies,” said Quick.

    Plant employees added their names to the pledge and spent time discussing the Bolt EV’s fun road trip encounters as well as customer wants and needs related to EVs.

    “We know our customers want shorter charging times, and we’re applying our technical savvy to help achieve this,” added Quick. “One example: we’ll deliver a prototype vehicle capable of a 180-mile range with less than 10 minutes of charging to Delta Electronics for official testing as part of a new U.S. Department of Energy initiative.”

    The NART was organized by Purpose with support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Hewlett Foundation, the JPB Foundation, the IKEA Foundation and Climate Works Foundation.

    At General Motors we believe there’s economic opportunity and a social imperative in lowering emissions and addressing climate change. To learn more, see How GM Moves forward, Sustainably in our 2017 Sustainability Report.

    Tweet me:An all-electric road trip with a mission. The @ChevyElectric #BoltEV stopped at its Orion Assembly @UAW birthplace before heading to NYC Climate Action Week @newamericanRT. https://bit.ly/2NQiC7m

    KEYWORDS: climate change, Climate Action Week, Global Climate Action Summit, New American Road Trip, General Motors, Bloomberg, Purpose, electric vehicles, NYSE:GM

       


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    Barclays Switzerland Colleagues have effectively partnered with two key charities to offer their time and support to improve the lives of others, in addition to raising 13,000 CHF for local charities. Colleagues support the Clair Bois Foundation, working with people with disabilities to support training and internships. This gives them the opportunity to gain work experience, leading to a number of placements being successfully made.

    Barclays Citizenship Awards

    Citizenship can take many different forms – from supporting entrepreneurs to helping young people develop their employment skills. The annual Barclays Citizenship Awards recognise those colleagues who make that difference and create opportunities to rise.

    In 2018, we received over 550 nominations for the Citizenship Awards, celebrating the vast and outstanding Citizenship work of our employees and their contributions, not just to our customers and clients, but in helping to find ways in which to drive economic, environmental and social prosperity.

    To see other Citizenship Award videos, click here.

    Tweet me:WATCH how @Barclays #Switzerland Colleagues + Clair Bois Foundation work with people with #disabilities to support training and internships http://bit.ly/2R2Lash @Barclays_cship #ESG

    KEYWORDS: Barclays Switzerland Colleagues, Barclays, SWITZERLAND, clair Bois Foundation, barclays citizenship awards, people with disabilities


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    SOURCE:Discovery Education

    SUMMARY:

    • New ‘Innovation Generation: Making an Impact’ Initiative Aims to Inspire Students Nationwide to Embrace Cross-Disciplinary Learning through Action in Innovation 
    • Nationwide Contest to Award Two Schools $25K for a Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace

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    SILVER SPRING, Md., Tuesday, October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Stanley Black & Decker, the world's largest tools and storage company and leader in engineered fastening and security, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, today launched Innovation Generation: Making an Impact.

    This brand-new movement aims to inspire educators and students in grades 6-10 to empower the maker spirit within us all. In celebration of Stanley Black & Decker’s 175th anniversary – and to celebrate the company’s inaugural Maker MonthInnovation Generation: Making an Impact is designed to engage and empower student makers in classrooms nationwide.

    The Innovation Generation Contest invites communities to vote daily for the school of their choice to have a chance at winning its very own Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace! The company will award two $25,000 grand prizes that can be used toward the tools, services and equipment needed to create a state-of-the-art space for making, creating, innovating and tinkering in two lucky schools.

    Eligible schools can visit www.innovation-gen.com to learn more. Contest voting closes on March 5, 2019 and two schools will be awarded prizes purposed to foster a spirit of learning, ingenuity and growth. Overall, the initiative aims to cultivate student collaboration and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) learning acceleration in urban, rural, advanced and underserved learning communities.   

    “Stanley Black & Decker’s corporate social responsibility strategy is focused on empowering those who are doing the work of creating and shaping the world around us,” said Stanley Black & Decker President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Loree. “Together with Discovery Education, we’re proud that ‘Innovation Generation’ during Maker Month will help inspire the next-generation of leaders to develop the skills necessary to build the future.” 

    Powered by Stanley Black & Decker’s tools, with powerful brands such as DEWALT, CRAFTSMAN, STANLEY, IRWIN and BLACK+DECKER, together with Discovery Education’s unparalleled classroom reach, Innovation Generation: Making an Impact will fuel student learning with a premiere, STEAM-focused, cross-disciplinary initiative that invites students and educators to explore their worlds through building, making and doing.

    Alongside Stanley Black & Decker experts, Innovation Generation will provide students with opportunities to learn about diverse STEAM careers in context – connecting them with examples of real-world applications. Exploring direct connections to vocational STEAM, young innovators will engage in virtual field trips, maker activities and a national student contest that represents the innovation continuum. This will ensure that students are exposed first-hand to how math, science, technology, creativity and teamwork can lead to technological advancements in our everyday lives.

    “The ‘Innovation Generation: Making an Impact’ initiative is fantastic because it connects my students to real-world examples of STEAM in action. It is powerful for them to see that people can go on to use STEAM skills for careers of the future,” said Francie Snyder, Educator of the Gifted, School District of Manatee County, Florida. “The best education I can provide for my students includes exposing them to life outside of the four walls of our classroom – everybody needs to know how to problem solve, no matter their zip code. I want them to see that although the world seems big, they can be dynamically prepared to make their mark within it.”

    Positioned to inspire an inclusive maker culture in classrooms and communities, Stanley Black & Decker’s commitment to empower the next-generation of innovators is focused on helping today’s youth develop the skills necessary to compete in this dynamic landscape. Throughout the month of October, Stanley Black & Decker will celebrate Maker Month – a celebration of the makers and creators shaping the world around us – inviting students, parents, school communities and makers of all ages to participate in activities and challenges that spark curiosity and build excitement for the power of making. Stanley Black & Decker employees around the world will partner with local schools and organizations to lend their time and skills to lead Maker Month activities.

    Innovation Generation: Making an Impact complements Stanley Black & Decker’s existing maker-focused efforts – including Makerspace collaboration initiatives with universities and other organizations, global apprenticeship programs, sponsorship of WorldSkills International, and the company's recent announcement of its Manufactory 4.0 initiative that includes job retraining efforts and the STANLEY+Techstars Additive Manufacturing Accelerator program.

    “Discovery Education is proud to join Stanley Black & Decker in their mission to encourage students to explore the world through building, making and doing with the launch of 'Innovation Generation,'” said Lori McFarling, senior vice president and chief marking officer, Discovery Education. “Today's educators are seeking ways to inspire students through STEAM and 21st-century students need advanced training, innovative digital content and immersive classroom experiences to produce solutions for the nation’s most pressing challenges – ‘Innovation Generation’ provides just that.” 

    Resources are available at www.innovation-gen.com and will become available through Discovery Education Streaming. For more information about Discovery Education’s digital content and professional development services, visit discoveryeducation.com. Stay connected with Discovery Education on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @DiscoveryEd.

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    About Stanley Black & Decker

    Stanley Black & Decker is a $13 billion revenue, $20+ billion market capitalization, purpose-driven industrial organization. Stanley Black & Decker has 58,000 employees in more than 60 countries and operates the world’s largest tools and storage business, the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company, a leading engineered fastening business as well as Oil & Gas and Infrastructure businesses. The company’s iconic brands include BLACK+DECKER, Bostitch, CRAFTSMAN, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is a company for the makers and innovators, the craftsmen and the caregivers, and those doing the hard work to make the world a better place. Learn more at stanleyblackanddecker.com.

    About Discovery Education

    As the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12 classrooms worldwide, Discovery Education is transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional learning, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 4.5 million educators and over 50 million students, Discovery Education’s services are available in approximately half of U.S. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Inspired by Discovery, Inc., Discovery Education partners with districts, states, and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.

    Media Contacts

    Charmion N. Kinder, Discovery Education

    Charmion_Kinder@discovery.com, 240-274-2173 phone

    Tim Perra, Stanley Black & Decker

    Tim.Perra@sbdinc.com, 860-826-3260 phone

    Tweet me:.@StanleyBlkDeckr and @DiscoveryEd launch groundbreaking #STEAM initiative to inspire the next generation of makers and creators. http://bit.ly/2y0K8p1 #InnovationGen

    KEYWORDS: discovery education, Stanley Black & Decker, Making an Impact, Innovation Generation Contest, Maker Month

      


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    SOURCE:FSG

    DESCRIPTION:

    As a leader of an NGO, you know that public, nonprofit, philanthropic, and private actors must work together to make progress on the most pressing global issues. In fact, you probably have a few companies you’d like to approach to talk about a partnership that will help your mission and the company.

    But how can you start the conversation?

    For many years FSG has worked with NGOs to develop transformative partnerships with companies, including Save the Children, Mercy Corps, Oxfam, and The Asia Foundation. As part of a recent engagement with a leading international NGO, we interviewed corporate leaders from a variety of industries on their advice for NGOs seeking collaborations with corporations. Here are 5 insights from corporate leaders on building effective partnerships:

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    Tweet me:What Business Leaders Wish #NGOs Knew about Transformative Partnerships: http://ow.ly/5qHX30m4750 from @FSGtweets #sharedvalue

    KEYWORDS: NGO/corporate partnerships, FSG, Partnerships, corporate insight


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    SOURCE:Antea Group

    DESCRIPTION:

    An environment, health, and safety (EHS) professional is the defender of well-being within an organization, working magic to quell noncompliance, dispel hazards, and create a culture of safety. But despite the best spells, sometimes the dark force of risk hangs heavily overhead.

    Join Antea Group for a Harry Potter EHS course as we explore the lessons we can learn from 7 professors of the “Defense of the EHS Arts”.

    About Antea Group

    Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water. By combining strategic thinking and multidisciplinary perspectives with technical expertise and pragmatic action, we do more than effectively solve client challenges; we deliver sustainable results for a better future. With more than 3,000 employees in over 100 offices around the world, we serve clients ranging from global energy companies and manufacturers to national governments and local municipalities. Learn more at https://us.anteagroup.com.

    Tweet me:.@AnteaGroup Examines What 7 Hogwarts 'Dark Arts' Professors Can Teach You About Risk Management http://bit.ly/2NrNKsI

    Contact Info:

    katie.nordenson@anteagroup.com

    KEYWORDS: environment health and safety, EHS risk, risk management, antea group


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