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Local artist and team of elementary students win Michelin’s InTireNational Art Contest

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 31, 2015 1:00 PM ET

Local artist and team of elementary students win Michelin’s InTireNational Art Contest

Fans can bid on pieces of a replica Final Four court autographed by participating coaches; proceeds to benefit cancer research and programs

Multimedia with summary from in Philanthropy
Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM ET

UPS helps the NCAA solve the challenge of delivering the Final Four to the fans – everything from the floor to the seats to the game balls. As teams battle it out in the NCAA final four tournament, coaches and fans fight cancer with a different court. The Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), together with UPS, created a replica of the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Final Four basketball courts. Each coach participating in the NCAA tournament has signed one of the 132 panels that make up the courts.

To coincide with women’s history month, YWCA Bristol kicked-off its first workshop in the Emerge women’s professional series on March 20.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Mar 31, 2015 12:30 PM ET

March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Women from Northeast Tennessee to Southwest Virginia ascended Bays Mountain in Kingsport, Tennessee to take part in the inaugural event. Together, they explored topics such as leadership, multiple generations in the workplace, and negotiating from local, regional and national presenters. Eastman Corporate Social Responsibility sponsored the series because of the emphasis around empowerment and education for women that leads to impact on economic development. These are just some of the priority focus areas for Eastman and Corporate Social Responsibility team.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 31, 2015 12:15 PM ET

Guest Blog by Kimberly Dulin, Catchafire

Leaders are beginning to connect the dots between nonprofits, skilled professionals, and corporate social responsibility like never before, and skills-based volunteering is the common thread.

Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 31, 2015 12:00 PM ET

When you think of a lobbyist, you probably don’t think of the Mary Kay independent sales force, do you? Turns out, the Mary Kay ladies with their pink Cadillacs in tow are a pretty convincing crew. Each year, Mary Kay partners with domestic violence coalitions across the United States to stand together against domestic violence. We lobby for laws that protect survivors of abuse and fund life-saving programs. Already this year, we've been in Sacramento, Austin and Atlanta and there's no telling where we'll pop up next!

Scientists Reinforce Health Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction, Particularly for Older Adults

Press Release from in Health and Wellness
Mar 31, 2015 11:30 AM ET

BRUSSELS, Belgium, March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Creative solutions can enable older adults to spend more time with pets enjoying the emotional and physical benefits that this bonding experience can bring. Researchers at the WALTHAM® Centre for Pet Nutrition, University of Montana and The Ohio State University have released new recommendations that highlight potential solutions to overcome both perceived and real barriers to pet ownership.

Article from in Education
Mar 31, 2015 11:10 AM ET

March 31, 2015 - Rubber band powered planes, bottle rockets and model bridges are just a few of the 46 contests that made up a whirlwind day of SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING and MATH (STEM) at the University of Akron’s (UA) Regional Science Olympiad, presented by Time Warner Cable (TWC).

Experts will discuss technological advancements in product and packaging materials on May 6-7 at the 2015 Sustainability Forum. Panelists will also share examples of innovations designed to make circular economy models viable and cost-effective.

Article from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Mar 31, 2015 11:05 AM ET

Click here to view the full agenda and register.

Technological Advancements: Material, Design, and Manufacturing Innovation

Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Mar 31, 2015 11:00 AM ET

By Amanda Moore, Senior Sustainability Manager

The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded in the past year, changing the face of many industries along the way.  IoT may not be the first thing you think of when driving your car, eating fresh produce, or dining at a restaurant, but it is changing your experience with many everyday activities.


Blog from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Mar 31, 2015 10:40 AM ET

Much of the miracle around technology has to do with its shrinking size and growing power. The computing power that once demanded large, air-conditioned rooms couldn’t hold a candle to the smartphones we carry around every day. And this miniaturization is central to ongoing expansion and penetration of electronics into every facet of our everyday lives.

Malnutrition Mapping Project examines the evolving state of malnutrition in low-, middle- and high-income countries, including the double burden of undernutrition and obesity

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Mar 31, 2015 10:30 AM ET

WASHINGTON, March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – With half of the world’s population facing malnutrition in some form¹, it’s a global challenge, and it’s one that doesn’t discriminate based on income. According to the 2014 Global Nutrition Report, almost every country in the world deals with malnutrition in at least one of its forms, whether that be undernutrition or obesity and overweight.

Article from in Environment
Mar 31, 2015 10:10 AM ET

In response to interest in Ingersoll Rand's Climate Commitment, company sustainability experts Nanette Lockwood, Randy Newton and Paul Camuti spoke at recent national and global events, sharing best practices and insights to advance energy efficiency and sustainable improvements worldwide. These events and topics discussed include: 

Cities Begin Nationwide Competition for Most Water-Wise Title in April; Toyota and Wyland Foundation Partner for 4th Year to Increase Water Use Awareness

Press Release from in Environment
Mar 31, 2015 10:05 AM ET

TORRANCE, Calif., March 31, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Fresh water is a precious resource, something that is a vital part of daily life and sustainability. But steps must be taken now to ensure that the supply isn’t depleted at such a rapid rate.

What are the top five leading causes of death? In many countries, the answer is: We really do not know.

Article from in Health and Wellness
Mar 31, 2015 9:30 AM ET