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Blog from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 22, 2015 4:25 PM ET

As we approach Memorial Day, we honor fallen heroes and the volunteers who serve their families. Read about Daily Point of Light Award winner Judy Mathewson and nominate an outstanding volunteer you know as a Point of Light.

For many kids, Memorial Day is just a day off from school, a taste of summer break. But for some children, it can be a reminder of a loved one lost in the line of duty.

SCE employees recently launched a company-wide effort to gather donations and thank you cards for troops serving overseas.

Article from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 22, 2015 3:40 PM ET

Staff Sgt. Lyle Treend served in the U.S. Army as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. His time spent fighting for his country overseas was difficult.

But one thing that made it a bit easier for Treend and the other soldiers was receiving care packages from back home.

By Doug Oakley

Article from in Education
May 22, 2015 1:40 PM ET

BERKELEY -- Skyline High School students in Oakland will have the chance to earn an associate of arts degree at Berkeley City College before they graduate high school under a new program starting in the fall, school officials announced Tuesday.

by Alexis Petru

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
May 22, 2015 1:30 PM ET

Between 10 and 30 percent of all prescription and over-the-counter drugs sold are left unconsumed, according to a State of Washington report, and all those leftover medications pose significant risks to public health and the environment. Drugs that are flushed down the toilet or tossed in the trash can – rather than properly disposed of – can end up in oceans and waterways, threatening both marine life and human health.

So far this year, Southern California Edison has had more than 200 requests from farmers for well pump service connections.

Article from in Environment
May 22, 2015 1:15 PM ET

California’s Central Valley, the source of a quarter of the nation’s food, not only needs more water, but more horsepower — specifically, to drive pumps that extract groundwater from wells.

Blog from in Philanthropy
May 22, 2015 1:00 PM ET

While the urgent support needed for many social and environmental issues is no laughing matter, sometimes a dose of humor is just what is needed to motivate people to support important causes.

Report Features Narratives from 148 CEOs

Blog from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
May 22, 2015 1:00 PM ET

Across the U.S., CEOs are leading their companies to adopt effective environmental and sustainable business practices. Business Roundtable's 2015 sustainability report details how companies are pursuing innovative strategies to create jobs, grow the economy and sustain and enhance the quality of life in America and around the world.

EH&S professionals face numerous challenges in today’s world of regulation and compliance.

Article from in Awards and Recognition
May 22, 2015 12:15 PM ET

EH&S professionals face numerous challenges in today’s world of regulation and compliance. While their responsibilities of protecting employees, customers and the environment have remained the same, state, federal and international regulations have made their job very specific. According to Job Description of an Environmental Health and Safety Manager, they identify potential hazards including chemical, biological and radiological materials and analyze samples.

In honor of International Day for Biological Diversity, we take a look at how GM protects ecosystems across 5 continents

Blog from in Environment
May 22, 2015 11:40 AM ET

Today is International Day for Biological Diversity, the United Nations’ annual observance to increase understanding and awareness of issues affecting ecosystems. But here at GM, it’s no different than any other day. Our employees have a tangible, positive impact on biodiversity every day by actively managing nearly 5,000 acres of wildlife habitat across the globe.

Article from in Environment
May 22, 2015 11:30 AM ET

In an op-ed for The Korea Herald, Georg Kell, Executive Director of the UN Global Compact says the spotlight is now on business to show where it stands on climate change.  

Read the article on The Korea Herald.  

Multimedia with summary from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
May 22, 2015 11:30 AM ET

Calvin Johnson, Sodexo Health Care Systems President and retired U.S. Army Captain, shares his thoughts on the special meaning of Memorial Day.  In addition to the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the sacrifices and honor the more than 1 million men and women who have given their lives in military service to our country so we can enjoy the liberty, justice and freedom we have today.

Article from in Awards and Recognition
May 22, 2015 11:00 AM ET

Sitting the bench at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, N.Y., became a much nicer experience thanks to the efforts of local Action Team volunteers and several Mets players.

The Action Team captains from nearby Queens Vocational and Technical High School on Saturday, May 16, took part in the New York City Parks Department’s “It’s My Park Day” in which local communities come together to restore, beautify and clean up public parks.

by Carol Baroudi

Blog from in Environment
May 22, 2015 10:20 AM ET

CleanMed 2015, Portland, Oregon. Keynote speaker Robin Guenther says that organizations are impeded from doing the right thing more by attitude than lack of funds. “They don’t see the harm” and thus do not see the need to act. When they see, they act, and often find solutions that may ultimately save money.

This year's theme is Connect the Dots: How Businesses Solve Global Challenges Locally.

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
May 22, 2015 10:10 AM ET

The world has many multifaceted challenges that require complex solutions. This is no easy task. No cure-all or one-size-fits-all solution exists, but there are innovations, partnerships, and strategies that create a lasting impact for communities around the world.