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CGI: Helping Girls in Kenya to Give Back

by Linda Lockhart, Managing Director, Global Give Back Circle
Blog

Imagine you are a disadvantaged girl in Kenya, categorized as coming from the bottom of the economic pyramid. Imagine you grew up sleeping in a hut made from mud and dung, and next to you, in another hut your grandparents kept a cow, some chickens and maybe a goat. Imagine that you lost both parents, within a 12-month period, when you were just five.

CGI: Supporting Skills, Content and Context in Local Communities

by Akhtar Badshah
Blog

A major focus of our global programs is about providing individuals around the world with access to information and communications technology (ICT) – what some still call digital inclusion or “closing the digital divide.” We aren’t a hardware infrastructure provider, so achieving the goal of increasing access requires deep partnerships. It goes beyond the nuts and bolts (or wires and airwaves) to skills, content and context.

CGI: Guest Post: Accelerating Social Change at This Year’s Clinton Global Initiative

by Beverly Schwartz, Vice-President of Global Marketing at Ashoka.
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Each year at this time, world leaders from every sector private, nongovernmental, academic, and everywhere in between—convene in New York City at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting.

Four New Members Selected for National Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee, One Open Seat

Press Release

(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI - September 21, 2010 - After a two month application submission and review period, Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of four new members to the Sustainable Agriculture Standards Committee:

  1. Gary DeLong, Novecta (User)

  2. Eric Landen, Landen Consulting (Environmentalist)

  3. Lesa Vold, Validus (Environmentalist)

  4. Pamela Ronald, University of California, Davis (General Interest)

Clinton Global Initiative Week: Turning Ideas Into Actions That Address Social and Economic Issues

by Tom Murphy
Blog

Founded in 2005 by President Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative was created to turn ideas into action creating a more integrated global community with shared benefits, responsibilities, and values. It brings together people from around the world, and channels the capacities of individuals and organizations to realize social and economic change. It focuses on practical solutions to global issues through the development of specific and measurable Commitments to Action.

Microsoft launches Bing REDU to help improve America’s education system

Bing REDU is part of Microsoft’s vision for improving education by using technology to connect, engage, explore and create
Summary: 

There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

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There is a national crisis taking place in education. There are lots of voices participating – from government officials to teachers and parents and students themselves – but no single place to unify, empower and inspire everyone to help. Today Microsoft is launching REDU, a “home room” on the web for people who want to join in the conversation and take action to improve America’s education system.

Microsoft launches nonprofit grant program

Grant program supports nonprofits offering skills training and job placement
Summary: 

Microsoft has launched the Elevate America community initiative, a new grant program that will support nonprofit organizations offering employment services, including technology skills training and job placement, in local communities across the United States. To support this initiative, we are committing $4 million in cash, $6 million in software and technology skills training curriculum over the next two years.

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Microsoft has launched the Elevate America community initiative, a new grant program that will support nonprofit organizations offering employment services, including technology skills training and job placement, in local communities across the United States. To support this initiative, we are committing $4 million in cash, $6 million in software and technology skills training curriculum over the next two years.

The Leonardo Academy in Madison, WI Recently Selected to Receive DERA Funding for New Clean Diesel Projects.

Summary: 

The Leonardo Academy in Madison, WI, along with the state Department of Natural Resources, the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, have recently been selected to receive DERA funding for new clean diesel projects.

This unique program is called the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and it was created to improve America's air quality by upgrading and modernizing older diesel engines and equipment through engine replacements and the application of new exhaust emissions filters and catalysts.

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Press Release

The Leonardo Academy in Madison, WI, along with the state Department of Natural Resources, the Associated General Contractors of Greater Milwaukee, have recently been selected to receive DERA funding for new clean diesel projects.

This unique program is called the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act and it was created to improve America's air quality by upgrading and modernizing older diesel engines and equipment through engine replacements and the application of new exhaust emissions filters and catalysts.

Read the original article here...

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Honoring those who support people in need on World Humanitarian Day

Blog

The international humanitarian community is facing new challenges spawned by climate change, chronic poverty, food crisis, water and energy scarcity, migration, population growth, urbanization, pandemics, and natural disasters. While much has been achieved, the challenges faced by many millions of people around the world are still daunting and the need for effective humanitarian action is greater than ever.

Webinar - Maximizing Fixture Water Efficiency for LEED Credit

08.17.2010 1:00:PM - 2:30:PM
Summary: 

Title:     Maximizing Fixture Water Efficiency for LEED Credit($50)

When:   08.17.2010  1:00:PM - 2:30:PM

Where:   AIA/CES Approved - Online

Category: Webinars (CDT)

Register Now!  Click here.

Course Description
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge they need to successfully complete the LEED-EB: O&M water fixture efficiency prerequisite and credit.  The course provides context regarding why water efficiency is important and introduces strategies for improving fixture water efficiency.  This is followed by an in-depth look at the prerequisite and credit requirements and calculations, along with a step-by-step example.

Press Release

Title:     Maximizing Fixture Water Efficiency for LEED Credit($50)

When:   08.17.2010  1:00:PM - 2:30:PM

Where:   AIA/CES Approved - Online

Category: Webinars (CDT)

Register Now!  Click here.

Course Description
This course is designed to provide participants with the knowledge they need to successfully complete the LEED-EB: O&M water fixture efficiency prerequisite and credit.  The course provides context regarding why water efficiency is important and introduces strategies for improving fixture water efficiency.  This is followed by an in-depth look at the prerequisite and credit requirements and calculations, along with a step-by-step example.

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