Trees are good for a number of reasons. We know they are good for the environment by reducing air pollution and help us breathe by providing oxygen, but did you also know they help reduce urban heat, water, noise and light pollution? They also serve as a home to wildlife, reduce commuter stress, increase property values and enhance a city’s beauty.
Trees provide so much value, especially to urban areas, so Green Mountain Energy is partnering with Trees For Houston to give back 500 trees to the Houston area.
According to Giving USA, 2016 was America’s most generous year ever. Total giving grew 4.1 percent last year, according to a report prepared for the nonprofit consultancy Marts & Lundy. They expect giving will grow by 4.3 percent in 2017, with foundation giving poised for the most robust growth — predicted to increase by 6.4 percent. What else will 2017 bring?
Using pro bono to cultivate leaders and engage tech talent
Pro bono service can transform nonprofit organizations. For over 15 years, Taproot Foundation has mobilized professional expertise to help nonprofit organizations increase their effectiveness and reach. Once confined to legal service, pro bono service across all areas of expertise is utilized by nonprofits anywhere, anytime. Commonly, 95% of nonprofits report that pro bono service improved their organization's effectiveness in cost or resource savings, efficiency, and quality of operations or services.
College can be a stressful time for many students. They often face greater demands, expectations and workloads than in high school. It is also the first time many have been on their own and away from familiar support networks such as friends, family and their local community. The stress of a new environment, lack of familiarity and heightened academic demands can take its toll on a student’s well-being and potentially have a significant impact on their performance and ability to succeed.
CSX observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as a National Day of Service, when many employees dedicate their personal time to volunteer.
This past Monday, some CSX employees joined a service event at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville in conjunction with CSX’s national partner, City Year. Together, volunteers painted a mural highlighting a city skyline along with values of both City Year and Martin Luther King, Jr., such as honesty and respect.
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, More Than 175,000 People Across the Country Will Participate in the Largest Volunteer Day of the Year, Improving Their Communities and Addressing Issues Facing our Nation Through Volunteer Service