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Celebrate America's Independence…and Our Beautiful Places

Keep America Beautiful’s Tips for an Eco-Friendly Fourth of July!
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Everybody loves celebrating America’s birthday on the Fourth of July! We believe everyone has a right to live (and celebrate!) in a clean, green and beautiful community, and shares a responsibility to contribute to that vision.

Whether you’re having a picnic in a park, heading to the beach for fireworks, or hanging out in your own backyard, it’s a great time to remember the importance of living by the”Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” mantra to preserve and protect America’s beautiful places.

Liberty International Underwriters Volunteer at Ellis Island

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Members of Keep America Beautiful’s headquarters’ staff joined volunteers from Liberty International Underwriters (LIU) and the National Park Service to beautify the north end of Ellis Island in New York Harbor.

The Ellis Island project was the third of three events hosted for Liberty International Underwriters volunteers this year.

The UPS Foundation Awards Tree Planting Grants to 21 Keep America Beautiful Affiliates Nationwide

Keep America Beautiful and UPS Work to Strengthen America’s Natural Infrastructure, Bringing Total Trees Planted Together to More than 10,000 Since 2011
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STAMFORD, Conn., July 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced the distribution of 21 grants totaling $120,000 from The UPS Foundation for the 2017 Keep America Beautiful/UPS Community Tree and Recovery Tree Planting Grants program. The grant recipients’ projects will result in more than 1,200 trees being planted in support of locally-relevant initiatives.

LISHED De Beers Group's Venetia Mine's Sticker Sales Bring Fundraising Award

De Beers Group’s Venetia mine in South Africa has won an achievement award for the excellence of its support for disabled people.
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The award from the charity Casual Day was for being the best performing company in the Limpopo Province by raising the most money in sticker donations during 2016.

Casual Day is South Africa’s foremost fundraising campaign for people with disabilities. About 4,500 companies, 100 schools and 400 organisations take part in the annual event.

Carnival Corporation's Carnival Cruise Line And Houston Texans Gear Up For 'Summer Kickoff' Event with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston

Event Included Gridiron Activities Led by Houston Texans Players, On-Site Build-A-Bear Workshop and $10,000 Donation from Carnival to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston
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Carnival Cruise Line and the Houston Texans teamed up to host the first-ever Summer Kickoff event recently with a variety of fun activities for kids at the Havard Boys & Girls Club in Houston.

The event also included a $10,000 donation from Carnival Cruise Line to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Houston. Additionally, for every Houston Texans Bear sold at a Build-A-Bear Workshop stores in the Houston area during the month of July, a portion of the proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs.

Nestlé Waters North America Announces Completion of a $79 Million, Two-Year Expansion of its Lehigh Valley Bottling Facility

Local investment creates nearly 50 local jobs and strengthens company’s capacity to meet growing consumer demand
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BREINIGSVILLE, Penn., July 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé Waters North America today announced that a two-year, $79 million expansion of its Nestlé® Pure Life® East bottling facility in Breinigsville, PA is complete.

With the addition of nearly 50 employees to operate three new, high-speed bottling lines, the project represents a significant investment in the company’s $354 million Lehigh Valley Campus.

Collected Insights Offer a Strategic Roadmap for Companies as They Respond to New Global Challenges

A new compendium of data and research guides stronger, more responsive relationship between companies and stakeholders
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NEW YORK, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Further reinforcing trends seen over the last six months, CECP: The CEO Force for Good has drawn together its current research base to develop a series of insights designed to help guide companies as they shape their social strategies, which have gained new global importance given the unique role they are suited to play in this time of sociopolitical uncertainty.

VIDEO | Mohawk Group's ReCover Partner Spotlight: Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity

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Hear from the Boise Valley Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Idaho about their experiences with Mohawk Group's ReCover program and how carpet donations have benefitted their business and the surrounding community. The ReCover carpet reclamation program offers a seamless, sustainable solution for finding new life for used carpet. Through a network of local partners across the United States, we work together with our customers to make sure old carpeting is diverted from the landfill.

Habitat for Humanity Awarded $4.8 Million to Fund 350 AmeriCorps Member Positions

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ATLANTA, June 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Corporation for National and Community Service has awarded Habitat for Humanity $4,887,750 in funds to support 350 AmeriCorps National member positions for 2017-2018. The funds will support Habitat AmeriCorps members who will serve in 36 states and in Washington, D.C.

Beyond Volunteering: Harnessing the Energy and Optimism of Youth in Advocacy

By: Rebecca Middleton
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Back in 2013, I joined the Alliance to End Hunger after a decade as a corporate lobbyist. As with any major life change, this one had implications on our family routines. One night over dinner, my husband and I talked about my new job with our children — then 8- and 6-years old. That evening at bedtime, my daughter, Sarah, said thoughtfully, “But Mommy, if you end hunger you won’t have a job anymore.” My response to her was “And wouldn’t that be wonderful.”

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