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Illumina Announces the Thirteenth Agricultural Greater Good Grant Winner

Dr. Bertram Brenig uses genomics grant to help save the bees
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Dr. Bertram Brenig, from the University of Goettingen, Institute of Veterinary Medicine is the 2021 winner of the Greater Good Grant for his research on the Western Honey Bee. Brenig, and his collaborators, will use genomics to help understand vulnerabilities impacting the Western Honey Bee, one of the most populous pollinators facing multiple challenges and population decline.

Americares, Xylem Partnership Delivers Clean Water And Sanitation To 3.5 Million People In 10 Countries In 2020, Aiding COVID-19 Response

Partnership aims to reach 1 million in 2021, including 300,000 people in Bangladesh and 70,000 in India
Press Release

RYE BROOK, N.Y., June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Xylem Watermark, the corporate social responsibility program of global water technology company Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL), and health-focused relief and development organization, Americares, aim to reach 1 million people in 2021, through their collaboration to improve access to clean water and sanitation. The program builds on the first year of the partnership, which delivered clean water and sanitation services to over 3.5 million people, helping to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Global Battery Alliance Pledges to End Child Labour

Summary: 
  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.
Press Release
  • The Global Battery Alliance (GBA) has submitted a 2021 Action Pledge to End Child Labour in the Battery Supply Chain as part of the Alliance 8.7’s campaign to encourage significant and meaningful actions in the International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour.
  • Child labour in the battery supply chain is an escalating issue as the demand for batteries grows rapidly to contribute to the goals for a low carbon transition.
  • The GBA will focus on four areas of action related to its pledge in 2021:
    • Development of a digital Battery Passport to track and authenticate the absence of child labour in the sourcing of cobalt and sustainability criteria of the battery;
    • Contributing to the sustainable development of responsible artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) and surrounding communities through the Cobalt Action Partnership;
    • Raising millions of dollars for The Fund for the Prevention of Child Labour in Mining Communities – A Global Battery Alliance Collaboration; and
    • Convening policymakers to accelerate adoption of best practices to formalise lead-acid battery recycling.

Register Now! 5 Actionable Steps to Safely Unite Employees at In-Person Workplace Volunteer Events This Year

Blog

With vaccines readily available to Americans, the return to in-person events is fast approaching. For many of us, this will also include returning to the office in some capacity. In fact, a new Return to Office Survey conducted by Eden Workplace has found that after a year of COVID-19 quarantine, 85 percent of workers want to return to the office. A desire to be with coworkers is the #1 reason employees are looking forward to returning, with non-white and younger workers expressing the most enthusiasm.

4 Ways Governments Can Help Small Businesses Flourish in a Post-COVID World

By Erik R. Peterson
Blog

Two things that united us during the pandemic were the recognition that small businesses are the lifeblood of our communities, and our collective determination to keep them afloat. But small business owners need support on both sides of the checkout counter.

Where COVID surges, Cisco Brings Empathy and Expertise

As tragedy grips India and Brazil, Cisco affirms its commitment with technical and financial aid.
Blog

As people around the world look cautiously towards the post-pandemic era, other regions remain mired in crisis.

Clay County, West Virginia Wins CASE Dire States Grant

Article

CASE Construction Equipment, a brand of CNH Industrial, has announced Clay County, West Virginia as the winner of the 2021 Dire States Grant. Representatives of the county will receive $25,000 in free equipment rental from CASE that will be supported locally by State Equipment.

Brands Going Beyond the Rainbow-wash

Blog

As we start to celebrate Pride Month, the growing call from consumers for brands to avoid “rainbow-washing” is substantive. And with every rainbow-branded product, individuals are looking under the hood to find out if and how the company is truly supporting the LGBTQIA+ community.

Duke Energy Foundation Awards $100,000 Grant to Expand Indiana Suicide Prevention Call Centers

Summary: 
  • Funding to help prepare for national ‘988’ suicide prevention hotline in 2022.
  • Grant coincides with Mental Health Awareness month in May.
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  • Funding to help prepare for national ‘988’ suicide prevention hotline in 2022.
  • Grant coincides with Mental Health Awareness month in May.

Georgia-Pacific and Boys and Girls Club Give Students the Power to Read

Article

Georgia-Pacific is teaming up with the Boys and Girls Club of Diboll to help students succeed in the classroom.  For the third consecutive year, the local forest products company is contributing $5000 to support the Club’s “Power Hour,” a program that pairs students with academic mentors in an after-school study hall.

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