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Living Future unConference 2019 Opens for Registration, Focus on Collaboration and Abundance

Keynote speakers include Bill McKibben, Mustafa Santiago Ali, and Mary Robinson
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SEATTLE, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute is hosting its 13th annual Living Future unConference in Seattle, Washington, on April 30-May 3, 2019, at the new Hyatt Regency. Architects, engineers, manufacturers, CSR professionals, and more will gather for the leading regenerative design event of the year.

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fair Trade Campaigns National Conference to Unite Advocates in Chicago March 1-3, 2019

Companies, Students, Farmers, Activists Convene to Grow the Fair Trade Movement
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November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Global Fair Trade advocacy organization Fair Trade Campaigns will host its annual national conference, a multi-stakeholder gathering of Fair Trade supporters, in Chicago, IL, March 1-3, 2019. The conference, which will focus on tangible pathways for growing the Fair Trade movement, will bring together a diverse and active audience – from Fair Trade farmers, workers and artisans to NGOs, students, citizen advocates and companies.

Hanes Launches 2018 National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless

America’s No. 1 basic apparel brand enters ninth year of bringing comfort to those living homeless by supporting agencies fighting homelessness in every state, expanding program beyond the holiday season and launching online giving initiative
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Simple things can bring great comfort to those living without shelter.

eBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give

In honor of eBay Foundation’s 20th anniversary, employees embrace inclusive entrepreneurship in their communities.
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The eBay Foundation marked its 20th anniversary this year by launching the Global Give, a reboot of the company’s employee-led grantmaking program.

Through Global Give, the Foundation challenged eBay employees to make their communities a better place—a place where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow a business, and help create opportunity for all.

eBay Employees Loan $450k to Kiva Entrepreneurs

Company completes the second year of its five-year partnership between the eBay Foundation and Kiva
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The eBay Foundation provides every eBay employee with an annual $25 Kiva loan credit to create economic opportunity for small and micro entrepreneurs around the world. Since 2017, over 23,000  Kiva entrepreneurs have benefitted from more than $600,000 in loans made by eBay employees.

With an average of five people per household in developing countries, where many of these loans are made, the number of family members indirectly impacted to date through this program is over 92,000.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Taste Radio: Marcus Samuelsson + Paul Rice of Fair Trade USA

By Ray Latif, Managing Producer / Editor at BevNet
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Marcus Samuelsson believes that embedded within any great meal is a foundation of sustainable ingredients and of fair wages for the farmers and workers that grow them. His stance has aligned him with product certifier Fair Trade USA, whose recent 20th anniversary celebration in New York City was the setting of our interview.

FCA Community: Creating Connections to Battle Mental Illness

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person dies by suicide every seven hours in the state of Michigan and it is the 10th leading cause of death in the state.

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