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Mental Health Crisis… A Region Unites for Solutions

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One in five. That’s the percentage of adults in America who experience a mental illness. Nearly one in 25 adults in America live with a serious mental illness. And, perhaps even more startling, one-half of all chronic mental illness begins by the age of 14.

GRI Working With ASViS to Support Sustainable Development

New Partnership to Encourage SDGs progress in Italy.
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April 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ GRI and The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (ASviS) have signed memorandum of understanding, kicking off a partnership to unite efforts to promote corporate social responsibility in relation to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dow, Keep America Beautiful Open Fourth Hefty® EnergyBag® Grant Program for up to $125,000

Through July 12, 2019, communities are eligible to apply for grants to establish local plastics recovery program
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MIDLAND, Mich., April 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Dow is again teaming up with national nonprofit and long-standing collaborator Keep America Beautiful® to award up to $125,000 in grants for organizations to establish the Hefty® EnergyBag® program in their communities.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
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April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

Students, Professionals and Local Leaders Come Together for Charleston Social Good Hackathon

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What happens when you get 85+ coders, 60+ volunteers and mentors, and a plethora of industry specialists together for one targeted effort to combat the world’s biggest challenges?

Millions of Volunteers Will Transform Public Spaces Into Beautiful Places During the Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup

National Nonprofit Launches 2019 Great America Cleanup on First Day of Spring; Nation’s Largest Community Improvement Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – It’s the first day of spring, which means it’s time to kick off the annual Keep America Beautiful®Great American Cleanup®, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

WEBINAR – Building Products for Healthy Interiors

An introduction to asthma & allergy friendly® certification for manufacturers
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March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ Join Allergy Standards Limited and SCS Global Services to learn how certifying interior building products as asthma & allergy friendly® can differentiate your company within the growing health and wellness market.

Interview With Kevin Smith, Energy Analyst

Creating a more sustainable world by improving the energy efficiency of buildings
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Kevin Smith is an associate energy analyst with Glumac, A Tetra Tech Company, which provides full-service building design and commissioning. His role includes project management, energy analysis, and energy code compliance modeling. Kevin has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a double minor in Biology and Green Engineering from Virginia Tech.

What inspired you to get into your field of study?

Working Together Toward More Sustainable, Livable Cities

Guest post by Alex Keros, Smart Cities Chief at GM Urban Mobility/Maven
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The pace of transportation technology development is opening the door to a broader array of mobility and partnership options. In parallel, perceptions toward personal car ownership are shifting, especially in urban environments. These trends afford us the opportunity to reexamine the way people are moving through their community, and leverage technology to help make that movement easier, safer and more reliable.

Reducing Emissions at System, Project and Local Levels

Laying the Groundwork for Low-Carbon Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
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VMware pioneers solutions that help build a low-carbon economy that’s radically more efficient. By creating advanced technology, we break down barriers to enable low-carbon growth with the potential to transform how businesses, governments and communities meet their energy needs. Our long-term focus is changing the world’s relationship with energy and how we use it. That starts with creating solutions that reduce carbon emissions at system, project and local levels and finding ways to bridge all three.

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