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Sustainability Is The Bottom Line

Sara Kendall, VP corporate affairs and sustainability, shares her first column in the Environmental Law Institute's "The Environmental Forum"

This article is reprinted by permission from The Environmental Forum®, Nov./Dec. 2013.
Copyright © 2013, Environmental Law Institute®, Washington, D.C.

Pro Bono Week Plans in DC to Generate $100,000 in Pro Bono Services to Area Nonprofits

Press Release

October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations.  Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District. 

Our Best Teachers

By Ted Crosbie, Integrated Farming Systems, Monsanto Company

Our best teachers continue to teach us long after the classroom and even after they have passed on.  The Dr. Borlaug I met as a graduate student and later came to know as Norm was a model teacher in that respect.  His drive to eliminate world hunger originated in his upbringing during the Great Depression and his firsthand view of the human condition in Mexico, India, and Pakistan during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. His research lab was a field and his classroom was the global stage of the politics of food production and hunger.

Taproot and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Bus Tour Hits Chicago

Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From October 21-25, a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Bus will be touring the streets of Chicago. In partnership with a campaign donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, the Taproot-branded Volkswagen Bus will be raising awareness around volunteerism during Pro Bono Week.

#Convene4Change: Lessons From the Social Good Summit

How Do We Convene Change?

By Alicia Bonner Ness

This is part III in a series of articles by the editor of The New Global Citizen on insights gained at the Social Good Summit. Read part I and part II.

Keep America Beautiful Announces Wrigley as the 2013 Recipient of the Vision for America Award

National nonprofit honors Wrigley with a prestigious environmental award
Press Release

October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, will honor the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, with the 2013 Vision for America Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Ill.

Accenture Awards Concern Worldwide an Additional US$3.25 Million to Equip Farmers with Agriculture & Management Skills in Zambia and Malawi

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
Press Release

DUBLIN, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Concern Worldwide today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Concern an additional grant of US$3.25 million to continue its conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant will build on an established agri-business skills training program, which educates and assists farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices.

Toyota Corolla Nominated for Green Car of the Year

Named one of Green Car Journal’s ‘Top 5 Green Cars for 2014’
Press Release

TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been elevated to “green heights.”  The Green Car Journal has named the eleventh-generation sedan a finalist for the 2014 Green Car of the Year award and one of its top 5 Green Cars for 2014. The Corolla also earned the magazine’s ‘Green Car Product of Excellence’ distinction.

Fostering Connections: Lessons from the 2013 Social Good Summit

How Do We Connect the World?

By Alicia Ness

This is part II in a series of articles by the editor of The New Global Citizen on insights gained at the Social Good Summit. Read part I and part III.


That was the title of this year’s Social Good Summit (SGS). Their hashtag hung, illuminated by a scrim, behind every speaker and panel on the SGS stage.


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