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Promoting Healthy Lifestyles in and Outside the Company

As Medtronic receives national recognition for its focus on employee health, a partnership with the Minnesota Vikings is impacting the local community.
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When Medtronic decided to partner with the Minnesota Vikings this fall, the goal was simple — bring awareness to the importance of health and fitness.

“We know our medical devices and solutions exist to help people,” says Rob Clark, VP of Global Communications and Corporate Marketing at Medtronic. “It’s also important for everyone to make healthy choices and to be physically active. That’s why we’re doing this.”

“I am proud to work at a company that is bringing awareness to important issues,” said Kate Brickman.

Volunteers Put Work on Hold and Serve in Puerto Rico

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It’s a departure from their day job.

“A week ago, I was at my desk looking over financial reports,” laughs Kamrin Helland.

But this week, Kamrin, a marketing leader at Medtronic, finds herself in Puerto Rico with a team full of software engineers, IT technicians, and field reps. 

Typically, they’re behind computer screens and meeting with surgeons. Not scrubbing walls or resealing roofs.

“This is out of our comfort zone,” she says. “But it’s worth it.”

Xylem Watermark & Project 24: Malinao, Philippines

Xylem Watermark supported Planet Water Foundation and Project 24, an ambitious undertaking to build 24 clean water filtration systems, bringing clean water to thousands of people, in 24 hours.
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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

Great Gwinnett Wetlands 2018 is Officially Water Under the Bridge

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Pleased to Report Results of Another Successful Cleanup Event
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For the last four years, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been proud to team up with Gwinnett County’s Department of Water Resources to raise awareness about the important role that wetlands play, as well as to motivate the community to act as stewards to local wetlands.

How Sea Oats Make Beautiful Beaches Possible

With their deep roots, sea oats protect sand dunes and the beaches we enjoy
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As enchanting as coastal sea oats look, their golden tassels dancing in the ocean breeze from Florida’s Panhandle to North Carolina’s Outer Banks, what lies hidden beneath the sand is even more magical.

The roots of this dainty-looking grass extend as deep as 5 feet below the surface, and literally anchor the dunes in place.

For the fragile barrier islands, sea oats are the first line of defense.

Volunteers Plant Trees in Lynwood, Part of Effort to ‘Green’ South LA

Edison International and the nonprofit TreePeople partner for the Green Lynwood project.
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A group of volunteers recently gathered on a sunny day in Lynwood, all with the same mission: to help beautify and improve the local environment by planting trees.

Wearing bright yellow volunteer shirts, dozens of Edison International employees, along with their friends and families, partnered with the nonprofit TreePeople to plant 20 trees at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park in Lynwood.

How Hope, Dreams are Improving Charlotte Neighborhood

New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
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In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat.

A few doors down, third-graders sit in rapt attention – hands rising rapidly to answer questions – while their teacher talks about the primary colors in famous abstract art. Another door opens to a science lesson where children happily bang rocks together to make sand as the classroom snake naps in its glass case.

Xylem Hosts Second Annual “Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge”

More than 190 events held around the world, encouraging employees to volunteer and raising awareness of water and environmental issues
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RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 and Earth Day on April 22, Xylem (NYSE:XYL) hosted the second annual Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge, a month-long event that encourages employees to engage in efforts to solve global and local water and environmental issues. The 30 Day Challenge is a signature event of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship platform aimed at providing and protecting safe water resources in communities in need and educating people about water issues.

Giving Back is Part of JetBlue’s DNA

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Giving back is part of JetBlue’s DNA and is core to our mission of inspiring humanity. At JetBlue our culture IS service. Many crewmembers have shared that opportunities to give back are important to their work/life balance. As such, in addition to the award-winning service we provide to our customers, we regularly try to find ways to work in our local communities by providing opportunities for service. In fact, our corporate responsibility initiatives have been cited as a key recruiting and retention tool for JetBlue.

Keep Prince William Beautiful Plants Pollinator Garden

Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) partnered with nearly 200 volunteers to create a pollinator garden at a local landfill
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Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) partnered with nearly 200 volunteers to create a pollinator garden at a local landfill with the help of a Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant.

Keep Prince William Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Prince William, Virginia, along with nearly 200 volunteers planted a pollinator garden at the Prince William County Landfill. The project extended the course of two weekends.

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