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Article from in Environment
Mar 21, 2017 10:15 AM ET

Trees give so generously yet take so little.

Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.

By: Jim Jenkins

Blog from in Education
Mar 21, 2017 10:05 AM ET

Change is all around us, so when we think about college enrollment declining and federal funding decreasing, we know we have to think differently about how we can impact student recruitment and retention. An inspiring place to explore is how to impact recruitment and retention rates among first-generation students; it’s a group that, by nature, can help the academic sector expand its reach and further its mission – to teach and support the next generation of informed, educated and civically-responsible citizens. 

Blog from in Education
Mar 21, 2017 10:00 AM ET

Arrow Electronics believes the world shouldn’t have to wait for the next DaVinci to appear. Rather, our view is that innovation is a skill set that can be taught. Our education programming reflects our commitment to supporting the next generation of innovators by giving elementary school youngsters tangible experiences that build confidence through creative expression.

A few examples of ways in which Arrow delivers on this commitment include: 

Multimedia with summary from in Health and Wellness
Mar 21, 2017 10:00 AM ET

At Pfizer, we are developing innovative manufacturing techniques that better meet today’s patient needs. 

In recent years, Pfizer has made dramatic advances in our manufacturing and supply chain. In 2016, we enabled even more efficient product delivery by applying the latest technologies and innovative partnerships to our manufacturing processes and supply chain. These advances include:

· Creating a first-of-its-kind manufacturing system that will give Pfizer increased flexibility and speed of production

Article from in Environment
Mar 21, 2017 9:45 AM ET

With the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) set to change hands and the future of the U.S. role in the historic Paris climate agreement unknown, it is more important than ever for the private sector to show its commitment to addressing climate change.

Expanded Water Risk Monetizer helps business respond to water availability and quality challenges

Press Release from in Business & Trade
Mar 21, 2017 9:30 AM ET

St. Paul, Minn., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now incorporates water quality into its site-specific risk analysis to provide a more comprehensive risk assessment. The enhanced tool helps businesses understand the impact of water quantity and quality on their operations, and gives them the insights they need to make more sustainable business decisions.

Press Release from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Mar 21, 2017 9:30 AM ET

March 21, 2017 /3BL Media - T. Rowe Price is pleased to announce the release of its first-ever Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Report. The 2016 report highlights the firm’s continued and purposeful strategy in leveraging differences.

“The firm has made some notable progress in diversity and inclusion” says Angela Roseboro, head of D&I. “This report provides a comprehensive view of the work the firm has been doing over the past several years.”

Blog from in Awards and Recognition
Mar 21, 2017 9:30 AM ET

Originally posted on bloombergmediaforum.tumblr.com

Coinciding with International Women’sDay, Bloomberg Media Chief Operating Officer Jacki Kelley was honored today by the United Way of New York City’s Women’s Leadership Council, at its Power of Women to Make a Difference Award luncheon.

Press Release from in Education
Mar 21, 2017 9:20 AM ET

March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/  -  More than 200 children in Egypt’s 6th of October City have benefited from a major renovation of their school’s facilities, which was organized as part of AkzoNobel’s global Human Cities initiative.    

Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, president of Framingham University, illustrates the decline in college enrollment and retention and offers a new target market to help stabilize academia in the seventh installment of the President to President series

Press Release from in Education
Mar 21, 2017 9:10 AM ET

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In the latest chapter of the President to President series published today, Dr. F. Javier Cevallos, Ph.D., president of Framingham State University in Framingham, Mass., sheds light on the national decline in college enrollment and suggests universities integrate key initiatives to entice and retain students of families typically underserved by universities.

Community water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) programs mean more time for school and work

Multimedia with summary from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Mar 21, 2017 9:05 AM ET

The photo above was taken by a Xylem employee who traveled to West Bengal, India as part of a Xylem Watermark global volunteer trip. It demonstrates the power of water, sanitation and hygiene to change lives.

Learn more about Xylem Watermark's commitment to education on water scarcity 

Four Intervention Points to Reduce Post-Harvest Loss

Article from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Mar 21, 2017 9:05 AM ET

Across the agricultural landscape, critical crop yield interventions like fertilizers, bio-pesticides, drought resistant seeds, and better farming practices have been the predominate methods of improving food security. But what about the basket of tomatoes that falls off the back of a truck on a bumpy road? Or the crate of produce that spoils in the heat before ever reaching its destination? Or the fields of fruit that rot on the vine due to a seasonal glut? While these situations may seem inconsequential, individual moments of food loss add up over time.

Cleanups are a part of Cox's national Cox Conserves sustainability program

Blog from in Environment
Mar 21, 2017 9:05 AM ET

Tomorrow is World Water Day. Through national partnerships with American Rivers and Ocean Conservancy, Cox Enterprises’ #TeamCox volunteer program has removed more than 26 tons of waste from rivers and shorelines since 2010. The cleanups are a part of the company’s national Cox Conserves sustainability program that is celebrating its 10th anniversary with hopes to encourage more people to embrace sustainability and get involved in their local communities.  

Here are 5 fun facts about bodies of water that #TeamCox has cleaned up:

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Mar 21, 2017 8:35 AM ET

Originally posted on Barclays

Baroness Karren Brady has spent more than two decades in Premier League football. At Birmingham City, she was the youngest-ever managing director of a UK limited company and the first woman in top-flight football, growing the club from receivership to an £81m business.

Now Vice Chairman of West Ham United, Baroness Brady was awarded a CBE by the Queen for her services to business and has a seat in the House of Lords as a Conservative peer.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Mar 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET

ATLANTA and JEFFERSON VALLEY, N.Y., March 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Joining forces to create access to affordable housing, The Blue Book Building and Construction Network has signed on as a national partner with Habitat for Humanity to help families build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.