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The Chrysler Foundation Energizes 2014 FIRST Robotics Season with Nearly a Quarter-Million Dollars in Grants

Grants will help students to ready robots for run at FIRST Robotics Championship
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January 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Chrysler Foundation today announced grants totaling $229,000 to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics teams and organizations in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada. The grants will enable more than 1,000 middle and high school students to discover the rewards of science and technology as they compete in the annual international robotics competition.

Freeport-McMoRan Foundation Awards Grants to Arizona Organizations

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January 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The Freeport-McMoRan Foundation presented $245,000 in grants to six Greenlee County nonprofit organizations.

2013 Grant Recipients Include:

·       Town of Clifton - $104,000

The “Clifton Parks Revitalization” proposal is part of a multi-year initiative to provide modern outdoor recreational facilities within walking distance for all of Clifton’s residents.

·       Duncan Unified School District - $39,500

Freeport-McMoRan Grants to Improve Education, Health and the Environment in Arizona

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October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Nine Arizona organizations that work to improve the quality of life in Green Valley/Sahuarita received financial help through $689,350 in community grants from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

The awards were given from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Community Investment Fund.

Recipients are chosen by local leaders assembled by a company panel established to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation with positive, sustainable solutions.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold awards grants to Eastern Arizona Communities

Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Investment Fund distributed $488,200 in Graham County, Arizona.
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September 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Graham County Community Investment Fund was established in 2009 by Freeport-McMoRan to focus on programs and projects that create a sustainable community benefit. Funding decisions were made by a committee comprised of local leaders and two company representatives.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation Grants $1 Million for Community Health Center in Green Valley, Arizona

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Thanks to assistance from a $1 million Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation grant, the United Community Health Center recently celebrated the grand opening of its new healthcare building in Green Valley, Arizona. Residents near the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Sierrita mine can receive medical and dental care at the new facility.

The 16,246 square-foot, energy-efficient space is named the Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Building. It houses dental care for children, primary-care clinical space and business functions.

Walmart Expands Solar Power Use; Toronto Adds Solar Energy to Electrical Grid; 33 Countries to have Carbon Trading Schemes by 2013 - Energy Minute for September 19, 2012

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Walmart is expanding its solar initiative in Arizona. Its distribution center near Phoenix will feature 14,000 solar panels on a one million square-foot building and on parking canopies that will produce up to 30 percent of the center’s energy needs. The sustainability effort at the company’s Buckeye center is the company’s second solar project in Arizona, which ranks third in the U.S. for solar installations.

FedEx Donates Boeing 727 to PCC's Aviation Center

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Pima Community College is getting a whopper of a donation: one that weighs nearly 200,000 pounds.

A retired Boeing 727 is due to touch down next week at its new home in PCC's Aviation Technology Center at Tucson International Airport.

There, it will serve as a giant classroom in the college's aviation program, helping students grasp the mechanical complexities of larger commercial aircraft.

Watershed Success!

The Colorado River’s $26 Billion Economy Recovers as River Once Again Reaches the Gulf of California
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(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 19, 2012 - This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River.

In an effort to engage the arid southwestern United States in the importance of water conservation and river protection, The Redford Center, along with partners Save The Colorado, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Clif Bar announces a summer 7-city southwestern US screening tour of the documentary film WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.

Volunteer Spotlight: Joy Dingley Shares Her Love of Nature with Arizona Urban Youth

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"Are there snakes?" "Will we get bitten?" "Ugh, there's a spider, kill it!" These are some of the things that Joy Dingley often hears from students at the start of their field trip to the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center.

"If you're lucky," she says, "by the time they have worked their way through the program they will have stopped worrying about snakes, forgotten insect bites, and will quite happily be handling mud, owl pellets, and all the small wiggly creatures we can capture."

Frito-Lay Unveils "Near Net Zero" Manufacturing Facility

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Sustainability efforts by PepsiCo include the ‘near net zero’ vision.  Exemplifying this goal is the recent effort by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division to transform an existing facility to move as far "off the grid" as possible and run primarily on renewable energy sources and recycled water, while producing nearly zero landfill waste. This objective has just been reached by PepsiCo in their Arizona facility.

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Sustainability efforts by PepsiCo include the ‘near net zero’ vision.  Exemplifying this goal is the recent effort by PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division to transform an existing facility to move as far "off the grid" as possible and run primarily on renewable energy sources and recycled water, while producing nearly zero landfill waste. This objective has just been reached by PepsiCo in their Arizona facility.

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