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Fair Trade USA Recognizes Partners' Expanded Commitments to Fair Trade Coffee During Price and Demand Crisis

Nonprofit honors achievements of businesses that bring the coffee sector closer to full sustainability; encourages purchases of Fair Trade Certified™ coffee to help farmers across the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., September 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, announces its #JustOneCup campaign to aid coffee farmers amid an unprecedented coffee crisis as the pandemic continues.

Kansas City Independent School Deploys Black & Veatch's Rapid Modular Health System Unit to Combat COVID-19

The Barstow School’s use of the facility for coronavirus screening supports safety of students, faculty and staff.
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 18 September 2020 /3BL Media/– Prioritizing the well-being of its stakeholders amid the COVID-19 pandemic, The Barstow School in suburban Kansas City has deployed Black & Veatch’s Rapid Modular Health System (RaMHS) structures to assist with coronavirus screenings of students, faculty and staff.

It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

More Charlotte Students Gain Access to Remote Learning Thanks to $25,000 in Hot Spots from Piedmont Natural Gas

Summary: 
  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.
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  • Donation will pay for 12 months of wireless internet service via mobile hot spots.
  • As many as 16,000 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students are in need of a reliable internet connection for remote learning.

VMware's Commitment to Nonprofit Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E20: Dana Castro, HP & Justin van Fleet, GBC-Education

Closing the Digital Divide in Education
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Dana Castro, HP’s Worldwide Education Manager, and Justin van Fleet, Executive Director of GBC-Education, join Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly as we continue our exploration of the digital divide and education equity. We're in the midst of a back-to-school season where many children - over 17 million(!) - can't even participate in the new virtual education environment due to lack of access to computers or sufficient Internet.

How Do We #RebuildBetter? Brendan Bechtel Interviews Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

By: Brian James, Business Communications Specialist
Blog

Listen in as Brendan Bechtel speaks with Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on behalf of the Business Roundtable about the impact of COVID 19 on infrastructure initiatives, the importance of digital infrastructure – especially building out broadband in rural areas – and how private businesses, labor, and policymakers can unite to rebuild the American economy.

Brendan leads the Business Roundtable (BRT) Infrastructure Committee. Governor Hogan is the Immediate Past Chair of the National Governors Association.

IoT: Powering the New Normal

By Janet Ooi, IoT Industry Solutions Lead, Keysight Technologies
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While digital infrastructure might not be the cure to COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, it is undoubtedly helping the world cope in many ways. More and more, governments, enterprises, healthcare, and even the education sector are using the Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) to autonomously fight the effects of the pandemic as it continues to spread globally.

Here are six ways IoT and AI are helping curb the pandemic:

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