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A Game Aims to Draw Attention to Women's Issues

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[From The New York Times, February 17th, 2013]

Social cause gaming, or the use of games to promote awareness of societal problems, has been growing since pioneer online projects like Food Force, the United Nations World Food Program’s 2005 game about confronting famine, and Darfur Is Dying, MTV’s 2006 offering in which players navigate the terrors of a Sudanese refugee camp.

Subsequent games have raised awareness of subjects like H.I.V., sex trafficking and political conflicts, among others.

Samsung Mobile and Internationally Recognized Designer Alexander Wang Partner for Industry's First Crowd-Sourced Design Process to Benefit Art Start Charity

Creative expression and drawing tools on the Samsung GALAXY Note II will be used to interpret inspiration for the creation of a limited-edition bag
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NEW YORK, Jan. 31, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, and New York-based designer Alexander Wang announced today a collaboration to create the industry's first co-created print inspired by crowd-sourced sketches and images using the GALAXY Note II.

Capital for Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

The Future Of Design

Where Design is Going & How To Be There
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November 27, 2012 /3BL Media/ - 

CBSR 10th Annual Summit Closing Keynote - Dr. Dayna Baumeister: A Primer to Biomimicry

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The afternoon Keynote speaker, Dr. Dayna Baumeister, inspired the CBSR Summit’s delegates with a concept many of us have not yet been exposed to – Biomimicry –  defined as a conscious effort to emulate nature’s genius. Giving an entire new meaning to the expression, ‘ thinking outside the box’, Dr. Baumeister revealed the boundless possibilities found within the natural world that could help solve business challenges and challenges of survival.

Discovery Communications To Help Nonprofit Partners at Third Annual “Creating Change” Pro Bono Event and Conference

Discovery employees to donate creative services at 12-hour marathon event supporting nonprofit missions
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Silver Spring, Md., November 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ - On Thursday, November 15, Discovery Communications will hold its third annual skills-based pro bono initiative, Discovery Impact: Creating Change in its Silver Spring and London offices. Creating Change forges a commitment to the community by donating Discovery’s most valuable resources, its talented employees, during a 12-hour creative marathon and conference.

Business Sustainability: It’s Never Too Late

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“Mature corporations are designed to execute on the science of delivery — not engage in the art of discovery. They're bad at innovation by design: All the pressures and processes that drive them toward a profitable, efficient operation tend to get in the way of developing the innovations that can actually transform the business.”

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Ranked One of America’s Most Community-Minded Corporations as Part of The Civic 50

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The National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and Points of Light, the nation’s definitive experts on civic engagement, in partnership with Bloomberg LP named Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold as one of The Civic 50. This is a comprehensive ranking of S&P 500 companies that best use their time, talent and resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

Interior Department Approves 10,000 Megawatts of Renewable Energy; SC Johnson Earns EPA SmartWay Excellence Award; Sustainable Disaster Recovery Conference to be held in Saint Louis - Energy Minute for October 18, 2012

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The Department of the Interior has approved 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy projects on public lands. The approval meets the goals of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. Since 2009, Interior has authorized 33 renewable energy projects, including 18 utility-scale solar facilities, 7 wind farms, and 8 geothermal plants. When built, the projects will provide enough electricity to power more than 3.5 million homes and support 13,000 construction and operations jobs.

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