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The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

GM, Herman Miller and Green Standards RePurpose Program Sizzles

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GM is redesigning its work environment at several locations, resulting in tens of thousands of pieces of excess furniture, equipment, and supplies.

General Motors, Herman Miller and Green Standards Partner for Landfill-Free Solution to Office Transformation

GM strengthens communities by repurposing office assets into $1 million of in-kind donations
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  • Pilot program benefits about 100 Michigan-based community organizations, with a focus on Detroit.
  • Detroit’s Cody High School among first to participate with furniture and three-room makeover.

Michigan Diversity Council Highlights Leadership Excellence at 2016 Michigan Diversity & Leadership Conference

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Detroit, November 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Michigan Diversity Council will be hosting the 2016 Michigan Diversity and Leadership Conference on November 15, 2016 at Wayne State University. The conference will feature multiple speakers presenting on a variety of topics. In addition, business leaders will be recognized with a series of awards highlighting their commitment to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year’s theme is “Diversity: Driving Business Forward.”

Morgan Stanley Employees Unite with Houston Community to Build New Playground as Part of Healthy Cities Initiative

Healthy Cities Houston connects wellness, nutrition and play resources, essential to improving early childhood health
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NEW YORK, October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today announced that over 200 Morgan Stanley and community volunteers will build a playground at the KIPP Climb Academy as part of the Morgan Stanley’s Healthy Cities initiative.

GM Foundation, Rainbow PUSH Award 30 Scholarships

Program develops leadership potential and encourages social justice and change
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DETROIT, October 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Thirty college students were awarded Rainbow PUSH Excel Scholarships at the 17th Annual Rainbow PUSH Automotive Summit held in Detroit. The conference brings together automotive, business and community thought leaders to advance diversity initiatives within the automotive industry.

Sustainable Brands and RILA Announce Conference Partnership

Retail-focused track will launch at SB’17 Detroit
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sustainable Brands® recently announced a strategic partnership with Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). RILA will merge its sustainability-focused conference with Sustainable Brands to produce a dedicated program track at SB’17 Detroit focused on sustainability-led innovation in the retail sector.

JPMorgan Chase Commits Over $1.3 Million to Increase Skills Training and Job Growth in Detroit

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DETROIT, September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. is investing over $1.3 million to increase the number of Detroiters receiving skills training for in-demand jobs and to strengthen partnerships between job seekers, local employers and training providers, the firm announced today. As part of JPMorgan Chase’s $100 million commitment to the city’s economic recovery, the new grants will support the Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation, United Way for Southeastern Michigan and Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW).

Detroit Basketball Player Andre Drummond Joined JetBlue in Detroit for its ‘Soar With Reading’ Initiative

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Last year, JetBlue launched an online #BookBattle competition as part of its award-winning Soar with Reading program. The airline asked crewmembers and the public which community -- Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Los Angeles or New York City -- should get 100,000 new children's books from JetBlue in 2016. Nearly 1.3 million online votes were cast and Detroit triumphed with 48 percent of the vote.

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