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Cox and The Trust For Public Land Launch Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Call for nominations; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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Chesapeake, Va., March 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, today launched Virginia’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers.

Nominations for volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on April 10.

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#WomensHistoryMonth: Cox Conserves Heroes Celebrates Female Environmental Volunteers

Volunteers are female trailblazers in environmentalism
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Throughout history, there have been many courageous women who stepped forward – against all odds – to champion efforts to better serve their communities. This month, the nation celebrates Women’s History and highlights the accomplishments of a variety of valiant and humanitarian women who have broken barriers for future generations. The Cox Conserves Heroes are volunteers - across the nation - who have utilized their talents and resources to protect and preserve shared outdoor spaces in their communities.

Spring Is Here! Time To Plan Your Summer Vacation At Yosemite National Park

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Spring has arrived and it's the perfect time to book your summer vacation at Yosemite National Park.

Located in California's Sierra Nevada mountains, Yosemite National Park is famed for its waterfalls, deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant seqouias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. With activities like hiking, fishing, horseback riding, rock climbing, and boating, it is impossible to be bored at this incredible destination and resort!

element14, a Premier Farnell/Avnet Community, Launches ‘Upcycle Cycle it’ Design Challenge with Intel® Edison

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element14, a Premier Farnell / Avnet community, is the world’s largest electronic design community and has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘Upcycle it’. Sponsored by Intel®, element14 will challenge 15 community members to Upcycle an unwanted or waste product to give it a new or enhanced lease of life. element14 invites all engineers, DIY hobbyists and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer or appliance and make a useful IoT device. Engineers looking for inspiration can watch Ben Heck’s take on the challenge when he upcycled an 80s "ghetto blaster" using an Intel Edison kit for Arduino .

To learn more about the ‘Upcycle it’ design challenge and to submit an entry, visit http://www.element14.com/upcycleit

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element14, a Premier Farnell / Avnet community, is the world’s largest electronic design community and has launched a new Design Challenge for designers and engineers called ‘Upcycle it’. Sponsored by Intel®, element14 will challenge 15 community members to Upcycle an unwanted or waste product to give it a new or enhanced lease of life. element14 invites all engineers, DIY hobbyists and tinkerers to upcycle an obsolete item, computer or appliance and make a useful IoT device. Engineers looking for inspiration can watch Ben Heck’s take on the challenge when he upcycled an 80s "ghetto blaster" using an Intel Edison kit for Arduino .

To learn more about the ‘Upcycle it’ design challenge and to submit an entry, visit http://www.element14.com/upcycleit

Greenwashing: What Is It, and How Does Domtar Avoid It?

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February 15, 2017 ​/3BL Media/ - As people across the globe become more aware of environmental issues and healthy living, the desire for green products and services is growing. But with all the various eco labels and environmentally friendly claims made by products these days, how can consumers know which labels are accurate and which fall into the category of greenwashing? Learn more by visiting the Domtar Newsroom

Mt. Pleasant High Students Earn $5,000 to Pursue Project Aimed at Zika Virus

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The students of Mt. Pleasant High School's mechatronics program received a $5,000 check this week to continue their work in developing an automatized method of combating the Zika virus.

"We are very pleased with what is transpiring at the high school...I know the Sanofi group is more than happy to help support this organization.”

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Quality of LifeHacks for Keeping Your Energy Costs Low in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Winter brings long nights, cold temperatures—and high energy bills. All of that artificial heat and light uses up energy resources and costs a lot.

While we’re often focused on not running up our heating bills at home, it’s just as important to be aware of skyrocketing costs at the office. Here are a few areas to focus on when cutting costs.

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Spoiler Alert: Consumers Still Prefer Paper Communications

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January 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Advances in technology and increasing environmental awareness are spurring more companies to go paperless with their communications. Whether it’s billing or information sharing, businesses view — and often promote — paper-free outreach as a more sustainable option.

3 QOLhacks for Creating a Fun Work Environment

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Most of us spend at least half of our waking hours at work, so why not make it fun?  In fact, research has shown that creating a feeling of optimism and happiness at work can improve employee performance. A survey of HR managers showed that the majority encourages fun at work because they believe it benefits both the individual and the organization.

Major Drivers and Trends in SRI Investing Growth

Sustainable Responsible Impact Investing Grows 33% in 2 Years
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In recent years, numerous trends have shaped the evolution and growth of SRI within US financial markets:

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