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Aramark Provides Health and Wellness Solutions for Houston

In partnership with Neighborhood Centers Inc., more than 125 employees inspire children to be healthy for life as part of first annual Global Volunteer Day
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Houston, TX, March 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Houston children face a variety of health and wellness challenges. In fact, youth obesity is a growing epidemic and in the last decade, the percentage of overweight or obese students entering Houston high schools has ballooned to nearly 35%, according to researchers.

Waste Management Announces Winner of Inaugural Sustainability Challenge

Waste Management Draws on Phoenix Open Experience to Rate Shell Houston Open Winner in Sustainability for Participating PGA TOUR Golf Tournaments
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PHOENIX, January 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Waste Management (NYSE: WM) today announced that the Shell Houston Open has been named the winner of its inaugural Sustainability Challenge. In a contest that invited all PGA TOUR tournaments to detail their respective sustainable event initiatives, The Shell Houston Open received the highest ranking out of 24 tournament submissions for its cumulative score in the following categories: Materials Management, Natural Resources Tracking and Conservation, Economic Impact and Overall Sustainability.

TransCanada's Houston employees step up to fight diabetes

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More than 200 TransCanada employees, family and friends participated in the recent Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) 2013 Walk to Cure Diabetes in Houston. The event was captured on video and drew more than 15,000 walkers. As a chief sponsor, TransCanada was out front and center leading the fight against the disease, and many employees dedicated the day to their friends and loved ones affected by the disease.

Houston Parks and Recreation Department, UnitedHealthcare and CBS EcoMedia Celebrate New Community Garden at Shady Lane Park

UnitedHealthcare funds improvements to five Houston-area urban gardens and volunteers to renovate community garden at Shady Lane Park
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November 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD) and UnitedHealthcare celebrated the creation of the new community garden at Shady Lane Park with a special ribbon-cutting event and volunteer activities today.

The creation of the community garden at Shady Lane Park, the improvements to five other Houston-area urban gardens, and the support of HPARD’s Afterschool Meal Program were all made possible thanks to funding by UnitedHealthcare.

Blog: Houston Students Learn about Energy and Safety

TransCanada was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Houston Energy Day last month, where elementary and middle-school children came to learn about various forms of energy and understand how the company keeps it pipelines safe
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More than 20,000 youngsters, their parents and teachers gathered around Houston City Hall in Hermann Square for the third annual Houston Energy Day. TransCanada was the title sponsor of the day-long event that promoted energy awareness for elementary and middle-school age children.

Just Energy Proudly Sponsors Energy Day 2013 in Houston, Texas

The Company Joins Consumer Energy Alliance, University of Houston, and Mayor Annise Parker for Day of Community Fun and Learning
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Houston, TX, October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  Just Energy is proud to announce its sponsorship of Houston’s 3rd Annual Energy Day Festival on Saturday, October 19th, 2013, a free, day‐long family oriented event showcasing innovation in energy. Students and their families will have an opportunity to learn more about state of the art technology through kid‐friendly demonstrations, exhibits, and interaction with industry experts.

Houston Students Head Back to School with Safety Message

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The City of Houston hosted its annual Mayor's Back To School Festival at the University of Houston's main campus last Saturday. The event supports families who can't afford the costs of getting their child ready for school. Union Pacific took the opportunity not only to lend a hand, but to spread its safety message.

More Than A Quarter of Houston Teens Read a Text or Email Every Time They Drive, According to Study by University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute and Toyota

Teens in Houston Regularly Drive with Multiple Teen Passengers and No Adults, Despite Significant Risks
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TORRANCE, Calif., July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. (TMS), today announced Houston findings from a major, national study of teen drivers (ages 16 to 18) and parents of teen drivers conducted jointly with the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI).      

Rand Corporation Study Looks at Link between Health Care Spending and Quality; GE Foundation Donates $1M to Partners for Community Health - Health Minute for January 11, 2013

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The link between health care spending and quality is still unclear, according to a new review of past studies by the Rand Corporation. The report analyzes results from 61 studies that compared health care spending with outcomes on both hospital-wide and statewide levels.  Twenty-one of the 61 studies showed higher spending was tied to better outcomes for patients, such as fewer deaths.

Toyota Sponsors Latinos in Tech Conference; Microsoft Launches New Global Youth Initiative; The Natural Step Offers Sustainable Strategy Workshop - CSR Minute for October 5, 2012

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Toyota will repeat its sponsorship of the Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media Conference, to be held October 25th to the 27th in Houston. The annual meeting is LATISM’s flagship event, bringing together community leaders, social media and technology influencers, educators, and government officials to explore best practices and resources.

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