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.

Starbucks Opens Third Community Store; Domtar Teams Up with First Book; SAP Ranked as Software Sector Leader by DJSI - CSR Minute for October 2, 2012

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Starbucks has opened its third profit-sharing community store in the East End community of Houston. The other two community stores are in Los Angeles and New York. A share of the profits from each store goes to specific organizations that serve the needs of the citizens in that community. In Houston, the funds will go to the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans, which helps disadvantaged and at-risk youth in the East End.

CITGO and Bess the Book Bus Team Up to Fuel Good in Houston, TX

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CITGO Fueling Good winner, Bess the Book Bus, paid a visit to Houston this week, giving away thousands of books and causing thousands of smiles.

Bess the Book Bus is a national mobile literacy outreach program sponsored by CITGO. The mobile literacy program, founded by Jennifer Frances in 2002, is dedicated to providing new books to underserved children and families throughout the country. Since its inception, the program has served 18,000 children.

Chesapeake Energy Sells Natural Gas Assets, Pervasive Software Presents at PDIX; CBD Energy launches at Solar Power International Conference - Energy Minute for September 14, 2012

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Chesapeake Energy will sell $13 to $14 billion dollars in assets by the end of this year, mostly of natural gas drilling land. The company, one of the nation’s largest natural gas producers, needs to service the debt it accumulated while buying up land during the production boom. Despite the near-decade low prices on the natural gas market, Chesapeake also expects production to be up 18 percent this year over last year.

CITGO Launches Fifth Year of Social and Environmental Support for the South Bronx Community Through its Simón Bolívar Foundation

Grants Will Support Thirty-Six Local Non-Profit Organizations
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(3BL Media) Houston, TX & New York, NY - June 18, 2012 - The Simón Bolívar Foundation, a 501(c) (3) private foundation created by CITGO Petroleum Corporation, today announced a list of thirty-six South Bronx non-profit organizations that will receive financial support to develop local social and environmental programs.

Habitat for Humanity and The Home Depot Foundation Partner to Repair Homes with U.S. Military Veterans and Their Families

Volunteers to Renovate 95 Veterans Homes; Grant Support Part of The Home Depot Foundation's "Celebration of Service'" Campaign
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Atlanta, GA - Sept. 26, 2011 - Habitat for Humanity International and The Home Depot Foundation® today announced a new joint program, Repair Corps, to remodel and renovate the homes of U.S.

Goodwill Industries® of Houston Partners with Recyclebank to Offer Discounts to Donors

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 14, 2011 - Goodwill Industries® of Houston has teamed up with Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, to offer an additional incentive for Goodwill donors. The promotion kicked off Tuesday and is available at all 80 donation centers across Houston and surrounding areas. 


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