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U.S. Department of State and World Environment Center Launch Pathways to Prosperity Innovation Challenge to Empower Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in the Western Hemisphere

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February 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, in partnership with the World Environment Center (WEC), is pleased to announce open registration for the first Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas Innovation Challenge today, February 12, 2014.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde Mine in Peru Nominated for WHC Award

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Feb. 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan’s Cerro Verde mine recently was one of four nominees for the Wildlife Habitat Council’s prestigious Corporate Habitat of the Year Award.

Nominees for the award represent those companies with outstanding WHC Wildlife at Work programs. These voluntary programs, certified by the WHC, aim to create, conserve and restore wildlife habitat on corporate lands.

While the site didn’t take home the big award, the nomination recognized several of Cerro Verde’s environmental management and education programs.

Merck Volunteer’s Work in Peru Clinic Proves Life Changing

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Luis Elizondo, a member of the Service Management Team in Charlotte, NC, feels that when it comes to volunteering, the personal investment is minimal compared to its rewards.

Last year, Luis Elizondo spent three weeks volunteering in Casa Hogar el Nuevo Amanecer, a clinic for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts in Cuzco, Peru.

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and The Cafe Femenino Foundation Work Together to Improve Lives in Coffee-Producing Communities

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December 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) has awarded the Café Femenino Foundation a $46,200 grant to support poverty reduction programs in Colombia and Peru in 2014. These funds will be directed toward coffee-producing communities in the Cauca Region of Colombia and throughout Northern Peru in communities located in Lambayeque, San Martin, Amazonas and Cajamarca.

Monsanto Scales Up Ecosystems Training

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In an effort to increase understanding of ecosystems and biodiversity internally, WBCSD member company Monsanto has recently decided to scale up Business Ecosystems Training (BET) for its Sustainability Champions Core Team and Environmental Affairs team. Until now, Monsanto had given BET to about 50 employees worldwide. New classes will be offered next year using an online training program adapted to the agricultural sector, and a special program for leaders across the organization.

energy4everyone Foundation Helps Change Lives in Highlands of Peru

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For a cause like this, Gloria Dominy has energy to spare.

“It was a real eye-opener,” says Dominy of her recent expedition to rural Peru as a volunteer with energy4everyone Foundation (e4e) and partner organization, Light Up The World (LUTW).

The adventurous 63-year-old is a Houston-based senior paralegal with Enbridge. She travelled with nine Enbridge colleagues into the Andes Mountains in September, negotiating rough, mountainous roads to install solar panels in about 30 homes in a remote region of Peru.

Safe Water Project: A Report in Photos

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In May 2013, we returned to the four villages in Peru where in 2012 we instituted our Safe Water project, with a film crew. Our goal was to gather video footage to help us document the project in action and help us tell the story of the project’s impact on the communities. While we are working on creating some short videos, we thought we’d share some photos from this filming trip that offer a snapshot of how the Safe Water project works and why it is needed. Be sure to check back again to see the produced videos!

Safe Water Project: A Report in Photos

Multimedia with summary

In May 2013, we returned to the four villages in Peru where in 2012 we instituted our Safe Water project, with a film crew. Our goal was to gather video footage to help us document the project in action and help us tell the story of the project’s impact on the communities. While we are working on creating some short videos, we thought we’d share some photos from this filming trip that offer a snapshot of how the Safe Water project works and why it is needed. Be sure to check back again to see the produced videos!

Bringing Safe Water to Rural Peru

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On June 30, 2012, we launched a one-year pilot program that uses diluted bleach to disinfect drinking water for four remote villages in Peru. For children in the developing world, unsafe drinking water is a leading cause of intestinal disease, malnutrition and death.

Over the years, Clorox has supported a number of programs aimed at stopping the spread of infection, but this is our first time leading an intervention that addresses the chronic issue of unsafe drinking water in underprivileged rural communities

Safe Water Project – Learning and Adapting

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This post was written by Andrea Ginsberg, former project manager for the Clorox Safe Water project.

If there is one thing we’ve learned from our Safe Water project in Peru, it’s to expect the unexpected.

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