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It's Preparedness Month. Here's How to Get Ready for Natural Disasters

Duke Energy employees made storm kits to help people prepare for natural disasters; you can make a kit, too.
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If there’s a big storm or other emergency, you won’t have time to pack the things you need. But if you have a storm kit prepared, you’ll be ready.

That’s why Duke Energy provided storm kits to nonprofits in its service area.

“As storm threats continue to grow, we want to ensure our most vulnerable communities have access to these storm kits to help them prepare and stay safe,” said Kevin McLaughlin, the company’s vice president of government affairs and community relations in North Carolina.

North Carolina's Largest Hydro Plant Gets a Makeover

Nearly every piece of Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station has been upgraded to run smoothly for 50 more years
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From the littlest electrical switches to rotors that weigh 300 tons, Duke Energy employees recently completed a multi-year renovation at Cowans Ford Hydroelectric Station to update nearly every part of the plant.

[GET THE GUIDE] Civic Engagement: Purpose Over Politics

3 ways any company can empower their people in the 2020 U.S. election
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Mixing business and politics doesn’t have to be risky if the goal is engagement and inclusion, not taking sides. Companies can be pro-people and pro-democracy without being partisan. And there’s nothing more democratic than engaging people in empowered ways that help them learn, stay informed, exercise their right to vote and take sustained action on the issues that matter to them.

This nonpartisan guide can help you empower your people to take civic action. Here’s what’s inside:

[WEBINAR] Making the Most of Your Annual Campaign in 2020

How to inspire engagement and drive impact in an unusual time
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With all of the change and disruption this year, CSR programs can be more impactful than ever. As your annual campaign plans begin to take shape, how can you channel the challenges of 2020 into fresh opportunities to build engagement and connection — and create real social impact — when it’s needed most?

Join Benevity's webinar on Sept. 24 to hear how TELUS and Genentech are turning a year of change into a year of impact. You’ll learn:

VMware's Commitment to Nonprofit Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of technologies and behaviors, like a distributed workforce, that can be widely beneficial. However, we also have seen significant setbacks, especially for historically marginalized communities, exacerbating existing inequities in our society.

Duke Energy's Green Source Advantage Continues Solar Expansion in North Carolina

Summary: 
  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.
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  • Duke University first academic institution to take advantage of program. 
  • More than 100 megawatts of solar capacity planned.

Herbalife Nutrition Extends Partnership With National Hispanic Council on Aging Under The Nutrition for Zero Hunger Initiative

Herbalife Nutrition partners with NHCOA to support nutrition and health programs
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Today, Herbalife Nutrition announced an expanded partnership with the National Hispanic Council on Aging (NHCOA), the leading organization working to improve the lives of older Hispanic adults, their families and caregivers. The partnership empowers the aging Hispanic population with necessary tools to support their health by providing access to healthy nutrition, as well as nutrition education and fitness programs to promote healthy aging.

This is My Voice: Empowering an Inclusive Future for All

Vinaya Springer, Manager Systems Engineer, Sales, Cisco
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Growing up, I was always fascinated with gadgets. I oftentimes found myself following in my father’s footsteps, always tinkering with science kits, robotics kits, computers, etc. This love and affinity for technology was the reason I chose to a pursue an engineering degree as an undergraduate – a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. 

International WELL Building Institute Formally Launches WELL v2

Graduated version of WELL v2 represents the growth and evolution of the most dynamic, resilient and rigorously tested and vetted version of the WELL Building Standard (WELL)
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NEW YORK, September 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following two years of extensive development, in-use application and review, the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) today formally launched the latest version of the WELL Building Standard – WELL v2. The newly graduated standard is the most resilient and responsive version of IWBI’s rating system to date and serves as the foundation upon which the entire WELL ecosystem is built.

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