October 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - During this week, Taproot DC and its partners will host a variety of events to educate Washington, DC area nonprofits about strengthen their organizational infrastructure with pro bono consultations. Mayor Vincent Gray of DC has issued a proclamation officially naming October 20 to 26, 2013 as Pro Bono Week in the District.
By Ted Crosbie, Integrated Farming Systems, Monsanto Company
Our best teachers continue to teach us long after the classroom and even after they have passed on. The Dr. Borlaug I met as a graduate student and later came to know as Norm was a model teacher in that respect. His drive to eliminate world hunger originated in his upbringing during the Great Depression and his firsthand view of the human condition in Mexico, India, and Pakistan during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. His research lab was a field and his classroom was the global stage of the politics of food production and hunger.
October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - From October 21-25, a Taproot Foundation Pro Bono Bus will be touring the streets of Chicago. In partnership with a campaign donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, the Taproot-branded Volkswagen Bus will be raising awareness around volunteerism during Pro Bono Week.
National nonprofit honors Wrigley with a prestigious environmental award
October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, will honor the Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, with the 2013 Vision for America Award on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Drake Hotel in Chicago, Ill.
The Company Joins Consumer Energy Alliance, University of Houston, and Mayor Annise Parker for Day of Community Fun and Learning
Houston, TX, October 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Just Energy is proud to announce its sponsorship of Houston’s 3rd AnnualEnergy 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.
The Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon, a collegiate home building competition, lowered the carbon footprint of the event by purchasing carbon offsets from TerraPass to mitigate estimated greenhouse gas emissions created by attendee travel.
Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship initiative, Skills to Succeed
DUBLIN, October 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Concern Worldwide today announced that Accenture and Accenture Foundations have awarded Concern an additional grant of US$3.25 million to continue its conservation farming programs in Zambia and Malawi. This grant will build on an established agri-business skills training program, which educates and assists farmers and communities in sustainable farming practices.
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., Oct. 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship has just announced registration is open for the 2014 International Corporate Citizenship Conference which will be held in Los Angeles, California, March 23-25.
October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with the Centre for Social Innovation and DesigNYC, Taproot Foundation announces the upcoming “Pro Bono Day NYC: Connecting Passion with Purpose” event on Wednesday, October 23rd during National Pro Bono Week (Oct 21st – 26th). Hosted by the Centre for Social Innovation, Pro Bono Day NYC will bring together nonprofits, volunteers, pro bono providers and strategic partners for a day-long series of events and workshops highlighting the thriving pro bono movement in New York City.