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Cisco Foundation Grantee Uses Data To Fight Climate Change and Rebuild Healthy Forests

By Peter Tavernise
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In 2020, wildfires burned more than 4.3 million acres in California, home to Cisco’s headquarters and 39 million people. In terms of size, 4.3 million acres is on par with annual burn rates in the 1800s, before Europeans settled the western United States. What is different now is the severity of the fires due to climate change and overgrown, unhealthy and dry forests; 1.3 million of the acres burned in 2020 burned so severely that those forests will not grow back.

Camden Dream Center Levels-Up Diversity in IT

By Rebecca Chisolm
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It’s often said that technology is a great ‘leveler,’ meaning that the advantages of technology are accessible, and available to all.

thingQbator: Creating an Education Ecosystem To Nurture Innovation

By Harish Krishnan
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Former US president John F. Kennedy once said, “Not everyone has equal abilities, but everyone should have equal opportunity for education.” Cisco’s purpose is to Power an Inclusive Future for All and it cuts across not only our products and services, but also the way we engage with the community. Providing quality education and equal opportunity as a basic human right is a dream every visionary leader wants to turn into a reality, and that’s the story we saw unfolding through the thingQbator program.

EdCreate Foundation Empowers Students in India To Pursue New Opportunities

By Marcella O'Shea
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With shifts to hybrid work, IT talent continues to be in high demand across the globe. A recent report by Manpower Group suggests IT and data skills represent the largest hard-skills talent shortage worldwide.

Plastic Free July: How To Reduce Plastic Use Today and Everyday

By Jordan Hart-White
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When the mid-point of the year comes around, many of us in the western hemisphere think about beach vacations and picnics in the park. But many people may not know about Plastic Free July, an international campaign to reduce plastic use during this month. What began in 2011 in a small town in Western Australia has ballooned into a global phenomenon, with an estimated 140 million participants from over 190 countries.

How Cisco Is Pursuing Social Justice Through Supplier Diversity

By Stacey Faucett
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This post is guest authored by Bryan Wiggins, Supplier Diversity Leader, Global Procurement Services at Cisco. He is an Execution Owner of Cisco’s Social Justice Action 7, Supplier Engagement. Bryan has a nearly 20-year career with Cisco and is a US Army Veteran.

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This post is guest authored by Bryan Wiggins, Supplier Diversity Leader, Global Procurement Services at Cisco. He is an Execution Owner of Cisco’s Social Justice Action 7, Supplier Engagement. Bryan has a nearly 20-year career with Cisco and is a US Army Veteran.

Disability Pride Month: Uplifting Voices From Cisco's Disability Community

By Stacey Faucett
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July is Disability Pride Month, a time to accept and honor the diversity within the disability community, reflect on issues that people with disabilities are facing, and inspire action to make the world more inclusive and accessible. The first-ever Disability Pride Day was held in Boston, Massachusetts, following the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26, 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination based on disability.

Together We Can Make an Impact: How a Beach Clean-Up United a Community

By Jordan Hart-White
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This blog was written by Catarina Pereira. Catarina is a Virtual Partner Account Manager for the UK since she joined Cisco 5 years ago. She was also involved in the Lisbon Cisco Green Team since day one and is now co-leading the team. The Lisbon Green Team is an active network that has the mission of “Empower ALL Cisco workers to enable positive environmental and sustainable change.”

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This blog was written by Catarina Pereira. Catarina is a Virtual Partner Account Manager for the UK since she joined Cisco 5 years ago. She was also involved in the Lisbon Cisco Green Team since day one and is now co-leading the team. The Lisbon Green Team is an active network that has the mission of “Empower ALL Cisco workers to enable positive environmental and sustainable change.”

People Behind CSR at Cisco: How Communications Can Strengthen the Humanitarian Response

By Shelley D. Harper
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This blog is part of our series that focuses on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog highlights a different Cisco employee whose work makes a positive impact on people, communities, or the planet.

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This blog is part of our series that focuses on the people behind Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Cisco. Each blog highlights a different Cisco employee whose work makes a positive impact on people, communities, or the planet.

Harnessing the Power of Parked EVs

E-Flex and Cisco help electric vehicles drive to Net Zero
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By Kevin Delaney

Electric vehicles solve a lot of problems. But they also create a few of their own.

One is power consumption. With the popularity of EVs on the rise, the prospect of recharging millions at a time risks putting huge pressure on electricity grids, especially during peak charging times.

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