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Leading Companies Deliver Economic Case for Historic Clean Energy Investments as Congress Returns

Companies call for swift passage of a federal economic package centered on clean energy and advanced manufacturing investments to reduce costs for consumers and strengthen U.S. energy security, innovation, and competitiveness.
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As Congress returns from its spring recess, dozens of major companies with operations across sectors in the U.S. are urging lawmakers to swiftly pass a federal economic package centered on ambitious clean energy and advanced manufacturing investments.

Tunnels: Sustainable Solutions for Major Water and Wastewater Infrastructure

As public demands for sustainable infrastructure grows, urban leaders are taking a closer look at the economic, environmental and social benefits of underground tunnels.
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The advantages of constructing water and wastewater infrastructure underground to serve cities have often been overlooked in favor of surface construction methods.

But that trend is shifting as the environmental, social and long-term economic benefits of constructing large-diameter underground tunnels are far greater compared with traditional cheaper surface conveyance methods, particularly in urban communities.

Conway Center Revolutionizes Affordable Housing in Washington, D.C.

Simone Scott and her children are among the first residents of the Conway Center, an affordable housing development in Washington, D.C., that also provides job training, health care, and other resources, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo.
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Just a few years ago, Simone Scott lost her job, lost her home, and suffered a seizure while pregnant, all in a short period of time, leaving her, her young son, and newborn daughter homeless. But after learning about the nonprofit So Others Might Eat, or SOME, Scott received housing and support, allowing her to get back on her feet. Today, she is enjoying her new home at SOME’s Conway Center and hopes to give back to others like herself as a wellness consultant.

How Two Women Fought to Save Their Former Home

When Parkway Overlook Apartments closed in 2008, its residents were forced to relocate. Ten years later, the apartments will be redeveloped, thanks to the city, Wells Fargo, and two former residents willing to fight for the community they loved.
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Rufaro Jenkins still fondly remembers celebrating her daughter’s first birthday at her home at Parkway Overlook Apartments in Washington, D.C. — along with the birthdays, proms, and graduations of the other kids who lived there. She and other residents were forced to relocate when poor living conditions and failed inspections closed the buildings in 2008. Even so, Jenkins and others have fought for the last 10 years to bring the apartment community back to life — and keep it affordable.

The Path to Affordable Homeownership

Find out how a nonprofit in Washington, D.C., is revitalizing local neighborhoods and saving residents from displacement, thanks to support from Wells Fargo.
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In Washington, D.C., available real estate is a rare commodity, and this is especially true in areas east of the Anacostia River. Wards 7 and 8 are considered “the last real estate to develop,” said Bill Winston, chief performance officer of MANNA, Inc., a local nonprofit developer of quality, affordable housing in Washington, D.C. As a result, the area has become more desirable to for-profit developers — and a big concern for the residents living there, he said.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2017 CommunityWINS Grant Program

$1 million commitment for 2017 to support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in local municipalities
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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and Wells Fargo today announced a call for nominations for the 2017 CommunityWINS℠ grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development, and job creation in municipalities across the country.

Major Leaguers Honor America’s Service Members for Independence Day

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Players were out in their communities in the days leading up to the Fourth of July honoring those who fought and continue to fight for our country.

Ben Revere, Clint Robinson, Sammy Solis and Blake Treinen of the Washington Nationals kicked off the activities with a Players Trust City Clinic benefiting children of active military members from the D.C. and Maryland areas at Andrews Air Force Base.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - June 2016

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GM Strengthens Business, Communities through Mobility
The rules of vehicle use and ownership are changing rapidly, according to GM’s latest Sustainability Report (gmsustainability.com). Connectivity, car-sharing, alternative propulsion and autonomous vehicles are key elements toward a future of safer, cleaner and more efficient mobility options for customers.

A Walk in the Park with David Vassar

A Film Retrospective Celebrating the work of David Vassar and the National Park Centennial Presented by the Environmental Film Festival at the National Museum of American History
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of the National Park Centennial, the Environmental Film Festival presents a film Retrospective of Oscar®-nominated and Emmy®-winning writer and director, David Vassar. The program is sponsored by Subaru and free and open to the public. It will be presented at 3:30 PM on Saturday March 19 at the Warner Brothers Theater in the National Museum of American History.

Booz Allen Hamilton Breaks Ground on New Innovation Center with a Hard Hat Launch

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Last week, Booz Allen Hamilton’s Innovation Center opened its doors for the first time with a Hard Hat Launch Reception in downtown Washington, DC. Leaders across Booz Allen celebrated the construction kickoff, a major milestone in fulfilling the next chapter of Booz Allen’s Innovation Agenda. The Innovation Center is where clients, employees, partners, and the Innovation Community will converge to inspire ideas, build new technologies, grow dynamic networks of inputs, and work together to solve their toughest clients problems of today, and the future.

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