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Nature Valley Collaborates With Daveed Diggs to Remake “I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)” to Celebrate Restoring Access to 10,000 Miles of National Park Trails

Grammy and Tony Award winner Daveed Diggs performs the inspirational anthem, reminding people to get outdoors and enjoy nature
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Nature Valley and the National Park Foundation (NPF) announced today the completion of a three-year project to restore access to 10,000 miles of national park trails, which is equivalent to flying from New York City to Sydney. To celebrate the occasion, Nature Valley has remade the undeniably infectious 80’s hit song, “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” by The Proclaimers and partnered with Grammy and Tony Award-winning music talent Daveed Diggs to perform the anthem.

The General Mills Foundation and UNCF Present the 31st Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast Featuring Dr. Bernice King and Ambassador Andrew Young

Virtual event will celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King, raise funds for UNCF Twin Cities.
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MINNEAPOLIS, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The 2021 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast will feature a conversation between Dr. Bernice King and former United States Ambassador Andrew Young, who will share their memories and insights of Dr. King, his leadership and the urgency of his message today. The event will take place Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 at 9 a.m. CST at MLKBreakfast.com.

General Mills on CDP's 'A List' for Climate and Water Stewardship for Third Consecutive Year

Company recognized for environmental leadership and best practices across global corporate sustainability measures
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MINNEAPOLIS, December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Mills (NYSE: GIS) announced today it has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental impact nonprofit CDP, achieving a prestigious double ‘A’ score for tackling both climate change and water security.

This year, General Mills is one of few North American companies in the Food & Beverage sector to attain a double ‘A’ score and was recognized for its actions to cut emissions, mitigate climate risks and practice sustainable management of water resources.

Rabobank Recognizes General Mills, PepsiCo for Leadership

By Eric Schroeder
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General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, took home the 2020 Rabobank Award for Leadership in Sustainability. The award recognizes a high-impact organization that has achieved unique steps toward business, environmental, social and governance sustainability, and General Mills was recognized in 2020 for its “bold regenerative agriculture projects, sustainable sourcing, reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, and commitment to 100% renewable energy in operations by 2030.”

General Mills Named to Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices for Third Consecutive Year

Company ranks 90th percentile overall and secured industry-best scores
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., November 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills (NYSE: GIS) has been named for the third consecutive year to both the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and the North American Index by Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) and S&P Global

The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices recognize leadership in corporate sustainability and are based on in-depth analysis of economic, environmental and social performance. 

General Mills Helps Put an End to Food Waste by Supporting Feeding America's MealConnect Program

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Mary Jane Melendez, Chief Sustainability & Social Impact Officer at General Mills collaborates with Feeding America on the Dr. Oz Show to raise awareness of food waste/loss and MealConnect as a smart and easy solution to food waste and hunger.

A  Neighbourhood  Lens  on  Food Security

Maybe you’ve heard the term ‘food desert,’ but what about ‘food swamp’? Here’s what that means—and why you might be living in one without even knowing it.
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Food insecurity doesn’t always look like you think. Many of us have heard the term food desert, which refers to communities that don’t have grocery stores, farmer’s markets or other healthy food providers. They’re usually located in low-income areas, and unsurprisingly, they often have high rates of food insecurity.  

Annie's Mac and Cheese Has Always Saved Mealtime. Now It's Saving the Planet

Here’s how the General Mills subsidiary is going beyond organic and leading the packaged food industry toward regenerative agriculture.
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By Ainsley Harris

Once a pot of water is boiling, it takes less than 10 minutes to turn a box of Annie’s mac and cheese into a bowl of warm, creamy goodness. But that convenience belies a complex ongoing effort on the part of the organic food pioneer’s parent company, General Mills, to enable the product to do vastly more. The 154-year-old consumer packaged goods giant has emerged as a leading champion of regenerative farming practices, which sequester carbon in the soil rather than releasing it into the atmosphere, where it contributes to global warming.

Minnesota Food and Agriculture Leaders Launch Coalition to Address Top Challenges

Globally-leading cluster of food and agriculture businesses, agriculture research institutions, and innovators team up to tackle climate change and other pressing challenges
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MINNEAPOLIS – SAINT PAUL, October 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today, CEOs and executive leaders from many of the world's largest food and agriculture companies and key research institutions celebrated the launch of MBOLD™, a coalition that brings together Minnesota's unique array of global leaders to address major challenges facing the food and agriculture sectors.

General Mills Leads Food & Beverage Sector in America's Most Just Companies List by Forbes and JUST Capital

Company recognized for its commitment to key stakeholders – workers and the environment – as defined by the American public
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MINNEAPOLIS, October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – General Mills was named to the annual Forbes and JUST Capital “Forbes JUST 100,” showcasing the companies doing right by all their stakeholders. General Mills sits atop the list for Food and Beverage sector and ranks 23rd overall of America’s Most JUST Companies, recognized for its commitment to serving its workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. General Mills has been the industry leader for two of the last three years.

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