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Still Rocking the Youth Vote: MTV to Support Orgs Focused on Young Voters in Georgia

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In keeping with MTV’s long history of youth voter engagement and as a continuation of our efforts to register first-time voters for the 2020 election through our Vote For Your Life campaign, MTV is proud to make funding available to organizations working to get out the youth vote for the upcoming runoff election in Georgia.  

Rome IP Executive Featured in New Paper and Packaging Industry Documentary

By Doug Walker
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Alex Singleton is a fourth generation paper maker, although that was not his plan as a child.

The fiber supply manager at the International Paper containerboard mill in Rome said that — even as he saw his father go daily to a large Westvaco mill in Charleston, South Carolina — he never thought he’d have a career in the forest products industry.

But he’s not only forged a 30-year career. Singleton is one of three “stars” in a documentary produced for the Paper and Packaging Board titled “Paper Makers.”

Mohawk Group Donates Carpet Tile to Several Deserving Georgia Schools

by Adrian Thompson
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With the new school year well underway, several Georgia-based schools have now had the chance to utilize their newly designed classrooms courtesy of a state-wide School Crashers program. 

Hosted by Georgia United Credit Union Foundation with donor partners like Mohawk Group, the annual program awards one deserving school a makeover grant funded by the foundation and runners-up with grants for specific projects. 

VIDEO | Mohawk “Crashes” Atlanta-Area School with New Carpeting for Learning Spaces

Toney Elementary's School Crashers makeover included a dynamic refresh throughout its Decatur, GA campus
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Last year, Mohawk Industries and Georgia United Credit Union Foundation’s School Crashers® program transformed learning and administrative environments at seven schools across the Peach State. Refreshing finishes and new energy reinvigorated media centers, music rooms, workspaces and other inspired interiors.

Mohawk Donates Cleaning Supplies, Hand Sanitizer and Water Bottles to Local Schools

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Mohawk Industries is supporting safety precautions as local students, teachers and staff return to school. 

The company recently made several large donations in northwest Georgia prior to the beginning of the school year:  

UPS Longitudes | Why Human Trafficking Worsens During a Pandemic

Mara Vanderslice Kelly @ United Way
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Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. According to the Global Slavery Index, more than 40 million people are living in modern slavery.

While human trafficking is most often associated with commercial sex, it also includes domestic servitude, child labor and exploitation in areas such as migrant farming. It can happen anywhere, to men, women or children; in suburbia and on city streets, in factories and mines and at truck stops, fields or fishing boats.

Keep Haralson Beautiful: Finding Common Ground in Landfill Debate

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Keep Haralson Beautiful, located in Tallapoosa, GA, recently shared its perspective on a proposed landfill in its community. The potential landfill has been the topic of controversy among local residents. In fact, hundreds of people recently attended a Board of Commissioners’ meeting to lobby against the project, according to this Times-Georgian article.

Cox Enterprise's Jill Campbell Chosen for Exec. Leadership Honor Roll

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Experience, talent and leadership. These are just a few of the traits that led to Jill Campbell being selected to OnBoard’s Executive Leadership Honor Roll. As EVP and chief people and operations officer for Cox Enterprises, Campbell is one of three Georgia-based female business leaders who represent talented women in the pipeline for future corporate board positions.  

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Campbell and the other honorees were recognized as influential Georgia business leaders for their professional and personal excellence.  

Webinar | South Pole Climate Chatter: UPS Carbon Neutral Shipping and Sustainability Initiatives

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​It's no secret that the shipping business has a large carbon footprint. As companies & consumers look to reduce their own impacts on climate, companies like UPS are helping to make it easier. UPS has offered their customers a boost recently by matching carbon offsets on behalf of customers for the month of June. This is to mark World Environment Day which is June 5. We'll talk about how and why this offering is in place as well as where UPS is going in the future on their climate journey.

UPS Calls for Justice and Reform to Advance Equality

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June 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced it is stepping up its actions in support of justice, reform and equality for Black Americans in response to the killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others.

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