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Accenture, The University of Notre Dame, and The Rural Development Company in South Africa Launch Renewable Energy Program in KwaZulu-Natal, Delivering Clean, Affordable Electricity

Local entrepreneurs have solar energy, Internet connectivity, skills training, and mentors to build businesses and create jobs
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NEW YORK; July 14, 2016 /3BL Media/– Accenture (NYSE: ACN), the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development (NDIGD) and The Rural Development Company have launched the first solar-powered microgrids in the northern KwaZulu-Natal district of uMkhanyakude, South Africa, as part of the Connectivity, Electricity and Education for Entrepreneurship (CE3) program.
 

Help Wanted: Older Adults Keep Up with Newer Technology

By Amy VanDeVelde, The OASIS Institute
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“I don’t even know how to turn this thing on.”

It’s not unusual to hear comments like that from some of the people we work with at Oasis. They are just beginning to learn about the benefits of online activities. It might be hard to believe, but a recent study by Pew Research concluded that 33% of Americans don’t currently have internet at home. Thirty nine percent of these non-adopters are over the age of 65.

Best Practices for Colocation Data Centers: A Guide to Maximizing Renewable Energy Mix

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Commissioned by BSR’s Future of Internet Power collaborative initiative, a new BSR working paper presents best practices and exploratory concepts to help colocation data center (colo) owners and users address the challenges and opportunities to maximizing the use of renewable energy at colo facilities in the United States.

Summertime and the Online Living is Easy, Yes? Maybe.

By: Andrea Brands
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The Internet has become an integral part of most of our lives. In the summer, we use apps to check the weather, buy outdoor concert tickets and post vacation videos and photos. Getting online has become second nature, and we often don’t think twice, as our fingers tap and swipe. But believe it or not, this worry-free existence is not the norm for everyone. Consider these findings:

Digital Citizenship – Let’s Start the Conversation

By: Andrea Brands
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Kids are online all the time, but are they using it safely and making smart decisions? Nearly 80% of children between the ages of 0 and 5 use the Internet on at least a weekly basis in the United States. Steering children down a safe path can be challenging, particularly if you are of a “certain age.” What are us digital non-natives to do?

Plenty.

Advancing Technology and Learning

By: John Irwin
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AT&T has long supported innovation in education. Since our Aspire initiative launched in 2008, we’ve focused on giving more students access to technology to prepare them for 21st century careers. We’re bringing mobile high-speed Internet into classrooms. Our education-tech focused program uses technology to help students succeed. And our employees mentor at-risk students.

Andela: Launching Africa's Tech Talent

This social enterprise trains young Africans to become software coders — and then connects them with businesses around the world.
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Tech entrepreneur Jeremy Johnson may have cracked a code for economic development in Africa. Perhaps a better way to say it is that his organization is actually writing new code for it.

Create, Grow, Sustain: Leading by Example

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A sustainable world is one in which communities, businesses and economies thrive and people live better, fuller lives.

AT&T plays a pivotal role by delivering fast, secure and mobile connectivity to everything on the Internet – everywhere, at every moment and on every device.

Blogger Trip to Tanzania to Showcase Coke's Social Initiatives

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This week, a group of ten bloggers and journalists will get to do just that. They will travel to Tanzania to see and hear the ways in which Coca-Cola sustainability and business efforts are improving life for people throughout the country. Tanzania is home to several Coca-Cola initiatives, and so it is an ideal country to watch these programs in action and see how they complement one another.

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