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Red Cross Invites Aquatic Facilities to Promote Classes on RedCross.org
10/27/2014 4:52:03 PM
The American Red Cross today announced that it is opening its website to Aquatic Partner facilities, or approved Aquatic Providers, that wish to promote their Red Cross course offerings. Aquatic Partner facilities with a current Red Cross Authorized Provider or Licensed Training Provider agreement can now post classes on RedCross.org. The website receives 900,000 visitors …
Nissan to provide vehicles for support against Ebola in Liberia
Nissan to provide vehicles for support against Ebola in Liberia
10/27/2014 4:31:59 PM
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is donating vehicles to be used as ambulances in Liberia to help ongoing efforts to fight the Ebola virus. Liberia is one of the countries worst affected in West Africa by the epidemic. The ambulances, based on the Nissan Patrol SUV, will be provided to the President’s office of Liberia which will organize their deployment. Specially adapted and …
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Volunteer Training
The Elizabeth Hospice Offers Volunteer Training
10/27/2014 12:40:41 PM
The Elizabeth Hospice will host a three-day volunteer training for individuals interested in becoming a hospice volunteer December 1, 2 and 3, 2014 from 8:30am to 3:00pm at The Elizabeth Hospice administrative building located at 500 La Terraza Blvd, Suite 130, Escondido. Volunteer training is free and open to the public. Volunteers that can assist with complementary therapies …
Nicole Greeson Elected Chair of
American Board of Industrial Hygiene®
Nicole Greeson Elected Chair of American Board of Industrial Hygiene®
10/27/2014 11:28:48 AM
Nicole Greeson, CIH, has been elected Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH®).  Ms. Greeson has served on the Board since 2011.  She is a Safety & Health Specialist at Duke University and has an MS in Environmental Sciences/Industrial Hygiene from the University of Texas-Houston, and holds a BSPH in Environmental Science from the University of North …
In Syria and Neighboring Countries “winter puts Syrian families at risk of disease and death”
10/24/2014 10:37:07 AM
As another harsh winter season approaches in the Middle East, CARE International calls for the immediate release of further funding to support millions of people caught up in the conflict in Syria and in neighbouring countries. “The current funding gap puts millions at risk of disease and death,” says Holly Solberg, Regional Director for CARE’s Syria Response. To date, the UN …
Philippines: Promoting Transparency in Mobilizing Funds for Climate Action
10/24/2014 10:32:09 AM
A new tagging initiative in the 2015 budget process will make it easier for policy makers and the general public to identify and monitor public budget funding for climate change response. This will promote greater transparency and prioritization in government spending. Supported by technical assistance from the World Bank, co-funded by the Australian Government, government …
Feeding America San Diego Partners With foodtweeks™ To Help End Hunger
Feeding America San Diego Partners With foodtweeks™ To Help End Hunger
10/24/2014 9:05:48 AM
foodtweeks ™, a free app that combines healthy choices with feeding the hungry, today announced that  Feeding America San Diego , the largest hunger-relief organization in San Diego County, California has joined the ranks of foodtweeks™-affiliated hunger-relief organizations. foodtweeks™ makes it possible for health-conscious consumers to be “heroes” who serve their …
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
Mayor Cox Speaking On STEAM Education At Science Academy Night
10/23/2014 10:27:18 PM
The Academy of Science at Mater Dei Catholic High School in Chula Vista is holding a Science Academy Night on Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30PM, with special guest speakers, Chula Vista Mayor Cheryl Cox, and Dr. Ming-Hsiang Tsou, Professor of Geography at San Diego State University and National Science Foundation Grant Recipient.   Not your average science fair, the Academy of …
First Nationwide Bulk Purchase Program Will Expand Access to Clean Solar Energy
10/23/2014 3:44:20 PM
The Solar Community initiative, the first nationwide bulk solar purchase program launched to give homeowners across the US and Canada easy access to more affordable, clean, renewable energy – one of the most effective actions individuals can take to address climate change. The initiative, facilitated by WWF and managed by Geostellar , presents a new approach to purchasing, …
The Nature Conservancy and Supporters Celebrate Permanent Protection of Warm Springs Mountain Preserve
10/23/2014 3:39:05 PM
Through the generous contributions of a number of private donors, The Nature Conservancy has secured the protection of its Warm Springs Mountain Preserve , which connects thousands of acres of conservation lands throughout western Virginia. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Dan Ingalls Overlook today, the Conservancy acknowledged the individuals and corporations that …
Neste Oil to strengthen its commitment to respecting human and labor rights
10/22/2014 1:52:37 PM
Neste Oil has joined the United Nations Global Compact. Companies that participate in the UN initiative commit themselves to respecting a set of 10 principles covering human rights, labor rights, the environment, and combating corruption in their operations and strategy. Over 12,000 companies from more than 145 countries are currently part of the Global Compact, which is the …
Red Cross Two-Year Superstorm Sandy Report
10/22/2014 1:35:24 PM
Nearly two years since Superstorm Sandy unleashed its fury and devastation across New York, New Jersey and other states, the American Red Cross has helped tens of thousands of people recover with financial assistance, housing-related expenses and grants to nonprofit groups serving residents of storm-damaged communities. A two-year report released today shows that the Red …
Scott Campbell Agency Inaugurates Charity Program in the Waukesha, WI Area, and Debuts With Campaign to Raise Funds for a Local Hero Battling ALS
10/22/2014 1:15:54 PM
Waukesha, WI – Scott Campbell Agency in Waukesha, WI announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 30-90 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or programs with immediate support by bringing …
JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak
10/22/2014 12:54:04 PM
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) - two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the …
ASPCA Offers Top 5 Tips to Avoid Frights on Howl-o-ween
10/22/2014 12:47:21 PM
Halloween can be a fun-filled holiday for children and adults, but scary costumes, decorations and toxic treats can be frightening and dangerous for household pets. To help pet owners avoid the real-life nightmare of a vet visit during the witching hour, the ASPCA ® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals ® ) released a list of the top five threats to …
Surfing in the City with New Deska Board
Surfing in the City with New Deska Board
10/21/2014 11:00:00 AM
A brand-new idea is giving users the chance to “surf” while in the city, using a high-tech and lightweight skate/surf board by Hungarian designer CsabaTolgyesy. The Deska Board city surf uses clever design features including 200-mm wheels, a hand-activated rear disc brake system, a unique foot retention system and even an input for a windsurf sail (optimal), to make you feel …
Hundreds of Habitat AmeriCorps members kick off year of service during annual leadership conference
10/21/2014 10:48:47 AM
AmeriCorps members serving with Habitat for Humanity will kick off their year of service this week in Talladega, Alabama, during Habitat for Humanity International’s seventh annual National Service Leadership Conference. The three-day conference, taking place Oct. 21-24, will provide nearly 400 Habitat AmeriCorps members the opportunity to learn from housing and service …
Sierra Club Endorses Staci Appel in the Iowa 3rd
10/21/2014 10:47:41 AM
Today, the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club announced its endorsement of Democrat Staci Appel in the election for the open seat for Iowa’s Third Congressional District. “Staci Appel is the right choice for Iowans who want to breathe clean air, drink clean water, and see real, positive change in Washington,” said Deborah Neustadt, Chair of the Iowa Chapter of the Sierra Club. …
Smithsonian Announces $1.5 Billion Fundraising Campaign
10/21/2014 10:43:44 AM
The Smithsonian announced plans to raise $1.5 billion in its first organization-wide fundraising campaign, the largest in history for a cultural institution. The early or “quiet” phase of the campaign began in October 2010; the campaign will continue through 2017. The Smithsonian has raised more than $1 billion, or two-thirds of its overall goal, through gifts from …
Feeding America Releases New Findings From Landmark Hunger Report
Feeding America Releases New Findings From Landmark Hunger Report
10/21/2014 10:29:29 AM
Feeding America, the nation’s largest provider of charitable food assistance to low-income Americans, today announced additional findings from its landmark report, Hunger in America 2014. The study is the largest and most comprehensive study of people seeking charitable food assistance in the United States ever conducted.  Among the findings of the study: • 40 percent of …