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2,400 New Books Distributed to Students at Orlando Day Nursery During Special Reading Party SOURCE: EcoMedia DESCRIPTION:October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to advance youth literacy in Orlando, CBS Radio Orlando advertisers have partnered with the nonprofit social enterprise First Book through CBS EcoMedia to deliver 2,400 brand-new, age-appropriate books to 125 students at Orlando Day...
by RP Siegel SOURCE: Justmeans DESCRIPTION:The explosion of domestically produced oil and gas through fracking has produced tremors both in the ground surrounding a number of wells as well as in the economy. Suddenly, the whole energy picture has been turned on its head. Instead of an energy importer, we’ve became an energy exporter. Oil and gas production are both up by double-digits compared...
SOURCE: Ingersoll Rand DESCRIPTION:At the recent Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Ingersoll Rand's Scott Tew talked with Joe Crea of the USGBC about the company's recently-announced Climate Commitment. Ingersoll Rand has set specific goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions related to product offerings and within operations, plus a $500M investment in research and development over...
Mike Ratliff, Senior Associate Editor SOURCE: CBRE Group, Inc. DESCRIPTION:Much like when the green building movement that first hit commercial real estate at the turn of the millennia, we are currently sitting at the starting line for a new era of change. This time the target is not the building, but rather its users. Specifically their health—and in turn—productivity. Tenants have just started...
From 1969 to September 5, 2014, 1,413 artificial hearts of 13 different designs have been implanted in heart failure patients. Here’s an update on the state of this life-saving technology. SOURCE: SynCardia Systems, Inc. DESCRIPTION:Cardiovascular disease, which includes heart failure, is the number one cause of death, killing more people worldwide than all cancers combined. The need for donor...
SOURCE: EcoMedia DESCRIPTION:October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  WHAT:      Humana has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund renovations to the athletic fields at Ridge Park, operated by the Chicago Park District. The athletic fields serve youth baseball, softball and football players year-round, and are used heavily by casual park users in the community. The current...
by Greg Baldwin, President, VolunteerMatch SOURCE: VolunteerMatch DESCRIPTION:Why do so many smart companies have workplace volunteer programs? Well, if recent research is right, it might not be the reason you expected. VolunteerMatch works with some of the best workplace volunteering programs in the world. And when we ask them why they believe volunteering is good for business, they are quick to...
In a policy statement published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, fifteen health organizations support a call for action to increase access to affordable healthy foods to improve cardiovascular health SOURCE: Elsevier DESCRIPTION:PHILADELPHIA, October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Canadian health organizations are calling upon governments to take a leadership role in creating healthy food...
SOURCE: BSR DESCRIPTION:The BSR Conference 2014 is almost here! Register now to join us one week from today, and start planning your schedule from our packed agenda. Announcing Our Speaker Lineup We have an incredible lineup of speakers for our plenary and I3 (“Innovate, Integrate, Inspire”) sessions, and we are thrilled to share the full schedule with you. Hear from groundbreaking leaders in...
B.C. is Still Not Eating Enough SOURCE: BC Salmon Farmers Association DESCRIPTION:With World Stroke Day being recognized today, British Columbians are reminded that salmon, one of the healthiest foods people can eat to reduce their risk of stroke, is available locally and fresh, year-round. A diet high in protein, especially one rich in protein from fish like salmon, can reduce the risk of stroke...