Author: Andrea Newell
After the Michigan city switched its drinking water source to the Flint River to save money, enough lead to qualify as toxic waste leached into its drinking water — poisoning hundreds, including children. We took a look back to see where it all went wrong.
People around the country are rallying behind Flint, Michigan, and sending bottled water to residents in the wake of the city’s ongoing drinking water crisis. Some companies even pledged to continue until the problem is resolved. But will it be enough? And what to do with all that plastic?
Often people feel that farmers market produce is more expensive and outside their food budget, but some organizations, like Fair Food Network and the Michigan Farmers Market Association, are working hard to make locally-grown produce more accessible to low-income families.
Yesterday, three California nonprofit organizations joined together in a lawsuit against the U.S. National Forest Service. Their beef? Nestle’s water bottling permit in the drought-stricken state expired 27 years ago.
UPS CSO Rhonda Clark talks about their latest CSR report, driving toward 1 billion miles with alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles, and the day-to-day challenges of CSR efforts at UPS.
There is a critical connection between play and 21st-century skills like creativity, problem-solving and collaboration. When corporate employees volunteer to build playgrounds in their communities, they might just be participating in long range workforce development.
In the late 1990s, faced with overwhelming public anger, Nike accepted responsibility for poor working conditions in its supplier factories and vowed to change. Now, the company is considered a corporate responsibility leader. As a result, the apparel giant has not only gained props with consumers, but also gleaned tangible business benefits.
While the statistics are still grim, the number of women employed in the tech field is growing, shifting the perception that coding is a man’s game. That’s good news for folks who are looking to close the pay gap.
Ben & Jerry’s is criss-crossing the U.S. for its Save Our Swirled tour in a tricked-out Tesla serving free ice cream and encouraging people to get involved in the fight against climate change.
PeopleforBikes released a report detailing American bicycling participation that examines bicycle riding of any kind, not just recreational riders or transportation use. It found higher participation rates than previously reported and frequency rates they would like to improve.
TO THE MARKET is a marketplace offering goods made by survivors of conflict, abuse, and disease. TTM spotlights their stories to show the world the power of resilience and works with partner organizations to provide services.
Cool Planet’s enhanced biochar can help farmers reduce water use and increase crop yield, an important benefit in California’s current drought conditions.
Earlier this year, DTE Energy announced a rate hike for LED lights, while lowering rates on sodium lighting, which can use up to three times more electricity.