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UK's Business in the Community Launches Campaign Against Waste

A campaign to make UK workplaces more sustainable and less wasteful is being launched by the charity Business in the Community today with backing from businesses such as PwC, Lloyds Banking Group, Interserve, and premises group, JLL. The UK generates around 200 million tons of waste a year; 24 per cent of this is generated by businesses, that’s 10 per cent more than from households, and a massive 50 per cent is generated by construction*. It is estimated that a typical office wastes enough energy to make 1000 cups of tea** and the cost of office waste to UK businesses is around £15bn a year***.  Business in the Community is calling for businesses to change the way they design and use their workplaces to create more sustainable offices that minimise negative impacts on the environment, reduce businesses costs and help to create new jobs and partnerships. There are growing numbers of companies who are already taking an innovative ‘circular’ approach to their workplace design and waste.…
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NEH Pledges $448,100 to Create Community Reading Programs

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 3, 2017) PressRelease — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a three-year partnership with Blue Star Families to expand its “Books on Bases” literacy program for military families into a national network of reading-discussion programs that encourage dialog between military and civilian families.

Launched in 2009, Blue Star Families’ Books on Bases program works to improve the quality of life for service members and their families by donating books to military children, base libraries, military-impacted schools, and public libraries. To date the program has placed more than 300,000 books into the hands of military children across the country and on bases overseas, providing mi…