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Campus With A Conscience hosts a-week long SDG festival

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Saturday, September 24, 2022

A splendid and memorable adaptive fashion show by Dawn Adaptive also ensured the occasion was a truly inclusive event at Sunway University.

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  • A splendid and memorable adaptive fashion show by Dawn Adaptive also ensured the occasion was a truly inclusive event at Sunway University.
  • During the event, there was an e-waste collection where staff and students were able to environmentally dispose their unwanted electrical items.
  • With the recent climate change we have been experiencing, we must be very concerned about the state of our planet."
  • #CampusWithAConscience is an underlying principle that embraces everything students will experience during their time at Sunway College and Sunway University.

Featherstone Foundation Awards $90,000 in College Scholarships to 30 Exceptional Baltimore Area Students

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Friday, September 23, 2022

BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.

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  • BALTIMORE, Sept. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation , an award-winning nonprofit, touts its Featherstone College Scholarship Award recipients.
  • This year, 30 exceptional Featherstone Scholars will receive $3,000 merit-based scholarships during a special awards ceremony on Friday Sept. 23 at noon.
  • "She reinforces our values that higher education is a gateway to economic opportunities for all," said Juliana Lopez, executive director, William & Lanaea C. Featherstone Foundation.
  • Since 2017, the Featherstone Foundation has provided more than $236,000 through 98 scholarships to students from 20 countries who now attend 12 institutions.

Qatar America Institute for Culture fall schedule of programs offers a new take on sustainability in the arts

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Qatar America Institute for Culture (QAIC) is pleased to present its fall schedule of programs emphasizing the relationship between QAIC's mission to cultivate artistic expression and cultural dialogue from the United States, Qatar and the broader Arab and Islamic worlds with today's most pressing issues. Organized in collaboration with Qatari and U.S.- based cultural partners, including the Doha Film Institute (DFI), QAIC's fall programs and exhibitions engage climate change and sustainability in the arts through film, olfactory art, and photography and culminate in a weekend-long arts summit with related panels, film screenings, and other activities.

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  • Sustainability-focused programming kicked off on August 23, 2022, with the opening reception of the third annual FOCI photography program exhibition.
  • This year's theme and exhibition opened in conjunction with World Water Week drawing attention to water scarcity and access.
  • "Here at QAIC, our IMPART Summit is the culmination of a year-long focus on sustainability through the arts."
  • To schedule a visit or to view the full schedule of upcoming programs, visit qataramerica.org .

Value Research Center, Kyoto at the UNGA77 Science Summit

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Prof. Philip Sugai, Director of the Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University, Kyoto will share how he and his research team have integrated and synthesized many of the world's top ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks into The Value Model, a goal-based, objective, and transparent model for measuring stakeholder value at this year's UN General Assembly Science Summit.

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  • Prof. Philip Sugai, Director of the Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University, Kyoto will share how he and his research team have integrated and synthesized many of the world's top ESG and sustainability reporting frameworks into The Value Model, a goal-based, objective, and transparent model for measuring stakeholder value at this year's UN General Assembly Science Summit.
  • The theme of this year's Science Summit is "The Role of Science and Innovation in Attaining the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)."
  • The 8th annual Science Summit is being held live in New York and online and it is free to attend.
  • Details of the Valuing Value workshop are here:
    Registration for Science Summit at UNGA77 (free) is here:
    The Value Research Center (VRC) at Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan was established in November 2021.

Pertamina-assisted MSMEs pull in crowds at Tong Tong Fair

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Monday, September 19, 2022

Visitors check out handicraft products from Indonesia at the Tong Tong Fair, which was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from September 1-11, 2022.

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  • Visitors check out handicraft products from Indonesia at the Tong Tong Fair, which was held in The Hague, Netherlands, from September 1-11, 2022.
  • Indonesian Ambassador to the Netherlands, Mayerfas, welcomed the participation of Indonesian SOEs, which brought a number of MSME products to the annual Tong Tong Fair.
  • "What I never dreamed of was that my product could participate in the Tong Tong Fair in the Netherlands," said Endah Hariyani, owner of Cetak Godhong.
  • Vice president of CSR & SMEPP at Pertamina, Fajriyah Usman, said showcasing MSME products at the Tong Tong Fair 2022 was a complete success.

AS A U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 'PREFERRED PARTNER' FOR UKRAINIAN CHILDREN, THE MOODSTERS CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION LEADS A TRAUMA AND BEREAVEMENT TEAM TO ITALY TO HELP DISPLACED UKRAINIAN REFUGEES AS THE CHILDREN PREPARE FOR SCHOOL FAR FROM HOME

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

But for Ukrainian children living in European refugee camps, the back-to-school experience will look and feel quite different.

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  • But for Ukrainian children living in European refugee camps, the back-to-school experience will look and feel quite different.
  • Under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State and consulates in Rome and Florence, The Moodsters Children's Foundation will first bring a uniquely qualified team of experts to Italy in early September.
  • In October, an expanded interdisciplinary team of trauma specialists, pediatricians, teachers, nurses, and grief and loss therapists, will work closely with Ukrainian children, mothers, and caregivers.
  • In addition to trauma and grief counseling, experts in art, music, and play therapy will help children process their complex feelings and experiences.

WARD VILLAGE® WELCOMES RESIDENTS TO KŌʻULA® WITH OPENING OF NEW RESIDENTIAL TOWER DESIGNED BY STUDIO GANG

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

HONOLULU, Sept. 14, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- The Howard Hughes Corporation® (NYSE: HHC) today announced the opening of the Kōʻula® tower at Ward Village®, the sixth residential project to open at the acclaimed 60-acre master planned community located in the heart of Honolulu, just blocks from the Pacific Ocean. Designed by Studio Gang—the renowned architecture firm led by Jeanne Gang, who TIME Magazine named one of the world's most influential people—Kōʻula exemplifies innovative architectural design focused on community connectivity and ecological awareness. Embracing the unique qualities of Hawaiʻi's climate, vegetation, and sense of community that define Ward Village, Kōʻula seamlessly blends indoor and outdoor spaces that allow residents to forge new connections to nature and each other.

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  • The name Kula, which translates to "red sugar cane," is an homage to the native plant whose twisting appearance informed Studio Gang's design for the 41-story tower.
  • "We designed Kula to connect residents with Honolulu's spectacular natural ecology," said Studio Gang Founding Partner Jeanne Gang.
  • We also designed a series of social spaces and strong links to the adjacent park to help residents meet, come together, and feel part of the larger Ward Village community.
  • New residential buildings in development or under construction include Victoria Place, Ulana Ward Village, and The Park Ward Village, which has become the fastest-selling market tower in the history of Ward Village since launching public sales in July 2021.

Homelessness: AHF Uncovers Thousands of Vacant SRO Hotel Rooms Across L.A.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

The ad headlined 4,612 Rooms, highlights a recent investigation and tally of vacant SRO hotel rooms across Los Angeles as the regions homeless crisis continues to escalate without robust or adequate solutions put forth by government and community leaders.

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  • The ad headlined 4,612 Rooms, highlights a recent investigation and tally of vacant SRO hotel rooms across Los Angeles as the regions homeless crisis continues to escalate without robust or adequate solutions put forth by government and community leaders.
  • The results are shocking:
    3,868 SRO units in 25 buildings are sitting vacant or have been converted for other uses.
  • Also in Downtown, The Standard Hotel, with 207 rooms, has been vacant for nearly a year .
  • They include the Clark Hotel (500 units), Cecil Hotel (615 units), Embassy Hotel (330 units), Morrison Hotel (111 units), and Holland Hotel (75 units).

The Largest Themed Exhibition of the CIFTIS Opens

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Wednesday, September 7, 2022

BEIJING, Sept. 7, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On the morning of September 1st, the Sports Services Section of the China International Fair for Trade in Services 2022 (hereinafter referred to as the CIFTIS) was officially opened in Shougang Park, Beijing. As one of the nine themed sections of the CIFTIS, this Sports Services Section, themed as "Sports Invigorate the City", aims to promote the cooperation of sports services trade and build a bridge for international sports industry. The section consists of exhibitions, forums, trade matching and supporting activities around four highlights of internationalization, professionalization, marketization, and technologization. The 2022 CIFTIS Sports Services Section Fair will be hosted by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and organized by ADG Exhibition.

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  • As one of the nine themed sections of the CIFTIS, this Sports Services Section, themed as "Sports Invigorate the City", aims to promote the cooperation of sports services trade and build a bridge for international sports industry.
  • The 2022 CIFTIS Sports Services Section Fair will be hosted by the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Sports and organized by ADG Exhibition.
  • As the largest themed exhibition of this CIFTIS, the Sports Services Exhibition is located in the indoor halls 6 and 7 and outdoor halls 14 and 15 of Shougang Park, with a total area of 22,200 square meters.
  • The section went further this year, attracting more than 300 Chinese and foreign exhibitors, and becoming the largest themed exhibition of this CIFTIS.

Former French Minister of Agriculture and Food Julien Denormandie Joins Sweep as Chief Impact Officer

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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sweep, the leading carbon management and reduction platform, today announced it has expanded its leadership team with the recruitment of former French Minister of Agriculture and Food Julien Denormandie as Chief Impact Officer.

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  • Sweep, the leading carbon management and reduction platform, today announced it has expanded its leadership team with the recruitment of former French Minister of Agriculture and Food Julien Denormandie as Chief Impact Officer.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220906005500/en/
    Julien Denormandie said: "I am thrilled to start this new chapter at Sweep.
  • Sweep perfectly aligns with this virtuous approach by helping companies to measure and reduce their carbon emissions.
  • Julien will be in charge of strengthening Sweeps network approach to carbon management to help maximise the impact of their climate action.