Younger US consumers are leading the way on environmental concern, activism

younger consumers

New GfK survey shows 18-to-35 age group is more likely to say “green” brands have altruistic motives NEW YORK, NY, UNITED STATES — After a year of lockdowns and deprivation, a new GfK survey reveals that the environment is still a powerful concern for Americans – and that younger consumers are leading in the charge on green awareness and activism. [Join…

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Upper Deck Releases New Michael Jordan Autographed Shoes

Upper Deck

First Wave Kicks Off with Iconic Air Jordan 11 Retro ‘Bred’ 2019 CARLSBAD, Calif. — Upper Deck, the leader in authentic sports and entertainment memorabilia and premium collectibles, announced today that the company will release a series of Air Jordan shoes autographed by the legend himself, Michael Jordan. The highly anticipated lineup will launch with never-before released signed Air Jordan 11 Retro…

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MasterClass Announces Robin Arzón to Teach Mental Strength

Robin Arzón

Bestselling author and Peloton’s head instructor shares how to adopt a stronger mindset and fearlessly pursue goals   MasterClass, the streaming platform where anyone can learn from the world’s best across a wide range of subjects, today announced that Robin Arzón, head instructor and VP of fitness programming at Peloton and New York Times bestselling author of Shut Up and Run, will teach…

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Atlanta IKEA’s Racially Insensitive Juneteenth Menu! (video)

  Atlanta IKEA’s attempt to honor Juneteenth fell flat after a racially insensitive menu surfaced. This location of the Scandinavian furniture giant tried to observe the holiday with a problematic menu that outraged many employees. Juneteenth is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans. It is also often observed for celebrating African American…

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Russian Forests Are Crucial To Global Climate Mitigation

Russian Forests

Russia is the world’s largest forest country. Being home to more than a fifth of forests globally, the country’s forests and forestry have enormous potential to contribute to making a global impact in terms of climate mitigation. A new study by IIASA researchers, Russian experts, and other international colleagues have produced new estimates of biomass contained in Russian forests, confirming…

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Vintage Rhodes Productions Salutes Hip Hop In Buzzworthy Film Debut “It’s A Wonderful Plight”

It's A Wonderful Plight

At a time when many seem to have forgotten the promises of allyship that were made in the heat of the summer of 2020, Vintage Rhodes Films is partnering with 1091 Pictures to bring the award-winning feature It’s A Wonderful Plight to commercial audiences everywhere. The film, written and directed by celebrated music producer Justin Rhodes (Dr. Dre, Rick Ross, Lecrae, Styles P, Royce Da 5’9, and Talib…

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Nissan Foundation awards $697,000 in grants to organizations promoting the value of cultural diversity


NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nissan Foundation today announced it is awarding $697,000 in grants to 28 nonprofit organizations for its 2021 grant cycle. The nonprofit recipients are located in Southern California, Tennessee, Texas, Central Mississippi, Southeast Michigan and the New York and Atlanta metro areas – all locations where Nissan has an operational presence. Over its 29-year history, the Nissan Foundation…

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Recommends $2.5 Billion for New and Expanded Public Transit Services Across the Country


WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the recommendation of $2.5 billion to advance the construction or completion of 25 rail, bus rapid transit (BRT) and streetcar projects in 12 states, as well as other projects that may become ready for funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. These projects, competitively funded through the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Capital Investment Grants…

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NASA Extends Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System Mission

Satellite System

NASA has awarded a contract to the University of Michigan for the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for mission operations and closeout. A constellation of eight microsatellites, the system can view storms more frequently and in a way traditional satellites are unable to, increasing scientists’ ability to understand and predict hurricanes.   The total value of the contract is…

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