- Bernie Sanders — Bernie Sanders came and spoke at Liberty University in the Fall semester, which was a unique situation seeing as many schools struggle to invite and have people of opposite political views speak at their schools.
- LU Send Now Flint — Liberty University’s new program sends students to Flint, Michigan on a paid trip to give relief efforts to victims of water situation.
- Construction — Liberty University performs major construction, planning for the future and forgetting about the current students.
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Patagonia has played a role as a B Corporation in getting a $35 million residential solar investment to provide solar power to 1,500 households across eight states in the US. This fund will come be through the form of a tax equity fund. Patagonia’s investment will come through a fund made in 2013 that sought to innovative for a good cause known as the $20 Million & Change Fund.
Hansen’s and Blue Sky, two soda drinks under the crafted and specialty beverages category at Coca-Cola, are being rebranded by Coca-Cola. After acquiring the companies in 2015, Coca-Cola has sent the brands to a special team assembled at the company that seeks to bring out the potential of possible billion-dollar brands. Despite specialty soda beverages only accounting for 2% of the total soft drink market, Coca-Cola believes these two brands could change the trajectory of those numvers.
National Geographic Channel and 21st Century Fox have teamed up to show the broadcast premiere of “He Named Me Malala” on Feb. 29 while also beginning an initiative to emphasize the importance of educating women. Currently, there are over 60 million girls in the world who are not being educated. The National Geographic Channel and 21st Century Fox have donated $50,000 to the Malala Fund to help kickstart the beginning of this initiative.
In 2015, Coca-Cola donated $84.5 million to over 70 countries to help promote their largest sustainability priorities: women, water, and well-being. The Chief Sustainability Officer commented that he was proud to continue to give to a more diverse range of projects as the company progresses. Among some of the most notable contributions, $48 million went to strengthening communities.
Jumbo Wild, a film shot by Patagonia, is officially available on Netflix. The movie seeks a story filled with tension of how to properly handle a wilderness and back country while holding away those who want to continue to increase development in wild areas. Because of this movie, over 23,000 signatures have been added to a petition to stop further development in the Jumbo Valley — the setting of the movie.