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Support National Public Health Week and Build Healthier Communities Nationwide

SOURCE: CVS Caremark

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By Eileen Howard Boone, President, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust; Malvise A. Scott, Senior Vice President for Programs and Planning, National Association of Community Health Centers

This week marks National Public Health Week, a time to highlight issues that are important to improving the health of our nation. As we reflect on the state of the nation’s health and the recent news of 7.1 million people enrolling under the Affordable Care Act, it is vital that we continue to make strides to increase access to health care services, especially for underserved populations, as we look to improve community health nationwide.

Continue reading the original article on Huffington Post Impact: http://huff.to/1n81NgO

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New Jersey Looks to Boost Renewable Energy, Cut Consumption with New Law

SOURCE: 3BL Media, LLC

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The New Jersey legislature is at work on a bill that would dramatically increase that state’s reliance on renewable energy to 80 percent while decreasing energy consumption by 30 percent. Both targets would be achieved by 2050. The bill in progress is the work of legislators, energy executives, lobbyists, and other stakeholders, who are concerned that the state is making little progress in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New Jersey’s solar sector growth has slowed, and the state’s goal of building 1,100 megawatts of offshore wind power by 2020 is far behind schedule.

To address this problem, the “Renewable Energy Transition Act” would contain provisions to fundamentally change how energy markets work in New Jersey. The most contentious issue is decoupling. Decoupling is a rate mechanism that separates the utility’s fixed cost recovery for maintaining its system from the amount of electricity or gas it sells to customers. Instead, rates would be based on the total number of customers it serves. While the proposed bill does not yet include a provision for decoupling, experts argue that it’s the only way to persuade utilities to get customers to reduce energy usage, ensuring that savings for gas and electricity ratepayers will not hurt a power company’s bottom line.  On the other hand, there has been near unanimous agreement among all involved that reducing energy consumption is the best way to address global climate change. For New Jersey, the most densely populated state in the country, planning a more sustainable, pollution-free future is a critical choice. 

I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

Video Source: New Jersey Looks to Boost Renewable Energy, Cut Consumption with New Law

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Green Builder® Media Celebrates Earth Day and Second Anniversary of the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort

A tree planted for guests who visit the exhibit during Earth Day Week

SOURCE: Green Builder Media

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Cincinnati, OH, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Green Builder® Media, North America’s leading media company focused on sustainable living, is celebrating the second anniversary of the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, an innovative green home exhibit located in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort.

To celebrate Earth Day, a tree will be planted in honour of each guest (up to 2,500) who visits the VISION House in INNOVENTIONS from April 20-26, 2014.  Green Builder Media will donate to the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund so that the trees can be planted.

Guests who visit the exhibit on Earth Day will be able to participate in the Green Shopping Spree Game, which illustrates how everyone can make a difference by being an eco-friendly shopper. Items that we use or eat every day can affect wildlife and our environment by how they are made or thrown away.  The Green Shopping Spree game will show families how choosing “green” products can make a big difference for nature.

“The purpose of the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS is to present green living ideas in a fun and informative manner that empower guests with the knowledge that a sustainable future is possible,” says Green Builder Media CEO Sara Gutterman. “The Green Shopping Spree Game and the tree planting program, along with the exhibit itself, embody the mission of Green Builder Media, which is to affect positive change in the world.”

The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS is a part of Green Builder® Media’s VISION House Series. These demonstration projects around the country, most of which are actual residences, are designed to highlight that a successful structure is more than simple shelter—it is an interactive set of systems that combine to create a truly green living environment for inhabitants.

As guests tour the VISION House® in Innoventions, they will experience sustainable products and technologies, including:

• High efficiency heating and cooling and whole-home automation systems by Trane 

• Advanced entry systems by Schlage

• Electronic vehicle charging station by SIEMENS

• Chevy Volt electric vehicle by GM

• Photovoltaic solar panels from Hanwha Solar

• Durable and environmentally friendly exterior systems, including smog-eating tile roofs, cultured stone and permeable pavers by Boral

• Ventilation solutions to improve indoor air quality by Panasonic

• Energy efficient windows and doors from Pella

• High performance glass products by Schott

• Fire sprinkler information from the National Fire Protection Association

• Housewrap and solid surfaces from DuPont

• Sustainable hardwood flooring and cabinets from Armstrong World Industries

• Water-conserving plumbing fixtures and home standby generators from KOHLER

• ENERGY STAR certified home appliances by Bosch

• LED lighting solutions by SYLVANIA

For more information about the VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS, green product news, visit www.greenbuildermedia.com

About Green Builder Media

Green Builder Media, LLC is the leading media company in North America focused on green building and sustainable living.  With a comprehensive suite of print and digital media solutions, demonstration projects, case studies, online training, and live events, Green Builder Media assists building professionals in preparing themselves for the new green economy and helps homeowners understand how to live more sustainably.  For more information, contact Sara Gutterman at sara.gutterman@greenbuildermedia.com or visit www.greenbuildermedia.com.  For media inquiries, contact Cati O’Keefe at cati.okeefe@greenbuildermedia.com

About VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS

The VISION House® in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot is a groundbreaking green show home exhibit presented by Green Builder® Media in collaboration with Walt Disney Imagineering. This experiential exhibit in the heart of Epcot highlights the very best in green residential design and sustainable living. Visitors leave with a greater understanding of green design, technology, and products as well as a host of sustainable living ideas that they can incorporate in their lives the minute they get home from vacation.

About INNOVENTIONS at Epcot

INNOVENTIONS is located in the heart of Epcot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Creativity and imagination abound as guests celebrate the inspiration and innovations that improve their lives and expand their horizons. Hands-on, interactive exhibits allow children and adults to be immersed into ideas that inform, entertain and inspire. For more information about INNOVENTIONS, visit www.innoventions.disney.com.

 

CONTACT: Cati O’Keefe

513-532-0185

cati.okeefe@greenbuildermedia.com

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KEYWORDS: Environment and Climate Change, Education, Earth Day Initiative, earth day, Disney, Walt Disney World, EPCOT, Green Builder Media, Recycling, VISION House, Innoventions, sustainable living

  

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Why UPS Trucks Don't Turn Left

SOURCE: UPS

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Originally published on priceonomics.com

In 2004, UPS announced a new policy for its drivers: the right way to get to any destination was to avoid left-hand turns. Even if that means following this route that a UPS driver described to an incredulous press member:

“We’re gonna make a right turn onto 135th to Western. We’ll make another right on Western down to 139th. Righ turn on 139th and go down to the end of the block and we’ll make another right turn.”

When better tracking systems emerged in 2001, the package delivery service took a closer look at how trucks performed when delivering packages. As a logistics company with some 96,000 trucks and several hundred aircraft, much of UPS’s business can be distilled to a series of optimization problems around reducing the amount of fuel used, saving time, and using space more efficiently. (Trucks in UPS facilities park just a few inches apart with their side mirrors overlapping to save space.)

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KEYWORDS: Environment and Climate Change, UPS, Mythbusters, sustainability, climate change, priceonomics, Fuel, united parcel service, logistics

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Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Blog: Building a Better Future for Young Girls and Boys in Brazil

SOURCE: Alcatel-Lucent Foundation

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A few days ago I was asked to do a virtual interaction with three young students from ConnectEd Brazil, the signature program of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. The idea was to do a mentoring session where I could share my experiences and answer questions from the youngsters. As it turned out, I ended up being the one who learned the most, was moved and felt inspired by their life stories and enthusiasm.

According to Sabrina, a 17 years-old student who wants to become a professional in audiovisual production, the ConnectEd program has changed her life. “The teachers and counselors from Instituto Aliança –the local partner organization for ConnectEd Brazil– helped me get a better job which is great. But more importantly, I now have a life project. I have learned that if I plan my future and work hard, I can accomplish anything I want.”

ConnectEd in Brazil works with young people from low-income families in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, who are enrolled in or graduated from formal secondary schools. Under ConnectEd, Instituto Aliança provides youth with access to a range of vocational training courses, work immersion experiences and work placement opportunities. The program also has a strong emphasis on information communication technology to ensure that youth develop relevant skills to enter the workforce. More than 1,600 young girls and boys have benefited from the program since it was launched three years ago.

But for me, more than the very important knowledge and skills that the students acquire through the program, it is the confidence and sense of empowerment that will have the biggest impact in their lives. Take Lucas, for example. He has been interested in computers and technology since he was very young, but before entering ConnectEd he felt that his main obstacles were poverty and lack of opportunities. Thanks to the program, he now has a better understanding of his capabilities and is fully confident in his future, and he even designed a computer game to showcase his career plan. With great enthusiasm, Lucas told me about his studies in digital gaming and his aspirations to get a job working with computers.

Before we started the session, Mazze Sequeira, ConnectEd coordinator, had told me that Nalesca, the third student, was a bit shy and may not had much to say. But I was pleasantly surprised by the spark in her eyes and the huge smile beaming on my screen as she described how she was very lucky to work with teachers that believed in her and motivate her all the time. “I was afraid to look for a job, but Mazze encouraged me to apply, and I’m now working at a chocolate store in a shopping mall. I’ve made a lot of friends and feel great about myself.”

They say that you can peak into the future by observing young people. Based on my interactions with Sabrina, Lucas and Nalesca, I now know that the future is bright! And I feel very proud by the work that the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation and its partners World Education and Instituto Aliança are doing in Brazil by helping these and many other youngsters expand their horizons and fulfill their dreams.

ConnectEd is the global signature program of the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation. ConnectEd is designed to address factors limiting the work and life options of disadvantaged youth, with an emphasis on girls and women. The program has better prepared 17,866 young people from marginalized communities for the world of work, and currently operates in Australia, Brazil, China, India, and Indonesia.

Learn more on Alcatel-Lucent Foundation and ConnectEd.

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KEYWORDS: Education, Philanthropy, Alcatel-Lucent Foundation, ConnectEd, World Education, Education, Volunteering, Instituto Aliança

   

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UN Global Compact Bulletin (April 2014)

SOURCE: United Nations Global Compact

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, engagement opportunities, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that engagement opportunities and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in EnglishFrenchSpanish and Chinese.

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April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Français | Español | Chinese

 

NEWS & UPDATES

1.    6th Annual Women’s Empowerment Principles Event Calls for Targeted Actions to Increase and Improve Women’s Work                Opportunities

2.    Child Labour Platform Engages Stakeholders Around Supply Chain Challenges

3.    PRI Appoints New Chair of Advisory Council

4.    Participant Status: New Signatories, COPs and Delistings

5.    Update to the Foundation for the Global Compact Bank Information

LOCAL NETWORK NEWS

1.    Local Networks in Asia/Oceania Region Discuss Business Engagement in Post-2015 Development Agenda

2.    More Local Network News

ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES

1.    Join Caring for Climate

2.    Call for Papers: Ethics, Transparency and Sustainability and Anti-Corruption

FEATURED RESOURCES

     1. A Guide to Traceability: A Practical Approach to Advance Sustainability in Global Supply Chains

     2. Addressing the Retention of Identity Documents

     3. Report on Business Stakeholders Meeting

WEBINARS

1.    Derechos de los Pueblos Indígenas y el Sector Privado: Nuevas tendencias, nuevas herramientas y recursos/ Business and Indigenous Peoples’ Rights: Emerging Trends, New Tools and Resources (23 Apr, online, 10:00 am EDT)

2.    Corporate Champions of Human Rights – Making Change from Within (29 April, online, 10:00 am EDT) 

3.    How to Tackle the Unconscious Mind for Inclusive Behavior (12 May, online, 10:00 am EDT)

4.    Respecting and Supporting Women throughout the Value Chain (21 May, online, 9:00 am EDT)

UPCOMING EVENTS

1.    Children’s Rights and Business Principles – Annual Conference (12 May, Nairobi)

2.    Building Bridges: The Business Case for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights (20 May, New York)

 

Read the UN Global Compact Bulletin online:

www.unglobalcompact.org/NewsAndEvents/UNGC_bulletin

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Published 9 April 2014

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Contact Info:

Kristen Coco
UN Global Compact
+1 (917) 367-8566
cocok@un.org
@globalcompact
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Source Intelligence Launches Conflict Minerals Case Study Series

SOURCE: Source Intelligence®

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April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Carlsbad, CA based Source Intelligence embarked on a series of IDC Manufacturing Insights- authored case studies to develop a conflict minerals “best practices” resource across 5 industries. Insight will be based on actual compliance programs awarded to Source Intelligence and cover the 2013 reporting period.  The first phase of the case study initiative will offer conflict mineral compliance challenges, successes and lessons learned by showcasing a model Source Intelligence customer in the Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, and Electronics industries.

“Source Intelligence is committed to sharing invaluable insights based on actual 2013 programs with stakeholders impacted by conflict minerals compliance. It was a natural fit for us to sponsor IDC to develop these case studies given their business and IT expertise in supply chain and brand-oriented value chain issues,” commented Source Intelligence Chief Business Officer, Lina Ramos. “Technology and consumer demand for ethical sourcing has catalyzed a trend for transparency not just in the supply chain but up and down the entire value chain. Based on broader supply chain program requests from our customers, conflict minerals compliance is just the beginning.”

In 2012, the SEC adopted Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Rule requiring public companies to disclose whether their products contain conflict minerals: tin, tantalum, tungsten or gold (3TG) originating from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) or adjoining countries. The deadline for the first SEC filing is May 31, 2014. Source Intelligence offers global brands a comprehensive Conflict Mineral compliance platform, which expands into FCPA and chemical management, MSDS/SDS and Supplier Assessments for a total vendor risk management solution.

The first webinar will broadcast on April 24, featuring the Oil and Gas Industry and a model company’s insights. Register here.

To request a demo of the platform click here.

About Source Intelligence (www.sourceintelligence.com)
Source Intelligence® is the leading value chain risk management company that provides a SaaS platform to help customers make informed decisions about their business partners and suppliers, so they can offer products that meet legal, ethical, and environmental standards. Its cloud-based information and analytics platform provides customers with visibility into product supply chains and material sources. Founded in 2009, Source Intelligence® has headquarters in Carlsbad, California and has operations around the world.

Source Intelligence® Contact:
Adam Harriss, Business Development Director
(877) 916 6337
aharriss@sourceintelligence.com

 

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Disney Parks Around the World Celebrate 50th Anniversary of ‘It’s a Small World’ with Global Sing-along

Celebration Continues Virtually at SmallWorld50.com, Where Fans Record ‘It’s a Small World’ Song and Design Dolls to Benefit UNICEF

SOURCE: The Walt Disney Company

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NEW YORK/ANAHEIM, Calif./LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla./TOKYO/PARIS/HONG KONG, April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Disney’s “It’s a small world” theme park attraction, thousands of guests and cast members at Disney Parks around the globe united today in a historic “It’s a Small World” sing-along. Fans everywhere joined in online at SmallWorld50.com, a “global hub” of music and harmony created for the Golden Anniversary of the iconic attraction that opened as a tribute to peace and hope, saluting UNICEF, at the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

“‘It’s a small world’ has inspired hundreds of millions of people through its timeless theme,” said Tom Staggs, chairman, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. “Every moment of every day there are Disney guests enjoying ‘it’s a small world’ somewhere around the globe.  The 50th anniversary of this attraction represents a celebration of the shared optimism, hope, and humanity of people throughout the world.”

Throughout the day, Disney Parks guests participated in events in all five resorts around the world, including in-park sing-alongs, cavalcades and special musical performances. Richard M. Sherman, the Oscar®-winning songwriter who composed “It’s a Small World” with his late brother, Robert, led a sing-along at Disneyland Park in California and participated in a Google Hangout that can be seen at SmallWorld50.com

Going into Thursday’s events, visitors from more than 150 nations had already joined the celebration at SmallWorld50.com. They have designed enough digital dolls and recorded enough videos of themselves singing the song to reach half of Disney’s goal on the site, and they will continue to play along through May 30. Disney will donate $150,000 to benefit UNICEF as part of the anniversary celebration, plus $1 for every video or doll created, up to $100,000.  UNICEF works to provide health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more to children around the world.  

Celebrations at All Five Disney Resorts Worldwide

Today there are “It’s a small world” attractions at the Disneyland Resort in California (where the World’s Fair attraction was relocated in 1966), Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, Tokyo Disney Resort in Japan, Disneyland Paris in France and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort. All five resorts joined in the worldwide sing-along today and held other events to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

  • At Hong Kong Disneyland, approximately 200 resort cast members and students from Hong Kong Children’s Choir gathered in the park to sing “It’s a Small World” in Cantonese. A traditional Chinese lion dancer joined in the celebration to offer blessing for the anniversary.
  • Tokyo Disneyland cast members and guests celebrated and sang the song in Japanese at Tokyo Disneyland.
  • A “blue carpet” event featured the international cast members of Disneyland Paris gathered on Main Street, U.S.A., representing 100 nationalities. Nearly 200 international children and 50 choir performers sang a multi-language version of the iconic anthem in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle.
  • A choir of Disneyland Resort cast members sang the song in front of the original attraction at Disneyland Park in Anaheim. Songwriter Richard Sherman chatted with fans via Google Hangout while sitting at a piano in front of the attraction. He also was scheduled to appear in a sing-along cavalcade down Main Street, U.S.A., conducting hundreds of Disneyland guests in their “It’s a Small World” sing-along.
  • At Walt Disney World Resort near Orlando, international cast members from the pavilions of Epcot led a choir of children and cast members in song in front of Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom Park. Also, hundreds of Magic Kingdom guests joined in the song during a special “pre-parade” before the Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade. Throughout the day, in-park performers – the Dapper Dans, Coke Corner Pianist, Notorious Banjo Brothers, Royal Majesty Maker Musicians and Main Street Philharmonic – are scheduled to include “It’s a Small World” in their appearances.

Disney Store also joins the celebration with the “It’s a small world” doll collection, inspired by the original Fantasyland attraction, along with in-store events. Through Sunday, April 13, children are invited to visit a participating Disney Store to take a journey on an imaginary boat ride around the globe, learning how to say “hello” in various languages and sing “It’s a Small World” along the way. Guests are encouraged to call their local Disney Store or visit DisneyStore.com to confirm participation and details.

SmallWorld50.com Activities Benefit UNICEF

The activities at the Small World 50th Anniversary website have inspired fans everywhere to join in the fun of the anniversary. Visitors have designed digital dolls with distinctive native headdress and jewelry, and recorded songs on their own or with friends and family, to benefit UNICEF’s work for children. Celebrities also recorded the song for SmallWorld50.com, including actress and producer Salma Hayek and the co-hosts of ABC’s “The View.”

People have visited the website from more than 150 countries – nearly 80 percent of the world’s nations – including Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, England, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Kosovo, Mexico, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and Sri Lanka.

Visitors to the site have recorded the “It’s a Small World” song in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese and Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

Disney’s relationship with UNICEF began in 1964 when Walt Disney was creating “It’s a small world” for the New York World’s Fair. More recently, Disney and UNICEF have worked together to create a brighter tomorrow for thousands of children through programming that helps foster imagination and creativity.  

At selected shops in Disneyland Park in Anaheim, Ca., and Magic Kingdom Park in Buena Vista, Fla., fans may purchase special “It’s a small world” 50th Anniversary pins, totes and t-shirts from April 9-13, 2014, with the entire sale price (exclusive of sales tax) benefiting UNICEF. Fans at Disneyland Paris may purchase 50th anniversary t-shirts and pins from April 10-30, 2014, with the entire sales price (excluding VAT) benefiting UNICEF.

The Creation of a Classic 

One of the most beloved attractions in the history of Disney Parks, “It’s a small world” is featured at all five Disney Resorts around the world. The original attraction premiered at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York City, created by Walt Disney himself and WED Enterprises, which eventually became Walt Disney Imagineering (the creative masters behind Disney theme parks and attractions).

The attraction features a gentle boat ride through a Lilliputian land populated by colorfully dressed Audio-Animatronics dolls. They represent children from many regions of the world, all singing a song about universal harmony. A team of WED artistic geniuses, including Disney Legends designer Mary Blair and costumer Alice Davis, created the attraction’s now iconic style.

In 1963, Walt Disney was asked to create an exhibit for the 1964 World’s Fair to salute UNICEF and children around the world. With Walt’s blessing, Marc Davis, one of the original Disney animators, designed the boat ride attraction through the regions and countries of the world. The first version of “it’s a small world” entertained and thrilled more than 10 million visitors in New York from 1964-65. In 1966, after some major enhancements, including an enlargement of approximately 33 percent, the attraction found a permanent home at Disneyland in California.

In the attraction, hundreds of dolls “sing” the familiar song, “It’s a Small World,” in five languages (English, Italian, Japanese, Spanish and Swedish). Academy Award®-winning composers Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, who won two Oscars® for their work on Disney’s feature film “Mary Poppins,” were asked by Walt Disney to create a simple, yet catchy piece that could be sung in many different languages while guests traveled by boat through the attraction. The resulting song, “It’s a Small World (After All),” became one of the most well known and happiest of all Disney tunes.

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About Walt Disney Parks and Resorts

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts are where dreams come true. More than 55 years ago, Walt Disney created a new kind of entertainment families could experience together, immersed in detailed atmospheres and vibrant storytelling. His vision now includes a collection of five of the world’s leading family vacation destinations – Disneyland Resort, Anaheim, Calif.; Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.; Tokyo Disney Resort, Urayasu, Chiba, Japan; Disneyland Paris, Marne-la-Vallée, France; and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort, located on Lantau Island. A sixth resort, Shanghai Disney Resort, is currently under construction in Pudong New District, Shanghai. In addition, Walt Disney Parks and Resorts includes the world-class Disney Cruise Line; Disney Vacation Club; Adventures by Disney, a guided group vacation experience to some of the world’s most popular destinations; and Walt Disney Imagineering, which creates and designs all Disney parks, resorts and attractions.

About UNICEF

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) works in 190 countries and territories to save and improve children’s lives, providing health care and immunizations, clean water and sanitation, nutrition, education, emergency relief and more. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF supports UNICEF’s work through fundraising, advocacy, and education in the United States. Together, we are working toward the day when zero children die from preventable causes and every child has a safe and healthy childhood. For more information, visit www.unicefusa.org.  Find us on Twitter: @unicefusa; join us on Facebook: UNICEF-USA.

 

Media Contacts

Disneyland Resort Public Relations

714-781-4500

www.DisneylandNews.com

www.DisneyParks.com/blog

www.twitter.com/Disneyland

 

Andrea Sioris

U.S. Fund for UNICEF

212.880.9136

asioris@unicefusa.org

 

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