Thursday, April 23, 2009


In light of recent news about the suicide of David Kellermann, 41, acting Chief Financial Officer for Freddie Mac, this morning ABC News also reported that phone calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline had increased in the past months.

Considering this, please save-the-date for The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention (AFSP) Central New Jersey Chapter who will be hosting their 6th Annual Central Jersey/New Brunswick Out of the Darkness Community Walk on October 4th. Registration is now open for the event— taking steps to help save lives. Walk to raise awareness and to honor a loved one.

Visit the web site for the Out of the Darkness Community Walk

If you have any questions email

Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Capping Carbon...

What Is Cap and Trade?
It's the policy that stopped acid rain. The Environmental Defense Fund's goal is to apply the same principles to stop climate change:

Cap: Limit carbon emissions
Trade: Get environmental results at lowest cost


The "cap" sets a nationwide limit on emissions, which is lowered over time to reduce the amount of pollutants released into the atmosphere. The "trade" creates a market for carbon allowances, helping companies innovate in order meet, or come in under, their allocated limit. The less they emit, the less they pay, so it is in their economic incentive to pollute less.

Find out more about carbon capping

Wednesday, April 01, 2009


A short video produced by FedEx took top honors in the first annual Corporate Citizenship Film Festival organized by the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship in coordination with their Corporate Citizenship Conference, Leading Change, Finding Opportunity held March 29th to the 31st in San Francisco. The FedEx video demonstrated how the company uses its transportation and logistical skills to meet the needs of communities around the world. The video powerfully demonstrated the value of moving vital relief supplies into communities following humanitarian crisis such as the Chengdu earthquake. The film also featured community groups and a broad range of FedEx employees working together with the common goal of making a positive impact during difficult situations.

Rose Flenorl, FedEx’s manager of social responsibility, accepted the award for the company at the 2009 International Corporate Citizenship conference in San Francisco and said “As a corporate citizen, we are committed to building stronger communities through volunteerism, corporate donations, charitable shipping and sponsorships with major charities. Our story is a salute to the amazing work of nonprofit organizations and our FedEx team members who are making an incredible impact in the lives of people worldwide.”

This is the first year of the Boston College film festival, and there 15,000 votes cast in the competition. Judging by the comments, it was apparent that a good percentage of the voter were cast by “average citizens” who came across the film festival through a variety of paths and were simply gratified to see companies’ good works in their communities. Companies that entered their work in the film festival were: Accenture, Aetna, Allstate, Amway, AT&T, Bank of America, Best Buy, Campbell Soup Company, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Exxon Mobil, FedEx, Hitachi, Intel, Mars North America, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Northrop Grumman, Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Pitney Bowes, PricewaterhouseCoopers, UPS, Western Union and Whirlpool.

The videos can be viewed online at the Boston College Center website. Each video is between 1 and 3 minutes in length and captures each company's positive impact, typically in partnership with nonprofits, customers and employees, on social and environmental challenges.