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July 23, 2016

Lighting Vancouver’s Sky Up with the Celebration of Light

The Honda Celebration of Light, the province of British Columbia’s largest public event, celebrates its 26th anniversary with another year with a three-night international competition of some of the world’s biggest and best firework displays in English Bay on Saturday, July 23, Wednesday, July 27, and Saturday, July 30.

The shows start at 10:00 p.m. over English Bay, but there are a variety of pre-show activities including music entertainment and a variety of food options.

The Honda Celebration of Light attracts over a million visitors across the three festival nights [...]

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October 10, 2015

Solar Decathlon Comes To Southern California

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon is an award-winning program that challenges collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive. The winner of the competition is the team that best blends affordability, consumer appeal, and design excellence with optimal energy production and maximum efficiency.

The first Solar Decathlon was held in 2002 and the competition has occurred biennially since then.  This year’s U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will take place October 8–18, 2015, at the [...]

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January 26, 2015

Marriott International’s New Lifestyle Brand Shakes Up Traditional Hospitality

Brings Edgy, Fun Moxy Hotels to the U.S. in 2016

LOS ANGELES and BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today the introduction of Moxy Hotels to the U.S. The new and contemporary brand, first launched in Europe, is entering the market in a bold way, with eight identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations, including New York City (Chelsea, Mid-town and Lower Manhattan), San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans and Chicago.

Moxy Hotels was launched in fashion forward Milan last September and more hotels are [...]

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December 19, 2012

U.S. Volunteer Rate, Numbers Highest Since 2005

In a recently released report, volunteering is at the highest number since 2005.

Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, a new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship finds.

According to Volunteering and Civic Life in America, 64.3 million adults (26.8 percent) volunteered through a formal organization in 2011 — a year-over-year increase of 1.5 million and the highest rate nationally since 2005 — contributing a total of 7.9 billion hours valued at [...]

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