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.@eastmanchemco Corporate Responsibility Team & Eastman Innovation Lab teamed up on: ocean science matters http://bit.ly/2aozYFC #onegoal
Monday, July 25, 2016 - 10:30am

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Article

Eastman’s Corporate Responsibility Team and the Eastman Innovation Lab have teamed up to spread a message: ocean science matters. Eastman is making strides to better understand the ocean that connects our world. By partnering with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and The Consortium for Ocean Leadership, the company promotes environmental awareness to educate and advocate for positive change.  Through collaboration across the industry, Eastman is working to better understand the ocean’s role in the global environment and how it influences the resource needs of a growing planet.

Change begins with education and what better way to engage than for Eastman to support and sponsor the National Ocean Sciences Bowl? Inspiring the best and brightest young minds around the endless possibilities of public private partnerships empowers the next generation of thinkers, makers and scientists to be the catalysts for change that our global community needs. 

Students and coaches from coastal communities and landlocked states recently rallied together around the theme  “Our Changing Ocean: Science for Strong Coastal Communities.” In total, 369 teams from 272 schools (making up approximately 1,845 students) participated in the NOSB. Andrew Liu, a member of the winning Albany High School (Albany, CA) team, called this the “best weekend of our lives by far.”

The NOSB encompasses numerous scientific disciplines and encourages an increased understanding of the science needed to sustain strong communities, including improving community awareness; addressing erosion and increasing coastal populations and development; restoring coastlines; protecting estuarine ecosystems and services; and improving coastal disaster projection, preparedness, and response. The competition tests students’ knowledge of ocean-related topics, which include cross-disciplines of biology, chemistry, policy, physics, and geology. The NOSB is an interdisciplinary ocean science education program of the Consortium for Ocean Leadership based in Washington, D.C.

Check out http://responsibility.eastman.com/ to learn more about Eastman’s Corporate Responsibility efforts.  

Keywords: Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Philanthropy & Cause Initiatives | Positive Change | Social Impact & Volunteering

CAMPAIGN: Eastman Corporate Responsibility

CONTENT: Article

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