Code.org and Amazon Kick Off Hour of Code: Dance Party to Introduce One Million Girls to Coding

Amazon and Code.org today introduced Hour of Code: Dance Party – an online gamified tutorial that aims to teach basic coding skills to more than one million young girls during the first week of December and will continue to reach millions more kids throughout 2019. To help raise awareness of the value of coding at schools around the world, over 1,000 Amazon employees are volunteering at hundreds of Hour of Code events, from San Luis Obispo, California, to Edisto Island, South Carolina, to Tokyo, Japan, and Gdansk, Poland. Code.org’s new…

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Amazon announces it has donated $100 million to charities through AmazonSmile across the US, UK and Germany

Amazon has announced that the company has donated more than $100 million to charitable organisations through the AmazonSmile programme in the US, UK and Germany. AmazonSmile is a way for customers to support their favourite charity every time they shop with Amazon, at no extra cost. Customers who start their shopping at smile.amazon.co.uk will find the exact same Amazon they know and love, with the bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the eligible net purchase price to the charity they choose. To thank customers for supporting charities through…

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Amazon Deploys Solar Systems Across UK Fulfilment Centres

Amazon have announced an initiative to generate renewable energy by installing solar panels on its fulfilment centres across the UK, with an installed capacity of 20 megawatts. Amazon expects the solar panels to generate the equivalent amount of electricity required to power over 4,500 UK homes and will reduce its carbon footprint by 6,000 tonnes of CO2 annually. The solar systems will be developed and funded by Macquarie Principal Finance. The company plans to initially deploy large-scale rooftop solar systems on 10 of its fulfilment centres in the UK over…

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Kellogg Launches its First Digital Food Drive on Amazon for World Food Day

Facing new evidence from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UNFAO) that world hunger continues to rise, Kellogg has announced a new campaign that will make it easier for people to fight hunger by donating 10 foods hungry families request most, to Feeding America® food banks across the U.S. In a world where we produce enough food for everyone, how can more than 820 million people, or one in nine, struggle with hunger? The answer, according to Matt Knott, Feeding America President, lies in our ability to…

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Amazon Announces Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day Collaboration

Amazon announced that Amazon Fashion UK will collaborate with Save the Children for their annual Christmas Jumper Day, taking place on Friday the 14th of December 2018. The Amazon Fashion UK Christmas Jumper Store will be live from 1st November until the 31st December. For every eligible Christmas Jumper [or Christmas clothing/accessory] purchased from the Christmas Jumper Store on amazon.co.uk and smile.amazon.co.uk during this period, Amazon will donate 20% of the net purchase price to Save the Children. For customers that decide to make a last minute purchase and join…

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