Amazon Becomes Europe’s Largest Corporate Buyer of Renewable Energy

Amazon has announced nine new utility-scale wind and solar energy projects in the U.S., Canada, Spain, Sweden, and the UK. The company now has 206 renewable energy projects globally, including 71 utility-scale wind and solar projects and 135 solar rooftops on facilities and stores worldwide, which will generate 8.5 GW of electricity production capacity globally. With this latest announcement, Amazon is now the largest corporate purchaser of renewable energy in Europe, with more than 2.5 GW of renewable energy capacity, enough to power more than two million European homes a…

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Amazon Donates $1.75 million to construct new STEAM high school in Onondaga County, New York

Amazon.com has announced it is donating $1.75 million toward a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) high school in Onondaga County, New York. With a new robotics fulfillment center coming to the county this fall, a project that will create more than 1,000 local jobs, Amazon is furthering its commitment to STEM education by investing in the community and giving students tools to build their best future. Amazon’s donation will fund robotics and computer science initiatives at the new school. “At Amazon, technology and innovation fuel our business.…

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Safe Kids Worldwide and Amazon Announce New Partnership to Help Keep Kids Safe from Preventable Injuries

Safe Kids Worldwide and Amazon have announced a new partnership dedicated to educating consumers and protecting kids from preventable injuries such as traffic injuries, falls, and burns. Over the coming year, Safe Kids and Amazon will host a series of events across the country for new parents to learn about infant and child safety topics, including helmet and bicycle safety, car seat safety and safe sleep practices. Safe Kids Worldwide has long-standing history of partnering with leading national companies to raise awareness about infant and child safety. This new partnership…

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Amazon Donates $15 Million to Code.org to Create New Equity-Minded Advanced Placement Computer Science Curriculum to Help High School Students in Underserved Communities Excel in Tech

Amazon has announced a $15 million donation from Amazon Future Engineer to nonprofit Code.org to support the development and launch of a new equity-minded Advanced Placement computer science programming curriculum. The new curriculum will teach students the same tools and concepts as the existing AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) course, and it will be built inclusively to take into account the unique cultural perspectives, interests, and experiences of Black, Latino, Native American (BLNA), and other minority students. By using a research-backed and culturally responsive approach to teaching in the curriculum,…

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Amazon Teams Up with Pharrell Williams’ YELLOW and Georgia Tech to Launch New Music Remix Competition to Inspire Students to Pursue Computer Science

Amazon, Pharrell Williams’ education equity nonprofit YELLOW, and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced a new educational collaboration called “Your Voice is Power” to encourage middle and high school students to share their voice on equity while learning to code new music remixes. The “Your Voice is Power” collaboration includes five teaching modules with lesson plans that teach coding while kick-starting meaningful conversations among students and their teachers about the importance of racial justice. This collaboration concludes with a competition for students to share their own voices through remixing Pharrell’s…

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