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Frankie Muniz, aka Agent Cody Banks, is starting a brand new career as a NASCAR driver, which means that you can start a brand new career in social impact. Ready to get  ̶M̶a̶l̶c̶o̶l̶m̶ in the Middle of some job apps? Scroll down.

Here's what we got on tap for you today

  • Meme of the Week
  • Article of the Week: Do Tree-Planting Initiatives Actually Make a Positive Impact?
  • New Job Opportunities
  • Win of the Week: Mercedes-Benz Supports Childhood Healthcare
  • Bummer of the Week: Kim K’s Brand SKIMS Lands at the Bottom of the 2024 Fashion Accountability Report

Meme of the Week

Article of the Week

Do Tree-Planting Initiatives Actually Make a Positive Impact?

Let’s say you’re interviewing at a new company/non-profit/what have you, and they’re trying to prove their do-gooder credentials by showing off their “plant-a-tree” initiative.

Do you sniff out the BS, or is it A-oak-ay?

We’ve got some good news for once: a new study proves that the last 25 years of planting trees has actually made climate change less bad than it could’ve been.

Trees have long been praised for their carbon dioxide-absorbing abilities, but they also have another superpower. The study shows that trees, and specifically new forests full of trees between 20 and 40 years old, have a remarkable impact on temperature.

Essentially, planting new trees has helped keep the planet cooler than it would’ve been without them.

Did we just become tree huggers? Better question: do we kind of understand why Rory Gilmore would pay someone to give her her study tree back? Yes.

But here’s the best question: does this mean that all tree-planting initiatives are legit? …Not really.

According to the National Geographic, many of these programs lack transparency and accountability. So if a company is bragging about saving the planet, you better ask to see some proof.

For our vetted list of companies doing actual good in the world, scroll down to check out our social impact job board. And then plant a dang tree, will ya?

New Job Opportunities

  1. Global Health and Development Director at Rethink Priorities - Global (remote)
  2. Program Associate at Blue Crab Strategies - Global (remote)
  3. General Manager at Capital Good Fund - USA (remote)
  4. Community Outreach Manager at Sonoma Land Trust - Santa Rosa, CA (USA)
  5. NMTC Manager at Steadfast City - St. Louis, MO; Rochester, NY; Fairhope, AL or Remote (USA)
  6. Director of Finance at Book Harvest - Durham, NC (USA)

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Win of the Week:

Mercedes-Benz USA announced a multi-year partnership with an Atlanta hospital to support children’s healthcare as part of its Driving Your Future campaign. The car manufacturer recently celebrated a “week of caring,” where over 250 employees participated in giveback opportunities.

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Bummer of the Week:

The ethical fashion advocacy ground Remake Our World released a sneak peek of their 2024 Fashion Accountability Report, and Kim K’s brand SKIMS lands at the bottom of every category, including traceability, wages, environmental justice, and more.

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