Mari Copeny will be receiving a special honor for her extraordinary efforts to better the Flint, MI community. According to Billboard, Copeny, 14, will become a Billboard Music Awards Changemaker at the upcoming “2022 Billboard Music Awards” (BBMAs), joining former recipients like Trae The Truth and Killer Mike.
May 4, 2022
Once upon a time, Flint, Michigan thrived as one of the nation’s largest General Motors plants until the city’s economy declined and they were hit with the largest water crisis America has seen in the last 20 years, CNN reports . The environmental injustice that’s been happening to Flint over the last six years has proven to be nearly fatal to the city’s residents, but this company came up with a revolutionary idea to help alleviate the health crisis. Quartz Water Source — a company committed to expanding global access to clean water founded by Flint natives — launched this week with a mission to offer cutting-edge Atmospheric Water Generation technology solutions to the people who need it, a press release reports . Quartz Water Source is open for business. Founded by natives of Flint, Michigan, we are committed to expanding global access to clean drinking water. If you believe that clean water is a right, not a privilege, please share this post. #WaterIsARight #WaterToThePeople...
Aug 7, 2020
Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk is donating $423,600 to help Flint Community School seventh and eighth graders purchase laptops. The Musk Foundation is dedicated to renewable energy research and advocacy; human space exploration research and advocacy; science and engineering education; and pediatric research. Musk’s donation to the school district is not the first for the tech big-name. In October, Musk along with the Musk Foundation pledged $480,350 to help install ultraviolet (UV) water filtration systems throughout the 12 schools in the district. Flint Community Schools also received a $300,000 donation from the C.S. Mott Foundation to modify its middle school curriculum. “The Mott Foundation and the Musk Foundation have just been so amazing to the district,” Flint schools superintendent Derrick Lopez told MLive. The donation will help in part of the school’s restructuring plans to move middle schoolers to the former Flint Northern High, expected to occur during the 2019-2020 school year.
Dec 21, 2018