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Around the Table: Mariners, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, & more

Advancing racial equity efforts

One year after announcing commitments to social justice and racial equity, a new impact report from the Seattle Mariners and Mariners Care documents progress and next steps. The report details efforts to diversify business partnerships, promote positive physical and mental health for BIPOC youth through grants to community organizations, advance equity through COVID-19 response and recovery, and more.

Partnering on sustainable flight tests

Boeing and Alaska Airlines partnered to share this year’s ecoDemonstrator, testing flights using sustainable aviation fuel that can reduce carbon emissions. Learn more here.

Leading COVID-19 research

An article in GeekWire highlighted efforts by Fred Hutch, Kaiser Permanente, and Virginia Mason’s Benaroya Research Institute in researching COVID-19 vaccines.  

Addressing food insecurity

Starbucks recently announced a $1.7 million donation to Feeding America to support equitable access to nutritious food to communities experiencing high rates of food insecurity. Learn more here.

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