Alcoa Press Releases
This area contains releases that are published by Alcoa and Alcoa Foundation with a focus on sustainability, environment and the partnership with World Scouting.
Geneva, 28 July 2007 - Beginning today, more than 40,000 young people from across the globe will gather at the World Scout Jamboree in Hylands Park, Chelmsford, UK. For the next two weeks, this enormous collection of Scouts and their leaders will celebrate the Centenary of Scouting, learn about each other’s cultures and experience new adventures. Alcoa Foundation representatives will also be there to celebrate with them as they support the creation of a Scouting environmental sustainability awareness program.
In June 2007 Alcoa Foundation and the World Organization of the Scout Movement decided to launch a joint programme promoting sustainability awareness. It will be initially rolled out in five European countries and will be funded by a two-year $205,000 grant from the Alcoa Foundation. The 21st World Scout Jamboree in Southern England, taking place until 8th of August, is a good opportunity to start to involve young people in the programme. Alcoa Foundation has supported a series of workshops based in the “Global Development Village”, where the Jamboree participants, aged from 14 to 17, reflected on issues and challenges facing the global community.
Geneva – June 5, 2007 – Today, on World Environment Day, Alcoa Foundation and the World Organization for the Scout Movement announced a joint program promoting sustainability awareness through a worldwide environmental educational Scout program. The program will be initially rolled out in five European countries and will be funded by a two-year $205,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation. Key components of this project will be featured at the 21st World Scout Jamboree scheduled to take place in the UK from July 27 to August 8, 2007.