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Watershed milestone: Coca-Cola becomes first Fortune 500 company to replenish all water used globally

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What began as an aspirational goal nine years ago is now a global industry milestone. From Stockholm, during World Water Week, Coca-Cola announced that it is the first Fortune 500 company to replenish the equivalent amount of water used in its global sales volume and production back to nature and communities. In 2007, Coca-Cola committed to replenishing every litre of water used in its global sales volume and production by the end of 2020.

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Rio 2016: the who, what and where of the Olympic Games

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With just a few days to go before the start of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, athletes and fans around the world are preparing for weeks of thrilling action, world records and personal triumphs in scenic Brazil. Here’s a roundup of the people, places and events you need to know to prepare for every leap, lap and lunge when the action kicks off on the 5th August… The Location When Rio de Janeiro was announced as the host city in 2009, Brazil became

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Behind the scenes of the Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay

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Before every Olympic Games comes the Olympic Torch Relay, where athletes, celebrities and fans carry the Olympic flame across continents, ending up at the stadium. As the longest continuous sponsor, Coca-Cola looks into this year's unique Rio 2016 Olympic Torch Relay.  In the last few weeks, the Olympic flame has flown in a hot-air balloon, travelled down a zip-line, hang-glided and caught rides on a stand-up paddleboard, a donkey and a steam

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I’d Like to Buy the World a Coke: The story behind the famous song

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<br> Hilltop commercial has always been one of my favourites. It was released 40 years ago in the summer of 1971 and was an instant hit in the US. Now, it’s remembered as one of Coca-Cola’s best-loved adverts and was ranked by ITV as one of the top 10 ads of all time. A few years ago, I interviewed Bill Backer, who worked on the Coca-Cola account at advertising agency McCann Erickson (now McCann), when the Hilltop

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How our Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has made a big difference to a youth service in Tipperary

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Youth Work Ireland Tipperary is a regional service that supports and empowers young people in Tipperary and East Limerick. Youth project worker Moira Merrigan tells us how €25,000 from the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund is helping to build the confidence of young people in Ireland. Find out more about Youth Work Ireland Tipperary. What is Youth Work Ireland Tipperary? We’re here to support and motivate young people. Our service includes: youth sessions employment

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Video: Q&A with Joanne O’Riordan

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Campaigner Joanne O’Riordan, who’s addressed the United Nations in New York on disability rights, chats about why she’s excited to be a 2016 ambassador for Coca-Cola’s Thank You Fund. What made you want to be an ambassador for the Thank You Fund this year? I’m delighted to be part of the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund as I think it's really important to support community initiatives. I’m always looking for local organisations to get involved with and

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Video: Q&A with Pete Snodden

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The radio host, Pete Snodden, talks about how the haters pushed him to keep trying, and why spreading the word about the Thank You Fund is so important to him. What made you want to be an ambassador for the Thank You Fund this year? The future of where we live and society as a whole should be all about young people. We have so many groups and organisations that deal with the youth of society and sometimes they get a fair bit of flack. I think a

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Video: Q&A with Eoghan McDermott

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Broadcaster Eoghan McDermott, discusses what he’ll be doing as a Thank You Fund ambassador, why the art of face-to-face interaction is dying and his audition for the Society of Irish Magicians. What made you want to be an ambassador for the Thank You Fund this year? I get asked to do a lot of stuff and I say no to most of it. But this initiative is important. Thinking back to when I was young compared to now, there are so few face-to-face interactions

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Video: How to create beautiful flower-shaped LED lights from recycled Coca-Cola bottles in 8 simple steps

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Just because an item’s made from rubbish, it doesn’t mean it needs to look like rubbish. That’s the ethos behind eco artist and designer Sarah Turner’s exquisite work, which includes handmade flowers, vases, lights and other unique sculptures transformed from recycled Coca-Cola bottles and cans – some of which you can make at home! A design graduate from Nottingham Trent University with her own online shop, Sarah benefits from being one of our 5by20

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Coca-Cola Thank You Fund To Give €130k To Charity

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Do you know of a non-profit organisation that could deliver an impactful youth project with the right funding? The Thank You Fund is celebrating Coca-Cola’s 130th anniversary by giving €130,000 to projects that inspire and support young people across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. What is the Thank You Fund? Set up in 2011, the Coca-Cola Thank You Fund has so far given €625,000 to non-profit organisations that support young people

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