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Amazon to donate land to Arlington County for affordable housing

In January, Amazon announced that our Housing Equity Fund was providing $381.9 million in low-rate loans and grants to the Washington Housing Conservancy (WHC)—a nonprofit organization that preserves homes in the Washington, D.C. area—to purchase the Crystal House apartment community. The funding will help WHC preserve the affordability of the apartment units to support moderate- […]

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Climate Pledge Friendly makes it easier to shop more sustainably

Climate Pledge Friendly is a program that makes it easy for customers to discover and shop for more sustainable products in Amazon’s store. We have partnered with trusted third-parties and created our own certification, Compact by Design, which highlights products that meet sustainability standards and help preserve the natural world. Climate Pledge Friendly continues to […]

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Listen to the rainforest chorus that’s helping scientists protect African elephants

Deep in a rainforest in northern Republic of Congo, 50 microphones—hidden inside small boxes—dangle discreetly from trees across a vast, remote landscape roughly the size of Los Angeles. The person responsible for the devices is scientist Peter Wrege, director of the Elephant Listening Project at Cornell University in New York. His goal is to capture […]

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Small businesses go live on Prime Day

This Prime Day (June 21 and 22), Amazon is putting its small business selling partners front and center. We’ve gotten lots of feedback from customers wanting to support small businesses, so we’ve worked hard to develop more ways to connect you with great products offered by small businesses.. Throughout Prime Day, customers can engage directly […]

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Amazon recognizes computer science educators with 2021 Teacher of the Year Award

Amazon is thrilled to announce the 2021 class of Amazon Future Engineer Teacher of the Year Award recipients. Each year, Amazon recognizes 10 dynamic teachers for their work to inspire students from underserved and historically underrepresented communities to pursue careers in computer science and robotics. The following educators are this year’s recipients: Mark Ahrens, Texas […]