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Ecocentricity Blog: Trope-a-Dope

By: John A. Lanier
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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

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Our goal is to inspire others to become environmentalists, working to harmonize business and society with our natural systems. Dollars certainly help in pursuit of this goal, but a compelling and authentic example of what to do, and why we should do it, is so much more valuable.

2018 CFC Results: America’s Charities Nonprofit Members Outperform Overall Results

One of the World’s Largest Workplace Giving Programs Showing Signs of Improvement Despite Historic Shutdown
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Tetra Tech Releases Its 2018 Sustainability Report Card

Leading with Science® to create a more resilient and sustainable world
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Tetra Tech released its 2018 Sustainability Report Card on Earth Day, April 22, 2019. Our report card shares how we are Leading with Science® to achieve a more sustainable and resilient world. Featuring an introduction from Tetra Tech CEO Dan Batrack, the report card covers the company’s sustainable practices and highlights how Tetra Tech incorporates the latest innovations and technologies throughout its projects and operations.

Subaru Motorsports USA Partners With TerraCycle to Reduce Waste at Rally Events

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CAMDEN, N.J., April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced an expansion of its partnership with TerraCycle®, the world’s leader in the collection and repurposing of complex waste streams, to reduce hard-to-recycle waste and enhance sustainability in the brand’s motorsports activities. Subaru Motorsports USA, together with technical partner Vermont SportsCar (VSC), will utilize TerraCycle Zero Waste Boxes™ at 2019 American Rally Association events and on-site at Vermont SportsCar’s facility in Milton, VT.

Consumers Energy Helps Launch the Next Generation of Michigan Talent Through FIRST Robotics Championship in Detroit

Ninety Teams from Michigan Compete; State Has Most Robotics Squads in U.S.
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DETROIT, April 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Consumers Energy is excited to sponsor the FIRST Championship for high school robotics students, a marquee event that brings teams from across the globe and tens of thousands of visitors to Detroit -- and a showplace for the next generation of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) talent here in Michigan.

How Billionaire Greed Ruined a Perfectly Good Strategy Called Corporate Sustainability. (Part 1)

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Where has corporate Sustainability and its cousins; CSR, Impact Investing, Profit with Purpose, and Social Innovation actually taken us? Some may argue that it’s delivering a cultural shift in how we conduct business and some might argue that it’s a slow process and that we just need more time. But the harsh truth is that despite all of the positive inputs that are being added to the capitalist recipe, the end product is becoming more brutal and difficult to swallow.

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Create First-Ever We Wear Fair Trade Lookbook

Non-profit partners with fashion director & stylist on lookbook in support of Fashion Revolution Week featuring apparel exclusively made in Fair Trade Certified™ Factories.
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 23, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Today, Fair Trade USA unveils its first ever lookbook, We Wear Fair Trade. Made in partnership with renowned fashion director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, the lookbook features exclusively Fair Trade Certified™ apparel modeled by contemporary human and environmental rights advocates.

Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

General Mills to Match 100 Percent of Its Annual U.S. Electricity Use With New Wind Power Agreement

Company’s largest wind power agreement and second in two years advances clean energy leadership
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MINNEAPOLIS, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ – General Mills has taken one of the biggest steps thus far toward its climate goal by signing a virtual 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC, a joint venture partnership between RES (Renewable Energy Systems) and Steelhead Americas, for 200 megawatts (MW) of its Maverick Creek wind project.

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