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Verizon Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Save the Children, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund

In First 'Spirit of the Season' Campaign, Employees' Choices Directed Distribution of Grants
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NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company’s first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

Green Tips for the Holidays: How to Celebrate the Season Sustainably

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It’s that time of year when many of us will haul out our holiday decorations, purchase gifts, throw holiday parties and gather family and friends around for feasts that celebrate the harvest and bounty from the year’s activities.

Whether it’s in the form of gift-giving, sharing a festive meal, decorating or travel, there are many ways to celebrate the season that don’t create unnecessary waste.

Hilton Worldwide Spreads Christmas Magic as Sponsor of Local Children’s Event

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Hilton Worldwide Spreads Christmas Magic as Sponsor of Local Children’s Event

The staff at the Hilton Worldwide Dubai-based regional office was recently recognized on AMEInfo.com regarding their donation of a banquet of food and refreshments for the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs end-of-term celebration.

GE Buys 2,000 Ford Plug-In Hybrids

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GE announced a collaboration with Ford in which the company will purchase 2,000 new Ford C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrids for its fleet. As part of the collaboration, Ford will jointly market GE’s alternative fuel infrastructure solutions to commercial customers and provide new alternative fuel vehicles for use at GE’s Vehicle Innovation Center.

The two companies will also collaborate with researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology on data collection and analysis on GE’s fleet in an effort to add greater efficiencies to electric driving and charging.

Simon Zadek: Heading over the Carbon Cliff

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We are heading for the edge of the carbon cliff, a far more scary prospect than any fiscal cliff we might imagine or create. And like lemmings, that curious small rodent that migrates in large herds and periodically suffers catastrophic population collapse as they, in hysterical error, cascade over cliff edges, we are rushing towards the precipice with behavioral abandon.

This Shopping Season, You Can Consider the Planet and the Companies Who Care

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Every year just in time for the holiday season, Climate Counts prepares a shopping guide to help environmentally-conscious consumers support companies who “get it” in terms of climate change. To make it really convenient, the guide is now available on a free iPhone app as well as online.

Hello World!

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We’d like to introduce ourselves as The Adventure Capitalists…YOUR Adventure Capitalists.

We have launched our firm to serve the good guys – yes, all of you that understand the importance of creating sustainability not only within your business, but also in your home, in your community, and in your life.

VolunteerMatch Provides More Ways for Individuals, Nonprofits and Companies to Fight Hunger This Holiday Season

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December 12, 2012 /3BL Media/ - VolunteerMatch, the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network, has announced a special campaign to fight hunger this holiday season and is inviting volunteers, nonprofits and companies across the country to join in.

Unilever to Receive 2013 World Environment Center Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development

Award ceremony to take place on May 9, 2013
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Washington, D.C., December 11, 2012/3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 29th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Unilever. The company is being recognized for its deep and longstanding commitment to advancing environmental sustainability through its strategic business initiative, the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, that is applied to its products, governance structure, supply chain and consumers.

Fair Trade USA Announces New Winners of Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperative in Honduras Receives Funding to Invest in Sustainable Soil Regeneration and Water Initiatives
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OAKLAND, Calif., December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announced the winner of its Cooperative Small Grants Program’s second round, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winner, COMSA from Honduras, plans to use the grant money to improve their environmental sustainability efforts and their organics program.

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