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There is a strong connection between innovation and necessity. The world is full of light but it is not distributed equally, especially solar light which is often expensive and not used extensively.

// We First: a Way to Look at the World as a Mutually-Dependent Global Community

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"We First is the name of the company...but more than that...it's a way of looking at the world."

Simon Mainwaring

Organic Foods Are Healthier For You (and for everything else that lives on planet Earth)

A Response to the Recent Stanford University Meta-study
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by Rodney North

You may have heard about a new meta-study by researchers at Stanford University that looked into the health benefits of organic foods.  It was covered by the New York Times, NPR, TV news programs and others.  

Cabot® Creamery Cooperative to ‘Reward Volunteers’ Again with Gusto

Reward Volunteers 2.0 Has Launched; Cabot Hopes to More Than Double its Effectiveness in the Second Phase of the Program
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(3BL Media) Cabot, VT – August 31, 2012 – Following a successful Phase One launch of Reward Volunteers earlier this year, Cabot Creamery - the New England and upstate New York dairy farm family-owned cooperative best known as “The Maker’s of the World’s Best Cheddar” - has expanded and re-launched Reward Volunteers 2.0.

Fair Trade USA Extends Benefits of Fair Trade to Independent, Small-Scale Coffee Farmers through Innovative Pilot Programs

Eight Hundred Small Farmers in Colombia and Costa Rica Earn Fair Trade Certification
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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

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Fair Trade USA today announced that two groups of independent, small-scale coffee farmers have achieved Fair Trade certification.  As part of Fair Trade USA’s Fair Trade for All initiative, these new pilot programs will provide 800 small farmers in Costa Rica and Colombia with access to the many opportunities and benefits of Fair Trade, farmers who were previously unable to achieve Fair Trade certification because they are not organized into formal cooperatives.

From Movement to Marketplace; Celebrating the Evolution of Impact

A critical mass of impact organizations celebrate significant anniversaries in 2012.
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A critical mass of mission-oriented organizations are all celebrating significant anniversaries in 2012.  Some of the names are recognizable far beyond the world of impact, but all share a belief that business can be an agent for positive change.

Power Up Consumer Choice: Introducing New Line of USB Chargers Made with Post-consumer Plastics

Available Now Exclusively from AT&T for $30.00
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(3BL Media) August 30, 2012 - AT&T* customers now have the option to purchase wall and car chargers with housings made from at least 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic. AT&T continues to work with its suppliers to provide consumers sustainable products.

Powertrain Innovation Comes Standard on 2013 Regal

Standard eAssist, optional turbocharging continue forward-thinking powertrain approach
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(3BL Media) Detroit, MI - August 29, 2012 - The 2013 Buick Regal luxury sport sedan arrives at dealerships this fall with a standard advanced eAssist powertrain and 36 highway mpg. Two powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engines give Regal one of the most technologically advanced engine ranges in the brand’s history.

Better World Club to Provide Carbon-Neutral Roadside Assistance

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(3BL Media) Portland, OR - September 4, 2012- Better World Club, the nation’s only environmentally-friendly auto club, announced today that it would provide the nation’s first carbon-neutral roadside assistance.  As part of its mission to promote social and environmental responsibility, Better World Club will estimate the tons of CO2 produced each year by trucks providing services to its members, and purchase the equivalent in US-based carbon offsets.

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