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Paul Dewar Sponsor of Canadian Conflict Minerals Bill To Speak In Los Angeles Next Month

Global Leaders Gather for Conflict Minerals Symposium August 21-22
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Canadian NDP Take World Stage Announcing Conflict Minerals Bill

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yerlZE15m_I

How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

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There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.

Toyota Partners with Eco-Savvy Influencers on 2013 Prius MPG Challenge

Wave One Winner Helping Hands Food Pantry Hits 356 MPGe, Setting High Bar for New Challengers
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WEST CALDWELL, N.J., July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Building on the success of wave one of the Prius Plug-In MPG Challenge, Toyota today launched wave two of the competition, which brings together seven prolific environmental influencers from N.Y., N.J. and Conn. These ecologically-conscious influencers will borrow Prius Plug-In vehicles and compete against one another to see who can garner the highest overall MPG over the course of a 30-day period.

EU Brands Unite After Bangladesh Disaster, U.S. Falls Behind

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The devastating aftermath from the collapse of a Bangladesh factory in April, left 1,129 people dead and retailers under fire. European industries since have united together to prevent furthermore fatalities for garment factory workers. A total of 70 companies have joined the five-year legal global agreement, in which over the next nine months they will be conducting inspections of Bangladesh factories and renovation. Approximately 800 to a 1000 factories will be under evaluation. Out of the 70 retailers that have pledged to create a safe environment, only a few are American. 

Weyerhaeuser to Invest $23 Million in its Drayton Valley, AB, Lumber Mill

Expansion will Improve Operations and Efficiencies
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DRAYTON VALLEY, AB, June 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ Weyerhaeuser has allocated CA$23 million to production upgrades over the next year and a half at its dimensional softwood lumber mill in Drayton Valley, Alberta. The expansion will improve operations and efficiencies, positively positioning the company’s supply capabilities as the North American housing market continues to expand and export demand remains strong.

TransCanada Steps Up to Natural Disasters

Support for flood recovery and other unfortunate events part of company's commitment to building strong communities
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The disastrous flooding in Southern Alberta has impacted hundreds of TransCanada employees on personal and professional levels. Many of our staff are dealing with damage to their own homes and communities. At the same time, TransCanada took the unprecedented step of closing its corporate head offices for a week due to the widespread flooding of downtown Calgary.

Alex Trembath on Obama's Climate Change Speech

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Did you see how they covered President Obama’s recent big environmental speech on the Sunday political talk shows? No? That’s because none of the Sunday morning shows discussed it at all. In spite of its paltry coverage on the major networks, the speech is being heralded by some environmentalists as historical, while others are critiquing the president for not going far enough.

TransCanada Helps Make Safe Digging Even Easier

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With TransCanada’s support, a new national website, “Click Before You Dig” was launched by Canadian One-Call Centres that will be useful for workers and landowners who need buried pipelines and utilities located and marked before digging or excavating this summer.

Before the launch of the new web portal, anyone wielding a shovel only had the “Call Before You Dig” option to reach their provincial One-Call Centres and receive the free locate service showing them where it was safe to dig.

Baxter Meets its Renewable Power Goal Early

Company Launches 2012 Sustainability Report
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DEERFIELD, Ill., July 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) today issued its 14th consecutive Sustainability Report, available at http://sustainability.baxter.com, detailing the company’s commitment and progress to creating lasting social, environmental and economic value by addressing the needs of stakeholders worldwide.

Mars, Incorporated Calls For Cross-Sector Collaboration To Tackle Global Resource Issues At Nobel Laureate Forum

Mars hosts panel discussion with former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu; Mars Chief Agricultural Officer, Howard-Yana Shapiro; and 150 of the world's brightest young researchers
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July 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Speaking at a panel held during the 63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting in Germany and hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Nobel Laureate and former US Secretary of Energy, Steven Chu, and Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars, Howard-Yana Shapiro, urged an audience of 150 of the world's brightest young researchers to seek multidisciplinary, cross-sector scientific collaborations in order to tackle interrelated and global resource issues, from climate change to nutrition security.

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