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Boeing Recognized for Leadership in Climate Change Disclosure

Boeing achieves high marks for environmental transparency, earns designation for fourth year
Press Release

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been named one of the world's leading companies in taking actions to improve environmental performance and reporting climate-change strategy by the CDP, formally known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Boeing is one of 53 companies on the 2013 list of CDP's Standard & Poor's 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. This is the fourth time Boeing has been named to this list by the international, non-profit environmental organization.

Duke Energy and Clemson University Make Commitment at Clinton Global Initiative to Partner in Energy Research

Press Release

NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy and Clemson University today committed at the Clinton Global Initiative to work together to develop new models for generating and distributing electricity.

At the core of the partnership are workforce development initiatives and academic programs that will help develop technology to better manage global electric grid systems.

LG Washing Machines World’s First Certified For New Ul ‘Water Footprint Inventory’

Lifecycle Analysis Examines Water Consumption at Every Stage
Press Release

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Breaking new ground in environmental sustainability for home appliances, washing machines from LG Electronics are the first in the world to be certified for the new Water Footprint Inventory being launched by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

Outerwall Enhances Brands’ Fleet Operations With Hybrids and Route Optimization

By Greg Basich

Optimizing fleet operations generally doesn’t involve a one-size fits all solution, and at Outerwall Inc., the company behind the Coinstar and Redbox kiosk brands, each brand’s fleet required a different solution to best meet their business needs. For Coinstar, hybrid vehicles have contributed to significant improvements in overall fleet fuel economy and to reduced emissions. For the company’s Redbox brand, the use of route optimization technology has contributed to reductions in the number of miles driven and increases in productivity.

Efforts Pay Off in Improving our Environmental Footprint


Today's guest blog comes from Greg Spratt, advisor for Environmental Sustainability within Lilly’s Global Health, Safety, and Environmental. Greg is helping drive efforts to lesson Lilly’s environmental impact/footprint.

Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of people around the world dedicated to improving our energy efficiency and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, Lilly is proud to announce that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has raised our C rating from last year to this year’s B rating.

Enough Calls on Tech and Jewelry Companies to Step Up In Conflict-Free Trade


In a recent article from Zoe Lewis and Sasha Lezhnev of Enough, the NGO responds to recent 125th anniversary photography issue of National Geographic magazine.  The special collector’s edition issue highlights a trip to Bavi, a rebel controlled area, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free area, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Marcus Bleasdale and Jeffery Gettleman.

Friday Carbon Fact: Solar Is the Next Granite Countertop for Homebuilders


Solar panels are the next granite countertops: an amenity for new homes that’s becoming a standard option for buyers in U.S. markets.

At least six of 10 largest U.S. home builders led by KB Home include the photovoltaic (PV) devices in new construction. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association, demand for the home PV systems will jump 56 percent nationwide.

Verizon, UAF Launch App Competition


by Jeff Richardson

FAIRBANKS — The University of Alaska Fairbanks is launching a competition to create a new app for measuring energy efficiency on campus.

The app, which could be used with smartphones or tablets, will be developed with funding from a $40,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation. The foundation is tied to the Verizon telecommunications company, which entered the Alaska market this year.

A Sustainable Energy Plan: What & Why

Why do you need a sustainable energy plan?

by Erin Craig

Why do you need a sustainable energy plan?

Creating a Sustainable Energy Plan is a simple, systematic way to examine, refine, and act on one of the most important aspects of a sustainable business. A plan lets you see where you are, decide what immediate positive changes your company can make, and create long-term practical and actionable goals.  

Why create a plan specifically about energy?

Energy use is your most important environmental impact.


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