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Debunking the Myths about Diluted Bitumen

New study by the National Academy of Sciences confirms oil sands crudes are no more hazardous to transport than other oil grades
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This week, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) added to the growing body of research dispelling the unsubstantiated claims that diluted bitumen is more corrosive or more risky to transport than any other type of crude oil. The report was commissioned by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds NativeEnergy Clean Water Initiative

Offsets for remaining emissions help provide critical funding for Kenya-based clean water project
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals , announced a 27 percent reduction in its corporate carbon emissions, down from 830 metric tonnes in 2011 to 602 metric tonnes in 2012. Since 2009, Recyclebank has partnered with NativeEnergy to calculate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Recyclebank to reduce its operational footprint.

Abstracts Are Due Monday for Renewable Energy Markets 2013

Abstracts for speaking at REM 2013 accepted until Monday, July 1
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June 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The REM 2013 Call for Abstracts ends in 10 days. If you are interested in submitting a proposal for a panel or an individual presentation, please review the Call for Abstracts page for guidelines. Please forward this announcement to colleagues and clients that you think would be interested in speaking at the conference.

Youth Say "Enough" of Human Rights Abuses

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Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr. Armstrong uses his musical talents as a world-class instrumentalist, singer and songwriter to say "enough".

Sustainable Brands ’13: Hope and Strategies for the Future

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By: Judy Sandford
Senior Strategist, Sustainability Communications

I attended the recent Sustainable Brands ’13 conference themed “From Revolution to Renaissance” and gained insights into the future of business and brand sustainability. Some sustainability conferences are all doom and gloom about the future, but this one had an upbeat attitude with a lot of hope based on solutions.

Offset Developers Form CODA to Promote Effective Cap-and-Trade Market in California

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June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Developers of offset projects for California’s cap-and-trade program have formed the Compliance Offset Developers Association (CODA) to leverage its members’ expertise and promote an effective offset market in California. 
 

Rising Star Uses Voice to Take a Stand

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Rising star Michael Armstrong used his voice - literally -  to take a stand on the world stage against human rights abuses and irresponsible sourcing practices from conflicted regions.

In an unprecedented ballad of traditional song, instruments and rap, Mr. Armstrong uses his musical talents as a world-class instrumentalist, singer and songwriter to say "enough".

Board-level Attention on SEC Regulation Requirements

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With board-level attention on SEC regulation requirements and heightened human rights violations, global brands must deliver value to consumers and shareholders AND meet environmental and social standards deemed desirable by a few very vocal members of the general public. 

Protecting the bottom line requires that companies implement programs to avoid tragic supplier events linked to their brand and take a proactive stance in creating, improving and maintain a positive public relations image. 

Mars, Incorporated Named Best Private Company By Ethical Corporation In 2013 Responsible Business Awards

World-leading food company praised for its sustainability commitments and collaborative approach
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LONDON, June 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated has been named Best Private Company by Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards 2013. Ethical Corporation is a global business publication focused on global ethical business and exploring how large companies are responding to the sustainable business agenda.

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