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Help Stop Global Warming: Your Guide To A Greener, Cleaner (Cooler) Planet

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The subject is no longer up for debate: the planet is getting warmer, and we (humans) are a large part of the problem.

It’s time to take action! If you’ve always wanted to “go green,” but haven’t fully committed to sustainability, now is the time to start living a greener, cleaner (and hopefully, cooler) life.

Below, we’ve outlined a few steps you can take to help stop global warming.

Dell Releases Ambitious Plan for Corporate Responsibility Goals through 2020; Will Drive Collaboration to Develop Industry Assessment for “Ripple Effect” of IT on the Planet and Society

Summary: 
  • As part of Dell’s Powering the Possible initiative, CSR plan articulates strategy for bringing sustainability and business objectives together to benefit customers and planet
  • From IT in education and healthcare to broad environmental benefits, plan articulates path to generate 10 times more benefit from IT than it takes to make and use it
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  • As part of Dell’s Powering the Possible initiative, CSR plan articulates strategy for bringing sustainability and business objectives together to benefit customers and planet
  • From IT in education and healthcare to broad environmental benefits, plan articulates path to generate 10 times more benefit from IT than it takes to make and use it

Human Causes of Climate Change, Part I

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Climate change. It’s a term thrown around in many conversations about global warming, the environment and sustainability. But what exactly is climate change, and how do we, as humans, affect climate change as individuals and as a society?

What are the human causes of climate change? How does our collective carbon footprint affect the atmosphere and the weather? What can be done to lessen the human impact on our planet?

How To Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

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“What is a carbon footprint?” you ask.

We all leave a mark on our planet. Think of your carbon footprint as your personal impact.

In technical terms, your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas you produce in units of carbon dioxide. This footprint is determined by your daily lifestyle and activities, such as travel (car, plane, train, etc), electrical use, consumption of products and services, foods you eat, etc.

Taproot Foundation DC Launches First Annual Pro Bono Week

Taproot Foundation DC offering $100,000 in pro bono marketing expertise to area nonprofits October 20-26, 2013
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October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the people who volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits.  Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in the third week of October.

Building Nonprofit Boards that Transform Lives

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At Taproot Foundation, we know connecting talented professionals with opportunities for pro bono and board service can dramatically change the game for nonprofits working to improve society.

Nearly two million nonprofit board seats need to be filled annually. The good news is that professionals want to join these boards. A recent research project Taproot led, in conjunction with BoardSource, found that 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve.

New Technology Improves PCB clean-up

TransCanada-sponsored R&D project has resulted in an innovative solution that promises a safer and less expensive method of removing PCBs from soil using ultraviolet light in a mobile remediation system
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University of Calgary researhers have developed new technology that promises a safer, more efficient way to clean up hazardous polychlorinaed biphenyls (PCBs) in soil using ultraviolet light – the first technology of its kind in the world.

The university research team in collaboration with TransCanada, Innovate Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic and IPAC Services Corp., created a 15-metre-long, mobile cleanup unit that is ready for field-testing on PCB-contaminated soil.

Vegetable Power: How the Green Fields of Kenya are Leading an Off-Grid Revolution

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“If you don’t have power, it is difficult to achieve economic growth and better living standards,” observes George Njenga, GE Distributed Power Regional Leader, Sub-Saharan Africa.

It is estimated that more than two-thirds of the population of Sub-Sahara Africa is without electricity, and more than 85% of those living in rural areas lack access to the grid. (Source: International Energy Agency)

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