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BGC Environmental Brokerage Services' Renewable Energy Certificate Offering Now Certified by Green-e Energy

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San Francisco, CA, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ — Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that BGC Environmental Brokerage Services L.P., a fully owned subsidiary of BGC Partners, Inc., received Green-e Energy certification for its new renewable energy certificate (REC) offering “BGC National Renewable Energy Basket.” The product is available for commercial and wholesale customers.

D.C District Courts Demand Dodd-Frank Action from Industry Leaders

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Wednesday July 23rd, D.C. District Courts raised the demand for industry leaders to enact the Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act with no exceptions.  Plaintiffs who objected the ruling were denied any relief of the newly passed federal law and therefore are expected to swiftly comply by the first reporting deadline of May 31, 2014.

Peter Byck Discusses His Film “Carbon Nation”

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Filmmaker Peter Byck believes that the issue of preserving the environment is truly non-partisan, that when you strip away all the political rhetoric and carefully-crafted media narratives, we all really want the same thing: clean air, clean water and cheap energy.

Mars, Incorporated Reports Progress In 2012 Against Ambitious Targets To Make A Difference To People And Planet Through Its Performance

Announcement made in conjunction with publication of Mars’ 2012 Principles in Action Summary detailing the company’s Principles-led approach to business and its commitments
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July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars, Incorporated published its third annual Principles in Action Summary on Mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business – its progress and the challenges it shares with society while underscoring its commitment to put its Five Principles into action to make a difference to people and the planet through its performance.  Mars remains a private, family-owned business dedicat

Conflict Minerals Burden Survey Stirs CSR

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Tulane University has released a new survey for Conflict Minerals as a follow up to their previous October 2011 economic analysis study, regarding the execution of mandatory federal law, Dodd-Frank SEC 1502 Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The survey revealed the stifling economic costs from the implementation of Dodd-Frank at $7.93 billion, a severe underestimation by U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) who originally quoted $71.2 million.

PG&E Awards $319,000 in College Scholarships to 175 Students

Utility’s Employee Resource Groups Reward Students for Well-Rounded Achievements
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), its ten Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Pacific Service Employees Association recently awarded $319,000 in scholarships to 175 students from Northern and Central California. Students received scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 in recognition of their demonstrated excellence in leadership, community service and academic achievement.

Twitter Chat July 24th: Mars Incorporated’s Principles in Action

SOURCE: TRIPLEPUNDIT 07.18.13 BY NICK ASTER
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We’re excited to announce another high-level Twitter chat coming up next Wednesday, July 24th at 8am PST/11am EST.  This time we’ll be chatting with Mars, Inc’s new Chief Sustainability Officer, Barry Parkin.

PG&E Green Fleet Roadshow Comes to Justin Herman Plaza

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July 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ -

WHAT: Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be displaying a range of its “Green Fleet” vehicles on Justin Herman Plaza as part of the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative Conference.

PG&E operates one of the largest green fleets in the country, with over 3,400 electric or alternative fuel vehicles. Vehicles on display will include the following:

Leaders Gather to Envision the Future of Education

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

Lightning In A Bottle Festival: A Capsule of Sustainability

Jahara Singh | Sustainability Journalist | Source Intelligence
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Last weekend, the greatest sustainability festival of our time unfolded at Lake Skinner, in the secluded outskirts of Temecula, California. To describe Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) as another annual music and arts celebration would ignore its wider truth.  The LIB mission promotes a passion driven purpose for the conservation of all of our Earthly resources by creating awareness of the finite resources provided by our environment through their “reduce, reuse, recycle” mentality and strict conservation practices.

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