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Mars, Incorporated Publishes 2013 Principles in Action Summary

Summary details the company’s progress against ambitious targets to make a difference to people and the planet through performance
Press Release

MCLEAN, VA, July 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Mars, Incorporated publishes its fourth annual Principles in Action Summary today on mars.com, which details the company’s approach to business – the challenges it shares with society, and its commitment to put the Mars Five Principles into action.  This includes a target for the private, family-owned business to eliminate all fossil fuel energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from its direct operations by 2040.

Latest Green News from Green Builder Media's Vantage

July 24, 2014 Edition
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Best Sustainable Companies Set a High Bar Our much anticipated Eco-Leaders report is out! Check out the handful of companies doing great green things in the world, paving the way to a sustainable future with innovative products and forward-thinking ideas. Read on—their ideas for resource conservation, waste reduction, and reduced carbon emissions could work for your company too.

Participant Media Launches TakePart World, A Multi-Platform Series Dedicated To Spotlighting Progress In The Developing World

The Series will Premiere on Pivot as a Feature of TakePart Live and will Highlight the People, Technologies, and Ideas that are Making a Difference
Press Release

Beverly Hills, CA, July 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Participant Media unveiled today TakePart World, a year long, multi-platform series dedicated to global development and the innovators who are making a difference. TakePart World investigates the myths and misconceptions people across the globe have about the developing world. The series spotlights the faces and voices of those driving progress towards a sustainable future for the world’s poorest. TakePart World is made possible with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Sustainability: Cows, Sage Grouses, and Grasslands

Blog

Two disconnected events yesterday and today were linked in my mind to the large, open spaces of the West and the challenges we face in striving for a sustainable future.  The first was spotting this marquee yesterday with "The Sustainability Secret" catching my eye.  The cowspiracy took longer to process.

Participant Media Launches TakePart World, A Multi-Platform Series Dedicated To Spotlighting Progress In The Developing World

The Series will Premiere on Pivot as a Feature of TakePart Live and will Highlight the People, Technologies, and Ideas that are Making a Difference
Press Release

Beverly Hills, CA, July 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Participant Media unveiled today TakePart World, a year long, multi-platform series dedicated to global development and the innovators who are making a difference. TakePart World investigates the myths and misconceptions people across the globe have about the developing world. The series spotlights the faces and voices of those driving progress towards a sustainable future for the world’s poorest. TakePart World is made possible with support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Cat® Engines Backing Up Kansas

High efficiency, low emissions natural gas-powered generator sets provide power in the Sunflower State
Article

Wind has long been a feature of the Kansas prairie. In fact, the state has the second-highest wind potential in the U.S., second only to Texas. Harnessing that renewable energy resource presents a big opportunity for sustainable growth in the state. Wind energy, however, has one significant limitation — it is not available at the same level at all times. For that reason, utility providers must complement their wind resources with other generation sources that offer flexibility and control to effectively manage sudden changes in supply and demand of power.

Natural Gas: A Growing Resource

Rapidly urbanization creates greater need for sustainable energy
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Enabling a New Energy Paradigm

Cat® Power Generators Bring Hope to Africa (Video)

Only about one in 10 Tanzanians do not have access to reliable electricity. Cat® engines help improve that number.
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A region of Africa long burdened by poverty, disease and malnutrition due to underdevelopment is now being powered into a new era of prosperity, thanks to Cat® generators. Home to nearly 2 million people, Mtwara and Lindi are the southernmost regions of Tanzania and would experience frequent and prolonged periods without power.

10 Things You Should Know About Investment in Renewable Energy

In a recent panel, experts shared their thoughts on how to increase investment in renewables amid falling prices, policy uncertainty and emerging tech
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In a recent online chat, an expert panel tackled the huge topic of how to grow investment in renewables as part of a transition to a low carbon economy. Here are 10 key lessons from the discussion:

As Fiery Accidents Pile Up, U.S. Proposes New Rules for Oil Trains

Department of Transportation calls for new speed limits, phaseout of older cars.
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After a string of fiery oil train accidents in recent months, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Wednesday proposed new rules seeking to address safety concerns over the increasing use of rail to transport crude oil.

The long-promised standards call for a phaseout or retrofit of older rail cars known as DOT-111s, which are known to be vulnerable to leaks and explosions, within two years; new speed and operational restrictions; and a stricter system for testing and classifying mined gases and liquids, among other measures.

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