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AT&T and Environmental Defense Fund Find 28 Billion Gallons in Water Savings Potential in U.S. Commercial Buildings

A yearlong collaboration identified 14-40 percent water savings in cooling systems at AT&T pilot facilities and led to the development of a free toolkit to help U.S. buildings reduce water use
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DALLAS, August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — As drought conditions rage across many areas of the country, AT&T and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) unveiled today a suite of tools that U.S. commercial buildings can use to collectively save up to 28 billion gallons of water annually, equivalent to the amount of water that more than 765,000 Americans use at home in a given year.

The Future China Chooses will Dictate the Future of the Planet

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In a piece for Guardian Sustainable Business, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell states that China is serious about changing course when it comes to environmental concerns -- and business will play its part.

Former Ambassador Barrie Walkley to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Former U.S. Special Advisor for Africa’s Great Lakes Region and the Democratic Republic of the Congo until June, 2013 was Ambassador R. Barrie Walkley. In 2011 he addressed deep rooted issues taking place in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, and Burundi. Walkey was formally appointed by Hilary Clinton to coordinate U.S. foreign policy on Africa’s regional complications with a focus on conflict minerals and violent militias.

Conflict Minerals Compliancy Fuels Growth For Source Intelligence

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SOLANA BEACH, Calif., Aug. 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- VF Corporation is the latest multi-billion dollar corporation to tap Source Intelligence to undertake their compliance with the conflict minerals due diligence requirement under Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. In June, the company signed a three year contract with Source Intelligence.

Responsible Sourcing Networks Patricia Jurewicz to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Since 2006, Responsible Sourcing Network, a project of As You Sow, founder and director, Patricia Jurewicz, addresses labor and human rights abuses. Currently Jurewicz is involved with the PPA for Responsible Mineral Trade, the Cotton Coalition, ICCR’s Human Trafficking Group, and the Conflict Free Smelter Program. With 20 years of diverse experiences related to supply chain manufacturing and corporate responsibility, she will be speaking at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.

Brad Brooks-Rubin to Speak on Transforming the Conflict Minerals Trade at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Former Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the United States Department of State, Brad Brooks-Rubin to speak at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium among other great speakers diving into the complex law Dodd Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act SEC 1502.

Richard Heinberg on Natural Gas: Bridge Fuel or Fool’s Gold?

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We’ve spoken to Richard Heinberg in the past about several problems inherent to our carbon-based economy, from peak oil, to coal to what he has dubbed “the end of growth.”

Pipelines Creating Jobs and Opportunities

Keystone XL will generate approximately 9,000 jobs and significant economic spinoff activity.
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Keystone XL has recently been the subject of a vigorous debate about the number of jobs the project will generate during its construction. There have been many guesses, studies and estimates thrown around over the last five years and these have often muddied the debate about the economic impacts of a project such as Keystone XL. At TransCanada we are able to build plans – and can show, right down to a single job, how many workers it will take to build a project — because we’ve been building pipelines for more than 60 years.

Due Today, August 9! Nominate Your Company for the 2014 WEC Gold Medal in Sustainability!

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August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is accepting nominations for the 30th WEC Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development. Global corporations demonstrating a unique and sustained contribution to sustainable development will be eligible for consideration. Nominations must be submitted by Friday, August 9, 2013 at 11:59pm EST through WEC's website.

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