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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.

Nebraska Cowboy Displays Scheer Talent

Wins $100,000 first prize in TransCanada-sponsored Calgary Stampede Saddle Bronc event.
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If you won $100,000 you might take some time off work to celebrate. Not Cort Scheer. Just a few days after winning the Calgary Stampede’s Saddle Bronc event last month, he was back on the road competing in rodeos across the United States.

Weyerhaeuser Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 28%

On-track to 40% reduction by 2020
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Weyerhaeuser shared its progress toward a companywide goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2020 in its recently published sustainability report.

By the end of 2012, total greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 28 percent compared to a base year of 2000. The company has been able to achieve this reduction by consolidating operations to higher efficiency mills and replacing fossil fuels with carbon-neutral biomass fuels.

Balfour Beatty Construction's Dallas office achieves LEED Gold certification

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DALLAS, AUGUST 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ Balfour Beatty Construction was recently awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification under the LEED for Commercial Interiors (LEED C-I) for their 3100 McKinnon Street office located in Dallas, Texas. The firm remodeled their North Texas home office with sustainability and green building elements as the key focus.

Tulane University to Present Key Conflict Minerals Findings at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium

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Tulane University to present Conflict Minerals Burden Survey at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This survey acts as a follow up to the October 2011 study, which analyzed the economic impact of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The latest study will now look at the realized impact affected companies are experiencing from conflict minerals legislation. 

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