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Coffee Trends Goes Green with JustGreen™ Business Advantage

Press Release

Kingston-Ontario, Canada, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Coffee Trends, Single Serve Specialists has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Coffee Trends will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.

New Report: North Dakota Natural Gas Flaring More Than Doubles in Two Years

Ceres’ Analysis Shows North Dakota Oil Industry Burned Off $1 Billion of Natural Gas in 2012; Industry Now Flares $3.6 Million Each Day
Press Release

BOSTON, July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The tremendous growth of unconventional oil production in North Dakota has also led to a rapid rise in the production of associated natural gas and natural gas liquids. A new Ceres report reveals that large and growing volumes of this gas are being burned off rather than sold, creating significant economic and environmental impacts.

UPS Sees 40% Savings by Switching Long-Haul Fleet to Natural Gas

By Ehren Goossens
Article

United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS:US), the world’s largest package-delivery company, said it can save 40 percent in fuel costs by running its long-haul semi-tractor trailer fleet on natural gas instead of gasoline or diesel.

AT&T Expands Carbon Impact Assessment Tool to Include Benefits of Cloud Computing and Machine-to-Machine Solutions

Tool Makes it Easier to Quantify the Business and Environmental Benefits New Technology Can Provide
Press Release

Dallas, July 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - AT&T* has updated its Carbon Impact Assessment Tool, expanding its reporting capabilities to include the ability to estimate the financial and greenhouse gas impacts of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) solutions including asset management, transportation and smart grid. The new tool also estimates savings associated with a migration to cloud computing. 

Harnessing Global Business as a Force for Sustainable Development

This year's UN Global Compact Leaders Summit will unveil a new global framework for private sector sustainability action
Article

By Georg Kell, The Guardian, 23 July 2013

In this article for Guardian Sustainable Business, UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell discusses the importance of the Global Compact Leaders Summit at this pivotal point in the UN development agenda. 

Read the full article on The Guardian.

 

Austin College Encourages Students to Offset CO2 Emissions with NativeEnergy

Students opt to offset study abroad travel with a clean water project in Kenya
Press Release

SHERMAN, TX, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Austin College is working with NativeEnergy to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the travel portion of one of their most important study abroad programs. Through the initiative, faculty and students can build the cost of offsetting the emissions into their trip budget, capturing an externality often forgotten.

Weyerhaeuser Shares Progress Toward 2020 Sustainability Goals

Press Release

July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced the publication of its tenth annual sustainability report. The online report details the company’s performance in 2012 and demonstrates its progress against more than 40 specific targets it will accomplish by 2020. The company’s commitments, goals and targets are organized under three sustainability pillars — performance, people and planet.   

A few highlights of Weyerhaeuser’s 2012 sustainability achievements include:

Mirella Marketing Goes Green with JustGreen™ Business Advantage

Press Release

Ontario, Canada, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Mirella Marketing has partnered with JustGreen Business Advantage, to lower its carbon footprint and take responsibility for its greenhouse gas emissions. Through the purchase of JustGreen carbon offsets, Mirella Marketing will neutralize carbon emissions related to its day to day operations.

New Frontiers in the ROI of Sustainability

Blog

Demonstrating the business case for investment in sustainability — whether in product innovation, supply chain improvements, operational efficiency, employee engagement, communications or an overarching, multi-pronged strategy — remains one of the biggest challenges for the private sector, even for companies that clearly understand the underlying issues. It is proving particularly difficult for change agents trying to get approval from executives within big, slow-moving corporations focused on short-term goals in a highly uncertain global economy.

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