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Chile and Peru Pilot New Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

South America Takes Center Stage, Other Destinations to be Announced Soon
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WASHINGTON, D.C., April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) has selected the Cusco-Sacred Valley-Machu Picchu corridor in Peru, and the shores of Lake Llanquihue, Puerto Varas, and Frutillar in the Lakes Region of Chile for the second round of its pilot program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.  These new Early Adopters are the first South American destinations to participate.

Rebuilding Together And Caesars Foundation Deliver Safe, Healthy Homes And Big Savings Just In Time For The Holidays

Projects in Hammond, Ind., Las Vegas, Nev. and New Orleans, La. signal year-long commitment to improve and educate communities on environmentally friendly living
Press Release

WASHINGTON, December 21, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The holidays came a little early this year for five Veterans as hundreds of volunteers helped to rebuild the homes in Hammond, Ind., Las Vegas and New Orleans. These November rebuild projects marked the beginning of a yearlong collaboration between Rebuilding Together, a Safe and Healthy Housing organization that believes Community Starts at Home, Caesars Foundation and Caesars Entertainment Corporation HERO employee volunteers to make individuals’ homes safe and energy efficient.

Verizon Foundation Awards $150,000 in Grants to Save the Children, U.S. Fund for UNICEF and World Wildlife Fund

In First 'Spirit of the Season' Campaign, Employees' Choices Directed Distribution of Grants
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NEW YORK, December 20, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Three international nonprofit organizations will each receive a $50,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation as a result of the company’s first Spirit of the Season employee-participation campaign, which ran from Nov. 26 to Dec. 14.

The Top Seven Reasons Board Candidates Choose One Nonprofit Over Another

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For over two decades, I’ve had the honor and privilege of guiding hundreds of business executives and professionals in choosing the nonprofit boards on which they’ll serve. Each candidate experiences a personal journey exploring regional, national and perhaps global organizations, sorting through a plethora of causes and considering nonprofits that are at vastly different stages--from start-up enterprises to century-old institutions.

When making their final choice, here are the seven considerations board candidates tend to take most seriously:

Business People on Nonprofit Boards: Advancing Organizations and Developing as Leaders

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Through service on nonprofit boards, business people from Fortune 500 companies bring valuable experience and expertise to bear in helping nonprofits to achieve their vital missions. A highly effective board will fulfill its work in partnership with the head of the nonprofit organization by envisioning the organization’s greater potential, creating the revenue model and maximizing financial success, and ensuring the organization’s integrity and high-impact results.

Optimizing Board and Volunteer Involvement in Real Estate Projects

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Excerpt from an interview conducted by Professor James Hagy, Director of The Rooftops Project at New York Law School, with Alice Korngold:

Walking in Our Footprints

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How will our current climate policies and actions be viewed by future generations? Our first guest this week on Sea Change Radio is pretty sure our descendants will be, “stunned by our obliviousness.”

GE, MetLife and Union Bank to Invest $247 Million in Kansas Wind Farm

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General Electric Co, Metlife Inc and Union Bank said they invested $247 million in a 201-megawatt(MW) wind farm in Kansas.

GE will provide 134 wind turbines to the Post Rock wind farm, commissioned by renewable energy and waste management investor NTR Plc.

The farm will sell power to Westar Energy, the largest electric utility in Kansas.

Videos of Minds + Machines 2012: Unleashing the Industrial Internet

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For decades, technology has connected people and businesses globally. This is just the start. The Internet will also transform global industries, joining human insight with machine intelligence. Bringing minds and machines together has created something wholly new -- the Industrial Internet -- an open, global network that connects machines, people, and data.

For the first time, thought leaders from across business, technology and academia convened an important conversation in San Francisco in late November about the power of the Industrial Internet and why it matters. 

The Motley Fool Corporate Responsibility Spotlight: General Electric

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General Electric (NYSE: GE) is one of the world's largest and most respected companies. From appliances to energy, aviation to finance, this appropriately named conglomerate is one whose reach you might have trouble escaping. The deep-rooted company is the only member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average index that remains from the original 12 in 1896, and it's practically become a symbol for American ingenuity.

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