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Domtar helps create new model for responsible forest management with group FSC certification

Partnership approach will provide market with more socially, environmentally and economically sustainable paper options
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Ashdown, Ark., December 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced the culmination of a precedent-setting two-year partnership process that saw 55 landowners in the Texarkana area achieve Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) group certification.  With the Ashdown Mill’s strong support, the Four States Timberland Owners Association (FSTOA) was successful in receiving FSC Forest Management Certification on 70,000 acres of forestland.

Cotton Made in Africa Conserves Water and Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Cotton made in Africa cotton has a considerably smaller ecological footprint than conventionally grown cotton. The Initiative’s sustainable cultivation methods reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 70 percent and save around 18,000 litres of water per kilogram of cotton lint compared to Pakistani cotton. The Systain consulting firm carried out a study on behalf of the Aid by Trade Foundation to determine the ecological footprint of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA).

The small ecological footprint of African cotton
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Cotton made in Africa cotton has a considerably smaller ecological footprint than conventionally grown cotton. The Initiative’s sustainable cultivation methods reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 70 percent and save around 18,000 litres of water per kilogram of cotton lint compared to Pakistani cotton. The Systain consulting firm carried out a study on behalf of the Aid by Trade Foundation to determine the ecological footprint of Cotton made in Africa (CmiA).

Majority Of World’s Largest Companies Shifting To Clean Energy

New Study Shows Nearly 60 percent of World’s Largest Companies Have Renewable Energy or Greenhouse Gas Reduction Commitments, Citing Strong Business Case
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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Despite climate and energy policy inching forward in Congress and at the UN climate change negotiations in Qatar, a new report from Calvert Investments, Ceres and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) shows that most of the world’s largest companies aren’t waiting on governments to embrace renewable energy and lower emissions.

GM’s Changwon Assembly Announces 3MW Solar Project

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CHANGWON, South Korea, December 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – General Motors announced today that its Changwon Assembly plant, home of the brand new Chevrolet Spark and Spark EV, has reached an agreement with renewable energy company KC Cot

Student Conservation Association Volunteers to Restore New Jersey State Parks Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

SCA alum Jarred Shaw leads crew of specialists to Cheesequake and other New Jersey State Parks to help clear thousands of downed trees and limbs
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CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, N.J, December 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Like many residents of Matawan, NJ, Jarred Shaw often hikes the trails of Cheesequake State Park.  But unlike most other users, Shaw built some of those trails as a volunteer leader with the Student Conservation Association.  And now, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Shaw is leading a crew of SCA specialists to Cheesequake and other New Jersey State Parks to help clear thousands of downed trees and limbs.

Student Conservation Association Volunteers to Restore New Jersey State Parks Damaged By Superstorm Sandy

SCA alum Jarred Shaw leads crew of specialists to Cheesequake and other New Jersey State Parks to help clear thousands of downed trees and limbs
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CHEESEQUAKE STATE PARK, N.J, December 6, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Like many residents of Matawan, NJ, Jarred Shaw often hikes the trails of Cheesequake State Park.  But unlike most other users, Shaw built some of those trails as a volunteer leader with the Student Conservation Association.  And now, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, Shaw is leading a crew of SCA specialists to Cheesequake and other New Jersey State Parks to help clear thousands of downed trees and limbs.

Can ICT Solutions Sustainably Grow the World’s Economies?

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A new study concludes that broad use new high-tech solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent by 2020 and help grow the world’s economies. The new GeSI SMARTer2020 report says that the broad use of smart grids, buildings and transport systems enhanced by information communications technology could yield $1.9 trillion in savings for consumers and businesses and create 29.5 million jobs globally.

The SMARTer2020 Report
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A new study concludes that broad use new high-tech solutions can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 16.5 percent by 2020 and help grow the world’s economies. The new GeSI SMARTer2020 report says that the broad use of smart grids, buildings and transport systems enhanced by information communications technology could yield $1.9 trillion in savings for consumers and businesses and create 29.5 million jobs globally.

Sunny Days in San Adrian

General Mills installs 4,500 solar panels at plant in northern Spain
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By Grant Moos, General Mills

The installation of nearly 4,500 solar panels at our San Adrian plant in northern Spain is just the latest in a series of environmental efforts that have earned the plant a reputation as one of the most innovative in that region.

The plant already receives all of its electricity – representing one-third of its energy overall – from renewable sources such as wind power. And it has significantly trimmed its water and energy usage rates in recent years.

Chevrolet Volt Owners Surpass 100 Million Electric Miles

5 million gallons of fuel saved; $1,300 a year in fuel costs avoided
Press Release

DETROIT, December 5, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Chevrolet Volt owners collectively have driven more than 100 million all-electric miles since the vehicle went on sale two years ago this month. The average Volt owner travels more than 65 percent of the time in pure electric mode as the car was designed – only using the gasoline-powered generator for longer trips.

Coping With The Rising Tides: John Englander & David Hedman

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Our planet’s rising oceans are no longer the purview of pessimistic doomsayers – they are the new reality. This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio are both trying to help us adapt to the phenomenon of crumbling coastlines and swollen seas. 

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