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GM Develops Green Thumb in Urban Gardening

Reuse of shipping crates as garden beds, compost food scraps help in Detroit
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DETROIT, August 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ General Motors is turning 100 steel crates used for shipping engines to Orion Assembly into raised urban garden in vacant parking lots throughout Detroit, building on an earlier donation of 250 crates that enabled Cadillac Urban Gardens to bloom in Southwest Detroit. 

VIDEO: KFC Australia Opens Country’s First Green Restaurant

Virtual Tour of KFC Australia's East Maitland Restaurant Shows that Green is Good
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KFC Australia, a Yum! Brands company, made history this summer with the opening of the country's first, "green" quick-service restaurant. The Environment Minister and Maitland MP, Robyn Parker, and Mayor Peter Blackmore attended the grand opening. 

The East Maitland store in New South Wales is designed to save as much as 15 percent of the annual energy and 25 percent of the annual water costs, thanks to the latest in environmentally friendly building design.

Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund Awards 1,000th Conservation Grant


The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund (DWCF) has announced its 2013 conservation grant recipients, awarding its 1,000th grant with this latest round of funding.

“We are honored to support programs that address critical conservation needs,” said Dr. Beth Stevens, senior vice president of Corporate Citizenship, Environment & Conservation at Disney.  “These dedicated recipients are working with communities to ensure a brighter future for wildlife and the natural world we share.“

PG&E Participates in Pilot Program to Measure the Impact of Community Investments

ACCP and Corporate Citizenship Release Pilot Program Results on Global Approach to Measuring Corporate Community Investing
Pilot program participants include Amway, Cisco, ConAgra Foods, The Coca‐Cola Company, The Dow Chemical Company, FedEx, Goodrich Corporation, The Hartford, Hasbro, ING U.S., KPMG, Merck, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Pilot program participants include Amway, Cisco, ConAgra Foods, The Coca‐Cola Company, The Dow Chemical Company, FedEx, Goodrich Corporation, The Hartford, Hasbro, ING U.S., KPMG, Merck, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company

GM Donation Insulates 400 More Coats for the Homeless


Just because it is hot outside doesn’t mean Veronika Scott’s Empowerment Plan team isn’t thinking about the cold weather. The nonprofit operation produces winter coats year-round that transform into sleeping bags for the homeless. And GM’s scrap vehicle sound-absorption material continues to be the source of insulation.

2013 Goldman Prize Winner Azzam Alwash Pt. II

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Last week we spoke with Azzam Alwash, who earned a 2013 Goldman Prize for restoring a vast marshland in Iraq that had been drained and depleted under Saddam Hussein. This week we continue our discussion with Alwash, who has a refreshingly optimistic view of Iraq’s long-term prospects.

What Do Bee Boxes, Hunting Permits, Riparian Buffers, And Habitat Management Units Have In Common?

Weyerhaeuser reports on 18 ecosystem services provided by global timberlands

As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company committed to recognizing the ecosystem services provided by its timberlands. To help the company and its stakeholders understand the full range of values in its timberlands, employees developed a plan to measure and report against a comprehensive set of 18 ecosystem services provided by the more than 20 million acres of timberlands managed or owned globally. 

WEBINAR: Insights into Effective Natural Disaster Response - What Consumers Expect and What Companies Can Do

Join Cone Communications and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Business Civic Leadership Center for a free webinar on 9/5

When disaster strikes, the need for relief support can be urgent and immense – and companies are uniquely equipped to answer this call for help. Join Cone Communications and the U.S.

Weyerhaeuser Reduces Solid Waste Sent to Landfills by 9%


Waste is not a word that Weyerhaeuser uses often. The company reports that it uses almost every portion – 95 percent – of every log. Wood chips left over from making lumber are used to make pulp and paper. Logs too small for dimensional lumber are processed into engineered wood products such as oriented strand board. And, a substantial amount of energy is generated from wood residuals, also known as biomass fuels.


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