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Groundbreaking Data On The Impact C40 Cities Are Having On Climate Change

Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of C40 releases new report

Mike Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg LP and President of the Board of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40), recently released the the latest editiion of the Climate Action in Megacities Report (CAM 2.0). C40 is a 66 member global network of cities taking actions - like implementing bus rapid transit systems, improving waste management systems, and implementing energy efficienct building codes - to reduce green house emissions and increase urban resiliiency in relation to the impacts of climate change.

Boeing Employee Efforts Improve Environmental Performance

Boeing employee efforts help reduce waste sent to landfills

This story originally featured in the February issue of the Boeing magazine, Frontiers.

Difference Makers

Cheryl Fievet remembers the early days of recycling at the St. Louis site and sometimes has a hard time believing how far the recycling program has come in the past 10 years.

Part 1 of Honda's Award-Winning Environmental Film Series: Paint by Numbers

Honda to Release Part 3 of Series this February
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The first film in the series, Paint by Numbers, tells the story of how Honda engineer Shubho Bhattacharya was inspired to develop technology to reduce the energy needed to operate the auto body-painting system at Honda's manufacturing plant in Marysville, Ohio. Auto body painting accounts for the most energy use in Honda's production process. With the help of his fellow associates, Bhattacharya conceived Honda's Intelligent Paint Technology, which has cut Honda's North American manufacturing CO2 emissions by about 10,000 metric tons per year.

Bi-Fuel Silverado HDs Prove Trucks Don’t Have to Get Leaner to Run Cleaner


Conventional wisdom says the bigger the vehicle, the bigger the environmental impact. Chevrolet is showing it might be time to break with convention.

Yesterday at the Chicago Auto Show, Chevrolet unveiled CNG bi-fuel versions of the new 2015 Silverado 2500 and 3500 heavy duty truckscapable of running on compressed natural gas and gasoline.

HGTV and DIY Network Talent Add Expert Advice to Rebuilding Together and HUD National Healthy Homes Conference in Nashville

Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster and Tiffany Brooks share tips to improve home energy efficiency, safety and health issues
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Housing Professionals at this year’s National Healthy Homes Conference, co-hosted by Rebuilding Together and the U.S. Department of House and Urban Development (HUD), can get green building answers and home improvement advice from HGTV and DIY Network stars Chris Lambton, Matt Muenster, and Tiffany Brooks.

DSI Announces $10,000 Paul Polak Scholarship

Press Release

We are delighted to announce the Paul Polak Scholarship from MFA Design for Social Innovation at SVA NYC. Paul has been a friend, advisor and inspiration to our program, and to the millions of people around the world whose lives he has changed through his work to end poverty. This $10,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student in the class of 2016.  

EU's Game Plan for Conflict Minerals


This March the EU’s trade chief will take an aggressive approach regarding the importation of Conflict Minerals stemming from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and its neighboring regions. The voluntary movement is in high prospect to understand the exact source of the minerals and how to avoid sourcing from the areas of conflict. 

Australian Billionaire Challenges Nintendo on Conflict Minerals


Andrew Forrest, philanthropist and mining billionaire addressed a long standing issue with  the Japanese gaming tycoon Nintendo on ethical mining regarding Conflict Minerals. The raw materials have accounted for extreme conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo hence the name, as guerilla groups execute sexual terrorism, recruitment of child soldiers and death by the millions.  The grave human rights abuses have raised the attention of what Conflict Minerals are and what their role is in industry supply chains.

Conflict Minerals Compliance: First Cross-Industry Benchmarking Report


Thu, Feb 27, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Stakeholders in the ecosystem of supply chain and regulated materials compliance will be surprised to see the similarities and differences of program progress and supplier profiles across industries.This benchmarking study will present ACTUAL data, aggregated by industry, to provide insights on:

Nearly 6,000 Companies Impacted by Conflict Minerals Law


According to the rule, an estimated 5,994 public companies that file with the SEC will have to provide new disclosures. Moreover, approximately 275,000 private companies that are part of issuers’ supply chains will also be expected to provide conflict minerals due diligence to their public customers. Furthermore, a 2011 study by Tulane University, assessed the costs of implementing the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals regulation to be $7.93 billion — more than one hundred times greater than the initial estimate prepared by the U.S.


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