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National Environmental Education Foundation is Proud to Announce Samsung as a Corporate Sponsor

Sponsorship will advance Green STEM teaching and learning culminating in National Environmental Education Week 2014
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WASHINGTON, May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The National Environmental Education Foundation (NEEF) today announced Samsung as its partner in supporting a dynamic new learning space for educators and students with resources to advance Green STEM learning. Samsung will be the official national sponsor of National Environmental Education Week (EE Week) 2014, the nation’s largest celebration of environmental education. 

Hydraulic Fracturing Faces Growing Competition for Water Supplies in Water-Stressed Regions

Nearly half of 25,450 oil and gas wells evaluated in U.S. are in water basins with high and extremely high water stress; industry’s future growth depends on accelerating solutions such as more water recycling, better water management planning
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new Ceres research paper on water use in hydraulic fracturing operations shows that a significant portion of this activity is happening in water stressed regions of the United States, most prominently Texas and Colorado, which are both in the midst of prolonged drought conditions. It concludes that industry efforts underway, such as expanded use of recycled water and non-freshwater resources, need to be scaled up along with better water management planning if shale energy production is to grow as projected.

Brainstorming a Greener Future with Fortune

Ken Powell speaks with Marc Gunther at Fortune Brainstorm Green

General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell took the stage at Fortune Brainstorm Green in Laguna Nigel, Calif., Tuesday to talk about the role General Mills and other responsible food companies play in sustainably managing and growing the global food supply.

Ken spoke one-on-one with sustainability journalist and conference moderator Marc Gunther. Ken described General Mills’ approach to responsibility as “Holistic Value Creation” – a model to create value for the business, its suppliers and the community.

Verizon Invests $100 Million in Green Energy

by James Gowen, Chief Sustainability Officer/ V.P. of Services Operations

Earlier this week, I had the privilege to participate in Fortune Brainstorm Green conference which was kicked off by Harrison Ford. While most of us think of him as Han Solo or Indiana Jones, I’ll remember him for one phrase he shared on stage – “Nature doesn’t need people, people need nature.”

Biogen Idec Joins the Diverse Cross-Section of Speakers for the August 21-22 Global Symposium


The Sustainable Associate Director at Biogen Idec, Patrick Hoy, is one of the meticulously selected speakers for the inaurgual Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year.

General Motors is First Automaker to Join Growing Group of Businesses Calling for U.S. Policy Action on Climate Change

At Ceres Conference, seven more businesses, including GM, sign BICEP’s ‘Climate Declaration,’ asserting that policy action on climate change presents an American economic opportunity
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Seven more U.S. businesses, including iconic U.S. automaker General Motors, have signed the Climate Declaration, a statement from Ceres and its BICEP (Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy) coalition that urges federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is “one of America’s greatest economic opportunities of the 21st century.”

Sappi Fine Paper North America Celebrates Opening of Cumberland Mills Fishway

Thanks to Sappi and local partners, fish will now be able to pass through Cumberland Mills for the first time in 150 years
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BOSTON, May 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the successful completion of its fishway project installed in Westbrook, ME, enabling natural fish passage through a portion of the Presumpscot River for the first time in more than 150 years. As a result of significant collaborative efforts and teamwork, Sappi was able to complete the fishway on time, within budget, and most importantly, safely.

Against the Odds, Young Egyptians Push for Climate Action


By Clarissa Pharr 

In this fast-growing city of 6.7 million people, roads littered with garbage are a common sight. Cairo’s poor drainage systems produce contaminated pools of stagnant water, and the main thoroughfares are jammed with cars emitting thick, black clouds of diesel exhaust.

World’s Largest Manufacturer of Window Film Partners With The Skin Cancer Foundation

New alliance to educate consumers on perils of sun damage while driving
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KINGSPORT, Tenn., May 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN), manufacturer of LLumar Window Film, and The Skin Cancer Foundation are working together to help consumers understand that the sun’s harmful rays can penetrate glass – in both cars and buildings.   Scientific research is mounting which says that drivers are especially vulnerable on the left sides of their bodies, where they are exposed to harmful ultraviolet A (UVA) rays.

Hot On The Carbon Trail: Bill Baue & James Leaton

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The Carbon Tracker Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project are two ongoing, vital efforts to help us better understand how much fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses companies are emitting.


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