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Climate Counts Congratulates Tshirt Tuesday winner Bill Connelly

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Congratulations to Bill Connelly for winning last week’s #T-shirt Tuesday Twitter contest! The number one @ClimateCounts story from 2010 was (drum-roll please) our free iPhone app being featured in the NYC WIRED store and WIRED online store!

Eco Tips for Green Conferences

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Bringing people together for meetings, often for multiple days at a time, can create a "host" of environmental impacts—from the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and ground travel to the paper, plastic, and food waste associated with feeding attendees.  In fact, Marriott Hotels, estimates that the average three-day meeting attended by 1,000 people produces more than 12 tons of trash, uses 200,000 kilowatts of power and consumes 100,000 gallons of water. 

Registration Now Open for Climate Ride California!

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Give yourself the gift of adventure while performing a good deed for mother earth.  Sign up today for Climate Ride California as a supporter or Climate Counts.  

Mission Markets Musings: Theda Braddock

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Stormwater runoff has been identified as one of the largest sources of pollutants in the Nation’s waterways.  Stormwater is rain and snow melt that runs off impervious surfaces such as roads and rooftops. In the draining process, the runoff picks up chemicals such as nitrogen and phosphorus as well as oil, heavy metals, fertilizers, pesticides, trash, and animal waste.

Investors Challenge Nine Oil and Gas Companies on Hydraulic Fracturing Practices

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Leading U.S. investors announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with nine oil and gas companies, pressing them to disclose their plans for managing water pollution, litigation and regulatory risks that are increasingly associated with ever-expanding natural gas hydraulic fracturing operations (also known as “fracking”) in the United States.

Shareholders file resolutions with Cabot Oil & Gas, ExxonMobil, Chevron, and other energy companies to spur more responsible “fracking” practices
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Leading U.S. investors announced they have filed shareholder resolutions with nine oil and gas companies, pressing them to disclose their plans for managing water pollution, litigation and regulatory risks that are increasingly associated with ever-expanding natural gas hydraulic fracturing operations (also known as “fracking”) in the United States.

Sustainability Packaged Effectively - A blog by Andrea Learned

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.
 

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.
 

NatureBridge Awarded REI Foundation’s Inaugural Mary Anderson Legacy Grant

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The REI Foundation awarded its first $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Established in recognition of REI co-founder Mary Anderson, the grant will assist NatureBridge’s efforts to introduce more children to the natural world.

Annual $50,000 grant to support connecting more children to the outdoors
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The REI Foundation awarded its first $50,000 Mary Anderson Legacy Grant to NatureBridge, the largest residential environmental education partner of the National Park Service. Established in recognition of REI co-founder Mary Anderson, the grant will assist NatureBridge’s efforts to introduce more children to the natural world.

Lean and Green: 2011 Plan for Waste Reduction

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Did you know that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?  About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills. 

New House Energy Committee Chair Rep. Upton Grows Skeptical About Climate Change and Waits for Business to Change his Mind

Are Michigan companies listening to climate-conscious consumers?
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 13, 2011 - In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, new House energy committee chair Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) continued changing his tune from being a climate solutions advocate to a climate change skeptic when he aligned himself with fellow skeptic and Americans For Prosperity (AFP) President Tim Phillips to support the lawsuits by global warming polluters against climate rules. 

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