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South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

First Mediterranean destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.

Building Nonprofit Boards that Transform Lives

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At Taproot Foundation, we know connecting talented professionals with opportunities for pro bono and board service can dramatically change the game for nonprofits working to improve society.

Nearly two million nonprofit board seats need to be filled annually. The good news is that professionals want to join these boards. A recent research project Taproot led, in conjunction with BoardSource, found that 87% of human resources professionals and 92% of marketing professionals are interested in board service but far fewer actually serve.

For Companies Looking to Create Social Impact, Multicultural Consumers are a “Must-Engage” Audience

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Companies have long embraced corporate support of social and environmental issues to build brand relevance and consumer support, but today, marketers must evaluate new audiences as part of their efforts to create meaningful social impact.

20,000 Employees, One Day of Service

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Guest blog from Beth Hunter, associate communications consultant for Lilly Health, Safety, and Environment and communications lead for Lilly's 2013 Global Day of Service.

First and foremost, the Global Day of Service is about improving communities where Lilly employees live and work. From projects that addressed hunger to those that helped us better connect to our patients, the work completed on and around October 10, was fulfilling, exhilarating – and tiring!

New Technology Improves PCB clean-up

TransCanada-sponsored R&D project has resulted in an innovative solution that promises a safer and less expensive method of removing PCBs from soil using ultraviolet light in a mobile remediation system
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University of Calgary researhers have developed new technology that promises a safer, more efficient way to clean up hazardous polychlorinaed biphenyls (PCBs) in soil using ultraviolet light – the first technology of its kind in the world.

The university research team in collaboration with TransCanada, Innovate Calgary, SAIT Polytechnic and IPAC Services Corp., created a 15-metre-long, mobile cleanup unit that is ready for field-testing on PCB-contaminated soil.

Making A Difference To People And Planet Through Brand Performance

Daniel Vennard, Global Sustainability Director for Brands at Mars, was invited to speak at the Irish Food Board’s, Bord Bia, ‘Our Food, Our Future’ conference in order to explain how Mars brands approach sustainability
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October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The conference aimed to bring together global thought leaders to discuss what producing food more sustainably means, to challenge each other regarding the obstacles to be overcome and share unique insights on what the future holds.

New Orleans Residents Urged To Take Advantage Of Free Electronics Recycling Event Saturday

LG Electronics USA, Habitat NOLA, Vintage Tech Recyclers Offer Opportunity to Responsibly Dispose of Unused Electronics, Encourage Residents to ‘Do 1 Thing ENERGY STAR®’
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NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Do you have an old picture-tube TV taking up closet space? Are your junk drawers filled with old cell phones and other gadgets? Now’s a great time to recycle!

It Was a Busy Global Day of Service

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by Greg Kueterman

Most days at Lilly are pretty busy, but yesterday especially so. And while most days we have people researching the next breakthrough treatment for diseases such as Alzheimer's or cancer, yesterday was a little different.

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