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Earth Day Is Every Day: Reducing Your Carbon Footprint Year-Round

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Earlier this week, we outlined what’s in store for Earth Day 2013, including this year’s theme, “The Face of Climate Change,” and some of the events, celebrations and festivals taking place.

El Estándar Europeo para Tour Operadores Emisores de TourCert Obtiene Reconocimiento del Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible

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Washington, D.C., April 11, 2013 /3BL Media/– El Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible (GSTC por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que el Estándar Europeo para Tour Operadores Emisores de TourCert ha obtenido el estatus de Estándar Reconocido. Esta distinción demuestra el compromiso de promover productos de turismo sostenible y servicios reconocidos que cumplen con los criterios establecidos por  el GSTC.

Chile y Perú son Parte del Programa Piloto de los Nuevos Criterios Globales de Turismo Sostenible para Destinos

Sudamérica Toma la Iniciativa, Otros Destinos Serán Anunciados Pronto
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Washington, D.C., April 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – El Consejo Global de Turismo Sostenible (GSTC por sus siglas en inglés) ha seleccionado el área compuesta por el Valle Sagrado, Cuzco y Machu Picchu en Perú y el borde del Lago Llanquihue, Puerto Varas y Frutillar en la Región de Los Lagos, en Chile, para su segunda ronda del programa piloto para poner a prueba sus nuevos Criterios e Indicadores para Destinos. Estos nuevos “Early-Adpoters” son los primeros destinos sudamericanos en participar.

Conflict Minerals Webinar Attendees Speak Out: What does RCOI Stand for and Why Should I Care?

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Hundreds of Global Brand Officers attended today’s Source Intelligence webinar: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence. We received countless questions, which we will release later this week, however one question seemed to be on the viewers minds…

What does RCOI stand for?

RCOI is the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry.

Jury Finds Exxon Liable for $236.4 Million in U.S. Pollution Suit

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By Jason McLure 

(Reuters) – A New Hampshire jury on Tuesday found Exxon Mobil Corp liable for $236.4 million (154.2 million pounds) in a civil lawsuit that charged the oil company had polluted groundwater in the state with a gasoline additive used to reduce smog in the 1970s and 1980s.

Global Brands Seek Expert Insight as They Begin Implementation of their Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs

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“How should we select suppliers?”, “What will the effect be on non-public companies?”, “What percentage of suppliers are "enough" in order to be compliant?”, “Are their systems which can assist?”

There certainly was no shortage of questions during today’s Source Intelligence Conflict Minerals webinar where industry experts discussed the complexity of implementing a compliant Conflict Minerals Compliance Program with sufficient due diligence and required reporting. 

Launch of Development of Standard for Sustainability Master Plans

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MADISON, Wis., April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy announced the launch of the development of a standard for sustainability master plans using the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) process to define sustainability goals and achievements for regions, states and campuses. The development of this standard was announced in ANSI Standards Action on March 22, 2013. Those interested in learning more or in participating in this process can visit the Leonardo Academy web site at: www.leonardoacademy.org

2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker Webinar

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Join Cone Communications for a FREE webinar on April 16, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, to discuss the findings of the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker.

U.S. Business Leaders Urge Strong Policy Action on Climate Change

Starbucks, Intel, Levi Strauss & Co., others sign ”Climate Declaration,” highlighting the American economic opportunity of responding to climate change
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WASHINGTON , Apr 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As the President unveils his budget for the coming year, 33 major U.S. companies, including eBay Inc., Nike and Limited Brands signed a “Climate Declaration,” urging federal policymakers to take action on climate change, asserting that a bold response to the climate challenge is one of the greatest American economic opportunities of the 21st century.

National Park Trust & Caesars Foundation Team Up for National Kids to Parks Day

Program Promotes Conservation and Recreation, Inspires Families To Explore America’s Parks
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Rockville, Md, April 10, 2013 /3BL Media/Caesars Foundation is sponsoring the National Park Trust’s (NPT) signature National Kids to Parks Day (KTP) initiative on Saturday, May 18, when cities and companies across the country will host park events.

These events seek to promote outdoor recreation, conservation and carbon footprint reduction. KTP is a grassroots national movement to encourage children and families to explore local, state and national parks in their communities.

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