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Two New Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released

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September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy has released two new case studies highlighting the benefits of replacing diesel-fueled trucks with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). These case studies list real-world reductions in pollutants that will be achieved by removing older diesel trucks from America’s roadways.

RSF Social Finance Makes a New Loan to EcoLogic Solutions

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SAN FRANCISCO, September 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ -  RSF Social Finance (RSF) is pleased to announce a new loan to EcoLogic Solutions, Inc. (ELS). This RSF line of credit will help the company meet growing demand for its products.

Based in Brooklyn, NY, EcoLogic Solutions, a certified B Corporation, is a manufacturer and distributor of environmentally preferable cleaning products and technologies for restaurants, offices, hospitals, schools, and other institutional customers.

ConAgra's Amanda Humes Talks Packaging and Sustainability

Emerging trends in food packaging, changing consumer perceptions
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September 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Amanda Humes, packaging engineer at ConAgra foods, will be presenting at Focal Point 2013: Frontiers in Packaging, on Oct. 22 at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. The one-day conference is hosted by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology (WIST) at the university.

Rolf Skar: Living In The Age Of Fire

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Massive wildfires, like the recent so-called “Rim Fire” which threatened the region near Yosemite National Park, seem to be far-too-frequent events these days.  The Rim Fire, which apparently was caused by a hunter’s illegal campfire is now thankfully 80% contained at the cost of about $100 million, but its effects are long-term and far-reaching, and they raise some important larger questions: Are we heading in the right direction in terms of forestry policy? Are we learning from past mistakes? And are fires like this always bad?

Many Supply Chain Managers in Danger of Failing to Meet the Conflict Minerals Filing Deadline

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In an exclusive interview, Source Intelligence CEO Jess Kraus highlights the obstacles companies are facing as the first conflict minerals filling deadline approaches.  

According to Kraus, supply chain managers must have a transparent data collection and management system in place – visibility is CRITICAL because it is THE BASIS for measuring and managing risks at all levels in the supply chain.

EDF Climate Fellow Jon Beck Spends Summer Vacation Saving GM $1M

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College kids do different things during summer break.

Some work. Others play.

Others help a Fortune 100 company save $1M through various energy-saving projects.

Jon Beck, a Portland native and Columbia University grad student, spent the last few months identifying ways in which we could save money through energy. The internship match-up is a result of GM’s participation in the Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps program.

City CarShare and Toyota Announce New Carsharing Fleet Dash at Bay Area Suburban Business Center

Dash® brings battery-powered carsharing to Pleasanton’s Hacienda, providing commuters with short- distance transportation options
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Pleasanton, CA, Sept. 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – City CarShare, the largest nonprofit carsharing organization in North America, in partnership with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc., today launched a new carsharing program, Dash, at Hacienda in Pleasanton. Dash®, a three-year pilot program, will offer short distance transportation options for both employer’s business needs and for their carpool, vanpool and public transportation commuters once they arrive to the park for work. The unique fleet is made up of Scion iQ EV electric vehicles, which are designed specifically for the carsharing market.

Product Environmental Profiles provide detailed environmental attributes

Weyerhaeuser makes available 8 updated profiles
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Weyerhaeuser believes providing accurate, up-to-date information about the sustainability of its products is one step toward helping people make informed purchasing decisions. The company provides Product Environmental Profiles that summarize environmental attributes of its products, from raw material sourcing to manufactured product, i.e., “cradle-to-gate”. These profiles are intended to inform Weyerhaeuser’s customers about key environmental indicators like partial carbon footprint, fiber sourcing, air emissions, water use, water discharges and residuals management.

Collaboration and partnerships aimed at producing advanced, renewable and sustainable products

Weyerhaeuser shares recent examples
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For decades, Weyerhaeuser has used carbon-neutral biomass to provide energy to help run its manufacturing operations. Additionally, the company’s wood products and cellulose fibers products are renewable; they’re derived from trees – a renewable resource. Weyerhaeuser is not shy about sharing that forests and related biomass can be a prime source of raw material for a variety of products.

Interviews with Tomorrow’s Leaders in Sustainability

An interview with Louis Li, Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps fellow at Verizon
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In this sustainability blog, the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) interviews Louis Li, an EDF Climate Corps fellow at Verizon. In this role, Louis helps identify sustainability solutions for Verizon, and oversee the execution of green projects. Louis is currently working on his MBA at Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley, with emphasis in Energy and Clean Technology. He was born in Hong Kong, and graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor degree in Accounting and Finance with First Class Honor. 

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