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Chemical Manufacturers Enhance Commitment to Chemical Product Safety with New Responsible Care® Code

ACC Marks 25th Anniversary of Responsible Care by Strengthening Commitment to Product Safety
Press Release

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and its members today launched a new Responsible Care Product Safety Code. Based on existing industry best practices, the Product Safety Code goes above and beyond regulatory requirements to manage the safety of chemicals in products that consumers rely on every day.

GM CEO Dan Akerson Talks Sustainability at Fortune Conference


In a format reminiscent of a fireside chat, GM CEO Dan Akerson sat with Fortune Magazine’s Geoff Colvin to talk environment and the future of sustainable mobility. The session was part of the Fortune Brainstorm Green annual conference, which gathers CEOs and global sustainability leaders to share best practices and discuss the role business can play in achieving sustainability solutions to various global issues.

U.S. Department of State to Participate in Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Brad Brooks-Rubin, Special Advisor for Conflict Diamonds and Conflict Minerals in the Bureau of Energy, Economic, and Business Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, announced as another speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Sappi eQ Journal 005: Rethinking Recycling - Letter from the Editor

Laura M. Thompson, PhD, Director of Technical Marketing and Sustainable Development, Sappi Fine Paper North America

Recycling paper is a great way to reduce our environmental footprint — but how we put that fiber to use is not a simple one-size-fits-all solution. We need to be responsible. We need to follow the science. We need to put recovered fiber to its best use, where it will lower emissions and the consumption of natural resources.

Low-Key US Plan for Each Nation to Set Climate Goals Wins Ground


By Alister Doyle

A U.S.-led plan to let all countries set their own goals for fighting climate change is gaining grudging support at U.N. talks, even though the current level of pledges is far too low to limit rising temperatures substantially.

The approach, being discussed this week at 160-nation talks in Bonn, Germany, would mean abandoning the blueprint of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which set central goals for industrialised countries to cut emissions by 2012 and then let each work out national implementation.

GM is First Automaker to Sign ‘Climate Declaration’

Press Release

DETROIT, May 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – General Motors is the first automaker among 40 major U.S. companies to sign a “Climate Declaration,” collectively asserting that responding to climate change is good business.  

Congressional Watchdog to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Godwin Agbara of the Government Accountability Office just announced as another speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium coinciding with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  The independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress is charged with investigating how well federal government programs and policies are meeting their objectives.

Huntington Park Redesign Includes Tie-in to Riverfront Park


By  The Spokesman-Review

The gate to Huntington Park is often closed, even when the park is open.

It’s just one of the access problems to a park that’s mainly a series of steps offering dramatic views of lower Spokane Falls and the spillway of the Monroe Street Dam.

GreenBlue Names Katherine O'Dea Senior Director

Katherine O'Dea Senior Director of Advisory Services and Innovation
Press Release

February 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - We are delighted to announce the appointment of Katherine O’Dea as Senior Director, Advisory Services and Innovation. O’Dea has been an integral part of GreenBlue for the past six years as a Senior Fellow and Director of Advisory Services. While O’Dea will continue to build GreenBlue’s Advisory Services program under this new role, she will also take a lead in mobilizing and coordinating the organization’s innovation efforts.


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