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Carbon Footprints: from Corporations to Keychains

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we hear from the Research Director of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, James Leaton. He discusses his organization’s ongoing effort to inform the public about the quantities of fossil fuels and greenhouse gasses various companies are emitting. His team’s findings have been important talking points for Bill McKibben and 350.org‘s recent divestment campaign.

The Kresge Foundation Awards Taproot Foundation a $100,000 Challenge Grant Toward the Development of the Online Pro Bono Marketplace

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October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation announces that The Kresge Foundation has approved a challenge grant of $100,000 continue  support  of Taproot in the development of pro bono resources within the nonprofit sector. The Kresge Foundation, which boasts 85 years of experience building the nation’s nonprofit infrastructure, is a strategic thought leader and grant maker.  By awarding Taproot a challenge grant towards the expansion of its digital resources, Kresge has signified its view that Taproot plays a critical role in building the nonprofit sector.

Finding the Balance between ‘Green’ and ‘Gray’

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In October 2012, Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc across North America — and caused nearly 300 deaths and more than US$50 billion in damage. Thousands were left homeless and millions suffered without heat, electricity and water. Marking the storm’s one-year anniversary, AECOM’s Gary Lawrence, chief sustainability officer and vice president, recently recanted lessons learned from the destruction — providing additional insight needed to build urban resiliency in coastal cities everywhere.

Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge becoming national day (and night and morning-after) of pro bono community service benefiting nonprofits

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Minneapolis, October 31, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Nerdery Overnight Website Challenge will occur simultaneously in the three cities – Chicago, Kansas City and Minneapolis – in March 2014, to perform pro bono service for nonprofit organizations in those communities. The Nerdery has committed to doing its 24-hour hackathon in communities where its Nerds (Nerdery staff) live and work.

TD Bank: Where Going Green Is Going Viral

TD Bank's successful environmental employee engagement program features five lessons for companies and individuals looking to integrate sustainability into their workforce culture and processes
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In 2012, TD Bank launched its ambitious Environmental Employee Engagement (EEE) Program to bring sustainability into its business practices and workforce culture. At Net Impact, we believe that one of the best ways to learn is from experience – which is why we partnered with GreenBiz Group to investigate key insights from TD Bank’s experience.

This case study reveals five lessons companies and individuals can leverage as they integrate sustainability into their organizations and communities.

Perdue Farms Contributes $50,000 to Marylanders Grow Oysters Program

Innovative partnership with EcoMedia helps Maryland agricultural business connect with stewardship program
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Annapolis, Md., October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ ─ Today, Perdue Farms Chairman Jim Perdue presented $50,000 to the Marylanders Grow Oysters Program. Maryland Department of Natural Resources Secretary Joe Gill and Maryland Department of Agriculture Secretary Buddy Hance accepted the contribution which will help fund citizen stewardship oyster projects throughout the State. Perdue was able to make this donation through an innovative partnership with CBS EcoMedia.

Source Intelligence Introduces LiveChat

Do you have supply chain compliance questions that need answers fast?
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To help companies with burring questions about any number of supply chain compliance issues, Source Intelligence has implemented LiveChat on their website. The chat can be enabled at any time on sourceintelligence.com and offers real-time transmission of messages from an expert for free.  The chat creates a one-on-one feel similar to a spoken conversation, which separates it from forums and emails.

TerraPass Launches Carbon Offset Subscription Service

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October 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ - TerraPass, a leading provider of carbon offsets and RECs, launched a monthly carbon offset subscription service to help individuals and businesses fight climate change by destroying greenhouse gases each month. Individuals and businesses can calculate their carbon footprint using TerraPass’ carbon calculator, and then sign up to offset their footprint on a monthly basis.

Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota Celebrate Fifth Anniversary of Tree Campus USA

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Nebraska City, Neb., Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Today, Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota celebrate five years of the Tree Campus USA® program. Nearly 200 distinguished leading universities have been honored with the Tree Campus USA designation, and the number of schools applying to be included continues to expand. 

Financial Brands Asked For Higher Donation Amounts Than Others; First Ever Financial Industry Only Analysis Of Latest Sponsorium Report

Monthly View into Actual Sponsorship/Community Investment Data from Hundreds of Brands
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MONTREAL, OCTOBER 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Financial industry has an extensive history in sponsorship and community investment, with a perception that potentially deserves re-examining. Data reviewed in this month’s SPONSORIUM Report stems exclusively from Financial brands and uncovers perhaps a new story. Financial companies, on average, saw 9% higher requested amounts for philanthropic donations than non-Financial industry brands among the most popular giving sectors.

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