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PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

The Telecommuting Balancing Act


By Andrew Watterson

A good example of a company that provides for a healthy work-life balance is Erie Insurance. In June 2012, Erie Insurance was one of 66 employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award by National Business Group on Health, for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Deloitte’s U.S. Headquarters in New York Earns Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

Eighty-year old office space transformed into environmentally-friendly, next generation workplace
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NEW YORK, April 3, 2013/3BL Media/ – Deloitte’s U.S. headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification at the Gold level for commercial interiors.

SRZ Law Firm Leads the Charge for Conflict Minerals Compliance


The complexity of Conflict Minerals Compliance is an intense undertaking for companies. Attend the April 10th webinar to personally ask the questions you've been seeking answers to.  Register for: CONFLICT MINERALS: On April 10th, Industry Veterans speak out on the changing requirements of Due Diligence

Championing Natural Gas Vehicles in Canada


In recognition of Earth Month 2013 Enbridge celebrates a few of the actions we are taking to track and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Pontiac Allow GM Employees to Game the System


To General Motors employee and Chevrolet Volt owner Bob Dziurda, driving his Volt on a daily basis without allowing the gas engine to kick in has become somewhat of a game. And thanks to the installation of 32 electric vehicle charging stations at the Pontiac Powertrain campus where he works, his odds to win the game just increased dramatically.

Going Green: Diggin’ into National Garden Month


We have all heard that “April showers bring May flowers,” but did you know that the month of April is actually National Garden Month?  

What makes gardening so great is that you don't have to be a pro to give it a go, or even do the gardening where you live!  Here are four ideas to help you celebrate this month—including some details on what our Fellow Co-Hearts are doing!

Chevy Volt Owners are Meeting (and beating) EPA MPGe Estimates

150 million combined electric miles equivalent of trip from Earth to Mars
Press Release

DETROIT, April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Chevrolet Volt owners are consistently achieving the published EPA-estimated mileage of 98 MPGe gasoline-free miles, and many are even exceeding it.  Their experience contributes to an out worldly total of 150 million electric-powered Volt driving miles – roughly the distance from Earth to Mars. 

The typical Volt owner who regularly charges the vehicle is going 900 miles between fill-ups of the gasoline engine that powers the Volt’s on-board generator. That avoids about $1,300 a year at the pump.  

Shared Success: A Conversation with Verizon on Sustainability, Values & More

Join Verizon's CSR and Sustainability Execs and CSRwire for a Compelling Discussion About the Company's Approach to Creating Shared Value (Free Webinar Today at 12 p.m. ET)
Press Release

April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Verizon recently released its 2012 annual report  showcasing solid progress in delivering powerful answers in the areas of healthcare, education and energy management. This is the second year Verizon produced an Integrated Report, which combined its corporate responsibility performance with their traditional annual report on financial performance to offer a comprehensive vision for growth.  

Michael Skelly on Wind Energy: Blowing Over Barriers

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Promoters and detractors of wind power have one point of agreement - both see the transmission lines that carry wind energy as inefficient and very expensive to build. If wind power is going to fulfill its potential as the natural, pristine and infinitely renewable energy source that it could be, this obstacle will have to be overcome.


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