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What the Frack, Santa Barbara?

Trouble brews for Santa Barbara's scenic coastline

Just off the Santa Barbara coast, trouble brews for all of us who love this area for its beauty and scenic coastlines. Those who have, professionally, sworn to protect our economic and environmental balance are choosing not to. The chance of great profit, dangling in front of our law makers, has temporarily confused them.

SocialCoding4Good = Software Development + Pro Bono!

SocialCoding4Good Celebrates Global Pro Bono Week with New Opportunities for Technical Professionals
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Palo Alto, California, October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- This is an extraordinary time to be focused on technology in the service of social good. New apps and tools are being developed every day to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges, from education and environment to health and poverty. We’re thrilled to see so much energy and creativity being dedicated to this “technology-for-good” global movement, especially during pioneering events like Taproot Foundation’s Pro Bono Week!

Samsung Receives Leadership Award for e-Waste Collection

Samsung Electronics Receives the First-Ever eCycling Leadership Award from the Consumer Electronics Association
Press Release

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., October 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Samsung received the inaugural eCycling Leadership Award from the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today for leading recycling efforts in the electronics industry. The award acknowledges the amount of e-waste Samsung collected in 2012 and the company’s leadership in working with communities, such as Salt Lake City, Dallas and Boston, to solve complex e-waste issues.

How Sweet: Chocolate Bars Can Now Be Wrapped in Paper Made from Cocoa Husk Waste


UK paper manufacturer James Cropper has developed another innovative recycling process that incorporates cocoa husk waste from chocolate production into unbleached cellulose fiber to produce a food-grade paper. The company says turning the otherwise wasted skins of many of the 3.5 million metric tons of cocoa beans produced each year into paper could be a significant breakthrough for the food and packaging industries.

Arizona Citizens for the Arts Relaunches Business Volunteers Arts During Pro Bono Week

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PHOENIX, Ariz., October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A program matching business professionals with arts organizations needing skills-based consulting expertise to meet their mission and expand their impact in the community will be “relaunched” by Arizona Citizens for the Arts at a celebration during Pro Bono Week.

Congratulations to the International Bottled Water Association for First Annual Water Benchmarking Study

Antea Group would like to recognize IBWA for new study showing bottled water industry has a low water use ratio
Press Release

October 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The results of a new study released today by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) show that the amount of water used to produce bottled water products is less than all other types of packaged beverages. On average, only 1.39 liters (1.39L/L) of water is used to produce every one liter of finished bottled water (1).

Did You Miss Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller’s Conflict Minerals Symposium Presentation Yesterday?


On Wednesday, October 23rd, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series featured Godwin Agbara and Andrea Reba Miller and their presentation entitled, “Section 1502: Perspectives from the U.S. GAO”.

If you missed it, Source Intelligence is now offering anytime viewing of the presentation on vimeo.


New RSF Video: Financing Social Enterprises

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RSF currently provides $75 million in financing to over 80 for-profit and non-profit social enterprises. Watch this new video to learn more about three of these organizations: Camphill Communities California, Guayaki, and Ceres Community Project.

Do you know of a social enterprise in need of funding? Share this video and spread the word!

Click here to watch video



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