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Toyota Pitches in for Public Lands

Toyota sponsors National Public Lands Day for 15th consecutive year
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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – What is your favorite outdoor spot?  Most of us have a favorite trail, beach, garden or park.  These public spaces allow us opportunities for exercise, recreation, education or a simple connection with nature.  Toyota wants to keep it that way.     

Taproot Foundation and Winston & Strawn LLP Unite to Provide Pro Bono Training for Nation's Nonprofits

Nonprofits in 5 cities will receive a joint training on using business and legal pro bono to maximize effectiveness
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September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - As part of its Pro Bono Week 2013 campaign, Taproot Foundation will partner with Winston & Strawn LLP to provide pro bono trainings to nonprofits across the nation.  Taproot and Winston & Strawn will invite nonprofits from both of their grantee networks for joint trainings that cover both business and legal Pro Bono 101. Trainings will be held in each of Taproot’s five flagship cities: New York City, Washington DC, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco from October 20-26th.   

Boeing Recognized for Leadership in Climate Change Disclosure

Boeing achieves high marks for environmental transparency, earns designation for fourth year
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SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] has been named one of the world's leading companies in taking actions to improve environmental performance and reporting climate-change strategy by the CDP, formally known as the Carbon Disclosure Project.

Boeing is one of 53 companies on the 2013 list of CDP's Standard & Poor's 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index. This is the fourth time Boeing has been named to this list by the international, non-profit environmental organization.

General Mills Commits to Sustainably Source 10 Priority Ingredients by 2020

Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS (September 25, 2013) – General Mills announced today a commitment to sustainably source 100 percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. These ingredients represent 50 percent of General Mills’ total raw material purchases. The commitment builds on the company’s sustainability mission to conserve and protect the resources upon which its business depends. 

Lifecycle Analysis of Jack Daniel's and Finlandia Vodka

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Lifecycle Analysis of Jack Daniel's and Finlandia Vodka

Farmed crops, glass, electricity, and shipping make up most of the environmental footprint of our Jack Daniel’s and Finlandia brands. The biggest opportunities for both brands to reduce impacts are in more efficient logistics, reducing glass packaging, and improving energy efficiency of production operations.

Introducing EKOCENTER

Helping Advance Community Development
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Ekocenter aims to help improve the well-being of 45,000 people in 150 communities by 2015. 

Ekocenter can provide: 

  • Basic goods & necessities
  • Vaccine storage
  • Safe drinking water
  • Coca-Cola products
  • Cooked meals
  • Sanitation & hygiene education
  • Sustainable energy
  • Entertainment
  • Connectivity
  • Economic Empowermnet 

2015 Goals include:

Water Security and Conflict Prevention Summit at US Institute of Peace

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On Tuesday, September 10, the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), with the Association of the United States Army and the U.S. Water Partnership hosted the first event of a year-long focus on water security and conflict prevention. The event brought together a range of scientific, military, economic, diplomatic, and national security experts to discuss water security as an issue of growing visibility.

LG Washing Machines World’s First Certified For New Ul ‘Water Footprint Inventory’

Lifecycle Analysis Examines Water Consumption at Every Stage
Press Release

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Breaking new ground in environmental sustainability for home appliances, washing machines from LG Electronics are the first in the world to be certified for the new Water Footprint Inventory being launched by UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories).

U.S. Trails India and China in Water Investments, Army Corps Say

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The United States is trailing India and China in water investments in terms of percentage of gross domestic product, Bloomberg BNA said today, citing Army Corps of Engineers commanding general Thomas Bostick.

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