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Taproot Foundation Announces Local Pro Bono Week Events

Taproot Mobilizes Pro Bono Leaders in Local Markets
Press Release

September 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Across the country, local Taproot Foundation offices demonstrate the diversity of pro bono opportunities as they prepare for Pro Bono Week.  Celebrated from October 20th-26th, Pro Bono Week serves the dual purpose of celebrating the pro bono ethic across all professions that use their talents to make a difference and encouraging more skilled professionals to give back and donate their skills pro bono.

Sustainable Shipping Initiative Appoints First Director

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has appointed Helle Gleie as its first director and head of the organisation
Press Release

The Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) has appointed Helle Gleie as its first director and head of the organisation.

Helle, who has 35 years’ experience in the shipping industry, will lead the SSI from Monday 2 September 2013. The SSI is a global coalition of companies and NGOs aiming to make shipping economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable by 2040. It now comprises 21 member organisations from across the maritime and associated sectors, including Maersk Line, Rio Tinto, Unilever and WWF.

Environmental Responsibility at Symantec, How We’re Doing & Where We’re Headed

By Kelly Shea, Global Sustainability Program Manager

As we prepare for the release of Symantec’s FY13 Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, this is a good time to provide additional context around our update on environment performance – where our focus is as a company, how we’re doing and our goals over the next year.  

Easing Brazil’s Jammed Skies: GE’s Big Data Tech is Helping to Free Brazilian Skies


Soccer fans are already booking plane tickets for the 2014 World Cup held in Brazil next summer. After they leave, another wave of visitors will descend on the country during the Olympic Games held in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. Travel tied to the sporting events will only add to the already busy skies over Brazil. The number of passengers has doubled since 2007 and is expected to grow at a more than 6 percent clip over the next decade.

Cleaner Cities Run SAP

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At EPA Victoria special officers combat congestion and pollution by monitoring, reporting and handling environmental incidents in Melbourne. See how SAP Urban Matters helps to improve the life of citizens in the most livable city of the world.

View the video here >>

World Water Week: Water Cooperation-Building Partnerships

Creating a sustainable future for water

For most of us, we don’t where our water comes from. Questions like, “is it safe to drink,” and, “is the resource secure” rarely, if at all, cross our minds. In America we have access to clean drinking water and a tap that appears endless. It often doesn’t occur to us that water is a precious and limited commodity. However, the fact of the matter is that water is a finite resource. Water waste occurs all of the time and for a multitude of different reasons, one of them being unsustainable agricultural practices, which accounts for nearly 70% of the freshwater consumption globally.

From Crates to Plates: GM Contributes to Detroit’s Urban Gardening Scene


Urban gardens are popping up all over the nation, helping turn barren land into thriving examples of how people can come together for a greater good.

Detroit is no exception.

A few have recently sprouted up in the city. What’s unique is that the plants are housed in re-purposed auto manufacturing shipping containers.

Energy efficiency and sustainability of products – a perfect fit

Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding companies are building homes that average 30 percent more energy efficiency than HERS reference home

As part of Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap, the company set a goal to educate customers about the sustainability aspects of its products. To help meet this goal, Weyerhaeuser’s homebuilding subsidiaries began using the Home Energy Rating System (HERS) established by the Residential Energy Services Network as a measure of home energy efficiency.

Companies in Action: Case Studies in Effective Corporate Disaster Relief


When disaster strikes, the demand for company involvement in relief efforts is astounding – with nearly 90 percent of global consumers looking to companies for help. Although there's a fine line between authenticity and exploitation, companies have the opportunity to make a real and lasting impact in the lives of countless individuals.


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