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Twitter Chat July 24th: Mars Incorporated’s Principles in Action

SOURCE: TRIPLEPUNDIT 07.18.13 BY NICK ASTER
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We’re excited to announce another high-level Twitter chat coming up next Wednesday, July 24th at 8am PST/11am EST.  This time we’ll be chatting with Mars, Inc’s new Chief Sustainability Officer, Barry Parkin.

PG&E Green Fleet Roadshow Comes to Justin Herman Plaza

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July 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ -

WHAT: Pacific Gas and Electric Company will be displaying a range of its “Green Fleet” vehicles on Justin Herman Plaza as part of the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Collaborative Conference.

PG&E operates one of the largest green fleets in the country, with over 3,400 electric or alternative fuel vehicles. Vehicles on display will include the following:

Leaders Gather to Envision the Future of Education

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

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On June 19, the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council gathered leaders, stakeholders and advocates from 30 education-related organizations to envision a future in which students, educators and everyone who supports them are prepared for their role as global citizens. With generous support from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, attendees crafted a shared vision for success around sustainability education in the U.S.

The following blog post appeared on The Center for Green Schools website.

Lightning In A Bottle Festival: A Capsule of Sustainability

Jahara Singh | Sustainability Journalist | Source Intelligence
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Last weekend, the greatest sustainability festival of our time unfolded at Lake Skinner, in the secluded outskirts of Temecula, California. To describe Lightning in a Bottle (LIB) as another annual music and arts celebration would ignore its wider truth.  The LIB mission promotes a passion driven purpose for the conservation of all of our Earthly resources by creating awareness of the finite resources provided by our environment through their “reduce, reuse, recycle” mentality and strict conservation practices.

When the Road to Sustainability Doesn’t Happen on a Road

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Behind electricity, transportation is the second largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to the EPA. Twenty-seven percent of those transportation-related GHG emissions are attributed directly to freight trucks and commercial aircrafts.

Chrysler Group LLC Recognizes 30 Dealerships for Eco-Friendly Operations

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  • Second-annual Dealer Environmentally Conscious Operations (ECO) Program recognizes 30 Chrysler Group dealerships in U.S.
  • ECO dealers saving money and natural resources through significant environmental initiatives
  • Chrysler Group to share these best practices across its dealer network 
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  • Second-annual Dealer Environmentally Conscious Operations (ECO) Program recognizes 30 Chrysler Group dealerships in U.S.
  • ECO dealers saving money and natural resources through significant environmental initiatives
  • Chrysler Group to share these best practices across its dealer network 

Banorte – Ixe y New Ventures México Lanzaron GENERACIÓN IMPACTO para Potenciar el Crecimiento de Empresas Sociales y Ambientales

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July 29, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Banorte – Ixe y New Ventures México lanzaron GENERACIÓN IMPACTO, iniciativa que busca potenciar el crecimiento de empresas en etapas tempranas que por medio de su modelo de negocios resuelven alguna problemática social y/o ambiental en México.

Waggener Edstrom Releases Fifth Annual Corporate Citizenship Report

Report is company's most interactive yet, first-ever integrated reporting experience
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Today, we are excited to announce the publication of Waggener Edstrom’s fifth annual Corporate Citizenship report, our first integrated report with our most interactive user-experience yet. With this report, we proudly outline the priorities that sustain our daily business, our plans for the future and the strides we have made towards sustainable and responsible operations.

Soy Body Sealer Aids Greening of All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee

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  • Revolutionary acoustic foam formula contributes to weight-reduction and fosters sustainability
  • Blocks unwanted cabin noise; enhances all-new Jeep Cherokee driving experience
  • Lower viscosity enables easier application for greater assembly-line efficiency
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  • Revolutionary acoustic foam formula contributes to weight-reduction and fosters sustainability
  • Blocks unwanted cabin noise; enhances all-new Jeep Cherokee driving experience
  • Lower viscosity enables easier application for greater assembly-line efficiency

Global Brands Discover Red Flags in Supplier Data

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In today’s globalized world, consumers are increasingly aware of their environment and the impact their individual and collective choices have on it due to the exponential pervasiveness of information technology, especially social media.  

For many, transparency has betrayed the trust of once loyal consumers as unethical business practices are revealed.  

Don’t let this increased visibility lead to a crisis of confidence in your brand!

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