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Azzam Alwash: Iraqi Environmentalist Pt. I

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We are not very used to hearing good news about Iraq these days. Nor is there an abundance of feel good stories about the earth’s dwindling wetlands. So, when this week’s guest successfully launched an effort to restore the Mesopotamian marshlands in southern Iraq which had been drained, poisoned and burned under Saddam Hussein in the mid-nineties, it got a fair amount of attention.

GM GREEN Program Helps Students Wade into STEM Careers 

Sometimes, students can learn as much from a simple mayfly as from a textbook.
That’s the thinking behind GM GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network), designed to give students hands-on lessons in science and the environment, inspire employee and community involvement, and encourage more students to take the plunge into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers.

Global Citizens Demand Company Involvement In Natural Disaster Relief

Nearly seven-in-10 consumers believe companies are better equipped than government agencies to respond to disasters, according to new research by Cone Communications
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BOSTON, August 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As communities around the world continue to recover from natural disasters on epic scales, citizens look to companies – not just governments or aid organizations – to provide critical relief assistance. According to the 2013 Cone Communications Disaster Relief Trend Tracker, nearly nine-in-10 (87%) global consumers believe companies must play a role in natural disaster response – in part because the majority (69%) thinks corporations are better able to effectively respond.

Video: Factory For The Future

Boeing's South Carolina facility is changing the way aircraft are built, with advanced production techniques and sending zero waste to landfills
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Boeing recently launched the latest video - Factory for the future - in its Innovation series highlighting employees' ingenuity and passion for developing innovations that help to solve difficult, real-world problems.



Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Registration for 2013 National Planting Day

U.S. Department of Agriculture Joins Nonprofit in Issuing Nationwide Call to Plant Native Species on Sept. 7 and throughout the Fall
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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), its affiliates and partners are mobilizing Americans to bolster local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants during its second annual National Planting Day on Saturday, Sept. 7.

Avista Biomass Plant Celebrates 30 Year Anniversary

Built in 1983, the Kettle Falls plant was the first utility-owned electric generating station of its kind in the U.S. constructed for the sole purpose of producing electricity from wood waste, or biomass.  The award-winning plant, combined with Avista’s legacy hydroelectric power projects, has contributed to Avista being listed among the greenest utilities in the country. The facility produces up to 61 megawatts of electricity – enough to power 46,000 homes.

Doing Sustainability the Right Way

Introductory video - Domtar Sustainable Growth Report 2012
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Weyerhaeuser Reduces Water Use by 19% and Sets Additional Reduction Goal


Weyerhaeuser’s Cellulose Fibers business achieved a 19 percent reduction in water use between 2007 and 2012 and set a stretch goal to reduce water use by an additional 12 percent by 2020.

The company recognizes that water use and water quality go hand in hand. Using less water and ensuring its return to the natural system free of harmful pollutants are both goals in Weyerhaeuser’s Sustainability Roadmap.

AT&T and Environmental Defense Fund Find 28 Billion Gallons in Water Savings Potential in U.S. Commercial Buildings

A yearlong collaboration identified 14-40 percent water savings in cooling systems at AT&T pilot facilities and led to the development of a free toolkit to help U.S. buildings reduce water use
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DALLAS, August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ — As drought conditions rage across many areas of the country, AT&T and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) unveiled today a suite of tools that U.S. commercial buildings can use to collectively save up to 28 billion gallons of water annually, equivalent to the amount of water that more than 765,000 Americans use at home in a given year.

Toledo Transmission Partners with Toledo-Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative


We have a long history in Toledo supporting educational initiatives in the community.

GM GREEN, the Student Watershed Watch Program (put on through the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Government) and tutoring at local schools immediately come to mind.

And we recently launched a new activity in partnership with the Toledo Lucas County Rain Garden Initiative.


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