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Smiles for the People Charts a Green Future with CurrentState

Press Release

Tulsa, Ok., - April 5, 2013 /3BLMedia/ - Smiles for the People is a small company with a BIG vision.  Smiles for the People is a for-purpose business. The purpose of the profit they earn is to sustain their development activities and expand their movement of doing what they can to promote better oral healthcare for those who may not be able to afford it.

Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’

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By Mike Benard

 Spectra Energy ‘Backtracks’ on Methane Incident

First: “Nothing Released …. No Smoke …. No Incident”

Then Admits:  Methane & Hydrocarbons Released

Solar Energy Brings Voters to the Polls in Kenya

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By Kagondu Njagi | 26 March 2013

As Leseiya Nkontoi queued for hours to vote in Kenya’s tense presidential elections earlier this month, there was one problem she didn’t worry about: How to finish her neglected chores when she got back home late in the evening.

“I have solar lighting in my home,” said the 35-year-old. “This helped me with the kitchen work which I finished late into the night.”

GM Invests $332 Million for New Fuel-Efficient Powertrains

Brings to $1.2 billion amount of U.S. facility investment announced this year
Press Release

DETROIT, April 4, 2013 /3BL Media/ - General Motors Co. will invest nearly $332 million in four manufacturing sites to produce more fuel-efficient engines and transmissions, demonstrating GM's commitment to deliver what customers want: technology-driven performance and fewer trips to the pump.

PG&E Ranked Among Top Utilities For Sustainability Efforts

Target Rock Advisors Recognizes Utility’s Performance on Economic, Environmental and Social Sustainability
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that it has been named one of the nation’s three most sustainable large utilities by Target Rock Advisors, and has also been included in Target Rock’s 2013 Sustainable Utility Leaders Index (SULI).

The Telecommuting Balancing Act

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By Andrew Watterson

A good example of a company that provides for a healthy work-life balance is Erie Insurance. In June 2012, Erie Insurance was one of 66 employers to receive the 2012 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles award by National Business Group on Health, for its commitment to promoting a healthy workplace and encouraging its employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles.

Deloitte’s U.S. Headquarters in New York Earns Prestigious LEED Gold Certification

Eighty-year old office space transformed into environmentally-friendly, next generation workplace
Press Release

NEW YORK, April 3, 2013/3BL Media/ – Deloitte’s U.S. headquarters at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in Manhattan was awarded the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification at the Gold level for commercial interiors.

SRZ Law Firm Leads the Charge for Conflict Minerals Compliance

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The complexity of Conflict Minerals Compliance is an intense undertaking for companies. Attend the April 10th webinar to personally ask the questions you've been seeking answers to.  Register for: CONFLICT MINERALS: On April 10th, Industry Veterans speak out on the changing requirements of Due Diligence

Championing Natural Gas Vehicles in Canada

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In recognition of Earth Month 2013 Enbridge celebrates a few of the actions we are taking to track and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions. 

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in Pontiac Allow GM Employees to Game the System

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To General Motors employee and Chevrolet Volt owner Bob Dziurda, driving his Volt on a daily basis without allowing the gas engine to kick in has become somewhat of a game. And thanks to the installation of 32 electric vehicle charging stations at the Pontiac Powertrain campus where he works, his odds to win the game just increased dramatically.

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