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Leonardo Academy Facilitates Clean Diesel Projects for Wisconsin School Bus Fleets

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - February 15, 2011 - Every day tens of thousands of school children across Wisconsin ride on school buses that utilize diesel fuel, exposing them to hazardous pollutants and increasing their potential to suffer from adverse health effects.

Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine

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Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC.

And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night:

  • Garbage is being reborn in ways you can’t imagine

  • Where some see a problem, others see dollar signs

What Do You Think About Our New RecycleMatch Website?

B2B Recycling and Zero Waste Now Managed Online
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The new site launched and the press has been incredibly positive, there are hundreds of tweets, likes, and LinkedIn mentions.  However, now the most important test is underway….what do you, our customers, think?

INCR Director Mindy Lubber Issues Statement on new Mercer report “Climate Change Scenarios – Implications for Strategic Asset Allocation”

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) BOSTON - February 15, 2011 - The following statement was issued today by Mindy S. Lubber, president of Ceres and director of the Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR), a network of 95 institutional investors across North America managing more than $9 trillion in assets:

#Tshirt Tuesday - Tell HP Climate Counts!

Congratulations to Jessika for winning last week’s #T-shirt Tuesday contest by telling L’Oreal climate counts!
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A big shout out to Jessika for winning last week’s #T-shirt Tuesday contest! Last week we asked our Twitter followers to tweet to the company with the highest Climate Counts score in the household products sector. The answer, L’Oreal.

Emissions: Why Focus on the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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As the discussion continues on emissions, many companies are reevaluating the internal and external impacts that pending legislation may have on costs.  For the first time, executives are viewing emissions from a more targeted vantage point.  When viewed as a waste stream and part of total lifecycle cost, emission reduction in the supply chain may present itself as a huge business value opportunity in the immediate future. 

Why Green Cleaning Makes for Healthy Employees and a Healthy Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that Americans spend up to 90% of their time indoors.  With today’s modern, energy efficient office buildings, the sealed air inside can contain 10 times more pollution than the air outside due to toxic emissions from building constituents, airborne mold, viruses, and other pollutants.  

WEC Achieves Cost Savings and Environmental Improvements in Private Sector Environmental Project in Guatemala & El Salvador

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 14, 2011 - The World Environment Center (WEC) has successfully completed a State Department (DoS)-funded project entitled “Cleaner Production Private Sector Partnerships.” Thirty five Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) from Guatemala and El Salvador participated in the project to improve their environmental performance and have achieved a combined total savings of over $621,400, with investments of $293,500. A final report summarizing the project and its noteworthy results is available

ClimateCounts.org Green Watching Campaign Joins DoSomething.org’s Green Your School Challenge to Thank Hewlett-Packard for Climate Action

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This week ClimateCounts.org Green Watching campaign is teaming up with DoSomething.org’s Green Your School Challenge and asking teens across the country to sign-up and raise their voices directly to Hewlett-Packard thanking the company for their continued climate action.

Conclusions from the Water, Sanitation, Hygiene Forum

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On Feb. 2 BCLC and the World Business Council on Sustainable Development (WBCSD) hosted a forum about innovating in the WASH sector (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene).

Here are five key conclusions:

1. The technology needed to meet the access issues that millions of people face around the world currently doesn't exist.

2. It is imperative to use business skills sets and knowledge to move toward long-term, country-owned, systematic approaches to WASH programs (verses project-by-project implementation).

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