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Nature Conservancy Receives $25,000 Grant from GE

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The GE Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization, which will improve the environment in the Berkshire Taconic Landscape. The area covers northwestern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts, as well as Fairfield, CT, where the GE corporate headquarters is located.

 

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The GE Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to The Nature Conservancy, a leading conservation organization, which will improve the environment in the Berkshire Taconic Landscape. The area covers northwestern Connecticut and southwestern Massachusetts, as well as Fairfield, CT, where the GE corporate headquarters is located.

 

The Future of Recycling

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A century ago, most of what we threw “away” really did go away. Outside of metals and glass, most materials decomposed rapidly or were otherwise integrated into natural systems. However, during the 20th Century, waste streams dramatically changed with the introduction of synthetic materials like plastics that do not readily decompose.  Now,  in the 21st Century these synthetic materials are getting recognized as “technical nutrients” that can be recaptured and used as the raw material for valuable products.

Drive Environmental Sustainability and Maximize Savings with Think Green Initiative (TGI)

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 16, 2011 - The Challenge

As consumers become more educated about the overall environmental footprint of the products they buy, businesses are looking for innovative ways to incorporate green practices while realizing cost and operational efficiencies. Do you have a solution in place that will enable you to:
  • Quickly gain market competitiveness while improving supply chain energy efficiency and reducing carbon and water footprints?

Move Over GHG: Water is Trickling In

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Water is trickling into another basin: World Resources Institute.  WRI’s Aqueduct project is a database and suite of practical tools that measure, map and explain water-related risks (À la Water Risk Atlas).  As H20 issues are increasingly facing companies and their investors, organizations can use this project to effectively manage and reduce their exposure to water risk.

Solutions for a Changing Planet

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the inventor of BioLighter, petroleum-free lighter fluid, Joe Marlin and Dan Ferber, co-author of "Changing Planet, Changing Health."

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the inventor of BioLighter, petroleum-free lighter fluid, Joe Marlin and Dan Ferber, co-author of "Changing Planet, Changing Health."

Volcom Partners with I:CO to Give Used Clothes and Shoes New Life

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As a part of its New Future outreach program, Volcom is proud to announce the launch of their partnership with the I:CO Recycling program. It’s an initiative where you can now bring in any unwanted apparel items and/or shoes to most any US Volcom retail store for recycling and get a 10% discount to shop for new gear. 

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As a part of its New Future outreach program, Volcom is proud to announce the launch of their partnership with the I:CO Recycling program. It’s an initiative where you can now bring in any unwanted apparel items and/or shoes to most any US Volcom retail store for recycling and get a 10% discount to shop for new gear. 

Guess That Bin!

Can you identify recyclable items?
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Play "Guess That Bin" with Melissa McGinnis from Greenopolis TV at The Sustainable Brands Conference for tips on how to strive for a zero waste event. Can you identify recyclable items? [Youtube]: "Guess That Bin" at Sustainable Brands Conference

 

About Greenopolis

Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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Play "Guess That Bin" with Melissa McGinnis from Greenopolis TV at The Sustainable Brands Conference for tips on how to strive for a zero waste event. Can you identify recyclable items? [Youtube]: "Guess That Bin" at Sustainable Brands Conference

 

About Greenopolis

Greenopolis is dedicated to our users. We focus our attention on changing the world through recycling, waste-to-energy and conservation. We reward our users for their sustainable behavior on our website, through our Greenopolis recycling kiosks and with curbside recycling programs. Visit our site at www.greenopolis.com to learn more!

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How Green Is Your Boardroom?

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No, I don't mean green as in money. I mean green as in environment. At Kimberly-Clark, sustainability is not only discussed in the C-suite; it's also on the board of directors' agenda.

"Save Kai" Gets a Boost From Hollywood Celebs

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Last week the Twitterverse was buzzing with mentions of the “Save Kai” campaign by top Hollywood celebs. In addition to continued support from Mermaid Linden, Kai was cited by Twilight star Peter Facinelli, TV host and personality Danny Boome, and celebrity chef Evette Rios. Tweets calling attention to the digital fundraising campaign boosted Kai’s popularity as the unconventional star of an ‘eco-reality show’ and further raised awareness of Project Kaisei’s efforts to tackle the Plastic Vortex.

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