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Nonprofit Board Scandals: Let Them Move Governance Forward


The nonprofit board scandals of the past year are highly distressing: revealing everything from complete board dysfunction in the firing of the CEO at the University of Virginia, to the cover-up of criminal behavior at Penn State, to policy decisions that arguably destroyed Komen's leading nonprofit brand. In all three cases, the financial and reputational losses are quite severe. People to be served by the mission and outsiders have been harmed, the victims at Penn State devastatingly so.

Verizon's CSO James Gowen: Sustainability Matters for Our Children's Future


This article was written by Philip Fava and appeared in Forbes

It was evident that from the beginning of the conversation that James Gowen, Verizon’s Chief Sustainability Officer, loves his job.  “I care deeply about sustainability because my children will be affected by my work,” said Gowen. “Everyone can relate to the fact that sustainability initiatives are crucial to the future of our kids, and the world.”

Leonardo Academy Uses Clean Diesel Projects to Promote Sustainable Agriculture

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI  July 23, 2012 – Leonardo Academy, through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, is facilitating efforts to reduce emissions among eleven central Wisconsin cranberry farmers. The project will help offset the cost of repowering twenty diesel irrigation pumps to achieve better fuel efficiency and help improve air quality.

What Apple’s EPEAT Flip-Flop Means for Green Business


Apple's latest big announcement wasn't a new iPhone launch or the thinnest laptop on the market, but it made headlines across the globe nonetheless.

Home2 Suites by Hilton Celebrates Brand’s First LEED Certified Hotel

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(3BL Media) McLean, VA - July 23, 2012 - Home2 Suites by Hilton along with Cherry Cove Hospitality, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its newest hotel in Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, Md. with an announcement of a charitable community partnership, as well as a ribbon-cutting dedication and reception.  The Naval Air Station Patuxent River Wounded Warriors Program has been selected as the Your2 Hands local nonprofit partner.

Entrepreneurs Raise Capital with Investors' Circle

Early-stage businesses grow with help from a veteran network.
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Investors' Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network in the world.  Hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices have joined this network over the past two decades to promote the transition to a sustainable economy.

EcoMedia Community Projects Having Impact All Across the U.S.A.

EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd funding now making a significant difference for nonprofit groups and advertisers nationwide
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It's been an exciting and dynamic first seven months of 2012 for CBS EcoMedia as our EcoAd, WellnessAd and EducationAd programs are now funding projects all across the country - and we've only just begun to impact the social issues we care so much about.  Our pipeline of projects for the rest of the year is growing rapidly and exponentially and we'll be celebrating dozens more environmental, wellness and education projects in communities from coast to coast before this year is through.  

Watershed Success!

The Colorado River’s $26 Billion Economy Recovers as River Once Again Reaches the Gulf of California
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(3BL Media) Denver, CO - July 19, 2012 - This could be the headline of the near future if Americans heed the call today and take action to save the Colorado River.

In an effort to engage the arid southwestern United States in the importance of water conservation and river protection, The Redford Center, along with partners Save The Colorado, New Belgium Brewing, Patagonia, and Clif Bar announces a summer 7-city southwestern US screening tour of the documentary film WATERSHED: Exploring a New Water Ethic for the New West.

"Get in For More. It's Just Gooder."

From Forest to Factory, Taylor Guitars practices Eco-Responsibility at Every Level.

This article has a BfG video. You can watch it over here!

Bob Taylor and Kurt Listug established Taylor Guitars in 1974 and have watched it evolve into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of premium acoustic, acoustic/electric and electric guitars.

John Fullerton & Sen. Tim Wirth on the “New Economy”

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This week on Sea Change Radio, we take a special look back at the recent New Economics Institute Conference held at New York’s Bard College. First we hear from John Fullerton, a former Wall Street bigwig who became a leading practitioner in “impact investment,” a  theory-and-practice approach to financial system transformation which focuses on sustainable and regenerative land use, food, and water.


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