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Get The Lead Out: Kevin Drum & Sarah Hess

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The policy decisions we make today will have an impact on the next hundred years and beyond. It kind of makes you think, what policy decisions from the last century are we dealing with today? This week on Sea Change Radio, we focus on lead, a heavy metal whose regulation was slow to follow the discovery that it was highly toxic. The lag time meant the widespread use of this hazardous element as an ingredient in everyday substances like gasoline and house paint, and a toxic legacy that is still being felt.

World's Largest Gaming Company Recognized for Sustainability on Lake Tahoe

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Caesars Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest gaming company with $8.83 billion in revenue in 2011, has been recognized for commendable environmental sustainability practices.

Two of the company's casinos on Lake Tahoe, Harrah's Lake Tahoe Casino and Harveys Lake Tahoe Casino, have received the prestigious Gold Certification from Travelife, a certification system dedicated to achieving sustainable practices within the tourism industry.

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Employees Rack Their Brains to Create Less Waste, More Space at GM Africa

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If you have been reading this blog since its inception, you are aware that some of our environmental projects are the brainchild of our employees.

Be Eco-Prepared: Boys Scouts Visit GM Plant’s Wildlife Habitat

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General Motors is committed to increasing native biodiversity at our sites around the globe. We manage nearly 2,500 acres of wildlife habitat at manufacturing facilities, 25 of which have been certified by the Wildlife Habitat Council – more than any other automaker.

EPA Warms to GM’s Coats for Homeless Story

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In September, we shared the story of Veronika Scott, founder of The Empowerment Plan, which produces winter coats for the homeless that transform into sleeping bags.

FedEx Exec Again Recognized as 'Thought Leader' for Trustworthy Business Behavior

Mitch Jackson, staff vice president of Environmental Affairs & Sustainability at FedEx Corp., has been named a "Top 100 Thought Leader in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America for the third consecutive year
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January 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - While there are many “top” lists and awards, none specifically address trustworthy business behavior - perhaps because the word “trust” presents a definitional challenge. For four years Trust Across America has been working with a growing team of experts to study, define and quantify trustworthy business.

Ceres Wins Zayed Future Energy Prize For Clean Energy Leadership

Ceres Receives Prestigious Top Prize in NGO Category at the World Future Energy Summit
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BOSTON, January 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ceres today announced that it has been awarded the top prize in the non-governmental organization (NGO) category of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, one of the world’s most prestigious awards recognizing and rewarding innovation, impact, leadership, and long-term vision in renewable energy and sustainability.

Anvil's 2012 Interim CSR Report -“Growing Into the Future”

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January 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Anvil’s 2012 Interim CSR Report, “Growing Into the Future,” presents the company’s progress and results for the 2011 fiscal year with regards to Anvil’s three CSR pillars: social, product and environmental responsibility.

Carbon Sink: The Solution to Carbon Capture May Be Hiding in Your Bathroom

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First the good news. Carbon dioxide emissions from coal have been falling over the last five years in the U.S., hitting the lowest point for any quarter since 1986 in March 2012. Cheap natural gas allowed utilities to cut back on coal, the most “carbon-intense” fossil fuel used for power generation. But coal-fired power plants are not going away anytime soon in the U.S., and countries like China and India, which already burn half of the world’s coal, are leading in building new ones.

Guest post - Planting Empowerment: Cultivating Panama’s future through entrepreneurship and sustainable forestry

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Chris Meyer comes from a long line—four generations to be exact—of forestry workers. However, with a finance degree and a passion for entrepreneurship, he never expected to end up following in his family’s footsteps.

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