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SC Johnson Exceeds Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

In Partnership with the EPA, Company Exceeds its 2010 Goals by More Than 19 Percent
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, Wis. - June 28, 2011 – SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal.
 

ASU Faculty Help Tip the Scales Toward Global Sustainability at Nobel Symposium

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At the Third Nobel Laureate Symposium on Sustainability, distinguished faculty from Arizona State University joined Nobel Laureates in calling for coherent global action to reverse negative environmental trends.

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At the Third Nobel Laureate Symposium on Sustainability, distinguished faculty from Arizona State University joined Nobel Laureates in calling for coherent global action to reverse negative environmental trends.

GM’s Vehicle Engineering Center Is For The Birds

Cliff swallows take up residence under overhang at Vehicle Engineering Center
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It seems engineers are not the only form of wildlife GM’s vehicle engineering center attracts: Cliff swallows built nests made of mud and took up residence under the building’s overhang…. a space ideally suited for their livelihood.

Since cliff swallows subsist primarily on a diet of insects caught in mid-flight, the reflecting pools on the grounds of the Warren Tech Center are a veritable insect buffet for the swallows, as they prey on bugs attracted to water during hot summer months.

2011 Proxy Season Report: Fracking, Water Scarcity, Other Issues Show Shareholders Resolute on Climate & Related Sustainability Resolutions

With Record 109 Resolutions Filed, Investors Achieve Strong Results on Natural Gas “Fracking,” Water, Coal Ash Disposal and Oil Refinery Safety at Annual Shareholder Meetings
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Boston - June 23, 2011 - Investors achieved noteworthy victories during this year’s shareholder proxy season, with a record 109 shareholder resolutions filed with 81 U.S. and Canadian companies on climate change, unconventional fossil fuel production and related sustainability risks and opportunities. 

Al Gore "Encouraged" by Oceanopolis

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Al Gore, the Nobel Laureate, Oscar winner, former congressman, senator, Vice President and once upon a time the next President of the United States, likes Oceanopolis, the Facebook game created by Greenopolis to make the recycling habit fun and engaging.

Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

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By Carol Pierson Holding

In May, the Society for Women Geographers (SWG) held its Triennial conference in Boulder. Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers whose discoveries had been published. Members included world-changers from Amelia Earhart  to Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Mary Leakey and Helen Thayer.

Flight of Fancy: The Air Travel Dilemma

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the first part of our two-part series on air travel. We speak with two veterans of the airline industry to learn more about what steps airlines are taking to lessen the environmental impact of this revolutionary mode of transportation. First, host Alex Wise talks to David Swierenga, the former chief economist for the Air Transport Association and now an airline consultant in Texas. Next, Alex speaks with Bob McAdoo, Senior Research Analyst at Avondale Partners and previously the CEO ofVanguard Airlines and CFO at People Express Airlines.

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the first part of our two-part series on air travel. We speak with two veterans of the airline industry to learn more about what steps airlines are taking to lessen the environmental impact of this revolutionary mode of transportation. First, host Alex Wise talks to David Swierenga, the former chief economist for the Air Transport Association and now an airline consultant in Texas. Next, Alex speaks with Bob McAdoo, Senior Research Analyst at Avondale Partners and previously the CEO ofVanguard Airlines and CFO at People Express Airlines.

Encana and City of Calgary launch EcoAction School at Ralph Klein Park

Environmental education program provides students unique outdoor classroom experience
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Calgary, Alberta - June 22, 2011 - Encana Corporation has teamed up with the City of Calgary to launch the Encana EcoAction School, a unique educational program to support youth learning about wetlands and water conservation in an outdoor classroom setting at the new Ralph Klein Park in Calgary.

Southwest's Conservation In Action Tour Kicks Off in Dallas!

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The Conservation in Action tour kicked off in Southwest Airlines' hometown of Dallas, Texas, with three service projects. Eight SCA interns led more than 600 Southwest Employees, AirTran Employees, and Customers through volunteer projects at the Texas Trees Foundation, Rochester Park, and the Trinity Audubon Center.  Read about the projects at www.blogsouthwest.com.

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The Conservation in Action tour kicked off in Southwest Airlines' hometown of Dallas, Texas, with three service projects. Eight SCA interns led more than 600 Southwest Employees, AirTran Employees, and Customers through volunteer projects at the Texas Trees Foundation, Rochester Park, and the Trinity Audubon Center.  Read about the projects at www.blogsouthwest.com.

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