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“Watershed” Moment with James Redford

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Named for the rich red dirt that once colored its rushing waters, the Colorado River has been dammed, diverted and drained to a trickle of its former self. Host Alex Wise recently watched the documentary film Watershed which provides the story of the Colorado River through the voices of its beneficiaries, from a flyfisherman to a rancher to a Navajo council member.

Illinois Environmental Community Releases 2012 Scorecard

12 Legislators Receive Perfect Score
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(3BL Media) August 23, 2012 - The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its 2012 Environmental Scorecard this week. Twelve legislators received a perfect score, voting for the environment 100% of the time. View the scorecard online.

Clinton Global Initiative's New Theme, "Designing For Impact," Emphasizes Action


For the first time in its 8-year history, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has assigned a theme to its Annual Meeting--"Design for Impact"--to remind participants that the goal of the organization is action, not simply ideas.

Forbes: PepsiCo Helps Farm the Issues at Rio+20


Of the many issues being ‘framed’ in the formal and informal dialogues taking place at Rio+20, sustainable agriculture is a key one. It has its own section of the final draft of ‘The Future We Want’ outcome document which includes a resolution by our governments to:

Columbia Water Center, PepsiCo Foundation Present Sustainable Water Successes at Rio+20


The rural communities of Ceará, Brazil, had long been accustomed to drought and the problems that result: food insecurity, death of livestock, and conflict over scarce water resources. While Ceara’s problems may have been typical of a water scarce region in the developing world, the work of the Columbia Water Center and PepsiCo Foundation has ensured that the approach to these problems is anything but.

Quaker Oats Cedar Rapids plant recognized by Iowa governor for environmental leadership


The Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was among 12 Iowa businesses recently honored by Iowa Governor Terry E. Branstad for outstanding contributions to the environment.

The Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier environmental honors in Iowa, recognizing leadership and innovation in the protection of Iowa’s natural resources. The awards honor organizations with comprehensive environmental ethics and commitment.

NewPage, L.L.Bean & WWOA Join Forces On Program to Advance Certification of Private Forests in Wisconsin

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WISCONSIN RAPIDS, Wis., Aug. 21, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- NewPage announced today that it has teamed with L.L.Bean and the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association (WWOA) in an effort to increase sustainably managed woodlands in six Central Wisconsin counties. The project partners will provide forest management assistance and third-party certification using certification standards of the American Tree Farm System to woodland owners at no cost.

America Recycles Day 2012 Announces Open Registration for Local Events

Join the national celebration of American recycling by hosting a local event. Get free resources!
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(3BL Media) Washington, DC - August 21, 2012 – Online registration is now open for Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day (ARD), the one day to educate and motivate people about the importance of recycling to our economy and for our environmental well-being.

Recognized annually on Nov. 15, ARD celebrates the benefits of recycling while providing an educational platform that helps raise awareness about the value of reducing, reusing and recycling – every day – all throughout the year.

M&S, BMW, BAA, Bloomberg, GRI, Nordea, Pirelli Share Lessons on Stakeholder Engagement

Senior experts from leading companies will gather in London on 20-21 November to share best practice on how to create an innovative reporting and communications strategy that does not rely on a CR report
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(3BL Media) August 20, 2012 - Companies now recognise that whilst annual CR reporting is crucial, the CR report is just one method of engagement. The rules of CR engagement depend on the stakeholder. Consumers for example are unlikely to have heard of let alone read a CSR report. 

"Getting" Carbon Offsetting


For a long time, the term “carbon offsetting” sounded to me like vague corporate speak. I had little or no idea what it really meant, and struggled to understand it. But when our video team at UPS was tasked with producing a video project centered around carbon offsetting at the Garcia River Forest, I finally had something tangible to (forgive the tree-hugging pun) “put my arms around.” 


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