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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.

Recycled Billboards Become Bags!

Verizon appoints Relan LLP as an exclusive partner to initiate an innovative nation-wide billboard up-cycling program
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600,000 tons of billboards are produced every year. Tom Schaeppi, owner of Relan bags wanted to help reduce waste associate with billboard advertising by turning the left over PVC ad's into bags. The bags are durable, fashionable and come with a picture of what the full billboard looked like. Eventually billboard manufactures will need to look into renewable sources for creating billboards in the first place, for now you can help by purchasing a Relan bag and keeping this type plastic out of landfills.

The video about Relan is featured on Greenopolis TV's Youtube page.

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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600,000 tons of billboards are produced every year. Tom Schaeppi, owner of Relan bags wanted to help reduce waste associate with billboard advertising by turning the left over PVC ad's into bags. The bags are durable, fashionable and come with a picture of what the full billboard looked like. Eventually billboard manufactures will need to look into renewable sources for creating billboards in the first place, for now you can help by purchasing a Relan bag and keeping this type plastic out of landfills.

The video about Relan is featured on Greenopolis TV's Youtube page.

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!

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Conservation Projects Nationwide

Tour Kicked Off June 17 in Dallas, Texas
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To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to take its commitment to volunteerism and the environment on the road, literally! At Southwest Airlines, we consider ourselves much more than just a business; we are a neighbor in every community we serve.  The tour kicked off June 17 in Dallas, Texas, and will conclude in Houston on September 28.  www.southwest.com/Tour40

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To celebrate its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) to take its commitment to volunteerism and the environment on the road, literally! At Southwest Airlines, we consider ourselves much more than just a business; we are a neighbor in every community we serve.  The tour kicked off June 17 in Dallas, Texas, and will conclude in Houston on September 28.  www.southwest.com/Tour40

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.

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