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Ceres Conference Preview: Lester Snow and Bennett Freeman

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The Ceres Conference is an annual gathering where organizations as different as the Sierra Club and Shell come together to discuss ways to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. On the eve of the conference which takes place May 1st and 2nd in San Francisco this year, we thought it would be worthwhile to get a sneak peek at some of the Ceres speakers.

Global Conflict Minerals Symposium Convenes a Diverse Cross-Section of Speakers


The Conflict Minerals Consortium presents the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Consortium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

This invitation-only event will convene a diverse cross-section of speakers including Resource Global, Biogen Idec, Elm Consulting, University of California, Schulth Roth & Zabel, Global Witness, Parliament of Canada, EU, U.S. GAO, and more.

Avista Receives Outstanding Steward Award from National Hydropower Association


Avista successfully restored two channels downstream of their Upper Falls Development on the Spokane River to look much the way it did long ago, before the channels were altered to divert water to numerous flour and lumber mills, as well as for hydropower generation. The channel restoration, using weirs shaped and colored to look like the bedrock throughout the river, spread water more evenly throughout the two channels and has now functioned successfully through an entire spill season.

JustGreen® Launches Business Advantage Program Dedicated to Carbon Offsetting and Slowing Global Warming

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Toronto, Ontario, April 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - JustGreen, is pleased to announce the launch of JustGreen Business Advantage, a new green energy initiative designed to help businesses go carbon neutral and help slow global warming and climate change by pursuing renewable and sustainable energy solutions that support green energy projects across North America.

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Toyota Green Initiative Awards Green Campus Contest Grand Prize to Grambling State University Student

Contest Winners and Semifinalists Encourage Fellow HBCU Students to Go Green
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TORRANCE, Calif., April 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Toyota Green Initiative (TGI), an environmental stewardship platform designed to empower the African American community to adopt a sustainable lifestyle, is pleased to announce that student Corban Bell of Grambling State University in Grambling, La., is the grand prize winner of TGI’s third annual Green Campus Contest.

How Technology Moves the Needle


In a world of increasing volatility, where everything from natural resources to supply chains to political realities to the global economy can be turned topsy-turvy in relatively short order, “sustainability” takes on new, poignant meaning. It has to do with aligning economic, environmental and social interests, of course.

One Source for Compliance | REACH and RoHS Inquires Answered


Source Intelligence developed a truly unique program designed to help all companies address the REACH and RoHS compliance. We have a deep understanding of how supply chains work and the values placed on the relationships that exist between customers and suppliers. 

What does REACH stand for? 

The Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals.

REACH addresses the production and use of chemical substances, and their potential impacts on both human health and the environment.

What does RoHS stand for?

Youth Perspective: Green jobs for young women, a sustainable path for the future


By Hope Mwanyuma

Kenya, like many other countries, has a polythene bag problem. Go into almost any store and the shopkeeper won’t even ask if you want your purchase put in a bag: the automatic response is to produce a flimsy piece of plastic and stuff everything in—even if all you have bought is bar a chocolate.

Ecolab Sets New Environmental Goals

Revised targets build on strong previous environmental performance, will guide operations through 2017
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ST. PAUL, Minn., April 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Following a strong performance on earlier environmental goals, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, has set new five-year targets to further improve the environmental impact of its operations.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Launches First Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Review

'Changing Lives Through Learning – CSR at HMH' Recaps Education Leader’s Social Impact in 2012
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BOSTON, April 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) today launched Changing Lives Through Learning – Corporate Social Responsibility at HMH, the Company’s first annual summary of its social impact as a global education leader. In 2012, HMH realigned its CSR efforts to support its mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners – resulting in the launch of several exciting new initiatives and programs. 

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