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Penske Truck Leasing Honored with 2013 U.S. EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

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READING, Pa., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Penske Truck Leasing has been named a 2013 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award winner. As one of seven organizations nationwide to win this award, Penske is the only transportation company to receive this honor.

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Ensuring a Healthy Environment Requires Long-Term Vision

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For Earth Week, we are running a series of guest posts written by influential thought leaders in the environmental space. Today’s post is written by Lisa Bardwell, the president and CEO of Earth Force.

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Envision a nation where young people are actively making positive change to the environment at their schools, in their neighborhoods, and in partnership with their communities. 

Duke Energy Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) has released its 2012 Sustainability Report, a comprehensive overview of the company's social, environmental and financial performance.

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It is available at: http://sustainabilityreport.duke-energy.com

ANN INC. Reduces Carbon Footprint By 20%

Company surpasses its goal three years ahead of schedule, sets new target
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NEW YORK, April 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ PRNewswire/ -- ANN INC. (NYSE: ANN), the parent Company of Ann Taylor and LOFT, today announced that it has surpassed its 2015 carbon footprint goal of reducing its emissions by 8 percent per square foot. Based on year-end 2012 results, the Company has more than doubled that goal, achieving a 20 percent reduction over its 2008 baseline. ANN INC. reaffirms its continued commitment to environmental sustainability by setting a new goal of reducing emissions per square foot by 30 percent by 2015.

Henry Schein Marks Earth Day Milestone

Helps Plant More Than 6,500 Trees in 2012 Through Its TechCentral Business
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MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, contributed to environmental sustainability since Earth Day 2012 by helping to plant more than 6,500 trees as part of an innovative program to offset computer CO2 emissions and recycle high tech "e-waste."

GM Recognized for Mitigating its Climate Impact

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DETROIT, April 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ - General Motors’ demonstrated commitment to reducing its carbon footprint and mitigating climate impact is being recognized by the nonprofit American Carbon Registry.  

Working Together for the Planet - 5 Videos for Earth Day

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There are so many issues affecting the planet that every day needs to be treated as Earth Day, and everyone needs to be part of the solution. To have a sustainable future, we’re going to need to change everything from the way we do business and the technology we use, to the food we eat and the homes we live in.

Do You Have the Insights and Vision to Achieve Conflict-Free Sourcing Practices

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On August 21st of this year the Conflict Minerals Consortium is hosting the Inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Syposium in Los Angeles, California. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Securing The Foodshed: Philip Ackerman-Leist

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There is little disagreement that urban farming translates into increased access to local, sustainable, and healthy food, and that this is a very good thing. But how is it done? What are the success stories of urban farming? And what exactly is a “foodshed?” Our guest this week on Sea Change Radio is Philip Ackerman-Leist, an author, educator and farmer.

How Will You Spend Earth Day 2013?

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Earth Day is here!!! how will you be marking the occasion?  I’ll be participating in a cleanup of my neighborhood park. 

If you’re not sure of how to celebrate Earth Day, we at World Green have come up with a few suggestions:

1.Take part in a local Earth Day event.  Check your local paper or events guide to find out what groups are holding Earth Day events, when, and where.  Fun, educational, and good for the planet; what could be better?

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