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Green Grads: Your Eco-Friendly Graduation Party


Break out the caps and gowns because it’s that time of year again: graduation!

Whether it’s your graduation, or you’re hosting a party/celebration for the green grad in your life, we’ve got some helpful tips on how to host an eco-friendly affair.

California Student Takes a Stand on Human Rights


Human Rights across the global are in disarray, casting a heavy shadow on what freedom represents in the pursuit of profit.

Armed militia, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, breach Human Rights and monopolize the regions for Conflict Minerals, often referred to as the “3TG’s”: tantalum, tin, tungsten, and gold. Citizens face sexual terrorism, genocides and human slavery to mine these black market minerals.

Global Witness to Speak at Global Conflict Minerals Symposium


Jana Morgan of Global Witness announced as speaker at the Global Conflict Minerals Symposium.  The NGO investigates and campaigns to prevent natural resource related conflict and corruption, and associated environmental and human rights abuses.  Their work ranges from high level lobby meetings to finding long-term systemic solutions at the global policy level.

This event, presented by the Conflict Minerals Consortium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

Eastman Chemical Company Recognized with Responsible Care® Recycling Award for 2012

Press Release

Kingsport, Tenn., May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) was one of 13 American Chemistry Council (ACC) members recognized for achievement in the area of waste minimization, reuse and recycling, and honored at ACC’s annual Responsible Care® Conference and Expo in Hollywood, Florida on May 6.

Team Caterpillar Helps Disaster Victims


Last month, multiple natural disasters struck around the world including flooding across the Midwest, a explosion in West, Texas and an earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan, China. The Caterpillar Foundation provided relief with a donation to the Red Cross’s Annual Disaster Giving Program, and matching employee, retiree and dealer employee donations and Give2Asia. 

New Report Reveals States and Utilities with Highest and Lowest Power Plant Emissions; Overall U.S. Emissions Decline

Latest data on top 100 power producers show significant declines in SO2, NOx and moderate CO2 reductions
Press Release

BOSTON, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A major new report on U.S. power plant emissions from the top 100 power producers shows that the electric industry cut emissions of NOx, SO2 and CO2 in 2011 even as overall electricity generation increased, largely due to increased use of natural gas and growing reliance on renewable energy.

Despite Company Growth, REI Achieves Absolute Reduction in Operational CO2 Emissions

New stewardship report details environmental performance, community partnerships and employee engagement
Press Release

SEATTLE, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Each day, REI takes actions to decrease its impact on the planet, partner in the community to ensure the availability of natural spaces, and provide a rewarding workplace. In its 2012 stewardship report the leading outdoor retailer updates customers, members, employees and other stakeholders on its social responsibility work for the year. 

ARAMARK Recognized by Humane Society of the United States for Improving Animal Welfare

Eliminates Gestation Crates and Battery Cages from Supply Chain
Press Release

May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - ARAMARK – a global professional services provider and the largest U.S.-based food service company – has been named recipient of the 2012 Henry Spira Humane Corporate Progress Award for the company’s work in its supply chain to help improve conditions of farm animals confined in crates and cages.

In Op-ed for This is Africa (The Financial Times), Georg Kell Makes the Case for Sustainable Business in Africa


Sustainable business: Taking Africa to the next level

By Georg Kell, This is Africa (The Financial Times), 9 May 2013

In an op-ed for This is Africa (a Financial Times publication), UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell cites corporate sustainability as the next step in Africa's economic growth.

Read the full article in This is Africa.

World Environment Center, China Eco-Efficiency Research Center, and SGM Wuling Launch Partnership in Guangxi, China

Press Release

Liuzhou, Guangxi, China, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The World Environment Center (WEC), the China Eco-Efficiency Research Center (CERC), and SGM Wuling (SGMW) have launched the 2013 phase of an innovative environmental stewardship project to provide cleaner production and energy efficiency technology and practices to SGMW suppliers.  The project is the extension of an initial project conducted with a select set of suppliers in 2011 and 2012, and has now increased to include 22 participating suppliers, two of SGMW’s own plants, and five of the origina


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