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Samsung Awards Technology to 255 Schools Nationwide in First Phase of $2 Million Solve for Tomorrow Contest

Five schools in every state and Washington, D.C., receive technology to support STEM learning across the country
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RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J., November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Samsung today announced the 255 state finalists in its nationwide Solve for Tomorrow contest, a commitment to raise awareness of and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) learning across America. Five winners from every state will benefit, receiving two Samsung Galaxy® Tabs as well as the opportunity to advance in the contest and receive additional products and software from Samsung and program partners DirecTV and Adobe.

CCMC Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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A project team at Caterpillar China Machinery Components (CCMC) in Wuxi, China, set a goal to reduce energy, water and steam use at the plant in order to bring down costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The team's suggestions included upgrading air compressors and switching from metal halide to LED lamps in the plant. These two projects have provided a total reduction of approximately 200 metric tons of CO2e annually.

Coca-Cola, Cargill monitor producers’ efforts

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CLARION - One might think that Coca-Cola and Cargill would seem out of place at a farmer-oriented field day where reducing nitrate runoff was the focus.

But they were present on Aug. 27 in Wright County to learn and monitor what farmers are hearing and doing to reduce nitrate runoff and leaching, plus what is planned for additional sustainable farming methods.

C4C Business Forum Bulletin: UN Secretary-General to attend; Twitter Chat with UNFCCC's Christiana Figueres

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The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

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The C4C Business Forum Bulletin is designed to keep signatories of Caring for Climate (a joint initiative of the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change) up to date on the latest news regarding the upcoming Caring for Climate Business Forum (19-20 November 2013, Warsaw, Poland). Featured items include: invitations to activities around the event, announcements of new speakers/featured attendees, programme information, and more.

 

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.; Multilateral Investment Fund; Skoll Foundation and Root Capital Join Forces to Fight the Leaf Rust Epidemic Devastating Latin American Coffee

$7 Million Public-Private Partnership Models Holistic Approach to Ensure Agricultural Supply Chain Stability in Face of Increasing Climate Risk
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BURLINGTON, VT, November 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the InterAmerican Development Bank and Skoll Foundation announce today support for the non-profit agricultural lender Root Capital’s Coffee Farmer Resilience Initiative. The initiative is a collaborative venture designed to stabilize supply chains by investing in coffee farmers at the base of the value chain, who are on the front lines of battling the leaf rust epidemic in Latin America.   

Women in CSR: Jennifer Silberman, Hilton Worldwide

Triple Pundit - Women in CSR Series
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TriplePundit: Briefly describe your role and responsibilities, and how many years you have been in the business.

VIDEO: Christiana Figueres on 'Godot Paralysis' and Courage

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At the UN Global Compact Leadership Summit, Christiana Figueres spoke about the 'Godot paralysis, in which business waits for policy perfection and governments wait for private sector reassurance. The Executive Secretary of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change went on to tell Jo Confino that each side needed to join hands and have the moral courage to walk toward green technology and investment.

Renaissance Center Visitors and Workers Flock to GM Duck Demonstration

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General Motors’ world headquarters, the Renaissance Center in Detroit, hosts a series of demonstrations and displays to educate employees on environmental topics.

As one of our 25 certified wildlife habitat programs, the Renaissance Center’s grasslands and proximity to the Detroit River allow many duck and bird species to call the grounds home, at least for part of the year.

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