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A Dialogue with Gretchen Hancock of GE on Science-Based Sustainability Goal-Setting (Part 2)

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In part one of this dialogue, #NewMetrics channel co-curator Bill Baue and Judy Sandford, Senior Strategist for Sustainability Communications at Addison, discussed GE's approach to accountability for, and reporting on, its worldwide carbon footprint with GE's Resource Optimization Manager, Gretchen Hancock.

Jordan Groves: Build Vs Buy

Jordan Groves' presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
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In preparation for their December 4th webinar on conflict minerals filing challenges, Source Intelligence is releasing an excerpt from their virtual conflict minerals symposium.  The presentation by Jordan Groves is entitled, "Build Vs Buy" and discusses the pros and cons of self reporting vs hiring outside help to file a conflict minerals report.

As an incentive for companies that attend the upcoming webinar, a link to a new white paper about the subject of building vs buying will also be distributed.

Chris Grove: The Upper Fir Tantalum and Niobium Deposit

Chris Grove's Presentation from Source Intelligence's Conflict Minerals Virtual Symposium
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Christopher Grove is a Director at Commerce Resources Corp.,and has been instrumental in raising over $65 Million for the company since 2004. He maintains extensive contacts in the global investment community and has significant experience on the boards of several mineral exploration companies prior to joining the board of Commerce Resources Corp.

Recycled Crates Yield a Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Goodies

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Families across the U.S. will come together tomorrow to spend time with loved ones, give thanks and, of course, eat delicious food. Squash, potatoes (sweet and mashed), corn, turnips, green beans and other staple holiday dishes will crowd dinner tables in plenty on Thanksgiving.

For Detroit residents, some of those veggies may very well have grown from GM’s waste reduction efforts – literally.

Conflict-Free Tin Earns Twice The Price

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Tin-mining companies that are certified as conflict-free are reported to be receiving double the price for their ore compared to those who are uncertified. Mines in participation of the “bag and tag” certification are earning $4/kg for tin compared to $2/kg for non certified.  But only about 10% of the of the mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are currently in the traceability system and being accepted as conflict-free.

Every Holiday Tradition Begins with a Farmer

Follow the Story of Pumpkin Pie from Seed to Plate
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For many families, the pumpkin pie is a frequent dessert at the dinner table during the crisp autumn and early winter months. But it's not often that we remember the beloved tradition of sharing that warm spiced pie with our loved ones begins with a farmer.

Let's follow the story back from pumpkin pie on our plate to the seed planted in the field months prior...

http://www.americasfarmers.com/learn-about-farming/humble-beginnings/

GM China Has Birds-Eye View of Wetland Preservation

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Wetlands are important to birds.

Used as a place to breed, nest, and rear their young, wetlands are also vital to the avian population when it comes to resting,  seeking shelter, or just engaging in social interaction with their feathered friends.

And since birds are sort of a big deal when it comes to keeping the planet balanced, it’s in our best interest to ensure they have somewhere to rest on their long journeys.

Just in time for U.S. Conflict Minerals Reporting, New Conflict-Free Tungsten Program is Announced

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In a new collaboration between the Conflict-Free Source Initiative (CFSI) and the Tungsten Industry Conflict Minerals Council (TI-CMC), Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) tungsten smelters will now be able to become validated as conflict-free.  This program comes as needed help to companies that have been working to source conflict minerals in their supply chain in efforts to comply with Dodd-Frank 1502.

The Dark Shadow of Climate Change Politics

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It’s disheartening that climate change remains a politically charged issue, particularly since its consequences affect everyone, everywhere, in all geographies and walks of life.

Addison's Winter Wishes Event

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For the holiday season, New York Cares runs a program called “Winter Wishes”, with the goal of providing holiday gifts to many disadvantaged NYC children and teens. The children and teenagers send in letters with their gift requests, and these are then sorted and handed out to volunteers.

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