Colby College Reaches Carbon Neutrality; TerraPass and Maine’s Presque Isle Landfill Provide Offsets
San Francisco, April 30, 2013 / 3BL Media/ - By purchasing carbon offsets through TerraPass, a leading carbon offset and renewable energy credit provider, Colby College is investing in greenhouse gas reduction at the City of Presque Isle Landfill. Investment in projects like this one was the final piece of a decade-long, multi-pronged effort that resulted in Colby’s announcement, in April 2013, that it has achieved carbon neutrality.
It's a place in Indigenous territories and rich in forests, wetlands and huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that’s turned into oil through complex and energy-intensive processes. You might have heard about the Tar Sands in connection with expanding the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with communities throughout the States of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. A decision on it is not expected until 2015.
Did you know that if you are federal contractor and are on the General Services Administration, or GSA, schedule, you will be asked to report on your sustainability efforts?” That’s the question posed by Anca Novacovici, founder and president of Eco-Coach, an environmental sustainability consulting business, in a recent Huffington Post blog. Not surprisingly for a post titled “Federal Contractors Missing the Boat,” her answer is in the negative.
If you’re like many of us, you spend a huge chunk of your day staring at some kind of computer or television screen (while intermittently checking your phone), video conferencing with business contacts or family, and crowded around friends’/co-workers’ tablets watching the latest YouTube sensation.
Even kids these days are consistently plugged in: to video games, tablets, and the Internet. When was the last time your son or daughter asked to go play outside, or picked up an actual (*gasp*) paperback book?
CITGO Lubricants Volunteers Beautify the Landscaping at Ronald McDonald House® Near Advocate Children's Hospital
CICERO, Ill., April 30, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Employees at the CITGO Petroleum Corporation lubricants blending plant in Cicero recently helped beautify the local Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children's Hospital in honor of Earth Day.
Novo Nordisk aknowledged for financial, social and environmental sustainable development in China.
April 30 2013 /3BL Media/ - Novo Nordisk was named as one of the top 100 sustainable companies at the Annual Summit of Green Companies held in Kunming, China. The annual event assesses sustainable competitiveness of enterprises doing business in China. On the Annual Summit’s ‘China Top 100 Green Companies 2013’ list, Novo Nordisk ranked number five in the multi-national company category. It is the first time the company has been selected.
Idea: You have done energy efficieny, you done renewable, what do you do about shipping and travel?
Something is missing in corporate conversations about carbon emissions: Almost no one is talking about a comprehensive plan to address the bulk of corporate emissions. Most of what I hear focuses on energy efficiency, and in a few cases renewable electricity. This is great, because almost all of our energy comes from fossil fuels, and the combustion of fossil fuels is responsible for 80% of total U.S. emissions.
Schulte Roth & Zabel partner Michael R. Littenberg joins industry leaders speaking at the inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Symposium taking place in Los Angeles, California on August 21-22 of this year.
College Students Urged to Donate Responsibly; Recognize Social Impact
STAMFORD, Conn., April 29, 2013/3BL Media/ — As the college school year comes to an end, students leaving campus often leave perfectly good clothing, electronics, books and furniture in overflowing campus dumpsters. With an estimated 3 million students living in campus housing at 2,100 colleges and universities nationwide, that is a lot of reusable goods.