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Hilton Worldwide Announces Commitment to Repurpose Waste Across 90 Countries at Ninth Annual Clinton Global Initiative Meeting

Announcement Made in Partnership with Feeding America, The Global FoodBanking Network, Global Soap Project, Good360, DH Hospitality Group, Serta, and Waste Management Sustainability Services
Press Release

MCLEAN, Va., September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide, in partnership with Feeding America, The Global FoodBanking Network, Global Soap Project, Good360, DH Hospitality Group, Serta, and Waste Management Sustainability Services, announced its commitment to reducing waste across the organization’s portfolio of more than 4,000 hotels in 90 countries.  This Commitment to Action, entitled, RePurpose: Making Waste History for our Business and Society, was submitted today at the ninth annual Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) meeting in New York City.    

AH&LA Integrates TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ Program's Eco-Friendly Requirements

Organizations Align to Drive Increased Adoption of Sustainability Initiatives
Press Release

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and TripAdvisor®, the world's largest travel site*, have joined forces on their sustainability initiatives to encourage the hospitality industry to adopt more eco-friendly practices.  AH&LA has integrated the minimum eco-friendly requirements of the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders™ program as part of its Green Guidelines.

Coca-Cola Launches Global Ekocenter Partnership to Deliver Safe Drinking Water And Basic Necessities To Rural Communities

Announces Cross-Sector Collaboration with DEKA R&D, IBM, Inter-American Development Bank, McCann Health, NRG Energy, Qualcomm Technologies and UPS to Deliver EKOCENTER to 20 Countries by end of 2015
Press Release

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Coca-Cola Company, DEKA R&D, IBM, Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, McCann Health, NRG Energy, Inc. (NRG), Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and UPS®, today announced they will work together to bring EKOCENTERTM – a kiosk designed to improve the well-being of communities – to 20 countries by the end of 2015. Coca-Cola’s announcement brings to action its 2012 commitment with DEKA R&D to provide safe drinking water to communities through the SlingshotTM water purification system, ensuring communities are more sustainable.

Kaiser Permanente Receives EPA Green Power Leadership Award

National Awards Honor Kaiser Permanente for Onsite Solar Generation
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif.Sept. 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Kaiser Permanente has received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the organization's use of solar power.

Outerwall Enhances Brands’ Fleet Operations With Hybrids and Route Optimization

By Greg Basich

Optimizing fleet operations generally doesn’t involve a one-size fits all solution, and at Outerwall Inc., the company behind the Coinstar and Redbox kiosk brands, each brand’s fleet required a different solution to best meet their business needs. For Coinstar, hybrid vehicles have contributed to significant improvements in overall fleet fuel economy and to reduced emissions. For the company’s Redbox brand, the use of route optimization technology has contributed to reductions in the number of miles driven and increases in productivity.

Northrop Grumman Recognized for Reducing Carbon Emissions and Mitigating the Risks of Climate Change by CDP

Press Release

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 24, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been recognized as a leader for the company's actions to reduce carbon emissions, mitigate the risks of climate change and for the quality of its climate change data by CDP on two of its listings.

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Efforts Pay Off in Improving our Environmental Footprint


Today's guest blog comes from Greg Spratt, advisor for Environmental Sustainability within Lilly’s Global Health, Safety, and Environmental. Greg is helping drive efforts to lesson Lilly’s environmental impact/footprint.

Thanks to the hard work of hundreds of people around the world dedicated to improving our energy efficiency and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, Lilly is proud to announce that the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has raised our C rating from last year to this year’s B rating.

Enough Calls on Tech and Jewelry Companies to Step Up In Conflict-Free Trade


In a recent article from Zoe Lewis and Sasha Lezhnev of Enough, the NGO responds to recent 125th anniversary photography issue of National Geographic magazine.  The special collector’s edition issue highlights a trip to Bavi, a rebel controlled area, and Nyabibwe, a conflict-free area, both in the Democratic Republic of the Congo by Marcus Bleasdale and Jeffery Gettleman.

How HP is Working with Partners to Reduce Greenhouse Gasses and Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain


Hewlett-Packard has some great things to celebrate at Climate Week in New York this week, and I’m especially proud that today, HP became the first company in the IT industry to set greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals for our supply chain.


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