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Union Pacific Railroad Achieves Best-Ever Carbon Disclosure Project Performance

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OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 26, 2012 /3BL Media / PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Union Pacific Railroad achieved its best-ever performance in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) S&P 500 Climate Change Report 2012.  The railroad's carbon disclosure score is 87, a 53-percent improvement over last year and higher than 87 percent of all companies to which Union Pacific is compared in the CDP's Industrial Sector. The average disclosure score is 70 for all S&P 500 companies in the 2012 CDP report.

Power in Numbers: UNH Student Groups Launch Sustainability Alliance

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This article first appeared in The New Hampshire, a student newspaper at the University of New Hampshire.  The article is an example of the growing student movement around sustainability being seen across the country.  

Sustainability is a Choice: Continuous Technology Innovation

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I want my son to grow up in a world that has everything I had and more. Gabriel is three years old right now, so he cannot choose what world he grows up to. You and I make that choice for him. That is why I try to promote actions to help the environment both at work, at home and in the community.

Call For Entries: $500K Lexus Eco Challenge Revs Up

Lexus and Scholastic Launch Sixth Annual Environmental Contest with $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships to be Awarded
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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Young people are committed to making a difference in the world, and for the sixth year, their efforts will be rewarded through the Lexus Eco Challenge. An educational program and contest, the Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 22,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. For their efforts, more than $3.5 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools across the nation.

Hilton Reaches 20% Waste Reduction Goal

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Hilton Worldwide was recently mentioned in Environmental Leader regarding its five-year goal to reduce waste output by 20 percent. Hilton reached this goal two years ahead of schedule, according to data from its LightStay sustainability measurement system.

Results show the company reduced waste output by 23.3 percent against the 2008 baseline. The 2011 Lightstay report reveals that the company has reduced energy consumption by 9.7 percent, carbon output by 10.3 percent and water use by 7.5 percent, using the same 2008 baseline.

Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces Winners

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SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 24, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah Ocean Exchange (SOE) Global Review Panel has selected the winners of the 2012 Solutions Exchange awards. Each award includes a $100,000 prize from Worldwide Sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

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New Caring for Climate Web Portal to Advance Business Role in Climate Change

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(3BL Media) New York - September 24, 2012 – A new web-based platform was launched today to advance business efforts on climate change and enhance the private sector’s contribution to the global climate change agenda. The new website will provide a repository for business and stakeholders to access information related to Caring for Climate, a corporate climate leadership initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007.

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