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JustGreen™ Lifestyle by Just Energy Announces Carbon Offset Partnership with The Village of Pinecrest, Florida

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PINECREST, Fla., Oct. 31, 2012 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ - JustGreen™ Lifestyle by Just Energy is pleased to announce a unique partnership with the Village of Pinecrest in Florida to offer residents and businesses a simple new option to reduce their environmental footprint through carbon offsets.

ReportAlert.info - Commonwealth Bank Group (ASX:CBA) Publishes Sustainability Report 2012

The report presents the Group's approach to sustainability and outlines key programs and achievements for the 2011-12 financial year across five areas of sustainability focus.
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October 31, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Commonwealth Bank Group (the Group) today released its Sustainability Report 2012 on a dedicated microsite, available at www.commbank.com.au/sustainability2012; featuring case studies, videos and interactive performance data charts.

// Hydro Ottawa’s Green Energy Initiatives

Renewable Electricity – The Way Forward

In 1882, Hydro Ottawa’s predecessor, the Ottawa Electric Light Company, first lit the streets of the nation’s capital using renewable green energy. Fast forward 130 years later, it’s a legacy that Hydro Ottawa, through its Green Energy initiatives, is proud to carry on.

GMO: Your Right To Know

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Like it or not, genetically engineered foods make up a significant portion of our nation’s food supply. Approximately ninety-three percent of all U.S. soy and canola and eighty-six percent of our corn are genetically modified. There are informed positions on both sides of the debate around genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, pertaining to the health and long-term safety of these food products. But many assert that as long as this debate still rages, consumers deserve to know whether they’re eating and serving foods that have been genetically modified.

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and Bonneville Power Honored for Energy Efficiency Efforts

Association of Energy Engineers recognizes ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston and its energy efficiency champion along with two long-time BPA employees
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ATLANTA, October 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Northwest came up just shy of a sweep as the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) awarded six of its eight awards for regional excellence in energy efficiency to Northwest engineers and organizations. Half of the winners also have ties to Bonneville Power Administration’s (BPA) Energy Smart Industrial (ESI) program.

Leonardo Academy Partners with UPS and Coca-Cola to Improve Air Quality

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MADISON, Wis., October 30, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Through a grant provided by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Leonardo Academy continues to help reduce emissions from older, less efficient vehicles throughout the country. Partnering with Coca-Cola Refreshments and United Parcel Service (UPS), who contributed over $3.2 million to this project, this award helped fund the replacement of 40 heavy duty diesel delivery trucks. 

How Companies and Their Employees Can Help with Hurricane Sandy


On Thursday and Friday governors and mayors were warning local residents in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic to get ready for Hurricane Sandy. On Saturday, those calls to action became louder: “This is a very serious storm. People will get hurt.”

By Sunday their message had changed again: “You need to hurry. Soon it will be too late.”

Guest Post: Sandy Creates US Climate Hope?


As I watch the revealing impact of the storm in the US and the power of nature wreaking havoc on the financial heartland of the US I wonder if we are witnessing the pivotal moment in the US climate change debate?

// Social Entrepreneurship: “Air Miles for Social Change”


Andreas Souvaliotis, one of Canada’s most successful social entrepreneurs was the founder and CEO of the world’s first national incentive program for environmentally responsible and healthy lifestyles. Andreas  lived a remarkable journey and is incredibly passionate about changing the world – without sacrifice! In anticipation of his keynote address at this year’s Corporate and Community Social Responsibility Conference, we attempt to summarize some of his key thoughts.

Union Pacific Railroad Posts Sector-Best Newsweek Green Rankings Improvement Since 2009


Union Pacific Railroad has climbed 193 spots since the inaugural Newsweek Green Rankings in 2009, the best improvement performance among companies in the transportation sector.  Union Pacific moved to number 246 in the recently published 2012 rankings, second overall among large U.S. railroads. Other companies recorded larger improvements compared to 2011 as a result of dropping in the 2011 rankings compared to 2010. Union Pacific is the only large U.S. railroad to improve its Newsweek Green Ranking each year.


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