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The Energy Co-op's EcoChoice100 Renewable Energy Option Now Green-e Certified

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SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that the Philadelphia, PA–based Energy Co-op’s 100 percent renewable energy option EcoChoice100 is Green-e® Energy certified. EcoChoice100 sources from solar and wind based in Pennsylvania as part of the ChoosePAWind initiative, and is available to customers in the state.

Guest post - Planting Empowerment: Cultivating Panama’s future through entrepreneurship and sustainable forestry

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Chris Meyer comes from a long line—four generations to be exact—of forestry workers. However, with a finance degree and a passion for entrepreneurship, he never expected to end up following in his family’s footsteps.

Reed Elsevier Launches 2013 Environmental Challenge to Advance Access to Safe Water and Sanitation

Call for proposals to advance scalable solutions to water and sanitation challenges in developing countries
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Abu Dhabi, January 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge was launched today, calling for innovative proposals to ensure safe water and improved sanitation for at risk communities in developing countries. The winning projects will be announced later in the year.

Sappi Featured in Fortune Magazine Special Section: The Paper Chase

Despite the Digital Age, the paper industry is thriving and developing sustainable practices to protect the planet
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Fortune magazine, January 2013, The Future Issue, special section

A synergy exists between paper and pixels that, in the blur of ever newer and faster devices and applications, generally gets overlooked. Although developed 2,000 years apart, both technologies serve the essential human need to communicate. They also enjoy something of a symbiotic relationship in which paper is routinely converted to digital documents and digital documents to paper.

PG&E Employees Donate $6 Million To Local Communities

Annual “Campaign for the Community” Raises Funds for Nonprofits throughout Northern and Central California
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 26, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its employees and retirees have raised more than $6 million to support nonprofit organizations and schools through the utility’s annual giving initiative, Campaign for the Community. The total was the most ever pledged in the campaign’s history and exceeded last year’s total by $700,000. Employee contributions will benefit entities throughout PG&E’s service area in Northern and Central California.

Applications Now Open for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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MUMBAI, INDIA, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Applications are now open for leading global executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to travel to India this February to engage with some of the world’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs. From 22 February 2012—2 March 2012, this highly qualified group will travel to Bangalore, Chennai, and Pondicherry, meeting the founders and staff of social ventures; discussing, debating, and reflecting on pivotal issues; and taking part in vibrant cultural experiences.

Unilever to Receive 2013 World Environment Center Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development

Award ceremony to take place on May 9, 2013
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Washington, D.C., December 11, 2012/3BL Media/ - The World Environment Center (WEC) is pleased to announce that its 29th Annual Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development will be awarded to Unilever. The company is being recognized for its deep and longstanding commitment to advancing environmental sustainability through its strategic business initiative, the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan, that is applied to its products, governance structure, supply chain and consumers.

Four ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston Plants Again Earn ENERGY STAR Certification

Plants Achieve Best-in-Class Performance to Maintain ENERGY STAR Certification
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EAGLE, Idaho, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Employee commitment to corporate citizenship has again earned four ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston plants ENERGY STAR® certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA awards the ENERGY STAR—one of the most recognized green marks in the world—to plants achieving best-in-class performance, based on the EPA’s Energy Performance Indicator (EPI).

Lamb Weston plants in Boardman, Ore., Park Rapids, Minn., and Richland and Quincy, Wash. received ENERGY STAR re-certification for 2012.

Environment, Health and Safety Managers Also Lead Corporate Sustainability

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WASHINGTON, DC, Dec. 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ -  The professionals who manage a company’s environmental, health and safety (EHS) compliance risks are also responsible for leading corporate sustainability initiatives, according to a new report by the National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM).  The association’s latest benchmark of the profession, which was conducted by independent research firm Verdantix, draws insights from 199 corporate EHS and sustainability leaders at large, U.S.-based corporations. 

Ecosystems Evaluation Workshop To Be Offered In January By International Society of Sustainability Professionals

Early bird discounts available until December 27 for four-week on-line workshop that will provide knowledge and skills for understanding ecosystems from the perspective of ecological economics, system dynamics and natural capital investment.
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