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ConAgra Foods Announces Zero Waste Champions

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OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 15, 2012 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of America Recycles Day, ConAgra Foods announced its annual Zero Waste Champion award winners today, recognizing 17 facilities that have reached a major environmental milestone: diverting more than 95 percent of solid waste from landfills through reuse and recycling. These facilities –representing nearly 75 percent of the company’s total waste generation – helped ConAgra Foods achieve a 91 percent waste diversion rate in fiscal year 2012.

Owens Corning Announces First Environmental Product Declarations for Fiberglass Insulation in North America at 2012 Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo

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SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2012 /3BL Media/PRNewswire/ -- Asserting its leadership in the sustainable building industry, Owens Corning (NYSE:OC) today announced receipt of UL-certified ISO compliant Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) for its Unfaced and Kraft-Faced EcoTouch® PINK® FIBERGLAS Insulation with PureFiber® Technology and its Unbonded LooseFill Insulation. An EPD is an internationally recognized, standardized tool that reports the environmental impact of goods or services.

Four MGM Resorts International Properties Awarded Highest Green Key Meetings Rating

Elite recognition in sustainable hotel operations
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LAS VEGAS, Nov. 13, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Green Key Global, the largest international certification body evaluating sustainable hotel operations, has awarded the prestigious “5 Green Keys" rating to four MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) properties for its Green Key Meetings Program,  including Bellagio Resort & Casino, ARIA Resort & Casino, Mandalay Bay Resort and MGM Grand Las Vegas. The four MGM resorts are the first in the United States to receive "5 Green Keys" for meetings, and among an elite group of only six total in North America.

Keep America Beautiful to Award Xerox Corporation 2012 Vision for America Award

Xerox Recognized for its Leadership in Corporate Social Responsibility, Environmental Stewardship and Employee Volunteerism
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STAMFORD, Conn. Nov. 7, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful (KAB), the nation’s largest nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities, will award Xerox Corporation with its 2012 Vision for America Award in New York City.

Partnering: The New Path Forward

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Originally published on November 1, 2012
Author: Brandon Tidwell
Darden.com

Erb Institute and World Environment Center Partner to Create Student Opportunities in Sustainable Development

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WASHINGTON, November 1, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan (Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment) and the World Environment Center (WEC) today announced a partnership to directly engage MBA/MS students in planning and implementing sustainable development initiatives with leading global companies. 

How Companies and Their Employees Can Help with Hurricane Sandy

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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.”

Habitat for Humanity Teams Up With PG&E to Revitalize Underserved Neighborhoods

PG&E Commits $300,000 to Fund Home Energy Efficiency Upgrades and Community Building Restoration Projects, Including the Bayview Hunters Point YMCA in San Francisco
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SAN FRANSISCO, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Habitat for Humanity announced a new program today that will help bring the utility’s talent, technology and resources to help revive neighborhoods in need in San Francisco, the East Bay and Bakersfield. The program will provide funding and expertise towards weatherization, energy efficiency retrofits and employee volunteer support of neighborhood improvement projects.

MGM Resorts International Continues as Highest Ranking Casino Resort Company on Newsweek Magazine’s List of Greenest Companies Ranking in the Top 125

Ranking at 122 up from 157 and third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Company
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LAS VEGAS, October 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - For the third consecutive year, MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) has been listed among Newsweek Magazine’s 500 most environmentally responsible companies in the United States—moving up 35 places to 122—and also as the highest ranking company in the casino resort industry.

The company also ranked as the third most highly rated U.S. Hotel & Restaurant Companies.

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