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GM’s Outreach Manager Believes Sustainability Stems from Collaboration

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Over Mary Alice Kurtz’s 34-year career at General Motors, she has channeled her education and background in mechanical engineering and facility operations into a new passion: sustainability. 

Mary Alice followed in her father’s footsteps by coming to GM, but it was her mother’s business network that led to her interview at the Argonaut building, where GM’s research teams were once housed.  

Sands Expo Convention Center and The Venetian Congress Center LEED Certification Helps Nevada Earn Ranking on ‘Top 10 States for LEED’ List

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced their annual Top 10 States for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) list. The annual ranking highlights states throughout the United States that made significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation over the past year. Nevada made the 2016 list with a total of 6,397,602 LEED-certified gross square footage.

Serious #Green Seventeen

#Sustainability in the New Year
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If my title makes you think of Janet Evanovich, I hope it makes you smile. Smiling doesn’t always come easily these days for many of us committed to a sustainable and just world.

However, as I keep reminding my friends, the world is not flat, and no amount of bluster makes it so. And for a long time now, it’s the multinational corporations that have had the economic power to effect needed change. So, to remind us that there’s serious weight behind many sustainability agendas, I’ve chosen to highlight a few companies running full force into a renewable world.

CSRHub Reaches 500 Sources

A message from Cynthia Figge Co-founder and COO, CSRHub
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As featured in a recent CSRHub Newsletter 

We enter the New Year with some Rays of Hope for the world and at CSRHub.  After nine years of pioneering work, we have just ingested our 500th data source and track the perceived sustainability performance of almost 17,000 companies worldwide. We now aggregate 13 expert ESG investor research databases, and a vast array of NGO and rich data sources providing a strong signal on how companies are perceived by financial analysts and other stakeholders.

Whole Planet Foundation’s pre-GRAMMy Showcase & Benefit from 2015 Was A Hit

Whole Planet Foundation is preparing for tomorrow's 2017 event
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Whole Planet Foundation’s pre-GRAMMy Benefit and Showcase from 2015 was a hit!

The Impact that Cannot Be Measured

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It’s that time of year.  Time when companies and organizations take stock of their results in the past year.  Much of the assessment is financial, with tax filing season right around the corner.  Much of it is strategy based, so companies can assess what did and did not work.  For one organization, Sealed Air’s Soap For Hope™, their results can be counted in numbers.  However, the numbers they are counting are lives changed.  

Daimler is Reducing the Burden on Cities

Daimler is a market leader in carsharing with its car2go brand. In this interview, Thomas Beermann, Managing Director of car2go Europe, explains the company’s future plans.
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car2go is making a tangible contribution to reducing traffic and esmiisons in city centres. But there are still issues with the availability of parking spaces.

4 Ways to Avoid Food Waste During the Big Game

By Jeff Gardner
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This Sunday, more than one hundred million people in the United States will watch the big game.  My family and I will also get together to root for Atlanta. Others have their own food traditions, but in the Gardner household, we gather for football-watching, lots of great snacks and my wife's famous Tex Mex chili.

This Chemistry Project Could Recolor Fabric Dyeing

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Take a look at your jeans, your skirt, your favorite dress shirt. Whether new or just a little worn in, there’s a good chance they look and fit great. The fabric is of good quality and the colors are vibrant and sharp.

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Take a look at your jeans, your skirt, your favorite dress shirt. Whether new or just a little worn in, there’s a good chance they look and fit great. The fabric is of good quality and the colors are vibrant and sharp.

School Food Gets Real

By Anne Marie Hampshire
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If the thought of school cafeteria food conjures memories of cooked-’til-they’re-slimy green beans, grease-soaked pizza and gravy-covered mystery meat, here’s some news to savor. Kids in Austin today are enjoying an entirely different school-lunch experience. Thanks to the strategic vision of Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the financial and moral support of nonprofit Whole Kids Foundation, lunch in the cafeteria is evolving to be more nutritious, more locally sourced and far more hip than what most of us remember.

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