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National Geographic, REVERB and Musicians Help Deliver Clean Water to 10,000

Early buyers keep innovative Help Build® carbon offset projects on track to reach goal of 20,000 lives changed by the end of 2014
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BURLINGTON, VT, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.

Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges Answered by Expert Panel

Source Intelligence offers complementary webinar on December 4th
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With the conclusion of Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium series, many questions have been issued regarding corporate sustainability, regulatory compliance and social responsibly initiatives.

One Month Until Conflict Minerals Reporting Period Ends. Are you Prepared to File?

Webinar to answer your questions needed to file
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With the conclusion of Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium series, many questions have been issued regarding corporate sustainability, regulatory compliance and social responsibly initiatives.

Gold: Top DRC Conflict Mineral

New report shows that gold is the most sought after mineral in the Eastern Congo
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In a new report, the International Peace Information Service (IPIS) has reported that out of the 800 mines in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), 200 are involved with armed groups and 265 are involved with the army.  Both of which impose illegal taxes on miners. Many of these mines are gold producing, which are targeted by the armed groups because of the hike in price of gold and the ease of smuggling gold.

GE Healthcare Reaches out to Indian Villages

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The biggest global healthcare companies are beginning to take significant steps to develop products for the Indian mass market, not just the tier 2 and 3 towns, but also villages, where healthcare problems are the most acute.

GE Healthcare on Wednesday said it was developing a range of new super value products in India that would be priced 25% to 40% lower than their lowest priced products previously developed for India and emerging markets.

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Teams with CBS EcoMedia and Nonprofit Little Kids Rock to Expand Music Education in District of Columbia Public Schools Amidst Budget Cuts

IBEW grant to Little Kids Rock will fund free instrumental music classes for more than 1,700 additional public school students; IBEW will deliver instruments to Brightwood Educational Campus
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WASHINGTON D.C., November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Budget cuts are eliminating music programming from inner city public schools at an alarming rate. To reverse this alarming trend in Washington D.C., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 has partnered with CBS EcoMedia and is providing funding to national nonprofit Little Kids Rock to expand its free and innovative music education programming to 1,700 additional students in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).

Paul Dewar: The Source of the Conflict and How Brands Can Help

Paul Dewar's presentation from Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium
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Part of Source Intelligence's Virtual Symposium, Paul Dewar's presentation is entitled, "The Source of the Conflict and How Brands Can Help."

Mr. Dewar is a Canadian educator and politician from Ottawa, Ontario. He is the New Democratic Party (NDP) Member of Parliament for the riding of Ottawa Centre. He hopes to gain support for regulations forcing Canadian companies to source conflict minerals in their supply chains.

A Culture of Safety at the New Parkland Hospital

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The construction management team at the New Parkland Hospital has created a culture of safety that speaks to individuals at every level on the jobsite. The team implements technology and process on the project targeted directly at protecting the safety and health of our workers. 

 

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Momentum is Building Around Building Materials Transparency

Greenbuild conference encourages improvement in manufacturing and sourcing of raw materials
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Building professionals are descending on Philadelphia this week for the U.S. Green Building Council's annual conference, Greenbuild.  With its workshops, presentations and celebrities like Bon Jovi giving a concert, it is described as the largest green building conference and expo in the world. But aside from all the hype, there is a clear message at the conference that momentum is building around materials transparency in the building world.

Mars Associates get a Buzz out of Company Perks

Buzzfeed Features Mars at #3 For Most Amazing Employee Perks
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November 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Mars has been ranked #3 by the popular online site Buzzfeed for the most amazing Associate Perks. Mars ranks 3rd out of 20 companies on the list.

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