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Recycle Across America® Joins Participant Media® and TerraCycle® to Revitalize Recycling and Advance Sustainable Manufacturing

Inspired by Pivot’s Upcoming Docu-Series, ‘Human Resources,’ Recycle Right! Aims to Distribute 1 Million Standardized Recycling Labels in U.S. by Year’s End
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Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2014, /3BL Media/ – Recycle Across America® (RAA) has joined forces with Participant Media to launch a social action campaign focused on transforming recycling and improving the economics and prevalence of sustainable packaging and manufacturing. The campaign, unveiled today at the European Union’s Environmental Summit by RAA’s founder Mitch Hedlund, is inspired by Participant’s new show “Human Resources,” premiering August 8 on its television network Pivot.

Kaiser Permanente Commits to Purchasing Furniture Free from Toxic Flame Retardant Chemicals

Organization is the first health system to commit to removing chemicals from hospital furniture; cites concerns over exposure to potential toxicants
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Concerned about increasing levels of potentially harmful chemicals in the environment, Kaiser Permanente announced Tuesday that it will stop purchasing furniture treated with flame retardants. Kaiser Permanente is the first health system in the country to do this. The decision could impact more than 38 hospitals and 600 medical offices in eight states and the District of Columbia.

A Visit to the Healing Lavender Fields of Maui

Agri-Tourism Thrives High in the Moutains of Maui, Hawaii
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We traveled high into the sunny hills of Maui's Upcountry region to visit Ali'i Kula Lavender, an organic farm home to 45 different varieties of lavender.

Vegan Man Finds the Best Vegan Pizza in L.A.

A vegan, gluten free, comfort food love story
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Conscious Living TV's Vegan Man makes a mouth-watering visit to Los Angeles' Cruzer Pizza, one of the top-rated vegan pizza spots in the country. With healthy, tasty pies and sandwiches made without meat, gluten or dairy, it keeps vegans and meat lovers lining up for a slice of the good life.

Caesars Foundation: Supporting Older Individuals through AARP


Since 2002, the Caesars Foundation has provided sustained, long-term support totaling $15 million to organizations dedicated to bettering the lives of older individuals, including $3.3 million to the AARP Foundation, an organization that works to influence positive change and improve the lives of those aged 50 and older.

Management, Measurement & Metrics

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM

I’m sorry to trot out the old chestnut about “what gets measured is what gets managed,” but this last week has been a trying game of numbers for me. As I head toward the weekend, I am once again forced to question the utility of so much of what we spend our time measuring.

From where we are standing today, the key questions are:

Elsevier Unveils Updated 8th Edition of Rutherford's Vascular Surgery at 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston

Two-volume reference is a ‘living textbook,’ updated with the most current procedures and techniques and includes access to the enhanced eBook through Elsevier’s Expert Consult
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Philadelphia, PA, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, will unveil Rutherford's Vascular Surgery, 8th Edition, a comprehensive two-volume reference, at the 2014 Vascular Annual Meeting in Boston, June 5 - 7.

CDC Report: Patients Harmed After Health Care Providers Steal Patients’ Drugs

Impact of Drug Diversion Documented in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When prescription medicines are stolen or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. One aspect of drug diversion that is not well recognized involves health care providers who steal controlled substances for their personal use. A report authored by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) --published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings -- outlines outbreaks of infections that have occurred as a result of health care providers stealing or tampering with their patients’ medications.

Blog - Who Should Be at the Table? Lessons from Collective Impact Role Play


Who Should Be at the Table? Lessons from Collective Impact Role Play

I had the privilege of speaking at a recent Leadership Retreat hosted by Randolph Hospital in Asheboro, North Carolina, focused on “Engaging our Community in Population Health.” As a native North Carolinian, I enjoyed returning to my home state to meet with local leaders and discuss the potential application of collective impact in addressing complex health challenges.

UTC Makes Things Better

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About United Technologies Corporation

United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries. To learn more about UTC, visit its website at, or follow the company on Twitter @UTC. For more information on UTC’s commitment to the community, visit


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