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GE Sustainability Strategy saves company £81 million

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GE has saved £81 million since implementing a comprehensive sustainability strategy five years ago, GreenWise reports. This success is credited to the company's ecomagination program, a business initiative aimed at building innovative solutions to meet the demand for more energy efficient products.

Mark Elborne, GE President and CEO of UK, Benelux and Ireland is quoted as saying that "Clean solutions can and should drive profitability and growth while also making the planet a better place."

Sustainable Transportation: Extracting Value from an Empty Truck

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With the business world actively investigating sustainable improvements in the supply chain, inbound supply and outbound product distribution processes are now viewed as one of the high value opportunities.  Focusing not only internal company operations but strategies to address impacts that extend beyond the company walls, many business and government entities are addressing the value opportunities in dated transportation modes.

How an Eco Power Strip Can Save the World

EcoStrip 2.0 Makes Energy Efficiency Automatic
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From Glenn Croston's Fast Company Expert Blog:

We don’t usually pay a lot of attention to the power strips buried under our desk in the cord spaghetti but maybe we should.  Because an eco-friendly power strip like EcoStrip might just hold the secret to saving real money by harnessing the power of energy efficiency.

McKesson Foundation Awards $1.5 Million to Researchers Studying How Mobile Technology Can Help Patients Manage Diabetes

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) San Francisco, CA – February 22, 2011 – The McKesson Foundation today announced the six recipients of $1.5 million in research grants as part of its Mobilizing for Healthsm initiative to improve the health of underserved p

Innovative Water Technologies Inc. and GE Announce the Sunspring™ as a healthymagination validated product

Summary: 
  • IWT’s Sunspring™, a solar powered water purification system, is the first non-GE Healthcare product to be healthymagination validated

  • Third party Oxford Analytica evaluates all healthymagination validated products for evidence of lowered cost, improved access and/or enhanced quality

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  • IWT’s Sunspring™, a solar powered water purification system, is the first non-GE Healthcare product to be healthymagination validated

  • Third party Oxford Analytica evaluates all healthymagination validated products for evidence of lowered cost, improved access and/or enhanced quality

Green Cleaning: What You Need to Know

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 17, 2011 - When thinking holistically about sustainability in buildings, “green cleaning” should be included along with your energy  and carbon management programs.  This article discusses the history of “green cleaning” and key success elements for facilities, the procurement and verification process.

One reason it is important to consider “green cleaning” activities is that ONE accident or chemical spill on the evening news could hurt your facility’s “green” image, even if you have saved a ton of energy!

Green Business Market Penetration Facts

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 8, 2011 - There is one statement that tends to evoke a knee-jerk reaction, and that occurs when I say that the reputable Green business programs have had less than a 3-5% penetration into the marketplace.  This does include such good programs as LEED, ISO, and Green Business League that perform live audits instead of some token programs that use self-assessment or Internet forms.  The honest programs always prove their value by requiring a live audit and benchmark for achievement.  The rest are simply not credible.

Trend Micro and International Internet Safety Coalition Announce the 2nd Annual “What’s Your Story?” Video Contest

World’s most prominent youth social networks and Internet safety advocates join together to give young people a voice in their own online safety.
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Cupertino, Calif. – February 8, 2011 –Trend Micro today announced the 2nd annual “What’s Your Story?” video contest, a newly international, user-generated video contest that empowers youth to be leaders in educating others about being safe online.

NewGrass® Chosen by the NFL and Gatorade for the Super Bowl NFL Junior Training Camp

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - February 2, 2011 - NewGrass® has been chosen by the NFL and Gatorade as the playing field for their NFL Junior Training Camp in the shadow of the new Cowboys Stadium the day before Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas.

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