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Solar Bottle Bulb

An Illuminated Home
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Students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have worked together to find an environmentally friendly solution to give those living in shanty town some more light. They designed and developed the Solar Bottle Bulb which is now being used extensively within the Philippines and various other countries.

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Green Data from Clean Energy

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Iceland is the new global hot spot for green data centres.

Verne Global, a UK-based data centre company, recently opened its new data centre just south of Reykjavik on the site of a former NATO air force base. The state-of-the-art facility is powered by Iceland’s abundant geothermal energy. It will be linked to North American and European customers through high-capacity lines laid down in the Atlantic.

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eGood: Engaging Customers

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Glendora business owners, Nikki Cusumano Vitale of Fiorina and Jonathan Lambert from Classic Coffee, recently gave $117.45 and $349.60, respectively, to the Foundation for Glendora Unified Schools (FGUS). To be precise, their customers had a big role in that gift. One day, when those customers walked in, they were asked if they would like for 3% of the total cost of their purchase to go to a local charity—in this case, the local schools’ foundation. E-Good was th engine behind that transaction.

Benevity: Engaging Workplaces

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Branding for Good recently caught up with the people at Benevity, a company focused on creating solutions that go beyond just technology – they glue initiative, passion and management into their online software that can only be described as a serious tool for managing employee engagement. It’s not for nothing that they are being called on by the largest brands in the world. Here’s what they have to say about their work:

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VoIP = Sustainability: who knew?

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So much of our drive towards sustainability has to do with effort, toil, and expense. Imagine if our systems had sustainability built in – the Intel Inside type of thing. Well, VoIP kind of does this just by being what it is.

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Benevity Launches New Corporate Website Bringing the Power of Easy to Their .Com Presence

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--April 22, 2013 – Benevity, an innovative social enterprise whose software platform and services help companies increase employee and customer engagement around social responsibility and community investment, announced today the launch of their new website, Benevity.com.

Working Together for the Planet - 5 Videos for Earth Day

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There are so many issues affecting the planet that every day needs to be treated as Earth Day, and everyone needs to be part of the solution. To have a sustainable future, we’re going to need to change everything from the way we do business and the technology we use, to the food we eat and the homes we live in.

Do You Have the Insights and Vision to Achieve Conflict-Free Sourcing Practices

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On August 21st of this year the Conflict Minerals Consortium is hosting the Inaugural Global Conflict Minerals Syposium in Los Angeles, California. The Symposium coincides with the 1-year anniversary of the Dodd-Frank Section 1502 Conflict Minerals Final Rule.  

PowerfulME Launches at Santa Barbara's 2013 Earth Day Event!

Consumer empowerment at CEC's Earth Day
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Santa Barbara, Ca., April 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A new consumer empowerment app will launch at the Community Environmental Council’s Earth Day event this weekend, April 20-21, at Alameda Park in Santa Barbara, CA. The event draws 35,000+ people and boasts such attractions as the 2013 Environmental Hero’s Awards, this year honoring Van Jones and Bill Nye.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and the Center for Green Schools Commit to Providing More Than 2 Million Children with Access to Safer, Healthier Learning Environments

‘Green Apple’ initiative will promote improved educational outcomes in the US and beyond
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September 24, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Today at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York, global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a national Commitment to Action to provide more than 2 million children with access to safer, healthier learning environments.  Known as Green Apple, this initiative is designed to empower schools in the United States and beyond to become more effective places to learn.

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