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Water: Saving a Valuable Natural Resource

Conservation plan reuses water instead of sending it down the drain
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From 2007- 2012 Boeing,

A Better Boeing, A Better Planet

Boeing Frontiers Magazine
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Backed by the initiative and commitment of its employees, Boeing has reduced the environmental impact of its factories and offices -- even as the company has experienced strong growth.

The August edition of Frontiers, the monthly Boeing magazine, features how big ideas from Boeing employees have created a smaller footprint for the aerospace leader and helped to achieve its environmental targets.

Reconnecting the Penobscot River with the Gulf of Maine for the first time in generations: Veazie Dam Breaching and Commemoration on Maine’s Penobscot River

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Eddington and Veazie, Maine, July 12, 2013 /3BL Media / – On Monday, July 22, contractors will begin to remove the Veazie Dam from Maine’s Penobscot River, reconnecting the river with the Gulf of Maine for the first time in nearly two centuries. The 830-foot long, buttress-style Veazie Dam spans the Penobscot River at a maximum height of approximately 30 feet, with an impoundment stretching 3.8 miles.

Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds NativeEnergy Clean Water Initiative

Offsets for remaining emissions help provide critical funding for Kenya-based clean water project
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NEW YORK, June 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Today Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals , announced a 27 percent reduction in its corporate carbon emissions, down from 830 metric tonnes in 2011 to 602 metric tonnes in 2012. Since 2009, Recyclebank has partnered with NativeEnergy to calculate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Recyclebank to reduce its operational footprint.

Owens Corning 2013 Sustainability Report

Meeting all seven environmental footprint goals highlights results
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Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced it has successfully achieved all seven of its original environmental footprint goals, and is making progress toward its 2020 goals. The company released those results today in its seventh-annual Sustainability Report.

The company also reports its 11th consecutive year of safety improvement, including the introduction of a company-wide policy to eliminate cell phone usage while driving.

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Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced it has successfully achieved all seven of its original environmental footprint goals, and is making progress toward its 2020 goals. The company released those results today in its seventh-annual Sustainability Report.

The company also reports its 11th consecutive year of safety improvement, including the introduction of a company-wide policy to eliminate cell phone usage while driving.

Subaru Hauls Trash with United By Blue

Subaru kicks off a second summer of waterway cleanups with ocean-friendly apparel brand United By Blue
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CHERRY HILL, NJ, May 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. and lifestyle apparel brand United By Blue will kick-off a second year of waterway cleanups.  United By Blue (UBB) removes a pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product sold. With the help of Subaru, UBB will host four cleanup events this summer.  The all-wheel-drive Subaru Outback will serve as the official UBB cleanup vehicle. 

1-800-GOT-JUNK? Helps Give The New York Botanical Garden’s Lawns A Sustainable Renovation with Funding from CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd

New Home Gardening Center lawns will use less water and fertilizer and reduce runoff waste while demonstrating how to do likewise for homeowner’s own lawns
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Bronx, NY,  June 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The newly renovated and replanted lawns across The New York Botanical Garden look just as green and lush as the lawns they replace, but they’re expected to be far greener when it comes to needing less water and less fertilizer and their ability to reduce runoff waste.  The new, sustainable substitute lawn was made possible thanks to funding from 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s EcoAd advertising through CBS EcoMedia.

Heineken Hosts Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

Industry Leaders Unite to Share Best Practices, Advance Sustainability of Sector
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May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Beverage industry leaders from across the globe will convene in Amsterdam May 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. BIER is a technical coalition of leading beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. HEINEKEN, headquartered in Amsterdam and BIER member since 2010, will play host to the event that will bring together representatives across beer, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, juice and bottled water categories.

Wyland Foundation and Toyota Announce Five Cities as National Mayor’s Challenge Winners

Residents from All 50 States Pledge to Save More than 742 Million Gallons of Water
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TORRANCE, Calif. , May 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Five U.S. cities were honored for residents’ commitment to water-saving choices as part of the second annual National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation. Separated into five population categories, the winning cities are Denver; Tucson, Ariz.; West Palm Beach, Fla.; Bremerton, Wash. and Laguna Beach, Calif.

Celebrating Earth Day at the International Corporate Citizenship Conference

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Today we celebrate Earth Day, an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It also happens that our International Corporate Citizenship conference coincides with this special day. As we kickoff the second day of the conference we would like to let you know that we are doing our part to be environmentally conscious. Our commitment to environmental sustainability goes beyond supporting the efforts of business. We operate those same values in the decisions we have made for this event.

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