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Last U.S. Coal-Fired Steamship Sails On, Aiming for a Cleaner Wake

Lake Michigan's S.S. Badger must meet pollution restrictions by next year.
As it has almost every year for more than six decades, the venerable S.S. Badger is again ferrying passengers, cars, and cargo across Lake Michigan this summer. But it's a different ship now.
Passengers shouldn't notice the changes. The beloved horns sound the same, the staterooms remain comfortable enough for a nap during the four-hour crossing, the TV lounges and restaurants are open for business. The large steamship, which is the last coal-burner on the Great Lakes and in the United States, retains its throwback grandeur.

Fifth WASH Sustainability Forum, Tipping Point in the Sustainability Debate?

Amsterdam will soon host the 5th WASH Sustainability Forum, where over 160 water, sanitation and hygiene professionals will discuss how to tackle sustainability challenges.

Sustainability is a hot topic in the development sector at large. In the water and sanitation sector, there have been a range of events, partnerships and websites dedicated to collectively recognising, understanding and addressing sustainability challenges. In March this year, for example, the Australian WASH sector organised the 'WASH for everyone, everywhere' conference in Brisbane exploring the topic in light of the post-2015 development agenda.

Video and Photos From the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum

Multimedia with summary

On 30 June and 1 July practical tools to keep water and sanitation systems running were discussed at the 2014 WASH Sustainability Forum. 

Leaders Attend Sustainability Forum Focused on Tools for Lasting Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Services

Forum with over 150 Attendees from nearly 30 Countries Convened Around Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Sustainability
Press Release

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, July 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Last week, representatives from local and national governments, multilateral organizations such as the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program and UNICEF, corporations, foundations, NGOs, and academia descended on Amsterdam for the fifth WASH Sustainability Forum. For two days, participants from around the globe shared knowledge and expertise on national and project level sustainability tools for water, sanitation, and hygiene.

The Impact Equation: Stronger Business, Greater Results, Better World

Annual Conference Early Bird Ends July 15!

Business engagement in communities is stronger than ever.  They invest time, resources, and capital to help make the world a better place.  But how do we know whether these efforts have been truly successful? 

KFC and Pizza Hut Say Going Green is Golden

Franchise Management Inc. is renovating 200 locations to help the environment and save money

About 200 KFC and Pizza Hut locations across North America are going green and saving money, thanks to a New Brunswick-based franchise operator.

Some of the $10,000 in renovations by Franchise Management Inc. will include reducing water use by mixing it with air, said development manager Dak Conklin.

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Kohler Believing In Better Blog: We Believe In Not Letting Our Resources Slide

The new attraction at the Quassy Amusement Park & Waterpark in Middlebury, Connecticut, isn’t an adrenaline-pumping coaster or a twisting-and-turning water slide; it’s the park’s remodeled restrooms. The mission: to dramatically reduce water usage amidst the park’s growing attendance.
A winter revamp of the main restrooms left the 3.5 gallon per flush (gpf) toilets behind in favor of our 1.28 gpf models and included an upgrade to more water-efficient urinals, too.

Owens Corning 2013 Sustainability Report

Footprint reduction and handprint expansion points toward a net-positive future
Press Release

July 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Owens Corning (NYSE: OC) announced significant progress toward achieving its 2020 environmental footprint goals, and declared its intentions to expand its handprint beyond the walls of its facilities. The company released those results today in its eighth annual Sustainability Report.

The company defines its handprint as the net-positive effects of its products, market-leading work to drive energy efficiency and climate-impact improvements across the built environment, and improving the lives of employees, their families and their communities.

Proud Green Home: First Major Appliance Wins Green Good Housekeeping Seal


It's not easy being green. Just ask the people at LG. The company underwent an extensive year-long review process to earn the Green Good Housekeeping Seal for its Super-Capacity French-Door Refrigerator. It was the first major appliance to win the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, which previously had been applied to cleaning products, paints, paper goods, and food and beverages.

Energy Points Announces Platform Enhancements: Source-to-Site Energy Analysis of Products and Suppliers, Competitor Benchmarking

Energy Points Source Energy Analytics 3.0 will enable corporations to determine their most energy intensive sources by resource, product line, supplier, and/or facility, while also comparing their energy productivity against competitors.
Press Release

Boston, MA, June 26, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Energy Points, the source energy intelligence company, today announced enhancements to its Source Energy Analytics platform. The new 3.0 portal provides a framework that will extend the company’s proprietary source-to-site energy analytics to the energy analysis of products and supply chains, as well as corporate benchmarking.


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