Early Collaboration Bridges Gap Between Designers, Material Supplier
(3BL Media) Kingsport, TN — August 1, 2012 — It’s not every day that a chemical company and design firm get together and challenge old approaches to develop a unique product. Yet through the Materials Design Challenge, Eastman Chemical Company and Ziba, a design and innovation consultancy, did just that, realizing firsthand that early-stage collaboration and product development also can produce a model for creating, manufacturing and commercializing products.
First things first. Before setting pen to paper or fingers to keyboard to write outlines or strategies or any text at all, there are a few important steps that will help build the foundation for a qualitycorporate sustainability report (CSR).
RSF Social Finance made $1 million in grants in May and June
By Catherine Covington
Many of our donor advised fund clients recommend grants to domestic organizations that they have a close connection to. Perhaps they have volunteered with the organization, know someone on the staff or board, have seen the impact of the organization’s work in their own community, or are passionate about an issue or problem the organization is tackling. However, what does one do if you are passionate about supporting causes outside the U.S. but don’t know where to get started or what support is needed and where?
Our story first began nearly four years ago when I found out that I was pregnant. When I was five months along, we were told that our unborn son, Winston, had a tumor. Upon Winston’s birth, the doctors told us that Winston’s condition was much more serious than just a tumor; Winston was diagnosed with a mixed Lymphatic & Venous Malformation. At that point, our world spun out of control.
Three questions with Kelly Rooney, Veolia director of recycling
(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - In an email interview, we asked Kelly Rooney, director of recycling at Veolia Environmental Services, three questions about the company’s current take recycling and sustainability. Rooney will be speaking at Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology on Oct. 10 in Stevens Point, WI.
WIST: Why is a waste-handling company interested in reducing waste?
The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.
By Allison McGuire
If you missed our latest #C4Gchat, never fear—we have your recap here!
On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, KEYT news reporter Sarah Bush stopped by Be Green Packaging Headquarters to find out what Santa Barbara’s sustainable packaging pioneers were up to five years after the company’s launch. Co-founders Ron Blitzer and Robert Richman talk about their reasons for starting the business and some of the company’s impressive recent accomplishments. Sarah also got a sneak peak of new packaging the company has been working on as well as their collaborations with some of the worlds largest companies.
Having grown up in a family that traveled coast to coast via car for every vacation and family milestone, it’s clear to me that there is nothing that parallels the beauty of our land…except maybe the angelic voices of the Public School 22 (PS22) Chorus from Staten Island.
STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 16, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medicines and water purification supplies from AmeriCares have arrived in Mali, where they will help tens of thousands of people suffering from an escalating food crisis and a recent cholera outbreak. AmeriCares sent medical aid for 15,000 patients, as well as enough P&G water purification packets (formerly known as PUR packets) to provide clean water for 25,000 people.
- Hundreds of volunteers from the airline and the Community School for Creative Education, organizers from KaBOOM! and local residents come together to build a new playground in Oakland -
- The playground location was determined by JetBlue's customers who were invited to vote on the next playground location on its Facebook page in February. The Bay Area was the lucky winner and will have a brand new park this summer -
Jones Lang LaSalle Green Blog
By Bob Best, Energy and Sustainability Services at Jones Lang LaSalle
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just issued a troubling little news flash today …
July 2012 was hottest month on record for contiguous U.S. since record keeping began in 1895.
There are still quite a few people that don’t want to admit that human beings are altering the planet’s climate through activities that increase the greenhouse effect, but it’s getting harder and harder to deny.
Consider some other problematic, but undeniable, developments …
Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
“Got innovation? Just about every company says it does. Businesses throw around the term to show they're on the cutting edge of everything from technology and medicine to snacks and cosmetics. Companies are touting chief innovation officers, innovation teams, innovation strategies and even innovation days. But that doesn't mean the companies are actually doing any innovating. Instead they are using the word to convey monumental change when the progress they're describing is quite ordinary.”
More than 170 underprivileged and at-risk children were treated to a fun day at the fair on July 26, 2012, thanks to Kaiser Permanente. Through our Community Benefit program, Kaiser Permanente in the Greater Sacramento Region supports more than 50 agencies. In addition to grant funding, KP supports the community by extending opportunities that are beneficial to the clients served by these agencies -- fun and unique opportunities like attending the State Fair.