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Ecocentricity Blog: Real-Life Tetris

By: John A. Lanier
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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

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Recycling is a “last resort” circular economy practice. A bouncy chair that still works has more value as a bouncy chair than as recycled plastic and textiles.

Ecocentricity Blog: Brewing Full Circle

By: John A. Lanier
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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

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They fully understand that bread-to-beer is a lower-value use of the nutrients, but it’s a heck of a lot better than the bread going to a landfill. I’m impressed, because it shows they have a robust understanding of how the circular economy should work.

Ecocentricity Blog: Fully Charged

By: John A. Lanier
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Here’s the idea. Everything around us, from the roads that we drive on to the picture frames proudly displaying our loved ones to the tallest of skyscrapers, contains a virtual amount of energy. And that energy matters.

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Here’s the idea. Everything around us, from the roads that we drive on to the picture frames proudly displaying our loved ones to the tallest of skyscrapers, contains a virtual amount of energy. And that energy matters.

Congressman Helps Sleeping Bag Factory ‘Exxel’ at Creating U.S. Jobs

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The chief executive officer of Exxel Outdoors swam against the tide of manufacturers moving their businesses overseas – a calculated risk that has led to continued success over the last 17 years at a sleeping bag factory in rural Alabama.

Meet the Team Making Eyewear for America in Brooklyn

Along the shore of New York’s Upper Bay, the buildings of Industry City stand in a huddle that overlooks the Brooklyn Waterfront.
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On the fifth floor, M Factory buzzes with the busy energy of an eyewear manufacturer.

This type of space is rare to see in the U.S., for a very specific reason: Most eyewear manufacturing is done in Italy or China, and always has been. This is also one of the reasons why what M Factory is doing in Brooklyn is so exciting: Crafting quality, affordable eyewear is not something typically done in the United States.

Arrow Electronics’ Carol Baroudi Honored for Top Blog

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CENTENNIAL, Colo., March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics’ sustainability and compliance expert Carol Baroudi was named a finalist in the Blog category at the 2017 PR News CSR Awards last week in Washington, D.C.

Carol publishes timely and thought-provoking content on a dedicated blog for Arrow’s value recovery business. She focuses on electronics in the circular economy, with an emphasis on IT asset disposition, e-waste and sustainability.

Just Energy Solar | 25 Solar Energy Facts

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Knowledge Is Power
Sunlight has sustained life on our planet since the beginning of our time. While the modern term “solar energy” often refers to solar panels, photovoltaic cells or energy obtained from solar power, the term is defined as “all energy derived from the sun’s radiation”.  It can be harnessed and converted into practical applications through modern technology such as solar panels.

Action Team Provides Ideal Outlet for This Youth Volunteer

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By Ben Hershey, Alexandria, VA

During my sophomore year of high school I spent a week at a work camp in the rural mountains of western Virginia where we repaired houses for low-income families who had fallen into hard times.

At the end of the camp, our group was asked by the leaders to share what we got out of the week. My answer was this:

How The Action Team Changed My Life

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By Emily Vo, Everett, WA

When I first started with the Action Team in Everett, I was honestly just the typical student who was searching for volunteer hours to put on my college applications. I wasn’t really motivated to help others at all. I was also very shy and rarely contributed to any type of discussion. 

Strength & Stability Focus of AGM

TransCanada’s Annual General Meeting highlights record earnings and cash flow in 2015
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Depth of company goes far beyond headlines projects generate

Russ Girling has always been far more interested in the numbers on a balance sheet than the words in a newspaper. So while he accepts that the company’s high-profile projects will continue to generate headlines, TransCanada’s President and CEO puts his focus on delivering steady results to his shareholders through a business model built on strength and stability over sensationalism.

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