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General Mills, Driscoll’s, Coca-Cola and KB Home Launch Business Campaign Urging Bolder Strategies to Conserve Water

Wide-Ranging Companies Bridge Traditional State Water Divides with Collaborative, Solutions-Oriented “Connect the Drops” Campaign
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SAN FRANCISCO, March 5, 2015 /3BL Media/ — As California’s devastating drought enters its fourth year, and farmers face a second consecutive year with reduced surface water supplies, a diverse coalition of global businesses with significant supply chains or operations in California today announced Connect the Drops, a new campaign urging aggressive measures to maximize California's local and state water resources.

Michael Weiner Scholarship Recipient Spotlight: Akasha Perez

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Like the man in whose honor the Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies was founded, Akasha Perez has a burning passion to support people who join together to represent themselves in the workplace.

“There is an African Proverb that says: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together,’” Perez said recently. “This quote puts into words a principle that Michael Weiner embodied throughout his career: the power of collective action. I too believe that the best way to create change is through the empowerment of others.”

Kohler Believing In Better Blog: San Bernardino Distribution Center Exceeds California's Recycling Law

Associates embrace smart sorting system to divert 95% of its waste from the landfill.
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We'll Take That Bet and Raise You!

When California required companies to divert 75 percent of their waste from the landfill, associates at our distribution center thought, “Hey, we can do better than that.” And they did.

Fox Employees Raise $124,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

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For the fifth year in a row, more than 100 Fox employees competed in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Equinox, an annual event that raises money for the pediatric cancer research center Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This was the first year that the Fox team won the Entertainment Industry Challenge, beating out triathlon teams from other media companies and raising nearly $124,000 for Children's Hospital LA.
 

National Waste & Recycling Association Comments on California Recycling, Safety Regulations

California OSHA, Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery receive NW&RA comments
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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) recently provided comments to two California regulatory bodies on two separate rule proposals, respectively involving the state’s recycling goals and waste collection vehicle safety.

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The National Waste & Recycling Association (NW&RA) recently provided comments to two California regulatory bodies on two separate rule proposals, respectively involving the state’s recycling goals and waste collection vehicle safety.

FIAT Brand and Chrysler Group’s California Business Center Team up With Motor4Toys and Local Car Community to Bring Holiday Cheer to Underprivileged Kids

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  • FIAT is the presenting sponsor of the 11th annual Motor4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive
  • More than 5,000 vehicles, from supercars and everyday cars to hot rods and rat rods, will gather for the annual charity event
  • All car enthusiast groups are encouraged to attend and grow the event
  • Goal is to collect 60,000 toys for needy and underprivileged kids in southern California
Press Release
  • FIAT is the presenting sponsor of the 11th annual Motor4Toys Charity Car Show and Toy Drive
  • More than 5,000 vehicles, from supercars and everyday cars to hot rods and rat rods, will gather for the annual charity event
  • All car enthusiast groups are encouraged to attend and grow the event
  • Goal is to collect 60,000 toys for needy and underprivileged kids in southern California

Lighting Up Baja: A Deadly Hurricane Knocked Cabo Hard, But Recovery Crews Didn’t Stay Down for the Count

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When Hurricane Odile hit the Baja California peninsula in mid-September, it quickly became one of the most destructive storms ever to make landfall in Mexico. It killed five people, stranded thousands of tourists, and left almost everyone on the peninsula without power.

FOX Stars Raise $25,000 for Environmental NGOs at Eco-Casino Party

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For the tenth consecutive year, FOX Broadcasting celebrated the start of the new television season with the Fall Eco-Casino Party, presented by Ford and Xfinity. Several of FOX's biggest stars appeared at the event, which was held at the Bungalow Club in Santa Monica, California, on September 8. Over the course of the evening, FOX raised $25,000 to donate to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles, Heal the Bay, The Nature Conservancy, and the Environmental Media Association.

Parched: California Drought Update

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As Californians continue to look beseechingly to the skies for signs of any kind of rainfall, the effects of this drought are indeed far-reaching. The policies that emerge from this disastrously dry year may ultimately alter what foods we eat, where we build new homes and even what sports we play. Earlier this year, we heard from the President of the Pacific Institute, Peter Gleick, as he told us of the critical nature of this drought, even in its early stages. This week on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks again to Dr.

Renewable Energy Gains Ground in U.S. and Global Power Picture - The Minute

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California continues to lead the country in the move toward renewable energy sources. Over 20 percent of the state’s electricity is now sourced from renewables by its three biggest utilities. In March of this year, a record level of renewable use was recorded, when utility-scale solar supplied three million homes with 4.5 gigawatts of power, accounting for five percent of the state’s overall electricity demand. This total rises to 17 percent of demand when wind, geothermal, and biomass are counted in the numbers, and to 22 percent when hydropower is included.

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