Five New Companies Join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Water Campaign in California

Clif Bar, Fetzer Vineyards, Genentech, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware Join Call for a Sustainable Water Future
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Ceres announces today at a Skytop Symposium on Water and Long-Term Value, at Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters, that Clif Bar, Genentech, Fetzer Vineyards, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware have joined its Connect the Drops Campaign to support resilient water solutions at a time of unprecedented drought in California.

McRoskey Mattress Company Supports Bay Area Students at Joseph George Middle School

Funding Supports Two Citizens Schools Programs and Impacts 100 Students
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SAN JOSE, Calif. /3BL Media/ – Dec. 17, 2015 – In partnership with locally based nonprofit Citizen Schools California, McRoskey Mattress Company is supporting education programs geared toward middle school youth. The mattress company’s support of two of the nonprofit’s programs will directly impact 100 students at Joseph George Middle School in San Jose, Calif. This funding was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.   

With Its New Tech Hub, Bloomberg Shows Start-ups How It’s Done


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Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.

California in Focus: Keeping Groundwater in Mind


Ongoing drought in California has people keeping an eye on water resources and asking the question, “How can I conserve more water?” Surface water reservoirs, such as lakes and rivers, have been the focus of most water conservation efforts, while a central building block of ecosystem resilience lacks awareness: groundwater.

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement

The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

Farm Credit Mobilizes to Alleviate Hunger in California's Agricultural Communities


By Karen Macdonald

Last week, seven of California's largest agricultural lenders announced that they are once again joining forces to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state.

TWC Honors Our Fallen Heroes

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By Karine Stallings, Director Internal Communications, Time Warner Cable

Across Time Warner Cable – employees from Los Angeles to Albany, NY – came together to recognize our fallen heroes this past Memorial Day.

Helping California Make Zero Net Energy Buildings a Reality

Southern California Edison is studying the impact of energy neutral homes on its electrical distribution grid.

Dahlia loves her Zero Net Energy single-family home in Ontario, California, a building where the annual energy consumption is no greater than its annual renewable energy generation.

“All my friends want one now because I’ve been so happy,” said Dahlia, who asked that only her first name be used. “I tell them you can have one too, in 2020.”

In Your Community: AT&T and the Fab 5 Help California Get Smart on Water

By: Ken McNeely

Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.

The team of five robotics students from Riverview Elementary School, nicknamed the “Fab 5,” wanted to improve the way people learn about water conservation. They researched, interviewed water experts, met with city officials and conceived an application to help local residents track their water use in real time using their mobile device.

Nestlé to Transform Milk Factory to ‘Zero Water’ in California

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WASHINGTON, DC and VEVEY, CH, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé is investing in innovative technology to help reduce the amount of water it uses in California at the five water bottling plants and four facilities where food or petcare products are manufactured.

“Technology we have already deployed successfully elsewhere in the world to help address the challenges of water scarcity will improve our water use efficiency, relieving pressure on California’s water resources,” says Nestlé’s Head of Operations José Lopez.


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