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SolarCity and DIRECTV Make Solar Power More Accessible and Affordable to Homeowners Across the Country

Companies announce first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV facility, launch special deal for solar customers this week
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LONG BEACH, Calif., Mar. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – SolarCity® (NASDAQ: SCTY) and DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) are teaming up to make affordable solar power even more accessible for homeowners in major cities across the country. The two companies announced the first-of-its-kind program at DIRECTV’s California Broadcast Center facility today in Long Beach where SolarCity recently installed a one-megawatt solar system.

Balfour Beatty Construction’s Net-zero Modular Classroom Project for Oak Park Unified School District Honored with Green School Award

The United States Green Building Council’s California Central Coast Chapter awards school district with Green School/Government award for energy-efficient classroom building project
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SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Balfour Beatty Construction’s net-zero modular classroom project completed on behalf of the Oak Park Unified School District has been honored with the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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