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GE, Chicago Department of Health Commissioner and Area Non-Profits Celebrate Efforts to Increase Access to Primary Health Care for Underserved Communities

GE’s Developing Health Program Provides Grant Money and Skilled Volunteers to Help Area Non-Profits Expand their Reach
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(3BL Media) October 1, 2012 - Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Bechara Choucair gathered with employees and leadership from GE today at Howard Brown Health Center to celebrate the accomplishments of five non-profit organizations and the efforts of several outstanding volunteers one year into a two-year, $1.25 million grant program awarded by the GE Foundation in 2011.

US EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson to Headline IEC’s 10th Annual Dinner!

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USEPA Administrator Lisa Jackson has tentatively accepted our invitation to be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual Environmental Leadership Dinner.

Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:30 pm Reception, 7-9:00 pm Dinner and Program
Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 W. Mart Center Drive
Chicago, Illinois  60654

For more information or to reserve tickets, visit www.ilenviro.org.

The DetermiNation Party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon

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By David Pittman

Last Sunday, Team DetermiNation crashed the party at the Rock ‘n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and as is always the case with DetermiNators, they were a huge crowd pleaser. But more than that, they were a smash hit and doing what DetermiNators do best: honoring people they love and raising money to kick cancer’s ass. Our 160 runners raised over $240,000! According to the special name tag that was given to DNation athletes at our private gear check, that money is enough to:

Procter & Gamble and UNICEF Top Honorees at 2012 Cause Marketing Forum Conference

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Rye, NY - December 19, 2011 - The Cause Marketing Golden Halo Award, the highest honor for companies and causes that collaborate to produce business and social dividends, will be bestowed on Procter & Gamble and UNICEF at the 2012 Cause Marketing Forum conference.

The Taxman Cometh: Ernst & Young’s Green Office and Green Agenda

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Ernst & Young worked with LEED accredited professionals both internally and with external architectural and construction vendors to design a green space for its 1,800 Chicago area professionals.

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Ernst & Young worked with LEED accredited professionals both internally and with external architectural and construction vendors to design a green space for its 1,800 Chicago area professionals.

School Wins $100,000 for Recycling!

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Melissa McGinnis reports for Greenopolis in Chicago at the very exciting Recycle Rally assembly at the Portage Theater where the St. Pascal School is about to be rewarded a hundred thousand dollar check. The small school performed beyond expected with students bringing over 300,000 containers of recyclables during a 3 month period. They beat out every other school all over the country to win the number 1 title and gracious check.

The school plans to use the money on "green" projects like converting their computer center to be run on solar. With leadership from Father Paul, it's no wonder this school won by leaps and bounds. Father Paul says it's great to be a part of a wonderful contest and to make such a difference and to recognize how the people behind the dream machine rally are doing good things not only for their own companies, not only for our school but for veterans who are in need. It's a tremendous gift for everybody. And it's great for the school to be able to teach kids how to treat God's creation. And that people need to take good care of all the good things. The earth is their number one gift. Teamwork is very important in the success of the school recycling campaign.

The school is planning to use the $100,000 for green improvements and to build an energy-efficient computer lab powered by solar energy. PepsiCo is really excited to help them. This is what social recycling is all about. When you look at a little school of a hundred and fifty students... they can recycle over 350,000 containers, which make up 10 tons of materials over a three-month period. And all of the organizations involved, the girl scouts, and other community organizations helping out—it really shows people what social recycling is all about. What a thrilling day. Chicago really is an incredible city!

Hope that you are inspired to recycle individually or to get your school to sign up for recycle rally and try to beat this school's number one defending title.

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Melissa McGinnis reports for Greenopolis in Chicago at the very exciting Recycle Rally assembly at the Portage Theater where the St. Pascal School is about to be rewarded a hundred thousand dollar check. The small school performed beyond expected with students bringing over 300,000 containers of recyclables during a 3 month period. They beat out every other school all over the country to win the number 1 title and gracious check.

The school plans to use the money on "green" projects like converting their computer center to be run on solar. With leadership from Father Paul, it's no wonder this school won by leaps and bounds. Father Paul says it's great to be a part of a wonderful contest and to make such a difference and to recognize how the people behind the dream machine rally are doing good things not only for their own companies, not only for our school but for veterans who are in need. It's a tremendous gift for everybody. And it's great for the school to be able to teach kids how to treat God's creation. And that people need to take good care of all the good things. The earth is their number one gift. Teamwork is very important in the success of the school recycling campaign.

The school is planning to use the $100,000 for green improvements and to build an energy-efficient computer lab powered by solar energy. PepsiCo is really excited to help them. This is what social recycling is all about. When you look at a little school of a hundred and fifty students... they can recycle over 350,000 containers, which make up 10 tons of materials over a three-month period. And all of the organizations involved, the girl scouts, and other community organizations helping out—it really shows people what social recycling is all about. What a thrilling day. Chicago really is an incredible city!

Hope that you are inspired to recycle individually or to get your school to sign up for recycle rally and try to beat this school's number one defending title.

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Chicago Declared Nation's Largest Fair Trade Town

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Chicago has officially met all of the criteria to be declared a Fair Trade Town and joins the ranks of nearly 1,000 Fair Trade Towns throughout the world, including London, Rome, Barcelona and Boston. The city is now the largest Fair Trade Town in the United States and the second largest in the world.

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Chicago has officially met all of the criteria to be declared a Fair Trade Town and joins the ranks of nearly 1,000 Fair Trade Towns throughout the world, including London, Rome, Barcelona and Boston. The city is now the largest Fair Trade Town in the United States and the second largest in the world.

Use Green Clause for RFP in a Green Business

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) December 22, 2010 - As the pendulum gradually swings to a more mainstream concept of Green business, there are some fundamentals that should come as a natural evolution of the process.  As I have often said, many of the Green practices that could be included in a business application are not an expense item, nor are they difficult to apply.  A Green clause paragraph seems like one of the most simplistic improvements for a Green business, but it goes a long way to improve the community and industries that your company serves.

Sodexo Helps Namaste Charter School Earn Highest Honors in USDA Student Wellness Program

Award-winning partnership combines education, nutrition and physical activity to create a healthy learning environment for students
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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Gaithersburg, Md. - December 15, 2010 - Nutrition provider Sodexo partnered with Chicago’s Namaste Charter School to earn the first Sodexo-served school Gold Award of Distinction certification in the United States Department of Agriculture’s Healthier US School Challenge, the highest ranking possible in the program designed to promote good nutrition and physical activity. 

Visit Leonardo Academy's Virtual GreenBuild 2010 Booth & Enter to Win a Free Apple Ipad

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To visit Leonardo Academy's Virtual Greenbuild 2010 booth and enter to win a free Apple Ipad, click here.

Visit Leonardo Academy at Greenbuild 2010!

Time and Date: 8:50-5:00 PM on Thursday, November 17-19, 2010
Location: Booths T27 & T28 - McCormick Place West Convention Center, Chicago, IL

 

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To visit Leonardo Academy's Virtual Greenbuild 2010 booth and enter to win a free Apple Ipad, click here.

Visit Leonardo Academy at Greenbuild 2010!

Time and Date: 8:50-5:00 PM on Thursday, November 17-19, 2010
Location: Booths T27 & T28 - McCormick Place West Convention Center, Chicago, IL

 

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