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Super Bowl ad Shows Anheuser-Busch InBev's Global Leadership on Renewable Energy

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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While Tom Brady was chasing his 6th Super Bowl Victory, something big happened during the game. Budweiser aired an ad celebrating the link between business and sustainability – a message that reached at least an average of 100 million viewers.

The 45 second video combined Budweiser’s brand icons, Dalmatians and Clydesdales, with Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”, to tout the company’s renewable energy commitments, particularly around wind generation.

Uncovering a Smart City’s Impact: A Conversation with Chandana Vangapalli

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There’s a lot of talk about how smart cities of the future will benefit society and the world around us. Take the environment, for example. We believe that the technology enabling smart cities has the potential to reduce carbon emissions and other air pollution, and could help empower cities to better manage resources like water and energy. 

What we’re currently lacking is the proof.  

Baxter Recognized as a Sustainability Leader, Develops Future Leaders and Launches New Environmental Initiatives

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DEERFIELD, Ill., November 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Baxter International Inc. (NYSE: BAX) has been recognized as a corporate sustainability leader for the 16th consecutive year as part of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The company also has advanced a variety of newly initiated corporate programs to provide young environmental scholars with practical experience, support crisis intervention and suicide prevention for young people, and offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with its air travel.  

Turning Up the Heat on Energy Efficiency

U of M student reflects on experience as EDF Climate Corps fellow at GM
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I was already level with the roof on a ladder when my General Motors supervisor pointed out the irony of my situation. As an Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Fellow, I was destroying the homes of the young maple tree seedlings trying to grow in the rain gutter of a Detroit home.

Trust Us: Savvy Businesses Understand Their Role In Fighting Climate Change

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Environmental Defense Fund has spent more than 20 years working with businesses to mitigate climate change, so we were pleased to learn that a GreenBiz survey of sustainability executives at large corporations ranked us as one of three “Trusted Leaders” among environmental nonprofits.

Scaling Up Building Water-Energy Savings

By Brendan FitzSimons
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Increasing droughts and water shortages are causing companies to pay more attention to their water use. Leaders like AT&T understand that proactively engaging in water conservation—including working with suppliers—can help mitigate its risks to water stress.

Darden Digest: Finance Fellow Finds Energy Savings for Darden

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In 2009, Darden announced a commitment to reach a 15% reduction in the average energy usage per restaurant by 2015. As of 2012, the company had cut energy use by 12 percent. To reach its goal, Darden wanted to understand what technologies and initiatives could best reduce the company's energy use over the next two years.

Environmental Defense Fund Climate Corps Works With GM – Jon Beck

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Jon Beck is a graduate student from Portland, Ore., who is working this summer at General Motors as part of the Environmental Defense Fund’s Climate Corps program. GM is one of the more than 100 organizations participating in the program that allows specially-trained graduate students to analyze the companies’ energy management practices.

Ingersoll Rand Advances Energy Efficiency by Hosting Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) Climate Corps Fellows

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  • MBA fellows focus on energy efficiency and identifying savings opportunities for Ingersoll Rand's facilities and customers
  • Program enables an advanced, collaborative learning experience for Ingersoll Rand and the fellows
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  • MBA fellows focus on energy efficiency and identifying savings opportunities for Ingersoll Rand's facilities and customers
  • Program enables an advanced, collaborative learning experience for Ingersoll Rand and the fellows

The Sustainability Thought Leaders of Tomorrow, Here Today

Verizon will host a student intern from the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps fellowship program
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Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen blogs that Verizon will again host a student intern from the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps fellowship program. The Climate Corps Fellow will research Verizon's energy use patterns and help plan energy saving strategies. EDF statistics show that on average, each company assisted by the EDF Climate Corps has found $1 million in energy savings.

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Verizon's Chief Sustainability Officer James Gowen blogs that Verizon will again host a student intern from the Environmental Defense Fund's Climate Corps fellowship program. The Climate Corps Fellow will research Verizon's energy use patterns and help plan energy saving strategies. EDF statistics show that on average, each company assisted by the EDF Climate Corps has found $1 million in energy savings.

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