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Safeway-Albertsons Distribution Center Showcases Sustainability

By Christopher Keizur
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Gresham's Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center showed how being green can be implemented on a massive scaleduring a monthly gathering of like-minded business owners and community members last week.[...]

Daryl Woods, director of distribution for Safeway-Albertsons Regional Distribution Center said the key is using smart practices to lower the facility's footprint, while also discovering cost savings in all aspects of the business. 

Game-Changing Design

Will the cookie-cutter McMansion give way to homes that are powered by renewable energy, reflect the environment and restore sites?
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As important as energy efficiency is, it’s only one component of truly sustainable design. But other concerns are converging to drive a more holistic approach. Indoor air quality is one; resource conservation is another. Water is drawing up alongside energy as an urgent issue, as people are (finally) making the connection between water and energy use.

Lao Family Center Saves 15 Percent on Energy Bills

Energy Makeover and Education Help Nonprofit Save Energy and Money for Years to Come
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Lao Family Community of St. Paul will save $3,100 each year in energy bills thanks to an energy efficiency makeover from Xcel Energy and Metro Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT), according to a Sept. 21 company news release. That translates to 15 percent savings annually.

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Lao Family Community of St. Paul will save $3,100 each year in energy bills thanks to an energy efficiency makeover from Xcel Energy and Metro Clean Energy Resource Team (CERT), according to a Sept. 21 company news release. That translates to 15 percent savings annually.

CSR Minute: Honda Leads NA Automakers in Green Buildings; J. Lohr Vineyards Continues Touching Lives Campaign for Breast Cancer

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Companies Partner for Progress

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Sometimes it requires a fresh perspective, expert insight or creative spark to meet ambitious sustainability goals or tackle material issues. That’s why many companies today are embracing corporate responsibility and enlisting some interesting allies along the way.

Global Business Leaders Make Push for Sustainable Energy

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Nearly 300 business, government and civil society leaders from around the world gathered at UN Headquarters in New York today for the UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All, hosted by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with UNIDO/UN-Energy.

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Nearly 300 business, government and civil society leaders from around the world gathered at UN Headquarters in New York today for the UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All, hosted by the UN Global Compact in collaboration with UNIDO/UN-Energy.

CSR Minute: Carbon Disclosure Project Global 500 Report Reveals Most Corporations Have Embedded Climate Change in Strategy; Autodesk Offers Free Sustainability Workshop Software

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

New Framework Articulates Business Options to Advance Sustainable Energy

UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All launches new guidance for business to contribute to universal energy access, improved efficiency and greater share of renewables
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The UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, today is launching a new framework for business to support UN efforts to improve energy access, drive energy efficiency and grow the share of renewable energy by 2030. The Framework for Business Action will be introduced at the 2011 UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All, a high-level gathering between chief executives and government, UN and civil society leaders, to be chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters today. 

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The UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, today is launching a new framework for business to support UN efforts to improve energy access, drive energy efficiency and grow the share of renewable energy by 2030. The Framework for Business Action will be introduced at the 2011 UN Private Sector Forum on Sustainable Energy for All, a high-level gathering between chief executives and government, UN and civil society leaders, to be chaired by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN Headquarters today. 

A Different Kind of HVAC Contractor – And the Book He Wrote

Trish Holder Interviews Joe Gorman, Contractor and Author of From Contractor to Consumer
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California HVAC Contractor, Joe Gorman, tells Greenspiration Home what every homeowner should know before hiring a heating and cooling contractor--or building a new home.

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California HVAC Contractor, Joe Gorman, tells Greenspiration Home what every homeowner should know before hiring a heating and cooling contractor--or building a new home.

Need a Cure for Economic Anxiety? Starting a Business as a Certified Eco Consultant Could be the Answer

GoEco Certified Helps Green Entrepreneurs to Stop Worrying and Start Making a Difference
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If I had to pick one word to describe our economy today it would be “anxious”. Consumers are anxious about jobs, their homes, and their futures. Corporations are anxious about the prospects for economic growth, governments are anxious about debt, and investors are anxious about everything. Where does all of this anxiety come from? There are plenty of reasons all around us to worry it seems, but at the end of the day the anxiety comes from within. We feel anxiety when we feel that we lack control, buffeted by big changes swirling around us like the roller coaster stock market ride. One way t

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