environmental issues

Ecocentricity Blog: Third Time's the Charm


Sometimes it takes three times to sink in. I’m not sure why. Maybe the number three is magical or something. Maybe it has to do with me being slow to “get it.” Regardless, for a number of things in my life that I really enjoy, it took three encounters before I decided to commit and try them in the first place.

An example, you ask? I give you the iPhone.

I remember hearing about the iPhone around the time of its initial release in 2007. I was dismissive at first. Who would spend that much on a phone?

Environmental, Social, and Governance Issues Becoming More Material to Bottom Line- CSR Minute for February 3, 2014

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Feb. 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Just how material are environmental, social, and governance issues becoming to the bottom line? Recent evidence increasingly says, very material. The latest exhibit is a new report, 10 Companies to Watch in 2014, published by Sustainalytics, the responsible and sustainable investment research firm. This report examines companies from ten industry sectors, including energy, financials, food and beverage, telecomm, and industrials, and grades their investment potential through an ESG filter.

Can Green Cities Save the Planet?

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January 20, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Green Builder Media Impact Series webinar highlights how the most progressive green cities take on pollution, the climate crisis, and smart resource management.

Seattle, Wash., January 20—Tuesday, January 21 at 11:00 AM Pacific/2:00 PM Eastern, Alison Taylor joins Green Builder Media to talk about the pivotal role cities play in a sustainable future. Learn what a green city is and what the smartest ones are doing to be part of the environmental solution while attracting residents and businesses.

What is an Environmental Issue?


I believe that understanding this question is central to our choice to exist. The majority of us understand an environmental issue as a weather event or natural disaster that creates uncomfortable conditions for us. On a small scale we analyze these impacts on a daily basis. “It snowed in Manhattan this morning – will my train be delayed?” “It hasn’t rained for a week, will I be able to water my crops?”

Earth Hour 2013


How much time are you willing to dedicate to reducing your carbon footprint? A lifetime? A year? A week?

How about an hour?

Earth Hour, that is. Whether you’re just beginning your quest to live greener or you’re a seasoned veteran of reducing, reusing and recycling, participating in Earth Hour is a great way to raise awareness about climate change, global warming and environmental issues!

Call For Entries: $500K Lexus Eco Challenge Revs Up

Lexus and Scholastic Launch Sixth Annual Environmental Contest with $500,000 in Grants and Scholarships to be Awarded
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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 25, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Young people are committed to making a difference in the world, and for the sixth year, their efforts will be rewarded through the Lexus Eco Challenge. An educational program and contest, the Lexus Eco Challenge has inspired and empowered more than 22,000 middle and high school students to learn about the environment and take action to improve it. For their efforts, more than $3.5 million has been awarded to students, teachers and schools across the nation.

Savannah Ocean Exchange Announces Winners

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SAVANNAH, Ga., Sept. 24, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The Savannah Ocean Exchange (SOE) Global Review Panel has selected the winners of the 2012 Solutions Exchange awards. Each award includes a $100,000 prize from Worldwide Sponsors Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL).

Working to Feed the World in a Responsible Way Central to Cargill's Corporate Responsibility Efforts in Past Year

Cargill releases its 2012 corporate responsibility report; fiscal 2012 charitable contributions reach $69.9 million
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MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 21, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Cargill today released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report.

Union Pacific Railroad Investing $20 Million to Test Emissions-Reducing Locomotive Technology in California

Collaboration with California Air Resources Board and Electro-Motive Diesel Takes Next Step Toward U.S. EPA Tier 4 Locomotive Emissions Standard
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ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 13, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad is investing $20 million to test new technology designed to reduce diesel emissions from freight locomotives in California. A series of 25 experimental locomotives will be based in two Union Pacific rail yards in California as part of a rigorous test of emissions-reducing technologies. The investment represents Union Pacific's latest effort to further reduce emissions and move closer to the U.S. EPA's Tier 4 locomotive emissions standards for new locomotives starting in 2015.


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