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Ecocentricity Blog: Won't You Be My Neighbor?

By: John A. Lanier
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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

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Many of environmentalism’s conflicts are unnecessary and ultimately impediments to what we are trying to accomplish. What do we do about resolving those conflicts? I think we would be wise to turn to the example of Mister Rogers.

#WomensHistoryMonth: Cox Conserves Heroes Celebrates Female Environmental Volunteers

Volunteers are female trailblazers in environmentalism
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Throughout history, there have been many courageous women who stepped forward – against all odds – to champion efforts to better serve their communities. This month, the nation celebrates Women’s History and highlights the accomplishments of a variety of valiant and humanitarian women who have broken barriers for future generations. The Cox Conserves Heroes are volunteers - across the nation - who have utilized their talents and resources to protect and preserve shared outdoor spaces in their communities.

How Partnerships Can Drive Sustainable Development in Organizations

Laura Thompson, PhD, Director of Sustainability and Policy Initiatives, Sappi North America
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Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to moderate a Facebook Live panel during the United States Business Council for Sustainable Development (USBCSD) Conference at Duke University.

An Origin Story

by John Anderson Lanier
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By the time I graduated from high school, I had taken five years of Latin. In case there was any lingering doubt in your mind about whether I’m a nerd, this should settle the matter.

I enjoyed my years of Latin, though I remember little at this point. Those classes were over a decade ago, after all. That said, a few lessons have stayed with me, in particular some lessons on the etymology, or linguistic origin, of various English words. It turns out that a lot of our language can be traced back to Latin, with some surprising origin stories for words.

Grassroots Sustainability Education for Children in Mexico

by Richard Lakin
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A large ceiba tree shades the center courtyard of the Ceiba Pentandra Park in Mérida, Mexico. The Mayans called the ceiba tree Yaaxché, and believed that it connected the underworld, the earthly realm, and the skies.

U.S. EPA Recognizes Sand Valley Landfill Renewable Energy Program as Electricity Project of the Year

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NEW ORLEANS, March 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today that its Sand Valley Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGTE) project in Collinsville, Ala. has been named Electricity Project of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA.) The EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program recognized the Sand Valley renewable energy project with the award at a workshop held yesterday in conjunction with the Solid Waste Association of North America's 38th Annual Landfill Gas & Biogas Symposium.

2014 Integrated Report: SAP Quantifies Its Social and Environmental Performance

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March 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today released its integrated report for 2014, setting out the financial and nonfinancial factors that influence its performance. This year is the first time SAP has expressed in concrete monetary terms how changes in its employee engagement and employee health indexes affect its operating profit.

DIRECTV’s Carbon Disclosure Project Score Beats Industry Average for Second Consecutive Year

DIRECTV Achieves 10 percent Single-Year Reduction in Total U.S. Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif., September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Demonstrating continued leadership in responding to climate change, DIRECTV achieved a 10 percent single-year reduction in total U.S. greenhouse gases (GHG) in 2012, enabling it to more than double its 2015 emissions reduction goal. This single-year reduction is the equivalent of more than 21,500 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Five Ways Teams Go Green (and Fans Don’t Always Know It)

Tom Carpenter, Director of Sustainability Services, Waste Management
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From the tailgate, to the start of a game, to the mad dash out the parking lot, fans (especially “die-hards”) are familiar with the rituals of seeing their favorite team in action. It’s really a big celebration when you think about it. After all, where else do you see so many beverages, food and face paint than at a party?

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