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Western Union Gives $2.7M to Non-profits; 13 Bay Area Companies Join CA Best Buildings Challenge; Green Living Holds First Green Jobs Forum - CSR Minute for September 24, 2012

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The Western Union Foundation has given more than $2.7 million to 63 charitable organizations in 21 countries during the first six months of 2012. The grants were targeted to create economic opportunity or to provide relief from natural disasters. Western Union employees who volunteer with NGOs and who participate in the Foundation’s partnership with the Ashoka program recommended half of the non-profits that received funding.

Darden’s Planet Commitment At-A-Glance

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Darden’s overarching sustainability mission is to ensure it conserves and preserves resources for the company and the greater global good. Darden's sustainability efforts are integrated into its operations in a variety of ways, from how the company designs and builds new restaurants; to how it harness the enthusiasm of the people who work in them; to how it sets thermostats and the type of appliances it uses.

The four main Planet focus areas are:

1. Green Buildings:

The Gap Between Building Certification and Real Performance

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Posted by:

Thomas Meng

Energy Manager, Jones Lang LaSalle 

We did a preliminary energy assessment last month for a site which has been managed by our IFM team for over three years.  Some recommendations for potential energy savings have now been provided, but I was surprised to learn that the buildings were able to acquire LEED certification after we completed our site assessment.

Citi Opens 200th LEED Project; Patagonia Launches "Vote the Environment" Campaign; National Philanthropic Trust Records Increase in DAFs - CSR Minute for July 2, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility 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 Responsibility 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.

LEED®-EB Gold Certification is Awarded to GEF 2

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI - March 28, 2012 - The State Natural Resources Building (GEF 2), located at 101 South Webster Street, in Madison, Wisconsin, has earned LEED-EB Gold Certification. The building is owned and managed by the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Division of State Facilities. 

LEED® AP Training at Environmental Systems, Inc., in Brookfield, WI

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Leonardo Academy and WGBA Partner to Present a One-Day LEED Training Course for the LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance Exam on April 10, 2012 in Brookfield, WI

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Leonardo Academy and WGBA Partner to Present a One-Day LEED Training Course for the LEED Accredited Professional Operations and Maintenance Exam on April 10, 2012 in Brookfield, WI

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

Summary: 

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.

Press Release

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.

Yves Wing Chair from Shine by S.H.O. is Greenspiration Home American Made "Pick-of-the-Week!"

Furnishings BRANDED in Unique Design and Dedication to Sustainability
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Shine by S.H.O. design, like that seen in this YVES Wing Chair is distinctively modern and sleek.  The look is bold enough to distinguish it from an ever expanding sea of imported furnishings, yet suitable for a broad range of mainstream customers.  This approach to product design and development has been a cornerstone for the company's surprising press success and overall branding of the line.  Sustainability is also a key initiative.

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Shine by S.H.O. design, like that seen in this YVES Wing Chair is distinctively modern and sleek.  The look is bold enough to distinguish it from an ever expanding sea of imported furnishings, yet suitable for a broad range of mainstream customers.  This approach to product design and development has been a cornerstone for the company's surprising press success and overall branding of the line.  Sustainability is also a key initiative.

A Kinship with My Cabinetry

Why I’m So Glad I Sourced Locally
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Locally grown wood and locally sourced materials make a kitchen feel homier. 

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Locally grown wood and locally sourced materials make a kitchen feel homier. 

Advanced Environmental Metrics Demonstrated For Green Building at Workshop

Correction to press release: Jason Grant is not affiliated with USGBC. We apologize for the error.
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Proposed national standard will fill need for more robust environmental assessment of products and buildings over their lifetimes, supporting LEED goals.

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Proposed national standard will fill need for more robust environmental assessment of products and buildings over their lifetimes, supporting LEED goals.

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