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Starbucks Announces Global Greener Stores Commitment

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

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Building on a legacy as the world’s largest retail builder of LEED®-certified stores, Starbucks commits to designing, building and operating 10,000 “Greener Stores” globally by 2025

Starbucks teams up with experts including SCS Global Services and World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to develop new, open-sourced “Starbucks Greener Stores” framework

Championed by Starbucks partners (employees) who are accredited sustainability experts and advocates, Starbucks Greener Stores will be operated sustainably while helping the company avoid $50 million in utilities expenses over the next 10 years

Whirlpool’s Voglewede Pursues a Sustainable Customer Connection

By Steve Minter
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Whirlpool Corp. wants to sell appliances and it does so in massive quantities, to the tune of $21 billion annually. But the world’s largest appliance manufacturer also wants to create a relationship with its customers where they can be “proud” of purchasing a Whirlpool product, not only because of how it performs but because of what the company does to “create a healthier and better planet,” says Ron Voglewede, Whirlpool’s director of global sustainability.

Green Lodging Right Down to the Carpet

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For the first LEED Platinum certified hotel in the United States, sustainability is a guiding tenet in every way that hospitality is extended to green-minded guests. That’s why it was important for the Proximity Hotel in Greensboro, N.C., to make responsible decisions with the waste that was created from a recent renovation.

Republic Services: Sustainable Facilities

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Republic’s commitment to sustainable practices extends throughout their operations and into their facilities. When Republic builds new facilities, they adhere to the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design standards. This includes using sustainable materials to facilitate energy and water conservation, as well as design principles to enhance employee and guest comfort. With these standards at the forefront of their facility projects, Republic is making their working spaces more environmentally responsible and welcoming to all.

Achieving Zero in the Built Environment

From Healthier Homes to Energy Efficient Office Buildings
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Without a dramatic change in the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated, the world has no chance of adequately addressing climate change...That is how the new September 2016 issue of GreenMoney begins, but it quickly moves to offering solutions from Healthier Homes to more Energy-Efficient Office Buildings. Here are the new articles and an insightful video from architect William McDonough.

The Magic of Lake Tahoe: Sustainable Spring Skiing

A Renewed Commitment to Sustainablility Makes Fresh Tracks in Lake Tahoe
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There’s nothing like a getaway to Tahoe - the sunshine, fresh air, mountains and the lake make it a top destination for conscious travelers.

Talk with Green Guy Show - 3/20/16 - Mayors Climate Summit Series - Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Mgr, City of Richmond, VA

Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond, VA
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life. - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Listen to the March 20th show by clicking below and be sure to tune in this Sunday, March 27th for an interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC.

Diageo's Miami Office Awarded LEED Certification

Company's fifth North American site to earn important environmental distinction
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NORWALK, Conn., February 3, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Diageo, a global leader in beverage alcohol, announced that its Miami office has been awarded the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Silver certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The Miami location is Diageo’s fifth building in North America to receive LEED certification, joining the company’s Chicago, New York and Norwalk offices, and a facility in the U.S.

Balfour Beatty Construction Begins Construction on New State-of-the-Art Fitness Center at Mesa College

The project will incorporate many sustainable features and is expected to obtain LEED® Silver certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.
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San Diego, August 6, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  Balfour Beatty Construction has started construction on a new $11.4 million fitness center building located at San Diego Community College District’s Mesa College campus. The design-build project will replace the existing fitness facility and provide a new venue for the exercise science and athletic programs, as well as access to improved fitness amenities for use by all Mesa College students.

Symantec Celebrates the One Year Anniversary of the BICEP Climate Declaration

By Cecily Joseph, Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Symantec Corporation
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Today is the first anniversary of the Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP)’s Climate Declaration – a call to action from leading American businesses, urging the public, policy makers and business leaders to seize the economic opportunity in tackling climate change.

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