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How 73 Organizations Are Protecting the Carolinas’ Waterways

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Duke Energy is proud to support the countless water stewards in our communities who are implementing innovative projects that protect our natural resources. In 2014, we established the Water Resources Fund, a $10 million, multiyear commitment to leave a lasting impact on our region’s waterways by expanding nonprofit partnerships and enhancing the environments where families live, play and work.

Webinar Tailored to Social Entrepreneurs Offers Free Copy of Business Sustainability Modelling Tool

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BOULDER, Colo., October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Conscious Company Media is offering a free webinar Wednesday, October 25, 10am PT tailored to social entrepreneurs to ensure that sustainability is built directly into their business model from the ground up.  

A Seemingly Symbolic Activist Action Actually Shifted the Climate Change Debate

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New study by Erb Institute faculty, Andy Hoffman and former Erb Postdoc Todd Schifeling shows McKibben's fossil fuel divestment effort to have positive, if unexpected results.

On the face of it, Bill McKibben’s effort through 350.org to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited success. Only a handful of institutions pledged to divest and it didn’t affect the stocks of fossil fuel companies.

PepsiCo Recycling Increases Sustainability Funding to Colleges and Universities

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October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PepsiCo Recycling is expanding its second year of the Zero Impact Fund, which offers eligible* colleges and universities an opportunity to bring campus eco-innovations to life. Through the Zero Impact Fund, schools can submit ideas to accomplish their environmental goals, with winning applications receiving up to $10,000 each from PepsiCo Recycling. In its first year, the Zero Impact Fund received applications from more than 40 different campuses and awarded grants to eight schools.

Industry Standard Celebrates a Decade of Excellence

Celebrating 10 years of good practice, the Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP) qualification is the first internationally recognised professional qualification in the field of sustainability assurance.
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October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Developed by AccountAbility in 2007, the CSAP qualification led the way for practitioners to develop, validate and communicate their competence in a systematic manner, allowing organisations to identify credible assurance providers and improve stakeholder confidence in the expertise of sustainability professionals engaged with their organisations.

The Myth of Meritocracy: John Brittain on Legacy Preference

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The official subject matter of Sea Change Radio is environmental sustainability. This week, however, we are deviating from that to talk about a topic that we believe is inextricably linked to sustainability: stratification in education. We are talking with law professor, civil rights advocate, and educational diversity expert, Prof. John C. Brittain, about educational practices that perpetuate social, racial, and socioeconomic exclusiveness. Elite private schools were once restricted to wealthy white young men.

Community Project to Manage Stormwater Benefits 765 Acres in the Jordan Lake Watershed

Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program
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The Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program, supported by Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund, focuses on the implementation of Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) for BMP installation in the Jordan Lake Watershed, specifically in the Upper New Hope Creek sub watersheds.

National Grid Supports Extensive Lighting Upgrade at Cummins Inc.

Energy efficiency program provides $692,000 incentive for LED lighting, which will save Jamestown plant an estimated $425,000 annually
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Lakewood, N.Y., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s emphasis on economic development and customer growth will result in significant energy cost savings at Cummins Inc.’s Jamestown Engine Plant. There, National Grid invested $692,000 to support an advanced LED lighting project that includes a wi-fi enabled lighting control system. Through National Grid’s Energy Efficiency program, Cummins replaced nearly 3,000 fluorescent lights that were approaching end of life.

Sustainable Investing: From Possibilities to Probabilities

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by Joe Keefe, President & CEO, Pax World Management LLC and CEO, Pax Ellevate LLC 

When SRI industry leaders look at the future of sustainable investing, our tendency is to pat ourselves on the back for the tremendous progress we have made and make optimistic predictions about the wonderful progress that still lies ahead. While not wanting to be the skunk at the garden party, and while remaining a die-hard optimist when it comes to possibilities, I am more pessimistic about probabilities if we remain on our current course. We need to up our game.

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