Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Gina-Marie Cheeseman
Gina-Marie Cheeseman is a central California-based journalist who writes about sustainability, environmental issues, and healthy living. With a degree in journalism and a passion for social responsibility, she writes for a number of online publications. She believes that collaboration between the public and private sectors can help solve many problems facing the planet and its people. Mashable.com named Cheeseman as one of the “75 Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter.” Twitter: @gmcheeseman - See more at: http://www.justmeans.com/users/gina-marie-cheeseman#sthash.DhJ59PO9.dpuf
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3 years 9 months ago
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Green Century Equity Fund recently filed a shareholder resolution to urge Safeway to voluntarily label its private line of products that contain GMOs ingredients. Safeway is one of the largest grocery store chains in North America with 1,406 stores in the U.S. and Canada. The Green Century Equity Fund is administered by the Green Century Capital Management. 
 
The reason why Green Century filed the shareholder resolution is that it believes in customer choice. Or as Lucia von Reusner, Shareholder Advocate for Green Century Capital Management, said in a statement, “Customers have the right to...

3 years 10 months ago
(3BL/JustMeans) - There is a growing economic value to sustainable investing: it has grown by over 22 percent in the last two years to $3.74 trillion in total managed assets, according to Forbes. Morgan Stanley is a company known for investing. The firm that helps four million clients manage $1.8 trillion of assets will now be known for sustainable investing. Earlier this month, Morgan Stanley Chairman and CEO James Gorman launched the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing at Columbia Business School. The purpose of the Institute is to build on the work the company is already doing and expand opportunities for sustainable...

3 years 10 months ago
(3BL Media/JustMeans) - Producing bottled water doesn’t use as much water as one would think. A study recently released by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) found that production of bottled water is less than for all other packaged beverages. On average, it only takes 1.39 liters of water to produce one liter of bottled water. Although total water use and total water production increased by about three percent, water use ratio stayed about the same during the period of the study. “This trend demonstrates that process efficiencies are being recognized while the industry experiences sustainable growth,” the report states. Other...

3 years 11 months ago
(3BL/JustMeans) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized DHL Express USA , a logistics company that is part of Deutsche Post DHL, by awarding the company with a SmartWay Excellence Award. One of 55 companies to receive the award, the EPA recognized DHL for the company’s initiatives to reduce fuel use and carbon emissions. SmartWay is a recognition program that awards leading shippers, logistics companies and freight carriers that have environmental programs in place to make their freight operations more efficient. The awardees represent the top one percent of all SmartWay Partners, and DHL is the only medium/small...

3 years 11 months ago

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One of the top U.S. cell phone carriers is amping up its purchases of alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). AT&T is halfway to its goal of deploying 15,000 AFVs over a 10 year period ending in 2018. Since the company began investing in AFVs, it has purchased 7,500 in 44 states. Part of the goal is to invest in 8,000 compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles by 2014. The fleet already consists of 5,474 CNG vehicles. There are 1,996 hybrid electric vehicles, 27 extended range electric and three all-electric vehicles (EVs). The three deployed all EVs are a Smith Newton cargo truck in St. Louis, Missouri, and two Ford Transit...


3 years 11 months ago
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Google is investing big time in renewable energy projects. The search engine’s latest investment is $103 million in a 265.7 megawatt (MW) solar project in Southern California, called Imperial Valley Solar 1 (IVS-1). The project is Google’s 13th investment in renewable energy projects. The company has invested over $1 billion in renewable energy projects that will generate at least two gigawatts of power, enough to power 500,000 homes.
 
Silver Ridge Power LLC is developing the new solar facility. Silver Ridge is a joint venture between AES Corp., a utility owner, and Riverstone Holdings LLC, a private equity...

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