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NativeEnergy to Offset Emissions from Sustainable Brands ’13 Conference

Renewable energy provided for WindMade™ label
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SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 3, 2012 /3BL Media/ – NativeEnergy, a leader in the carbon offset market for more than a decade, is the carbon sponsor for this week’s Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego. Corporations looking to further their sustainability efforts, like Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Unilever, and Coca Cola are convening to share information about strategies and practices that deliver financial, social, and environmental benefits.

Designtex Operates Carbon Neutral for 4th Year in a Row, Funds Indiana School Wind and Ute Tribe’s Carbon Offset Projects

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Designtex announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The New York-based surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Designtex continues to partner with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and greenhouse-gas footprint consulting. To mitigate its emissions, Designtex is funding two projects this year, the first of which is the Indiana School Wind project.

Press Release

Designtex announced today that for the fourth year in a row it has operated as a carbon neutral company. The New York-based surface materials company assessed its full operational footprint and reduced or offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with its business, resulting in a net-zero footprint. Designtex continues to partner with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets and greenhouse-gas footprint consulting. To mitigate its emissions, Designtex is funding two projects this year, the first of which is the Indiana School Wind project.

Heineken Hosts Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable

Industry Leaders Unite to Share Best Practices, Advance Sustainability of Sector
Press Release

May 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Beverage industry leaders from across the globe will convene in Amsterdam May 14-16 for the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) semi-annual meeting. BIER is a technical coalition of leading beverage companies working together to advance environmental sustainability within the beverage sector. HEINEKEN, headquartered in Amsterdam and BIER member since 2010, will play host to the event that will bring together representatives across beer, spirits, carbonated soft drinks, juice and bottled water categories.

Alberta Canada Tar Sands: See for Yourself

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It's a place in Indigenous territories and rich in forests, wetlands and huge deposits of bitumen, a tar-like substance that’s turned into oil through complex and energy-intensive processes.  You might have heard about the Tar Sands in connection with expanding the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Alberta, Canada with communities throughout the States of Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. A decision on it is not expected until 2015.

Celebrating Earth Day at the International Corporate Citizenship Conference

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Today we celebrate Earth Day, an annual day on which events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It also happens that our International Corporate Citizenship conference coincides with this special day. As we kickoff the second day of the conference we would like to let you know that we are doing our part to be environmentally conscious. Our commitment to environmental sustainability goes beyond supporting the efforts of business. We operate those same values in the decisions we have made for this event.

Smart Growth Could Spur Economic Prosperity, Environmental Sustainability

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Sustainability is not just a business management paradigm for Patrick Doherty, Director of Smart Strategy at the New America Foundation: It’s the strategic lens that should shape how we build our communities, structure our tax code and prioritize investments.

Speaking at NAEM’s Corporate Sustainability Management Conference in Washington, DC today, Mr. Doherty explained that the United States needs a new ‘grand strategy’ to poise the country for long-term growth.

The Virtuous Consumer

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Leslie Garrett, author of the Virtuous Consumer – Your Essential Shopping Guide for a Better, Kinder, Healthier World offers some tips and advice on how to keep the Earth Week spirit all year round.

The average family contributes about 48,000 pounds of carbon pollution to global warming every year.  It seems staggering, which can make counterbalancing that impact can seem like an impossible task.

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