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Google, Apple, Facebook Pushing Ahead with ‘Green Internet’

by Vikas Vij
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A new report released by Greenpeace says that Google, Apple and Facebook are spearheading the efforts to power the Internet with 100 percent renewable energy. The report titled “Clicking Clean: How Companies are Creating the Green Internet” details how these Internet leaders along with a growing number of other tech companies have brought about a key shift in the choice of energy sources over the last two years.

​Leaders Meet in New York For Shared Value Summit

by Antonio Pasolini
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(3BL Media/Just Means) - Can companies engage with their communities to help them overcome challenges and improve society while turning a profit at the same time? The folks at the Shared Value Initiative think so. The group is a global community that is helping define shared value research, partnerships and application. It will be sharing knowledge during the Shared Value Leadership Summit that takes place in New York on May 13 and 14.

Water Needs Energy, and Energy Needs Water: Canadian Power

by Robyn Hall
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A quarter of the energy supply in Ontario is provided by renewable waterpower. On the flip side “generating steam and pumping, treating and heating water consume 40% of Ontario’s natural gas and 12% of our electricity usage.” 

BrightFarms to Build the World’s Largest Urban Greenhouse for Giant Food Stores

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Giant Food Stores has inked a deal with BrightFarms, a pioneer in constructing greenhouses attached to supermarkets, to build the world’s largest urban greenhouse. The greenhouse will extend over an area of 100,000 square feet. It will deliver nearly one million pounds of fresh produce a year to about 30 Giant supermarkets in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

FedEx, American Water, Caesar’s Move to Conserve Energy and Water

by Vikas Vij
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A number of forward-thinking companies are pushing for energy and water resource efficiency and conservation, according to a new report. The report,"Achieving Energy and Water Security: Scalable Solutions from the Private Sector," has been released by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. It highlights global companies that are proactively addressing energy and water challenges in their operations and across their supply chains through innovation, new technologies, and strategic partnerships.

More Americans Giving Priority to Environment Over Economic Growth: Gallup Poll

by Vikas Vij
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) – In a recent Gallup Poll Social Series survey, Americans have chosen environment as a priority over economic growth by a 50%-to-41% margin. This is a fresh change because ever since the economic downturn of 2008-09, Americans have invariably chosen economic growth over the environment, except for immediately after the BP oil spill in May 2010.

Try Recycling Jobs Instead of Trading Them Away

by RP Siegel
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - President Obama would like to create more jobs for American workers. One way he is attempting to do that is by negotiating more free trade agreements. Apparently he didn’t learn anything from Bill Clinton, who pushed through the disastrous NAFTA trade bill and several others like it. Twenty years later, the consensus seems to be that NAFTA was good for corporations, but bad for jobs.

Companies Emerge As Catalysts In Creating Skilled Workers Globally

by Sangeeta Haindl
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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Governments globally want their countries to have high-value, high-skill economies. They realise that the first step towards achieving this is to have a well-educated workforce. The Shared Value Initiative and FSG, a not-for-profit consulting firm specialising in strategy, evaluation and research, are working with corporate and global education leaders to define a new role for business in education.

Empowering Girls Is A Human Right and Part of Sustainable Development

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(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Many of us are shaped by what we experience as a child. In high-income countries, girls have lives often full of possibilities and choices, while for those girls in in low- and middle-income nations, they live in a world fraught with harsh realities and limited choices. Right now, there has never been a better time to raise our voices in support of the health and empowerment of girls and women to ensure they are a top priority in global development.

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