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SCA President Dale Penny Applauds NPS Green Parks Plan

NPS unveils plan to consume fewer resources, limit waste, and mitigate climate change as it approaches its 2016 centennial
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Student Conservation Association President Dale Penny Applauds the National Park Service’s Green Parks Plan

Timberland Announces 2011 CSR Performance

Transparency leader shares achievements and opportunities as it strives to reduce environmental impacts
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(3BL Media) Stratham, NH – April 18, 2012 – Timberland, a leading outdoor footwear and apparel brand, today announced progress against its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) goals.  A pioneer in transparency, Timberland believes that being a responsible business means both acting responsibly by managing the company’s impact, and communicating responsibly by being open about its actions and accountable for them.

Chrysler Group LLC Delivers to Duke Energy its Largest Test Fleet of Plug-in Hybrid Chrysler Town & Country Minivans

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  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be supplied to Duke Energy as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Real-world city and rural miles to be accumulated on demonstration vehicles over next two years
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real world performance
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  • Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be supplied to Duke Energy as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Real-world city and rural miles to be accumulated on demonstration vehicles over next two years
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real world performance

Sustainability Metrics: Which Ones Matter?

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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The past year has seen a significant shift in eco awareness and the debate on climate change.  In the world of business and finance, climate change has developed from a sidebar topic to a mainstream conversation.  Accompanying climate change discussions are questions as to which sustainable business strategies to implement and simultaneously see results in the bottom line.  A corporate sustainability plan is one way for growing businesses to drive efficiencies into existing business process and to create access to new opportunities.  
 

How to Get the Creative Business Sustainability Juices Flowing

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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“To offset the pressures for efficiency, companies should refrain from forcing creative teams into one method for innovating; seed lots of methods, tools and time lines across the company and enlist many middle managers in the effort, a consultant says. Focus on innovation should come from the top.”  -CBE Views
 

Sustainability In Action: Outdoors and On Bikes

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How do you connect with nature? Does it matter? Actually it does. According to Richard Ryan, professor of psychology at the University of Rochester, paying attention to the natural world not only makes you feel better, it makes you behave better.  
 

International Corporate Volunteering: Experiential Learning Advances Diversity And Communications

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“In spite of there having been a translator to help facilitate conversations, I have never been so keenly alert to my client’s body language and every nuance of expression, as well as my own,” explained Susan E.

The Positive Transition in Business Sustainability Mindsets

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Sustainability: No Secret Sauce

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It's no secret most companies prefer to keep their proprietary tools and processes under wraps for competitive reasons. Yet in the age of transparency, companies have become more willing to open their doors to inspection. One company has taken this a step further by allowing anyone – even its competitors – to view an essential aspect of its supplier assessment process, all in the name of sustainability.

Exploring the Bottom Line of Sustainable Supply Chain Management

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Recently our sustainability consulting has observed a variety of organizations reevaluating their business value process, with some of the most notable in the supply chain.  We have witnessed many leading companies exploring the unique value in elevating sustainable supply chain management as a strategic business sustainability function.  These leaders are examining the true value of their resources, both internal and external to the organization.

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