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Recycling Efforts Heat Up as National Recycling Challenge Reaches Midway Point

Fifty Communities Across the U.S. Recycle for Chance to Win $100,000 Grant from SC Johnson
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RACINE, Wis., October 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - October marks the midway point for the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge, a six-month program encouraging residents in 50 communities, one in each state, to compete for the highest reported recycling participation. After three months, Lakes at Red Rock, Va., leads the Challenge with Huntington Woods, Mich., and Horace, N.D., trailing not far behind.

FTC Green Guides: Will the New Guides Help Consumers Understand Green Claims?

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For the first time since 1998, the Federal Trade Commission has released updated environmental marketing guidelines. The FTC Green Guides lay down parameters for the types of environmental claims companies can make about their products. The Green Guides were developed to provide further clarity for shoppers, but how do the new Green Guides compare to real consumer expectations?

GE Tier 4 Locomotive Cuts Emissions More than 70 Percent

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GE Transportation has unveiled the prototype for its next-generation freight locomotive that it says will decrease emissions by more than 70 percent compared to 2005 engines and save railroad customers more than $1.5 billion in infrastructure and operational costs.

Norfolk Southern, GE Host 2nd Railroad Sustainability Symposium

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Norfolk Southern Corp. and GE Transportation kicked off the second Railroad Sustainability Symposium at the Class I's 14,000-acre Brosnan Forest Conference Center near Charleston, S.C.

Sponsored by NS and GE, the three-day conference will include presentations on current sustainability practices, an industry perspective on sustainability from the Association of American Railroads and a shipper's perspective on environmental responsibility.

EcoPlanetRadio: Sodexo Client Asbury a Model of Sustainability

"Greenest DJ in America" Cerphe Colwell Praises Efforts to Reduce Energy, Water Usage
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Being the Greenest DJ in America, a title given him by Earth Day Network, Cerphe has the opportunity to meet environmental leaders and tour earth-friendly facilities on a regular basis. Recently he toured Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithersburg, MD.

Interface's George C. Bandy Jr. - Video4Good Interview

New Perspectives in CSR
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George C. Bandy, Jr.  of Interface sat down with Video4Good for a recent interview at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum.  According to Bandy, corporations historically have been focused on privatizing wealth and socializing risk.  In this video Bandy discusses new perspectives that are beginning to emerge as customers become more knowledgable and ask for more CSR initiatives.

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Rachel Gutter, Center for Green Schools - Video Interview

Building Safe, Healthy & Efficient Schools
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In an interview with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum, Rachel Gutter from the Center for Green Schools describes her work with Green Apple, an initiative to put students in safe, healthy and efficient school settings.  Gutter says that advancing marketing and programatic partnerships between corporations and non-profits is a way to build strong CSR initiatives that advance sustainable change.

NCBA Launches “The Fix” Public Awareness Campaign to Highlight Benefits of Co-ops

Shows How Cooperatives Bring Jobs, Affordable Housing & Healthy Food Access; Mobile App & Contests Reward Individuals To Shop Locally & Live Cooperatively
Press Release

(3BL Media) Washington, DC - October 2, 2012 - A new public awareness campaign is highlighting how cooperatives are “The Fix” to many of the tough problems affecting the US, including job creation, worker empowerment, affordable housing and healthy food access. The campaign, developed by the National Cooperative Business Association and Cabot Creamery Cooperative, will also reward consumers who learn about and utilize the nation’s 29,000 cooperatives.

PepsiCo's Sustainable Future: Building Resilience into our Agriculture Supply Chain

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At World Water Week in Stockholm, PepsiCo Director of Global Environmental Sustainability Beth Sauerhaft presented on PepsiCo's Sustainable Future: Building Resilience into Our Agricultural Supply Chain.  Issues addressed include:

  • New Varieties,
  • i-Crop Precision Agronomy
  • Modified Agronomy: Irrigation & Fertilizers
  • and the Cool Farm Tool.

Leadership in CCSR - Embracing new opportunities

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Social Networks and the Internet, with instant communications and access to a vast amount of information, have empowered people around the world to be aware of the needs of the individual, community and the environment. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are all about empowering a way of life for people to manage their economic welfare by being environment friendly and attentive to the social needs of individuals in the community.

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