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Cabot® Creamery Cooperative Celebrates The United Nation's International Year of Cooperatives in Portland on July 7th

Globe Drop and Day of Festivities Mark the Impact Cooperatives Have On The U.S. and Global Economy at the Only Celebration of its Kind in the United States
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(3BL Media) Cabot, VT - July 7, 2012 - Did you know more than one billion people worldwide are members of cooperatives?  Did you also know that the domestic and international cooperative movement represents more than $1 trillion in revenues, and that if all the world’s cooperatives were a country, it would be the size of Spain, and rank as the tenth largest Gross Domestic Product in the world?  This economic activity is even more impressive because it is generated by people working together, in a democratic fashion, to meet their

PepsiCo Honored by Forbes and Corporate Responsibility Magazine for CSR Best Practice

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PepsiCo earned spots on two respected lists for its strong corporate responsibility practices and reputation.

Corporate Responsibility Magazine named PepsiCo to its 13th annual "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list of the most transparent, accountable and responsible public companies in the US. PepsiCo ranked 22nd, up from 25th last year, and one of just six food and beverage companies to appear in the top 25.

The rankings are based on publicly-available information and recognized by PR Week as one of America’s top three most-important business rankings.

First Affordable Nationwide Bicycle Insurance, Launched by Better World Club and Gales Creek Insurance Services

Comprehensive Accident and Liability Insurance Coverage for Cyclists Added to Better World Club’s Roadside Assistance Membership
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(3BL Media) Portland, OR - July 5, 2012 - The nation’s bicycle community is growing rapidly, and as more cyclists share the road with cars, trucks and other cyclists, there is greater likelihood of an accident. As a result, the demand for bicycle insurance has never been higher.

DUCA Builds Value by Giving

Their "DUCA Village" PrDUCA’s Partnership with Opportunity International Canada Aims to Fight Poverty in South America
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DUCA Financial Services Credit Union has a clear vision – financial security for everybody. They do their part to help make that vision a reality, by giving 4% of their profits to promote health and education and to alleviate poverty.

Their commitment is making a real difference in their brand, their staff and in communities both at home and abroad, as highlighted by two DUCA initiatives.

Orange is the New Green

The Dutch Community Ride to Raise Money For the Toronto Community Project
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On Sunday, June 17th, cyclists of all ages came out to enjoy the annual “Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike” ride to raise money for the Toronto Community Foundation’s “Recipe for Community” project as well as celebrate Dutch heritage and eco-friendly transportation.

Diversifying Beauty’s Purpose

Bluboho Jewellery Boutique Sells Jewellery That Gives Back
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Significant pieces of jewelry always evoke a certain nostalgic longing from everyone, which is why many people purchase them as gifts for loved ones, or for themselves on special occasions.

When Profits and Purpose Collide

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Companies are often faced with tough decisions. But what does a company do when it must make a decision that affects the very core of its brand, one that puts profit and purpose at odds?

GM Powers Computers with Energy from Engine Testing

Efficient powertrain engineering center in Torino, Italy captures its spent energy
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(3BL Media) Torino, Italy – June 29, 2012  As visitors to the General Motors Powertrain Engineering Center in Torino walk the halls, they can often hear the whirring of engines being tested. But what they can’t hear is the excess energy being transferred back to the grid.

Within a year, the center has harvested 300,000 kilowatt hours of energy from test benches – equipment that tests various measures of a running engine.

Sterling Planet Teams with Clean Air Council for New Green Projects in Philadelphia

Green reinvestment fund to bring additional renewable energy and energy efficiency to metro area
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(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - June 27, 2012 - Sterling Planet, the nation’s leading retail provider of renewable energy and other carbon-reduction assets, announced today a unique partnership with Clean Air Council, a Philadelphia headquartered nonprofit organization, to fund and manage projects aimed at further improving air quality in Philadelphia.

“Star in a Bra” Hopes to Inspire Women to Love Their Curves

Curvy Kate Searches for the Newest Ambassador for Self-Acceptance
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In 2009 Curvy Kate, a fuller-bust British lingerie brand, launched in the U.K. and the company executives were having a tough time finding a professional model that could represent the “flirty, fabulous, full-busted” brand image.  They decided to launch “Star in a Bra” and open its model search to amateur models who were naturally curvaceous women with a cup size of D or higher because the company wanted their lingerie models to be an inspiration to their customers.

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