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CBSR Blog - CSR Communications: Engaging Stakeholders with Impact

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By: Ksenia Benifand

Early in March of 2012, CBSR ran a webinar on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability Communications. The purpose was to explore how to effectively utilize communications and marketing as a tool to engage business customers, consumers, and employees in CSR and sustainability initiatives.

Chrysler Group Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles Take on Arizona Desert

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  • Three plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) will be supplied to the City of Yuma, Ariz., 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

Earth Day Roundup

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As Earth Day supporters look to "Mobilize the Earth" on the National Mall on Sunday, companies are mobilizing consumers to take part in Earth Day promotions. Here's a sampling of programs you can expect to see as you do your part to reduce, reuse and recycle this weekend:

In Honour of Earth Day: Branding for Good Launched its Very First GOODIE Awards for Sustainable Businesses

Celebrate the GOOD in your neighbourhood
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Branding for Good is proud to host the very first GOODIE Awards in honour of Earth Day 2012.  

Since 1970, Earth Day has been held on April 22nd and this year it is estimated that more than one billion people in over 192 countries will participate in on its 42nd anniversary and pledge to stand united for a sustainable future.

Initial Working Draft Document of National Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) Released for Standard Committee Review

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(3BL Media) Madison, WI - April 19, 2012 – An initial draft comprised of working documents and reference guide material of the Sustainable Agriculture Standard (LEO-4000) has been released for review by the Sustainable Agriculture Standard Committee. The review and revision process will begin at the committee’s annual meeting that is being held in Washington, DC April 24-25, 2012. This marks a milestone achievement in the committee’s aggressive timeline to complete the standard.

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

Johnson's® Natural® Products Now Available to Hospitals

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(3BL Media) Skillman, NJ - April 18, 2012 - JOHNSON’S® Baby, the most trusted name in baby care for more than 100 years, is introducing its scientifically advanced and naturally mild JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® product line—featuring JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® HEAD-TO-TOE™ Baby Wash, JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® Baby Shampoo, and JOHNSON’S® NATURAL® Baby Lotion—to hospitals through national Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) contracts beginning April 23, 2012.

How Sodexo Got Its Customers to Eat Less Meat

Article from GreenBiz.com
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Published April 11, 2012 by GreenBiz.com 

In the year since food-service giant Sodexo launched its Meatless Monday program, many of its cafeteria sites have served more vegetable offerings and seen meat purchases decline.

UN Global Compact appoints WindMade Sustainability Partner of Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum

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WindMade will be the official Sustainability Partner of the UN Global Compact’s Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro just ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 (20-22 June 2012). WindMade, the organization behind the first global consumer label for organizations using wind power, has been named Sustainability Partner to ensure that the environmental impact of the event is minimized through all phases of planning and execution. This includes wind power procurement to cover 100 percent of the Forum’s electricity footprint, making it the first ever UN event to be labelled WindMade.

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WindMade will be the official Sustainability Partner of the UN Global Compact’s Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro just ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 (20-22 June 2012). WindMade, the organization behind the first global consumer label for organizations using wind power, has been named Sustainability Partner to ensure that the environmental impact of the event is minimized through all phases of planning and execution. This includes wind power procurement to cover 100 percent of the Forum’s electricity footprint, making it the first ever UN event to be labelled WindMade.

Green Products Take the Stage

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For years, environmentally friendly products have played second fiddle to traditional merchandise: cordoned off in a special section of the store, relegated to a certain part of the website and treated as an atypical purchase. Now, green products are finally ready for their big break.

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