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Conflict Minerals Webinar Attendees Speak Out: What does RCOI Stand for and Why Should I Care?

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Hundreds of Global Brand Officers attended today’s Source Intelligence webinar: Industry Veterans Speak Out on the Changing Requirements of Due Diligence. We received countless questions, which we will release later this week, however one question seemed to be on the viewers minds…

What does RCOI stand for?

RCOI is the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry.

Global Brands Seek Expert Insight as They Begin Implementation of their Conflict Minerals Compliance Programs

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“How should we select suppliers?”, “What will the effect be on non-public companies?”, “What percentage of suppliers are "enough" in order to be compliant?”, “Are their systems which can assist?”

There certainly was no shortage of questions during today’s Source Intelligence Conflict Minerals webinar where industry experts discussed the complexity of implementing a compliant Conflict Minerals Compliance Program with sufficient due diligence and required reporting. 

2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker Webinar

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Join Cone Communications for a FREE webinar on April 16, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, to discuss the findings of the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker.

Fair Trade Certified™ Coffee Imports Hit Record High in 2012

Fair Trade USA and Partners Drive 18 Percent Growth in Fair Trade Certified Coffee Imports; Farming Communities Earn Additional $32 Million in Premiums
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Fair Trade USA announces that Fair Trade Certified coffee imports and premiums hit an all-time high in 2012.

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Fair Trade USA announces that Fair Trade Certified coffee imports and premiums hit an all-time high in 2012.

NativeEnergy Newsletter: 4 Tips for Choosing Sustainable Seafood

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Sustainable Seafood: 4 tips for choosing an ocean-friendly catch    

As warm weather rolls around, you may be daydreaming about clam bakes, grilled salmon, and long days on the beach. But do you know if the seafood on your plate is sustainable? | Read more

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Global Webcast and Insights on the Canadian House of Commons Conflict Minerals Act, Bill C-486

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According to the sponsor of the Bill C-486, “The Conflict Minerals Act requires Canadian companies to exercise due diligence before and while exploiting and trading minerals from the Great Lakes Region, to ensure that no armed groups engaged in illegal activities have benefited from the extraction, processing, or use of those minerals.

Kids Get Excited About Nature Across Caribbean

Environmental campaign based on a popular radio drama motivates students to get involved
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April 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Primary schools across St. Lucia are bubbling with excitement after being visited by a White-breasted Thrasher, Iguana, Coral and “Tin Tin” as part of a series of activities that are being led by PCI Media Impact as part of My Island-My Community.

The students played, sang and asked questions with the mascots as part of a campaign to raise awareness about the important role that nature plays in protecting the community from climate change.

Earth Day 2013: The Face of Climate Change

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A lone polar bear stands stranded on a shrinking island of ice. A family struggles to put their lives back together after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. A farmer halfway around the world prays for his crops to grow in a drought-afflicted region.

Urban Forest Feature Offers Interactive Opportunity for Children at the 2013 Green Living Show

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April 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The 2013 Green Living Show will include the Urban Forest Feature - an educational and interactive zone that encourages visitors to discover a stunning display of “tree-vitalization”.  The Urban Forest Feature also includes the TD Outdoor Classroom, which provides hands-on learning for all ages, and will give students the opportunity to bring learning to life by integrating nature in the classroom.

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