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Michael Littenberg Headlines Source Intelligence’s Virtual Conflict Minerals Symposium This Wednesday

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On Wednesday, October 16th at 10am PDT, Source Intelligence’s virtual conflict minerals symposium series will feature Michael Littenberg and his presentation, “Conflict Minerals Disclosure- It’s Not Just About the SEC Filing”.

Help Stop Global Warming: Your Guide To A Greener, Cleaner (Cooler) Planet

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The subject is no longer up for debate: the planet is getting warmer, and we (humans) are a large part of the problem.

It’s time to take action! If you’ve always wanted to “go green,” but haven’t fully committed to sustainability, now is the time to start living a greener, cleaner (and hopefully, cooler) life.

Below, we’ve outlined a few steps you can take to help stop global warming.

Human Causes of Climate Change, Part I

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Climate change. It’s a term thrown around in many conversations about global warming, the environment and sustainability. But what exactly is climate change, and how do we, as humans, affect climate change as individuals and as a society?

What are the human causes of climate change? How does our collective carbon footprint affect the atmosphere and the weather? What can be done to lessen the human impact on our planet?

How To Calculate Your Carbon Footprint

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“What is a carbon footprint?” you ask.

We all leave a mark on our planet. Think of your carbon footprint as your personal impact.

In technical terms, your carbon footprint is the amount of greenhouse gas you produce in units of carbon dioxide. This footprint is determined by your daily lifestyle and activities, such as travel (car, plane, train, etc), electrical use, consumption of products and services, foods you eat, etc.

Taproot Foundation DC Launches First Annual Pro Bono Week

Taproot Foundation DC offering $100,000 in pro bono marketing expertise to area nonprofits October 20-26, 2013
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October 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Pro Bono Week is a global celebration of the people who volunteer their professional expertise in marketing, legal services, HR, strategy and IT to support nonprofits.  Inspired by the American Bar Association, Taproot Foundation works with partners around the globe to focus attention on the pro bono movement each year in the third week of October.

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The start of fall means it’s apple-picking season. Pick your own somewhere near you!
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What’s the sweet upside of summer coming to a close? The start of Fall means it’s apple season. Which to me means it’s pick your own apple season! 

While farms don’t often afford the public the opportunity to take part in harvesting the fruits of their labor, many orchards do welcome guests in the autumn months, offering us want-to-be-farmers the chance to roam the orchard grounds and fill our bushels to the brim.

Google Hangout - Vote With Your Dollar: The Power of Fair Trade

Unicef USA's End Human Trafficking staff chats with leaders in the Fair Trade movement from Equal Exchange and Fairtrade America about the importance of Fair Trade and how it can help to empower communities and prevent human trafficking.
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October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - October is Fair Trade month, and to celebrate, UNICEF USA's End Trafficking team will be speaking with leaders in the Fair Trade movement from +Equal Exchange and +Fairtrade America about the importance of Fair Trade and how it can help to empower communities and prevent human trafficking.

More Than 165 Volunteer Projects Completed on Day 6 of Hilton Worldwide's Global Week of Service

Team Members Spread Their Passion for Hospitalitly to Create Local Impact
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McLean, Va., October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Hilton Worldwide Team Members have spent this week spreading the light and warmth of hospitality, while helping to improve the communities where they live, work and travel.  On day six of Hilton Worldwide’s Global Week of Service, Team Members led more than 165 service projects around the world, ranging from refurbishing residential homes and community centers to helping preserve a national landmark.  All events were focused on creating long-term local impact as part of the company’s efforts to

South Sardinia Completes “Early Adopter” Assessment of Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria for Destinations

First Mediterranean destination adopts baseline criteria and indicators for sustainable tourism
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – South Sardinia is the first Mediterranean destination to complete the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s (GSTC) Early Adopters Program to test its new Criteria and Indicators for Destinations.

For Companies Looking to Create Social Impact, Multicultural Consumers are a “Must-Engage” Audience

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Companies have long embraced corporate support of social and environmental issues to build brand relevance and consumer support, but today, marketers must evaluate new audiences as part of their efforts to create meaningful social impact.

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