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Top Ten Tips for a Lower Electric Bill

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Winter weather can make it tempting to crank the heat and spend more time indoors. Below, find our top tips for cutting down on energy costs, while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions.

Educate Girls -- Change the World

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Research consistently proves that educating and empowering girls breaks the cycle of generational poverty. For each year a girl is educated, her income increases significantly, and a country’s GDP increases based on the number of educated girls. Education also reduces population growth, child mortality, HIV rates, and more.

Keep America Beautiful Unveils Bold Social Mission Goals and Interactive Social Volunteer Hub to Impact Communities and Encourage Volunteerism

National Nonprofit Kicks Off Flagship Program, “Great American Cleanup” at South By Southwest in Austin, Texas
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STAMFORD, Conn., Mar. 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build vibrant communities, today announced its first-ever annual social mission goals. These goals reflect the nonprofit’s actions, which create communities that are socially connected, environmentally healthy and economically sound.

SFPNA Sustainability Report 2012: Employees

Healthy, engaged, well-trained employees foster a productive work environment and tend to enjoy greater job satisfaction, result in lower turnover and create a corporate culture that attracts top talent to the company.
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Sappi Fine Paper North America (SFPNA) wants employees to feel they have a bright future at a company that cares about their health and well-being.

Safety First

For SFPNA, identifying safety risks is an ongoing process and our three paper mills in Cloquet, Westbrook and Somerset are all certified for meeting the Occupational Health Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) standards.

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements, Con’t.

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Recently, we covered some of our top tips for green home improvements and remodeling, such as switching to energy efficient heating/cooling systems and ensuring that your home is properly insulated. An eco-friendly home is the first step towards carbon neutrality!

Below, we’ve got a few more suggestions for your green, dream home:

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

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Now that the New Year is upon us, many homeowners are taking a look around their outdated living rooms, peeling wallpaper and old appliances and thinking, “it’s time for a change.”

If you have home improvement plans in the works, there are a variety of steps you can (and should!) take in order to make your home as carbon neutral as possible.

Heating & Cooling:

The Ambohimena School Project

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Aura Cacia just completed its first project associated with its 1% organic fund. Proceeds funded the construction of a new preschool in Madagascar, where we source our Ylang Ylang essential oil. Now fifty to sixty children are receiving a head start on their education.

Read more about Aura Cacia's program giving back 1% of organic essential oil sales to support farmers and their communities.

Alcoa Foundation and Keep America Beautiful Help Students Recycle

Foundation Provides More Than 11,500 Recycling Bins for Campus Initiatives
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Alcoa Foundation is partnering with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) to provide more than 11,500 recycling bins to 35 college and universities throughout the United States. These recycling bins will help to expand on-campus recycling programs and raise awareness about the environmental impact of recycling.

HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain Through Financial Inclusion

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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