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GE Citizenship Report Covers Global Theme of Energy & Climate Change

Summary: 

Against the backdrop of the first industrial revolution that GE Founder Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb helped spark, GE discusses the coming clean energy revolution needed to counteract climate change and spur the economy. GE’s ecomagination initiative is committed to a diverse energy portfolio that includes renewable energies such as solar and wind power, in addition to fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as nuclear power, all of which are projected to play a large role in our energy mix for decades. So GE is focusing on increasing energy efficiency as well as reducing greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts.

“But does it add up? Is it enough?” GE asks. “The short answer is no, it is not.”
 
That’s why “GE supports development of market-based programs to slow, eventually stop, and ultimately reverse the growth of greenhouse gases. To accelerate innovation it is crucial that governments send the right signals and create demand for clean technologies. Although there was some encouraging progress at the international climate change negotiations in Cancun in 2010, the commitments of the world’s governments do not yet provide the loud, long, legal signals needed.”
 
On its new interactive Citizenship Web site, GE invites your comments.
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Against the backdrop of the first industrial revolution that GE Founder Thomas Edison’s incandescent light bulb helped spark, GE discusses the coming clean energy revolution needed to counteract climate change and spur the economy. GE’s ecomagination initiative is committed to a diverse energy portfolio that includes renewable energies such as solar and wind power, in addition to fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gas, as well as nuclear power, all of which are projected to play a large role in our energy mix for decades. So GE is focusing on increasing energy efficiency as well as reducing greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts.

“But does it add up? Is it enough?” GE asks. “The short answer is no, it is not.”
 
That’s why “GE supports development of market-based programs to slow, eventually stop, and ultimately reverse the growth of greenhouse gases. To accelerate innovation it is crucial that governments send the right signals and create demand for clean technologies. Although there was some encouraging progress at the international climate change negotiations in Cancun in 2010, the commitments of the world’s governments do not yet provide the loud, long, legal signals needed.”
 
On its new interactive Citizenship Web site, GE invites your comments.

Will Your School Be America’s Recycling Champion?

Twelve days left to register for the first-ever national “Recycle-Bowl” competition
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Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition, for elementary, middle and high-school students, was created to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility.
 

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Keep America Beautiful’s Recycle-Bowl competition, for elementary, middle and high-school students, was created to increase school recycling participation and teach students about recycling and environmental responsibility.
 

Accountability-Central.com AC Alert for September 26, 2011 Not Every Fall College Contest Is On The Gridiron!

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The fall college football season has arrived and millions of loyal fans from all across the country are flocking to stadiums each weekend rooting for their favorite teams. Numerous rivalries between colleges will once again be the order of the day. Some long-term rivalries will be hard-fought, of course.  However, the football gridiron isn’t the only place where colleges can agree to disagree.

Good Stewards: Taking Celle Apart

By David Foster
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“We will be a good steward of the environment,” was the promise made by Herman Miller founder, D.J. DePree, in 1953. Living up to this sometimes means investing time and money into solving a problem that doesn’t occur until a product is at the end of its life-cycle.

Planet Pearson Environmental Award Winners Support Local Community

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 29, 2011 - Pearson plc held our inaugural Planet Pearson Environmental Awards in May this year, recognising and rewarding staff who show exceptional commitment to reducing our impact on the environment. 

Regional Tree and Shade Summit receives Award of Merit at Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards

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On Sept. 17, the Regional Tree and Shade Summit received an Award of Merit at Valley Forward’s annual Environmental Excellence Awards program in the Environmental Education/Communication: Public Sector category. The awards recognize outstanding environmental achievement and projects that promote environmental initiatives. 

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On Sept. 17, the Regional Tree and Shade Summit received an Award of Merit at Valley Forward’s annual Environmental Excellence Awards program in the Environmental Education/Communication: Public Sector category. The awards recognize outstanding environmental achievement and projects that promote environmental initiatives. 

Genji Sushi Honored with Responsible Packaging Award

Genji Sushi Honored with Responsible Packaging Award
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Philadelphia, PA - September 26, 2011 - Genji Sushi, purveyor of all-natural sushi and Japanese cuisine at 137 Whole Foods Markets on the East Coast and in San Francisco, is proud to announce it is the recipient of a Responsible Packaging Award from the Responsible Packaging Project. Genji was recognized for its patented 100% tree-free compostable sushi tray, which was co-developed with partner Be Green Packaging, LLC. The Award was presented at the Natural Products Expo in Baltimore, MD on September 24, 2011.

Anheuser-Busch Foundation and Keep America Beautiful Support 76 Community Recycling Programs through Lend-A-Bin Grants

3,500 Recycling Bins to be Distributed in 30 States
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Recycling programs in 76 towns and cities throughout the country are receiving a significant boost to their local recycling efforts as national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation announce the recipients of the 2011 Lend-A-Bin Grant program.

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Recycling programs in 76 towns and cities throughout the country are receiving a significant boost to their local recycling efforts as national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the Anheuser-Busch Foundation announce the recipients of the 2011 Lend-A-Bin Grant program.

Allstate Recognized by CDP for Climate Change Disclosure: Named to S&P 500 Leadership Index

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Northbrook, IL - September 23, 2011 - Allstate Insurance Company announced today it has been named to the Carbon Disclosure Project’s (CDP) 2011 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index for its proactive approach to the disclosure of the company’s climate change information.

Domtar Wins ‘Positively Print’ Award for Its Paper Because Campaign

Domtar's message of paper's importance and sustainability continues to garner recognition
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 More kudos for Domtar's PAPERbecause campaign to promote the value of paper and its sustainability

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 More kudos for Domtar's PAPERbecause campaign to promote the value of paper and its sustainability

Pour voir cette communication en français, cliquez ici.

 

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