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Buy Some Coffee, Plant Some Trees with Reunion Island Coffee


Reunion Island Coffee plants 2 trees for every pound of coffee sold on its website.

This Canadian company has such a large number of sustainability programs and initiatives that they use the umbrella term “Reach” to encompass them all.  As a specialty coffee roaster they know that sustainable coffee farming is critical to their success and so they have developed a strong working relationship with farm certification teams at the Rainforest Alliance and Fair Trade to establish relationships with farming cooperatives to give back to their communities.

Elmer's Glue: Save the Bottles. Save the Sticks. Save the Planet


Elmer’s Glue encourages students and teachers to turn their empty bottles and sticks into environmentally fulfilling lessons with their Glue Crew Recycling Program®. Since its launch on Earth Day in 2008, they have provided fun and informative lesson plans to engage students and remind them about the importance of recycling.

Mountain Equipment Co-op


Mountain Equipment Co-Op donates 1% of their annual gross sales to do good for Canada. In 2007, this company was the first major retailer in Canada to join 1% For The Planet, an alliance of businesses that believe in providing financial support to environmental initiatives.

Since 1987 MEC has given in excess of $17 million to Canadian conservation projects through their grant programs. Now they are committed to donating a full 1% of their annual gross sales to Canadian causes.

The Grass Just Got Greener: Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project Deepens its Roots with 100 Park Projects

Following a successful first year, the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project aims to restore 10 times more green spaces across the country with the help of passionate Canadians
Press Release

(3BL Media) Toronto, ON - May 22, 2012 - With more than 900 Canadians stepping up to restore 10 green spaces across Canada in 2011, the Molson Canadian Red Leaf Project is finding more ways to make our awesome land even better this summer by hosting 100 greening projects across the country - a ten-fold increase over the previous year.

Grand Opening of Environmentally Focused Hope Manor Apartments Celebrates Supportive Housing for America’s Military

Energy-saving solar thermal hot water system funded by Energizer’s EcoAd Positivity contest
Press Release

(3BL Media) Chicago, IL – May 24, 2012 – Volunteers of America of Illinois, CBS EcoMedia Inc. (“EcoMedia”) and Energizer celebrated the grand opening today of the eco-minded Hope Manor Apartments, a supportive housing development that will provide housing and intensive services to more than 80 veterans a year who are struggling with the transition to civilian life and are dealing with homelessness, unemployment, mental health challenges or addiction.

Generation Seven Wine Harvests More than Good Taste


This company makes wines to celebrate family, friends and the connections that are created while sharing food and wine. Seven generations of their family have been born into this way of life and they are committed to the seventh generation sustainability ecological concept that urges the current generation to live sustainably and work for the benefit of the seventh generation into the future. Vote and read more >>

Bringing Water And Sanitation To Ethiopian Children


By Conrad Person, Johnson & Johnson, New Jersey Council for the Humanities, Creative Writing, Parenting, ACCP, PQMD, Head Start

This blog was co-authored with Teshome Lemma, Program Coordinator for Water Sanitation & Hygiene at CARE Ethiopia.

Whether you live in the United States or in Ethiopia, sanitation and proper hygiene is an issue that affects you, but in Ethiopia, the lack of convenient water sources can make the difference between life and death.

Cool Buildings, Parched Cities?

EDF and AT&T Target Water Savings

By John Schinter, Executive Director of Energy, AT&T, and Gwen Ruta, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Environmental Defense Fund

We live indoors, we work indoors, we shop indoors, we even often play sports indoors!  With so much of the modern American economy taking place indoors, and population centers shifting to warmer regions, the environmental and economic impact of building cooling systems is on the rise . We often hear about the energy needed to power and cool this sprawling infrastructure.

Recyclebank’s Samantha Skey to Discuss Converting Consumer Interest into Action at OMMA Social

Press Release

(3BL Media) May 14, 2012 - Samantha Skey of Recyclebank will share insights as a panelist during the session “From Passive to Active: Stimulating Your Fan Base into Social Action,” at OMMA Social tomorrow. The panel will look at how marketers can engage consumers to go beyond clicking on a “Like” button and become brand advocates, writing reviews, creating content about it and serving as your brand’s chief content distribution officers.

CBSR Member, Loblaw Companies Ltd., Shares Long-Term CSR Position and Goals

Press Release

(3BL Media) May 14, 2012 - Last week, CBSR member Loblaw Companies Ltd. published their 2011 CSR report. The report provides a comprehensive account of the company’s initiatives, targets and performance across the following commitments: Respect for the Environment, Source with Integrity, Make a Positive Difference in the Community, Reflect the Nation’s Diversity and Be a great Place to Work.


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