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Shoes That Bloom

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“The future of fashion lies in a reconciliation between nature and industry. OAT Shoes strives to lead the way to that future.”

-Team OAT

Connecting Consumers to the Environment

Cone Communications' Jonathan Yohannan discusses insights from the 2012 Cone Green Gap Trend Tracker
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Cone Communications’ 2012 Green Gap Trend Tracker found that 69 percent of Americans routinely consider the environment when making purchasing decisions; however, distrust and confusion still persist. In this video, Cone’s EVP of corporate responsibility, Jonathan Yohannan, summarizes the research and gives tips on how to make environmental messaging relevant to consumers.

To download the full report, please click here.

Wells Fargo “Green Economy” Pledge Signals Shifting Tide

A New Era of Socially Responsible Lending Begins
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When lending institutions (like banks) trumpet their commitment to environmental stewardship, they find themselves subject to the proverbial “sniff” test.   It is one thing, for example, to offer paperless banking as a means of satisfying the eco-conscious consumer, but it requires a much higher degree of commitment to, say, discontinue financing of mountaintop removal (MTR) as a means of extracting coal.  

CEOs Like Pepsi's Indra Nooyi Nudge Consumers to Make Sustainable Choices

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Indra Nooyi, PepsiCo chairman and CEO, doesn't like obese Americans, nay obese consumers anywhere, burdening the public health system. She, therefore, began a nutrition movement within her company, and her consumers, for she knew the $65 billion food and beverage giant couldn't continue the way it always did. Her thinking was long term.

Marc Stoiber: PepsiCo is Building Ripples Into Its Futureproof Brand

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The concept of brand has rippled, or expanded, greatly with the rise of sustainability.

Suddenly, it isn't all about limiting interaction to times revolving around consumption. Companies are thinking about how the consumer can do more, impacting the environment during use or at disposal, for example. And they're also going further and further up the supply chain to ensure virtuous behavior -- knowing that journalists are growing more vocal about environmental infractions that previously remained hidden.

Burger King’s Big Commitment

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Burger King, the world's second largest fast food chain, signaled bold change this week when it announced it will source 100 percent of its eggs and pork from cage-free chickens and crate-free pigs by 2017.

Local CITGO® Lubricants Plant Helps Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Celebrate Earth Day

Volunteers Help Beautify Landscaping at a Ronald McDonald House
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CICERO, Ill., April 27, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Employees at the CITGO lubricants blending plant in Cicero volunteered their time on Earth Day to help beautify the local Ronald McDonald House® near Advocate Hope Children's Hospital. On April 22, 38 CITGO volunteers excavated stones, added soil and planted grasses and other plants to refresh the grounds of the House.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120427/PH92805 )

Chrysler Group Launches Vital Second Phase of PHEV Minivan Project

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  • Three plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) delivered to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Twenty-five plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans now in service
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real-world performance
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  • Three plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) delivered to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Twenty-five plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans now in service
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real-world performance

Chrysler Group Launches Vital Second Phase of PHEV Minivan Project

Summary: 
  • Three plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) delivered to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Twenty-five plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans now in service
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real-world performance
Press Release
  • Three plug-in hybrid-electric vehicles (PHEVs) delivered to the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) as part of demonstration project by Chrysler Group LLC
  • Twenty-five plug-in hybrid Chrysler Town & Country minivans now in service
  • Vehicles developed in partnership with U.S. Department of Energy
  • PHEVs will be used to evaluate city drive cycles, thermal and charging performance, fuel economy and real-world performance

Sterling Planet Serves Top 3 Leaders in EPA Green Power Partnership

Earns EPA Recognition as #1 in Renewable Energy Sales Volume
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(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - April 25, 2012 – As Earth Month celebrations continue, Sterling Planet salutes all who have purchased renewable energy from the company over the past 12 years, including members of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership.

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