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Keep America Beautiful Launches 2016 Great American Cleanup; Encourages Family and Friends to ‘#cleanYOURblock’

Nation’s Largest Annual Community Improvement Program Expected to Engage More Than 5 Million Volunteers and Participants to Take Action to Clean, Restore and Renew America’s Cities and Towns
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country where every community is a green, clean and beautiful place to live, today announced the launch of the 2016 Great American Cleanup. Entering its 18th year, the Great American Cleanup is the country’s largest community improvement program.

Watch Your Language!

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What are the environmental “bad words” to which society has become desensitized? I think “disposable” is one. We need to replace it with “reusable.”  

Honey Creek Woodlands

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What really sets Honey Creek Woodlands apart, however, is the feel of the place. Everything is elegantly simple, creating a sense of peacefulness fitting of a cemetery.

I’ll keep this post on the serious side, friends. I had a remarkable Saturday this past weekend, and I want to share it with you.

Protecting Earth’s Resources Can Boost Personal Happiness, New Survey Finds

Discover #RenewableLiving with Tetra Pak’s Habits of Happiness Quiz
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DENTON, Texas, March 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Is renewable living the key to happiness? New data from Tetra Pak offers some compelling evidence that the answer is yes – great news leading up to International Day of Happiness on March 20.

Findings from a survey commissioned by Tetra Pak found that adopting a few simple, renewable lifestyle habits that help protect the earth’s natural resources can help people go from feeling glum to good, with 70 percent of those surveyed claiming they felt happier when making eco-minded choices.

The Land Institute Adds $1,000 Prize to Biomimicry Global Design Challenge

A call for bold ideas for a new agricultural paradigm
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March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Land Institute has dedicated the past 40 years to researching a new way to grow our food that mimics the fertility and resilience of natural systems like prairies.

General Motors Corporate Responsibility Newsletter - March 2016

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PHILANTHROPY:

GM, UAW Commit $3 Million to United Way of Genesee County

The United Way of Genesee County announced a joint effort made by General Motors and the United Auto Workers (UAW) to donate $3 million to support the increased health and education needs for the children of Flint who have been impacted by lead-contaminated water.

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WASTE REDUCTION:

The Poetry of a Campfire

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Carbon is not our enemy. It is the basis of life, working in tandem with the water and oxygen with which we are abundantly blessed to fashion all of the beauty of nature.

Let’s nerd out. Or at least I will. You don’t have to; you can just stop reading. Your call.

Why, you ask? Because I’m fascinated by the first law of thermodynamics. And by campfires (I’m currently sitting next to one). Campfires are basically the embodiment of the first law of thermodynamics.

The North Face Expands Made In The U.S.A. “Backyard Project” Collection

In its second year, The Backyard Project has scaled production nearly 15x, tapped new partners across the U.S.A. and evolved production to bring eco-preferred fashion to more consumers
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ALAMEDA, Calif., March 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today launches the second installment of its locally produced, Made in the U.S.A. clothing line, The Backyard Project. For this new line, The North Face challenged itself to find ways to expand and scale its pilot project with a goal of increasing both domestic production and impact.

Living a Sustainable Life While on Vacation

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Spring break is right around the corner and if you’re used to making sustainable choices at home, odds are you’re likely to carry that lifestyle into how you vacation.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation is New Sponsor for “Talk with Green Guy” Show

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February 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the new sponsor of “Talk with Green Guy,” a rapidly growing weekly show hosted by Eric Moncrief on WGST 640 AM, which airs locally Sunday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Eastern with podcasts available at www.greenguymedia.com.

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