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City of Carrollton’s Recycling Rewards Brought by Waste Management Just Got Better

Residents can now sign up for Recyclebank and start earning reward points that can be redeemed for hundreds of discounts and deals
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CARROLLTON, TEXAS., October. 19, 2012 /3BL Media - The City of Carrollton, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Recyclebank®, today announced that it now offers Recyclebank’s recycling rewards program to Carrollton residents. Recyclebank rewards people for taking everyday green actions, such as recycling, with discounts and deals from locally-based businesses and national brands.

Waste Not, Want Not

Exploring the business case for ecological responsibility
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By Melinda Cheel

If you take a long hard look at a landfill you’ll see both tremendous need (where do we continue to put all this waste?) and undertapped opportunity (how can we redesign, reuse and repurpose to avoid the landfill altogether?)

Why Sustainability Isn’t Just for Hippies Anymore

A new era of capitalism is dawning in which corporations are being challenged by investors and consumers to remain profitable while abiding to the laws of the natural environment.
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Although the idea of triple bottom line reporting on profit, people, and planet may still cause indigestion for purists of capitalism, the fact that it has become the norm over the exception can no longer be denied.   Earlier this year, Ernst & Young published a report indicating that environmental and social proposals made up 40 percent of corporate shareholder resolutions in 2011, up from 31 percent in 2010.   Suffice i

RSF Social Finance and the Anthroposophical Society in America Celebrate the 150th Birthday of Rudolf Steiner

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) February 28, 2011 - The year 2011 is being celebrated worldwide as the 150th anniversary year of the birth of Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925), the Austrian-born scientist, philosopher, educator, esotericist, artist, holistic thinker, and social activist. RSF Social Finance’s work is inspired by Rudolf Steiner. “It’s hard to imagine a world without the contributions of Rudolf Steiner. He inspired and influenced so many fields of activity and spoke to the awakening of the human spirit in their daily work.

Corporate Philanthropy

Creating Shared Value
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By Emily Drew, Chamber BCLC researcher and writer

“What keeps you awake at night?”  Charlie Moore asks business leaders this question to help guide them to meaningful philanthropy.  The answers vary, he says. 

For some it’s education.  Others are concerned about literacy or financial literacy, water, or hunger.  CEOs—like many people—worry about the world now and then, he notes.  Unlike most people, they have major resources to address the monsters in the closet.

Aviva Community Fund Finalists Capture Canada’s Hearts and Votes

Top 30 Ideas Move On to the Final Competition Phase
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After over two million votes, thirty ideas have risen to the top of Canada’s wish list and been chosen as the finalists for this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition. The Fund – created by home and auto insurer Aviva Canada – provides $1,000,000 in donations to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. 

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After over two million votes, thirty ideas have risen to the top of Canada’s wish list and been chosen as the finalists for this year’s Aviva Community Fund competition. The Fund – created by home and auto insurer Aviva Canada – provides $1,000,000 in donations to lead, empower and support community initiatives across the country. 

Mission Markets Musings: Vicky Stein

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Lately, I have found that unusual conversations are occurring in unexpected places. For example, the Community Affairs staff at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston hosted a roundtable event this week on “Financing Disability Housing in New England”.

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