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Chevrolet Malibu Engineers Break Wind in Name of Fuel Economy

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) DETROIT, MI – August 16, 2011 - John “Moose” Bednarchik and Suzanne “Suzy” Cody are not your typical automotive engineers. He’s an admitted “fitness nut” who got a second chance at life after nearly dying of a heart attack at age 33. She’s a blue-haired, Camaro-driving, roller derby-playing mom.

LEED®-EB: O+M Certified – CIM: 2101 Webster Building

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Oakland, CA - August 10, 2011 - The 2101 Webster Building, a 20-story office building located in Oakland, California and managed by the CIM Group, Inc., has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB: O+M) Certified level of Certification by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC).

Researchers Hatch Novel Off-Grid Data Center Scheme

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 Aiso.net's CTO Phil Nail quoted in an article about off-grid data centers on SearchDataCenter.com

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 Aiso.net's CTO Phil Nail quoted in an article about off-grid data centers on SearchDataCenter.com

Expanding Microsoft Software Donations to More Nonprofits

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Today we are making a number of updates to our global software donations program designed to give more nonprofit organizations access to the technology they need, when they need it.  We’re currently reaching more than 40,000 organizations around the world each year – translating into over $3.9 billion of donated software since 1998 - but we know there’s a great opportunity to reach even more nonprofits and communities.

LEED-EB Silver Certification – American Landmark Properties: One Park Place

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Syracuse, NY - July 19, 2011 - One Park Place, a ten-story office building located in Syracuse, New York and managed by American Landmark Properties, has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance (LEED®-EB O+M) Silver Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

The Business of Clean Tech

By Mark D'Alessio, Associate Manager, Research and Publishing at BCLC
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In an  article for Fortune today, Dan Mitchell opines that the clean tech industry could be headed for the cliff, so to speak, as federal stimulus spending runs out.  Mitchell’s take is that the industry is held afloat by government funding and this will need to continue in the near future until the “clean tech economy” can solely be driven by the private sector.

New Wave of Enlightened Packaging

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Have you ever had “wrap rage”? Do you find yourself fighting a clamshell package armed with blades, brains and brawn and still ending up on the losing side? Why are we still in the packaging dark ages?

East Meets West and Design that Matters: How a Firefly can reduce newborn mortality rates

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NOTE: A few weeks ago, we announced our Spring 2011 Grants, pledging over $4 million to help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe. Over the past several weeks, we’ve featured guest blog posts about each grant. Today, Lemelson Foundation Program Officer Erin Tochen talks about a grant to support an innovative collaboration to develop and disseminate new neonatal technologies.

Global 8 Environmental Technologies Signs Agreement with Wheatware USA to Share Profits from Sales of Compostable Plastic Alternatives

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 (3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - June 28, 2011 - Environmental firm Global 8 Environmental Technologies, Inc. (GBLE) has signed an agreement with Wheatware USA, Inc. to share profits from sales of Wheatware’s compostable products. This marks Global 8’s entry into the ‘Zero Waste’ compostable food service market, with potential sales to fast food restaurants, coffee houses and cafeterias throughout the world.

Are Men Holding Back the Green Building Movement?

Greenspiration Home Explores the Question in an Interview with Builders of Both Sexes
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Research shows that men are far less likely to "buy into" the green movement than women.  Since the home construction industry is overwhelmingly dominated by men, has this slowed the progress of green building?  Greenspiration Home publisher, Trish Holder explores the question in an interview with builders, Nicole Goolsby of Rion Homes in Cornelius, NC and Clark Wilson of Clark Wilson Builders, Inc. in Austin Texas.

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Research shows that men are far less likely to "buy into" the green movement than women.  Since the home construction industry is overwhelmingly dominated by men, has this slowed the progress of green building?  Greenspiration Home publisher, Trish Holder explores the question in an interview with builders, Nicole Goolsby of Rion Homes in Cornelius, NC and Clark Wilson of Clark Wilson Builders, Inc. in Austin Texas.

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