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A Solid Gold Facility

LEED Gold Awarded to New General Mills Facility

by Bridget Christenson

General Mills opened the largest LEED Gold certified facility of its kind in North America at a special ceremony in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Wednesday.

A Postscript To The Conventions: Nonprofits Are Part Of The Solution


President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.

Eastman Announces Innovation Partnership with North Carolina State University

Press Release

(3BL Media) Raleigh, NC - September 11, 2012 - In a move signaling a new, innovative approach to multidisciplinary research with university partners, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has entered into a multiyear agreement with North Carolina State University to conduct joint cutting-edge research in chemistry, materials science and other scientific disciplines.

GE Unveils its Cleanest, Smartest and Most Fuel-Efficient Locomotive Ever in Erie

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GE Unveils its Cleanest, Smartest and Most Fuel-Efficient Locomotive Ever in Erie. The prototype introduced today in Erie represents a $600 million investment over eight years.”

Micro Advocacy for Macro Schedules


One of the biggest barriers to supporting a cause or nonprofit can boil down to one simple factor: time. Today's consumers are busier than ever and fitting in the simplest routine tasks can be challenging. Recognizing this, a few organizations have sought to change the very paradigm of advocacy, creating opportunities for consumers to easily infuse cause support into their daily lives, while still retaining a sense of accomplishment and community.

Caelus Releases the CurrentState™ Hospitality Sustainability Audit

Press Release

(3BL Media) Tulsa, OK – September 7, 2012 – Did you know that the US Travel Data Center estimates that 43 million US travelers are “ecologically concerned” and nearly one third are willing to pay a premium for green travel?  Caelus can help.  Caelus has released the CurrentState™ Hospitality sustainability audit.  CurrentState™ Hospitality has been designed specifically for hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts and spas.

A New Miracle to Save Africa: Michel Rolland and Montesquieu Winery Join Forces to Turn Wine to Water

Press Release

YOUNTVILLE, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Confronted with a water crisis in drought-stricken Ethiopia, renowned winemakers are responding with a miracle of their own making: turning wine to water.

General Mills' New Customer Service Facility Achieves LEED Gold Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

Company’s new distribution center in Fort Wayne, Ind., is the largest LEED Gold building of its kind in the U.S. and third largest in the world
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(3BL Media) September 5, 2012 - General Mills' new customer service facility in Fort Wayne, Ind., has been awarded LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. The facility, which opened today, is the largest warehouse and distribution center project in North America to achieve LEED Gold certification and the third largest in the world. General Mills' customer service facility in Social Circle, Ga., which opened in 2010, is the second largest in the U.S. and the fourth largest in the world.

Green Social Networking to Save the Human Species

GreenITers Reaches 10,000 Members

Humans face some huge global environmental challenges these days, including climate change, resource depletion, habitat loss, and declining water supplies, to name just a few.  The list is long and just seems to get longer.  These crucial issues don’t get the attention they need, given how important they are, and I’ve often wondered why and what we can do about it.  Green social networking with groups like GreenITers could be part of the solution. 



There is a strong connection between innovation and necessity. The world is full of light but it is not distributed equally, especially solar light which is often expensive and not used extensively.


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