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Eastman, Ziba Materials Design Challenge Produces Innovative Flask Project

Early Collaboration Bridges Gap Between Designers, Material Supplier
Press Release

(3BL Media) Kingsport, TN — August 1, 2012 — It’s not every day that a chemical company and design firm get together and challenge old approaches to develop a unique product. Yet through the Materials Design Challenge, Eastman Chemical Company and Ziba, a design and innovation consultancy, did just that, realizing firsthand that early-stage collaboration and product development also can produce a model for creating, manufacturing and commercializing products.

KEYT Santa Barbara Covers Be Green’s ‘Revolutionary Packaging’


On Wednesday, August 8th, 2012, KEYT news reporter Sarah Bush stopped by Be Green Packaging Headquarters to find out what Santa Barbara’s sustainable packaging pioneers were up to five years after the company’s launch.  Co-founders Ron Blitzer and Robert Richman talk about their reasons for starting the business and some of the company’s impressive recent accomplishments.  Sarah also got a sneak peak of  new packaging the company has been working on as well as their collaborations with some of the worlds largest companies.

Registration discount extended to Aug. 22 for Focal Point 2012

Get the super early bird rate of $125 by registering now
Press Release

(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - Save money by registering now for Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology. The conference will demonstrate how some of the region’s leading businesses are developing and adopting new technologies that are more sustainable and contribute to their bottom line and competitiveness. The conference will feature sessions on:

Veolia’s Current Thinking on Sustainability

Three questions with Kelly Rooney, Veolia director of recycling
Press Release

(3BL Media) August 16, 2012 - In an email interview, we asked Kelly Rooney, director of recycling at Veolia Environmental Services, three questions about the company’s current take recycling and sustainability. Rooney will be speaking at Focal Point 2012: Capitalizing on Sustainable Technology on Oct. 10 in Stevens Point, WI.
WIST: Why is a waste-handling company interested in reducing waste?

Bombardier Announces Winners of its Innovation Contest on the Future of Urban Mobility

Press Release
  • YouCity competition attracted 215 entries from 74 countries
  • Almost 900 students and professionals with a vision for the future of urban mobilitytook part in the online competition at
  • Winners will work on a joint proposal to help shape the future of mobility in cities around the world, to be presented at the InnoTrans 2012 rail trade show

At Ashesi University, High School Students Compete to Develop Pineapple-Harvesting Robots

The MasterCard Foundation and Ashesi promote STEM education in Africa through Robotics Competition
Press Release

BEREKUSO, Ghana, Aug. 14, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ashesi University College today announced the winners of its inaugural robotics competition - the Ashesi Robotics Experience (ARX).  The annual competition, implemented in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, aims to encourage greater interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) among African high school students.  The competition was designed by Dr. Ayorkor Korasah, a former faculty member of Carnegie Mellon University and co-founder of the Africa Robotics Network.

Aflac Promotes Volunteerism with New Site Powered by

Partnership with Web’s Largest Volunteer Engagement Network Focuses on Aflac’s Commitment to Childhood Cancer
Press Release

(3BL Media) Columbus, GA – August 14, 2012 –   Aflac, the leading provider of supplemental insurance in the United States today announced a partnership with VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, to launch an online platform connecting volunteers across the nation with opportunities to volunteer with nonprofit organizations  in their local communities.

Technology Training for Teachers Makes a Big Difference

Verizon's Justina Nixon-Saintil on the importance of supporting new technology in schools with the right training for teachers

Justina Nixon-Saintil is Director of Education for the Verizon Foundation.

Technological Advances Require Ability to Anticipate Impacts and Opportunities They Present


By Margareta Barchan, Center for Corporate Citizenship Fellow

Sweden played host to more than 300 leaders, innovators, executives, and researchers from 54 countries this June at the Tällberg Forum to consider the tremendous impact of technology on humankind.

Commitments Score Companies Olympic Gold


As London looks to "inspire a generation" with Olympic wonders, companies look to inspire consumers through new cause and CR commitments. Here's a sampling of cause and CR campaigns that are going for the gold during the 2012 Olympics:


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