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ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Interns Make Positive Environmental Impact While Gaining Business Experience

SCA partners with ARAMARK to provide young people with hands-on job experience and practical understanding of implementing environmental sustainability practices at schools, universities and businesses.
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, November 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - ARAMARK, a global leader in professional services, hired 17 young professionals for the 2012 ARAMARK Environmental Sustainability Internship Program. The program provides participants with hands-on job experience as they help implement environmental solutions for ARAMARK clients at schools, universities, businesses and other locations across in the US and the UK.

Fedex Weighs Natural Gas Benefits

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FedEx Freight Inc. has added natural gas engines to its search for gasoline alternatives, but whether the experiment proves to be economically viable remains to be seen.

The business unit of FedEx Corp. is beta testing two new tractors powered by liquefied natural gas-only engines, hoping for a limited release in 2013.

On the Move Yet Grounded: The Art of Being a Military Wife at AT&T

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By: Jamie A. Rufolo, Director - Marketing Management, AT&T Business Marketing & Global Strategy

Spouse to CPT Dennis Rufolo

With my husband Dennis in the armed services, there are many thoughts that keep me awake at night. I worry about his safety and about the safety of the other brave men and women with whom he serves. I worry that his deployment means he will miss seeing our daughter’s first bites of food, hearing her first words, watching her eyes light up as she experiences her first Christmas morning and blowing out her first birthday candle.

Johnson Controls Replicates Tropical Rainforest Environment at Zoo Leipzig, Germany

Ideal climate created for 300 animals, 24,000 plants at new Gondwanaland hall
Press Release

LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Johnson Controls, the global leader in delivering solutions that increase energy efficiency in buildings, has created a tropical rainforest environment at the new Gondwanaland hall at Zoo Leipzig, Germany. The temperature, humidity and brightness in the 120,000 square foot home to 300 animals and 24,000 plants is monitored and controlled by an integrated building management system.

Student Entrepreneurs from India Win Intel Award for Green Innovation

Intel Foundation Awards $100,000 for Entrepreneurial Research
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.
Press Release

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Team Greenway Grameen Infra of India won the 2012 Intel Global Challenge at UC Berkeley, receiving $50,000 from the Intel Foundation.
  • Greenway Grameen Infra invented an efficient, biomass-based stove that increases fuel efficiency.
  • Other top-placing teams were Nanoly Bioscience of the United States, which developed a protective shield that eliminates the need for vaccine refrigeration; Sustainable Agriculture Solutions of Colombia, which created sustainable farming solutions such as enhanced efficiency fertilizer; and Avetics of Singapore, which invented an autonomous mini-plane that takes high-resolution photographs for aerial maps.

Improving Nonprofits' Service to Veterans Who Served Their Country

Penn St, Student Conservation Association Develop “Vets-Centric” Assessment Tool; Enables Orgs to Identify Strengths, Barriers Affecting Veterans Relationships
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Nov. 9, 2012 /3BL Media/ - As large numbers of military veterans transition back to civilian life, they bring certain needs and present certain opportunities. However, nonprofit organizations seeking to work with veterans may find their programs and systems are not in synch with this unique constituency.

Civic 50 Award Shines Light on AT&T Community Engagement

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It’s been quite a week, hasn’t it? With Hurricane Sandy still fresh in our minds and recovery crews and volunteers feverishly at work, current events remind us of the importance of community. I’m continually inspired by the passion AT&T employees bring to efforts like these.

Boeing Begins Construction of Salmon Habitat at Plant 2 in Seattle

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SEATTLE, Nov. 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ -- Northwest salmon are closer to getting a much needed resting area for their annual migration down the industrial Duwamish Waterway now that Boeing (NYSE: BA) has begun the initial rough grading that will start the construction for a new wildlife habitat.

The UN Global Compact and Accenture Identify Business Opportunities of Sustainable Energy

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LONDON, November 8, 2012 /3BL Media/ - The UN Global Compact and Accenture (NYSE:ACN) have today released a series of new reports, Sustainable Energy for All: The Business Opportunity. Outlining business action across 19 industry sectors, the reports highlight how businesses can create value by supporting the UN Secretary-General’s Sustainable Energy for All initiative, which aims to expand energy access worldwide, improve energy efficiency and increase the share of renewables.

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