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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.

Vigilant Futures Awarded Top 100 Tech Firms in Red Herring North America Competition

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Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, June 16, 2011 – Vigilant Futures, a Montreal-based research and development firm that designs and implements high-performance systems for the world of electronic finance, announced today it won Red Herring’s Top 100 privately-held technology firms in North America. The prestigious award was presented in Hollywood, California during an awards ceremony where all top 100 finalists were honored following two days of presentations.

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Los Angeles, CA – Thursday, June 16, 2011 – Vigilant Futures, a Montreal-based research and development firm that designs and implements high-performance systems for the world of electronic finance, announced today it won Red Herring’s Top 100 privately-held technology firms in North America. The prestigious award was presented in Hollywood, California during an awards ceremony where all top 100 finalists were honored following two days of presentations.

L'Oréal USA Sunscreen Formulas Containing Mexoryl® Offer Broad Spectrum Protection

L’Oréal Patented Sunscreen Technology Provides American Consumers Highly Effective Broad Spectrum Sun Protection
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 -- L'Oréal USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the world’s largest beauty company, applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) announcement of significant changes to sunscreen products and labeling that will help consumers select and use sunscreen more effectively. L’Oréal, also a leader in sunscreen technology, aims to provide consumers with the best and most efficacious products to help protect themselves and their families from sun damage. 

Healthy Building Environments Require Training

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 15, 2011 - The field of employment that applies to custodial maintenance, janitorial services, or environmental health services has long been without a certified training program.  Now that GREEN has come along and focused our attention on the health impact of cleaning, more and more conversation depends upon applying Green practices.  This will cause more companies to ask the question, “what are the best Green practices, and how can they be applied to custodial services?”

World Environment Center President Calls for Major Actions to Bring Sustainable Business Solutions to Global Market Scale

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, DC - June 13, 2011 - World Environment Center President & CEO Terry F. Yosie, in a major address on key disruptive forces in the global economy, presented a four-point set of recommendations for expanding the speed and scale of progress to grow global markets for sustainable products and develop more collaborative approaches to innovation.
 

GM to Turn Spare Place into Efficient IT Space

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Earlier this week, GM announced the renovation of a former administrative building into an environmentally friendly data center at our tech center in Warren, Mich. This Information Technology Operations and Command Center will consolidate GM’s IT infrastructure, reducing operating costs and cutting energy use by about 40 percent.

Sustainable Design: Hear it from the Masters

By David M. Foster
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Architect, designer, and eco-luminary Bill McDonough is a person we greatly respect.

Ashoka Youth Venture: Encouraging the next generation of technological changemakers

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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. Each week we’re featuring guest blog posts about each grant, beginning last week with a post on our grant and PRI to Root Capital.

How to Get Suppliers and Stakeholders on Board with Paperless Options

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Take a trip to one of your many suppliers or simply look around your  office and you will likely find mounds of paper stacked in cubicles, desks, filing cabinets, and storage closets. As mentioned in a recent post, Small Business Tips and Tools for A Paperless Office, we explored ways to identify and reduce paper use.

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