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Collaborating to Conserve Caribou

Conserving the woodland caribou habitat
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Original blog appeared on www.blog.transcanada.com

It’s the dead of winter in northern Alberta and the thick boreal forest is covered in a fresh blanket of deep snow. The air, usually filled with the chatter of wildlife, is silent and it seems most species have taken to hibernating through the harsh conditions— except one. High in the forested uplands, a small herd of boreal caribou dig through the snow with their crescent-shaped hooves to find a breakfast of lichens (special fungi and algae) to eat underneath.

Ecocentricity Blog - March 2015

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Why is silence so hard for us?  I really don’t know the answer to that, especially considering the good that can come from it.  So rather than answer the question, I’ll just urge you all to allow silence to find you.  Go outside and let yourself slip into the rhythms all around.  

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Reducing our Footprint in Colombia One Tree at a Time

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By Javier Alarcón

As part of a companywide effort to continue to drive greater sustainability and offset our environmental footprint, late last year, a group of 24 employees from Clorox Colombia visited the Predio Yanacona, a large forest protected by local environmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations, to plant 200 trees.

Domtar Survey Finds That Some Americans are Stumped on Sustainability

Not all consumers understand the environmental impacts of their actions, but responsible companies can help them make more informed decisions
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Feb. 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Most Americans purchase and use forest products all the time, from cardboard boxes to gift bags to copy paper. However, how many people truly consider the environmental impacts associated with the items they buy? As “sustainability” moves from being a buzzword to a necessity, understanding these impacts is becoming increasingly important. 

Nespresso CEO Explains how the Company’s Approach to Creating Shared Value Drive Positive Impact for Coffee Farmers

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February 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Ahead of his speech at the Shared Value Leadership Summit in New York on May 13th, Nespresso CEO Jean-Marc Duvoisin explains why creating shared value is essential for the company and how the Nespresso AAA Sustainable Quality™ Program has a positive impact on coffee farming communities through innovative approaches and projects.

Paper vs. Digital: Which organizer will keep you on schedule with the lowest carbon footprint?

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If you are resolving to keep your schedule organized this year have you considered which method is the greenest? Check out our Paper vs Digital Infographic to learn which one has the lowest carbon footprint.   

Preserving Our Forests. Preserving Our Future.

Why FSC certification is the strongest approach to preserving the world’s forests
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Count to 10. In that short amount of time, our planet lost nearly five football fields worth of forest land. From the products we use, to the air that we breathe, the preservation of these precious ecosystems has an impact on many aspects of our daily lives.

Ecocentricity Blog - January 2015

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I think we might have ruined the color green. Which is a shame, because it is one hell of a color.
Seriously, stop and think for a second. I’ll wait – I’ve got all day in fact, seeing as you are reading this at your leisure. I advocate for sustainability, so when I say “green,” what do you think?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I bet you think of some marketing campaign by a company espousing its environmentally friendly practices. If not that, you probably just think of a blue recycling bin (oh, the irony). Those are great things and all, but shouldn’t we mean more than that?

1 Million Steps to a Greener World

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Use a programmable thermostat. Actually read your water bill. Keep plants in your work station. Visit a farmers market in your area.

Getting to the Green: The Beautification of our Detroit-Hamtramck Plant

With some urging from a Hamtramck resident, GM and the Greening of Detroit set out to plant new trees to replace those destroyed by the emerald ash borer.
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For the past 11 years, Hamtramck, Mich. resident Rebecca Savage has passed the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant on her way to work downtown. A few years ago, she began to notice the trees that once grew out of small lots along the sidewalk had begun to disappear.

Savage, a historic preservation lead at Kraemer Design Group and a proud member of the Hamtramck community, wanted to do something about it, so she expressed her concern for the disappearing trees to members of GM’s environmental team at the plant.

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