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12 Legislators Receive Perfect Score

Press Release from in Environment
Aug 23, 2012 12:30 PM ET

(3BL Media) August 23, 2012 - The Illinois Environmental Council (IEC) released its 2012 Environmental Scorecard this week. Twelve legislators received a perfect score, voting for the environment 100% of the time. View the scorecard online.

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 23, 2012 12:25 PM ET

Is there a reason to do employee engagement right?  In fact, are there dangers of a disengaged workforce?  Some would argue low employee morale, broken culture, loss of productivity and unmet performance objectives as symptoms of a disengaged workforce.  But, how does a disengaged workforce impact business sustainability?   Employees can make a difference in internalizing sustainability and translating high-level commitments into action and results in a corporate sustainability plan.

Program that partners with community health organizations to promote access to care for thousands of children and their caregivers kicks off in Miami

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 23, 2012 8:25 AM ET

MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 23, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, announced today that the 2012 Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities program will provide free medical and dental services to more than 8,000 children and their caregivers. Healthy Lifestyles, Healthy Communities events are being held in cities throughout the United States through the end of the year.

Boston College course teaches you how to maximize the visibility and value of your company’s community involvement

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 22, 2012 8:15 PM ET

(3BL Media) August 22, 2012 - Expanding communication channels are creating new challenges and opportunities for sharing the story of your corporate citizenship efforts. A sound communication strategy with compelling messages can boost internal and external support so your programs can reach their full potential. The Boston College Center’s course, Communications for Community Involvement, will help you maximize the visibility and value of your company’s community involvement.

Blog from in Business & Trade
Aug 22, 2012 8:10 PM ET

For the first time in its 8-year history, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) has assigned a theme to its Annual Meeting--"Design for Impact"--to remind participants that the goal of the organization is action, not simply ideas.

Press Release from in People, Social Action & Community Engagement
Aug 22, 2012 4:00 PM ET

(3BL Media) Bellevue, WA - August 22, 2012 – The Microsoft Alumni Foundation is recognizing a select group of alumni giving of themselves to help others at home and around the world. Today the Foundation announced the five finalists for the 2012 Integral Fellows Awards. A cornerstone program of the Foundation, the Integral Fellows Awards Program recognizes Microsoft alumni who have dedicated their lives to creating something extraordinary to help address challenges around the world.

Press Release from in Food & Farming
Aug 22, 2012 3:45 PM ET

(3BL Media) Middlebury, VT - August 22, 2012 - Three Revolutions, a Vermont-­‐based crowdfunding platform for food related ventures, is helping The Hot Tamale Co. literally rise from ashes after a fire destroyed the Mexican restaurant.  The authentic fare based in Johnson, Vermont relied on a combination of local Vermont goods and carefully sourced ingredients from Mexico to serve their to-go location and over 220 farmer’s markets across the northern part of the state each season.  

Long Branch faculty catching up to students

Article from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 22, 2012 3:30 PM ET

LONG BRANCH — The district’s teachers are catching up to their students.

This year the city’s school district provided the middle school with Samsung Galaxy tablets donated by Verizon, giving one to each of the 951 students. Now, they’ve begun equipping their teachers with the know-how to teach with them.

Last week, two dozen middle-school teachers took part in a three-day workshop to learn how to apply technology to support digital-age science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) learning in their classes.

Exploring the business case for ecological responsibility

Blog from in Eco-Living, Consumption & Travel
Aug 22, 2012 3:15 PM ET

By Melinda Cheel

If you take a long hard look at a landfill you’ll see both tremendous need (where do we continue to put all this waste?) and undertapped opportunity (how can we redesign, reuse and repurpose to avoid the landfill altogether?)

Newly Developed UP 9900 Locomotive Represents Important Next Step Toward U.S. EPA Tier 4 Locomotive Standard

Press Release from in Technology. Innovation & Solutions
Aug 22, 2012 3:00 PM ET

ROSEVILLE, Calif., Aug. 22, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Union Pacific Railroad today unveiled an advanced experimental locomotive at its J.R. Davis Yard in Roseville that will test three emissions-reducing technologies including exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), diesel oxidation catalysts (DOC), and diesel particulate filters (DPF). Years in development, UP 9900 will be used for operations in northern California ranging approximately 200 miles from its base in Roseville.

Press Release from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 22, 2012 2:25 PM ET

The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company

Blog from in Events, Conferences & Webinars
Aug 22, 2012 2:15 PM ET

"We grow great by dreams.  All big men are dreamers.  They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.  Some of us let our dreams die, but others nourish and protect them, nurse them through bad days till they bring them to sunshine and light." ~  Woodrow Wilson

Multimedia with summary from in Environment
Aug 22, 2012 1:30 PM ET

Named for the rich red dirt that once colored its rushing waters, the Colorado River has been dammed, diverted and drained to a trickle of its former self. Host Alex Wise recently watched the documentary film Watershed which provides the story of the Colorado River through the voices of its beneficiaries, from a flyfisherman to a rancher to a Navajo council member.

Ecolab making a Positive Impact at 1 Million Customer Locations

Multimedia with summary from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 22, 2012 12:30 PM ET

Doug Baker introduces our 2011 Sustainability Report and gives a glimpse of how the new Ecolab is working with customers to help provide the world with clean water, safe food, abundant energy and healthy environments. To view the interactive version or our Sustainability Report, please visit www.ecolab.com/csr.

About Ecolab

Article from in Reporting, Ratings & Rankings
Aug 22, 2012 11:00 AM ET

In its recent annual Corporate Giving Survey, The Chronicle of Philanthropy included Abbott as one of the Top 10 most generous companies in the U.S. Ranked 7th out of 166 of the largest U.S. companies, Abbott and the company's foundation, the Abbott Fund, were recognized for giving more than $730 million in grants and product donations in 2011. This represents a nearly 17 percent increase compared to 2010 giving.