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Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for SB’13 Conference in San Diego CA, June 3-6, 2013

Presenting Sponsor BMW i joins BASF, Target, SAP, Coca-Cola, Sprint, Johnson & Johnson plus over 2,000 for Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2013 /3BL Media/  - Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details and a list of confirmed speakers for its largest community gathering in San Diego, CA on June 3-6, 2013.

Fighting Power Gridlock: PG&E’s Ezra Garrett

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How do we advance sustainable practices in a world driven by the profit motive? Public policy that mandates the use of renewables by private companies is one way. Not surprisingly, though, this sort of approach is often blockaded by those private interests.

Balfour Beatty Construction helps raise $50,000 to support Sharefest's 10th Annual Workday

Money will be used to complete school beautification projects on May 4, at seven schools in the greater LA area
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TORRANCE, Calif., May 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, May 4, seven schools in the Redondo, Torrance, Culver City and Wiseburn School Districts will receive much needed improvements, thanks to more than 350 Balfour Beatty Construction employees, contractors, vendors, site staff, students, family and community members. The annual Sharefest Workday mobilizes thousands of volunteers throughout Los Angeles County every year to complete tangible work projects that will change the quality of life for its residents.

American Honda Installs Stationary Fuel Cell System that Will Produce a Megawatt of Clean Energy, Reduce CO2

The new system will offset electricity usage on the Torrance campus by 25 percent
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Torrance, Calif., March 22, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Continuing its efforts to reduce the  environmental footprint of its operations, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. today announced the installation of a new fuel cell system on its Torrance, California campus that will produce one megawatt of clean, reliable energy, and significantly reduce CO2 emissions from Honda’s operations in the region.

City Year, AT&T Team Up to Keep Kids in School and On Track to Succeed

AT&T contributes more than $1 million to dropout prevention initiative
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BOSTON, Mass, March 21, 2013 /3BL Media/ - City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in high-need urban schools, is teaming up with AT&T to help keep students in school and on track to succeed.

Vote Solar's Adam Browning: A Shining Example

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Listening to the national dialogue on energy policy can be a little discouraging. Not only does it feel like progress is not happening fast enough, it often feels like as a regular person you’re just not going to have any way to influence energy policy. Enter Vote Solar. Vote Solar is a grassroots solar policy advocacy organization that reminds us that all politics is local and that tremendous progress can be made by focusing on local regulatory roadblocks.

Earning by Conserving

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. at COMMIT!Forum 2012, Part 6
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Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sat down with Video4Good at the 2012 COMMIT!Forum in New York.  In an extended interview, Kennedy discusses his career in the environmental movement and the impacts of business on the planet.  He explores the roots of environmental problems, analyzes the current situation and offers solutions for creating a healthy, prosperous future for society and the natural world.

A New Survey Shows that California Consumers Choose Solar Service from Renewable Energy Companies, and General Motors Releases Two New Apps to Help Drivers of Electric Vehicles - Energy Minute for November 29, 2012

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A survey of the 13-highest growth solar cities in California finds that at least three-fourths of the solar residential market has chosen solar service from third-party owned systems over private control and operation. The majority of the state’s small-scale photovoltaic installations are turnkey operations provided by private renewable energy companies. California leads the U.S. in solar installations, with 36 percent of the country’s total capacity of installed panels.

New Study Links Corporate Responsibility Disclosures and Political Contributions in California Oil and Gas Companies; Britain’s Nuclear and Renewables Industries Make Joint Appeal to U.K. Government - Energy Minute for November 16, 2012

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Oil and gas companies in California that make frequent corporate responsibility disclosures and high corporate political campaign contributions provide higher shareholder returns, according to a new study released by the UC Davis School of Management. The study complements previous reports showing that compliance with clean air legislation increased the productivity of refining companies in the state.

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