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Twice as nice for Uncle Ben's Rice: PIA story

Uncle Ben's have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of their rice by half which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.
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Since opening the world’s first commercial parboiling rice plant in Houston, Texas, in 1943, we have used innovative technology to reduce the cooking time of our UNCLE BEN'S® rice by half. It now takes 10 minutes to cook, which has reduced the average greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) of preparing this type of rice by 18 percent.

HP Steps Up to Ask Suppliers to Slash Emissions

by Heather Clancy
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Hewlett-Packard has measured the greenhouse gas emissions of its supply chain partners since 2008, when it started reporting on their aggregate impact.

HP Becomes the First IT Company to Set Supply Chain Emissions Goals

by Gina-Marie Cheeseman
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The company formerly known as Hewlett-Packard, now called HP, is the first IT company to set a supply chain greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. HP recently announced its goal of a 20 percent decrease in its first tier manufacturing and product transportation-related GHG emissions by 2020 from a 2010 baseline. Earlier this year, HP became one of the first companies globally to publicly disclose its complete carbon footprint.

Meet the New FedEx Efficient Containers. Lighter design. Less fuel.

By Dave Lee, Manager Global ULD Planning FedEx
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Taking weight off a jet isn’t a new idea. It’s a problem aviators have tried to solve since the early pages of aviation history. Extra weight equals extra fuel. When you find the right balance, you can fly farther, use less fuel and reduce emissions. But it’s how you take the weight off that gets interesting.

Hewlett Packard Sets Climate Targets for Suppliers

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Hewlett Packard (HP) is embarking on one of the more elusive aspects of corporate sustainability - getting suppliers in line.

HP announced it is setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets for first-tier supply chain partners involved in manufacturing and transporting products. The goal is for a 20% cut in GHG by 2020 (from 2010 levels).

Two New Sustainable Transportation Case Studies Released

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September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy has released two new case studies highlighting the benefits of replacing diesel-fueled trucks with trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). These case studies list real-world reductions in pollutants that will be achieved by removing older diesel trucks from America’s roadways.

Indiana School to Generate Wind Power, Save Emissions and Money

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The Shenandoag School Corporation campus in rural Middletown, Indiana is to become the latest carbon offset wind power project from carbon offset project developer and supplier NativeEnergy, through its Help Build scheme. The 900kW turbine will generate clean energy for the K-12 school and avoid an estimated 13,000 tonnes of carbon emissions. In addition, the School will save a net of $1.7 million during the first 20 years of operation of the project.

Leonardo Academy Helps Remove Diesel Fumes from Midwest Air

Press Release

Madison, Wis., September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program, Leonardo Academy assisted several Midwest fleets and construction companies in replacing older diesel vehicles with new clean-diesel or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and repowering older diesel engines with newer, cleaner engines. These include:

Leonardo Academy Helps Midwest Schoolchildren Breathe Clean Air

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Madison, Wis., August 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Leonardo Academy was awarded a grant from the US EPA under the Diesel Emissions Reduction National Program and assisted three school-bus companies and one metropolitan transit authority in retrofitting several buses with filters to reduce harmful emissions. Although school buses are one of the safest means of transporting children to and from school, emissions from diesel-powered school buses constitute a serious health risk.

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