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Google Donates $2.65M to Energy Foundation; Mercy Investment Files Shareholder Resolution to Reduce Energy Waste; Deloitte’s Detroit Office Awarded LEED Gold - Energy Minute for January 23, 2013

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Google has donated $2.65 million to the Energy Foundation to encourage policy reforms that lead to more intelligent energy use. The grant will support efforts in three areas: developing smarter electricity rates, the creation of better demand generation programs, and open data policies that let customers see their energy data in more detail. The Energy Foundation describes its mission as promoting a sustainable energy future by advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Google Invests in Wind Energy; Progress Energy Teams Up with Transcanada on New Pipeline; Chrysler’s Fiat 500e EPA Top-rated at 108MPGe; NativeEnergy Sells Offsets to The Clymb - Energy Minute for January 16, 2013

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Google has invested $200 million in the Spinning Spur Wind Project in the Texas Panhandle as part of the company’s strategic plan to invest in renewable energy. The Spinning Spur wind farm delivers power to Southwestern Public Service. EDF Renewable Energy built the project and remains a co-owner and the manager. The 161- megawatt wind facility, located about 35 miles from Amarillo, generates enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. The Texas Panhandle is a major source of renewable energy in the state as the West Texas winds churn massive turbines.

The Final Step to Employee Engagement: ACTION!

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This is the final installment in a five-part series on engaging employees around sustainability.

Publix Super Markets, Google and UPS top annual list of 50 U.S. companies with best CSR reputations

Ranking compiled by Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship and Reputation Institute
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) October 5, 2011 - Publix Super Markets ranks No. 1 followed by Google and UPS in the 2011 ranking of the 50 companies with the best corporate citizenship reputations among the U.S. public as compiled by the Carroll School of Management Center for Corporate Citizenship at Boston College and Reputation Institute.
 

Recyclebank, ROI Research and Google Partner to Measure Impact of Gamification on Green Behaviors

Companies to track how gamification influences engagement and real-world action during Recyclebank’s “Green Your Home” Challenge for Earth Month
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY—WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from more than 3,000 local and national businesses, today announced it has partnered with consumer insights agency ROI Research and Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) to measure how gaming techniques can impact individuals’ behaviors when applied to environmental causes.  

Report from Recyclebank, ROI Research and Google Reveals the Impact of Social Gaming on Green Behaviors

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 ·        Study shows how Recyclebank’s Earth Month “Green Your Home Challenge”
 influenced consumer awareness and motivated real-world actions

 
·        Findings indicate that incorporating gaming techniquessuch as contests, rewards and interactive contentcan engage people around social and environmental issues, and influence offline behavior change

 

 

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 ·        Study shows how Recyclebank’s Earth Month “Green Your Home Challenge”
 influenced consumer awareness and motivated real-world actions

 
·        Findings indicate that incorporating gaming techniquessuch as contests, rewards and interactive contentcan engage people around social and environmental issues, and influence offline behavior change

 

 

GE and Google to Invest in Wind Farm

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Alongside Google, GE is investing in a Arlington, Oregon wind farm, which is forecasted to be the largest wind farm in the world. Four investors (including two Japanese organizations) are supporting the farm with approximately $500 million. The wind farm is expected to produce 845 megawatts of energy, which will power over 235,000 homes. These two articles discuss the development of the wind farm, referencing the beneficial result it will have on the economic area of Oregon and the collective renewable energy goals of California. 

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Alongside Google, GE is investing in a Arlington, Oregon wind farm, which is forecasted to be the largest wind farm in the world. Four investors (including two Japanese organizations) are supporting the farm with approximately $500 million. The wind farm is expected to produce 845 megawatts of energy, which will power over 235,000 homes. These two articles discuss the development of the wind farm, referencing the beneficial result it will have on the economic area of Oregon and the collective renewable energy goals of California. 

Helping Japan in the Best Way Possible - By Chad Tragakis

Chad Tragakis, Senior Vice President, Hill & Knowlton, Washington. Author at the blog ResponsAbility
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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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The 3BL Media blog roll is a select list of the most influential, respected, and authoritative voices in corporate social responsibility. Compiled from the 3BL Media staff’s extensive contacts with longtime CSR commentators, these bloggers offer relevant news, opinions, and ideas about all things CSR in one convenient place.

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