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Ian Yolles to Present at Net Impact Conference

RecycleBank chief marketing officer to discuss how to motivate consumers to adopt environmentally friendly behaviors
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) NEW YORK, NY – October 28, 2010 – Ian Yolles, CMO ofRecycleBank®, the premier green rewards program that motivates people to take environmental actions, will be speaking on a panel at the Net Impact Conference entitled, “Turning Trash to Treasure: Changing Consumer Behavior Through Incentive-based Recycling.

Innovation via Sustainability - A Winning Ticket to Beating the Competition

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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How does an organization outperform the stock market in good times and insulate itself from fallout during the bad times?  A study from the University Of Southern California Marshall School Of Business says innovation is the key.  
 

Sustainability Leaders: Break the Formality of Traditional Business

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Where do most great ideas originate?  Is it from a large pool of creative thought or is it from a small and select few chosen or given the courage to come forward?  The post, The Appropriate Distribution of Innovation Work, describes the challenges and opportunities of ground level innovation.
 
• Only 10% of individuals bring forward their ideas
• As a result, only 2 or 3% of the population is responsible for most of the ideas. 
 

Sustainability Quotes: Nourishing our Thoughts, Shaping our World

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Napoleon Hill got it right! "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination. We've all heard it before, "If you always do what you've always done, then you'll always get what you always got." In other words, you can't solve the problem with the same thinking that created it. Such is the case with climate change, carbon, water, and other pressing world concerns.  So, if our traditional thinking and approaches aren't cutting it, then what will?

It Takes Two to Embrace Sustainable Innovation

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Imagine releasing a product with a history of “five decades of failure.” That’s exactly what S.C Johnson did this month with the Windex Mini, a concentrated refill pouch that has a variety of economic and environmental benefits for both the company and consumer. The pouch boasts multiple advantages, from using 90 percent less plastic to savings on shipping costs and emissions due to reductions in size and weight. It would seem a clear win-win. And yet, history shows consumers are slow to adopt concentrated products.

The Business of Clean Tech

By Mark D'Alessio, Associate Manager, Research and Publishing at BCLC
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In an  article for Fortune today, Dan Mitchell opines that the clean tech industry could be headed for the cliff, so to speak, as federal stimulus spending runs out.  Mitchell’s take is that the industry is held afloat by government funding and this will need to continue in the near future until the “clean tech economy” can solely be driven by the private sector.

Sustainable Brands ’11 Ends with Lively Discussions, Inspiring Thoughts from Sustainability Leaders and a Playful Gift to the Community

One World Futbol Project Wins Annual Innovation Open Competition For Sustainable Entrepreneurs
Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Monterey, Calif. - June 21, 2011 - More than 750 attendees from 19 countries were present at Sustainable Brands ‘11 (SB’11) in Monterey, Calif.

Cenovus donates $600,000 to student-led solar home project

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Cenovus, a Canadian oil company, has donated $600,000 to a University of Calgary student-led team building a solar-powered home for the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored mainly by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cenovus is joining Team Canada's project as title sponsor of the custom-built solar home, the “Cenovus TRTL.”

Press Release

Cenovus, a Canadian oil company, has donated $600,000 to a University of Calgary student-led team building a solar-powered home for the Solar Decathlon, an international competition sponsored mainly by the U.S. Department of Energy. Cenovus is joining Team Canada's project as title sponsor of the custom-built solar home, the “Cenovus TRTL.”

Why Green the Supply Chain?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When you toss a pebble into a pond, a series of concentric ripples propagate out extend far beyond the point of entry.  With a number of business sustainability pebbles being tossed into the pond today, one can’t help but wonder what effects the resulting ripples might have on the supply chain.

Exceptional Line Up of Leaders for Environmental Innovation

Press Release

(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Washington, D.C. - June 15, 2011 - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center announces expert speakers for the National R4 Conference at the Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, NV, July 18-20 2011.

The following leaders in environmental innovation will join BCLC in Las Vegas:

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