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Flash Volunteer Partners with VolunteerMatch to Bring ‘Cause Crowds’ to Local Neighborhoods

Integration helps Seattle-area nonprofits recruit volunteer armies for local events.
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April 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Flash Volunteer, the Seattle-based organization that harnesses technology to connect volunteers to community service events in their neighborhoods, has launched a new website featuring volunteer needs from VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network.

Investing with a Profound Sense of Community

Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
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March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.

Capital For Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Silent Sustainability

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At last weekend's Harvard Social Enterprise Conference, Ayr Muir, founder and chief executive officer of Clover Fast Food, Inc., a Cambridge, MA-based restaurant and food truck company, revealed his secrets to success. He told the audience how his restaurants try to use local and organic ingredients as much as possible.

Local Focus, Big Impact

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Although the issues are just as pressing, it can be hard to think globally when Americans themselves grapple with a sluggish economy, unemployment, poverty and hunger. So it's understandable that the 2011 Cone/Echo Global CR Opportunity Study revealed Americans are more likely to want companies to address the quality of life locally (47% versus the global average of 36%) than nationally or globally.

Sustainability Lessons from the Local Grocery Store

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When the business world discusses profitability, the discussion typically turns to one of two efforts: increase sales or decrease costs.  Based on the nature industry or the state of the company, choosing a ‘revenue vs. cost’ business focus may be easy.  However, our sustainability consulting finds that companies do not always choose the optimal path. 
 

Now Open: Harbor Market Kitchen at National Aquarium

Visitors to Sodexo-operated Harbor Market Kitchen experience the area's best in fresh, local and sustainable fare
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The Harbor Market Kitchen is an extension of a visit to the National Aquarium operated by Sodexo Leisure, premier food provider to cultural destinations around the world, for dining, catering, and special events.

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The Harbor Market Kitchen is an extension of a visit to the National Aquarium operated by Sodexo Leisure, premier food provider to cultural destinations around the world, for dining, catering, and special events.

Save Money. Live Better. Go Local?

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Walmart, the national retailer whose name is synonymous with low prices, wants to add another l-word to its identity: local. Some might see this as an inherent contradiction - local almost always means more expensive. But Walmart executives are not giving up on being a cost leader just yet.

What You Need to Know to Live Green

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.

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