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Eco-Friendly Home Improvements, Con’t.

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Recently, we covered some of our top tips for green home improvements and remodeling, such as switching to energy efficient heating/cooling systems and ensuring that your home is properly insulated. An eco-friendly home is the first step towards carbon neutrality!

Below, we’ve got a few more suggestions for your green, dream home:

Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

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Now that the New Year is upon us, many homeowners are taking a look around their outdated living rooms, peeling wallpaper and old appliances and thinking, “it’s time for a change.”

If you have home improvement plans in the works, there are a variety of steps you can (and should!) take in order to make your home as carbon neutral as possible.

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The Ambohimena School Project

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Aura Cacia just completed its first project associated with its 1% organic fund. Proceeds funded the construction of a new preschool in Madagascar, where we source our Ylang Ylang essential oil. Now fifty to sixty children are receiving a head start on their education.

Read more about Aura Cacia's program giving back 1% of organic essential oil sales to support farmers and their communities.

Alcoa Foundation and Keep America Beautiful Help Students Recycle

Foundation Provides More Than 11,500 Recycling Bins for Campus Initiatives
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 7, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Alcoa Foundation is partnering with Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and the College & University Recycling Coalition (CURC) to provide more than 11,500 recycling bins to 35 college and universities throughout the United States. These recycling bins will help to expand on-campus recycling programs and raise awareness about the environmental impact of recycling.

HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain Through Financial Inclusion

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

Promoting A Green Lifestyle — Ways You Can Make an Impact

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It’s officially 2013, and for most of us, the New Year comes with an outpouring of resolutions and good intentions.

If one of this year’s resolutions is reducing your carbon footprint, fantastic! You’re on the right track to making a positive impact on our environment, as well as reducing carbon emissions.

Research4life Announces Contest Highlighting Library Impact

Global case study competition focuses on how vital collaboration between Research4Life and librarians powers effective research in developing countries
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London, United Kingdom, March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Research4Life partnership announced today a case study competition to recognize the role of librarians and library staff in building the research capacities of scientists, doctors and policymakers and helping to boost research output within their institutions.

Live Nation Entertainment & JustGreen Lifestyle Partner to Neutralize Concert Venues' Carbon Emissions

First Ever Carbon Neutral Tour by Portugal The Man
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LOS ANGELES, March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) and JustGreen Lifestyle, a Just Energy Group Inc. (NYSE/TSX: JE) brand, today announced a partnership to make Live Nation's concert venues more environmentally sustainable. JustGreen Lifestyle, will audit 85 participating concert venues in the United States to evaluate energy use and purchase carbon offsets to bring the concerts carbon neutral.  Additionally, JustGreen Lifestyle will conduct an energy audit and purchase carbon offsets for alternative rock band, Portugal.

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