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Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Second Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School Today!
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - August 8, 2012 – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestlé Waters North America to announce the launch of the second annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

Waste Management Continues to Help Keep America Beautiful Improve Community Environments Across the Nation

Waste Management Awards 10 Think Green® Grants to KAB Affiliates for Innovative Projects and Programs
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - Aug. 6, 2012 - National nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) announced today that Waste Management (NYSE: WM) has awarded $10,000 individual grants to 10 KAB affiliates. The Waste Management Think Green® Grants are awarded to encourage community sustainability through local environmental efforts.

Ford Teams Up with e-Cycle to Fight Diabetes

e-Cycle, the leading mobile buyback and recycling company, will donate $1 to JDRF for each mobile phone collected at Ford locations nationwide
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Ford is proud to partner with e-Cycle, the first mobile buyback and recycling company to receive the stringent e-Stewards certification, on a month-long initiative to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research while recycling wireless phones. As part of the program, thousands of employees at Ford buildings and plants across the U.S. will collect their personal mobile phones for shipment to e-Cycle's facility in Hilliard, Ohio, where the devices will be recycled to the highest environmental standards.

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Ford is proud to partner with e-Cycle, the first mobile buyback and recycling company to receive the stringent e-Stewards certification, on a month-long initiative to raise funds for Type 1 diabetes (T1D) research while recycling wireless phones. As part of the program, thousands of employees at Ford buildings and plants across the U.S. will collect their personal mobile phones for shipment to e-Cycle's facility in Hilliard, Ohio, where the devices will be recycled to the highest environmental standards.

Blueprint for Sustainability: Green Manufacturing Webinar with Ford, 7/27

How Advancements in Operations and Design can Support Business Success
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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

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Ford presents webinar on green manufacturing and corporate sustainability on Friday, July 27 at 1:00 p.m. ET

The North Face Gets A Sustainable New Headquarters

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It’s a pretty exciting day for us at The North Face as today we moved into our new headquarters in Alameda California.  We are joined by our VF Outdoor coalition partners JanSport and lucy at this new location. The new 14-acre campus embodies the brands’ outdoor ethos and commitment to their associates, community and the environment. The goal from the beginning was to create a work environment that mirrored the commitment to the outdoors that The North Face believes in.

The 2012 Cabot Community Tour Concludes with Huge Celebration in Portland, Maine

The 2,300-Mile, Two-Month Celebration from Miami to Portland Honored Volunteers, Community and Cooperatives
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(3BL Media) Portland, ME - July 12, 2012 - Nearly a thousand people gathered at Payson Park earlier this week to welcome a group of bike riders who rode 2,300 miles from Miami, Florida to Portland, Maine as part of Cabot Creamery Cooperative’s 2012 Community Tour, a two-month long celebration of volunteers, community and cooperatives.  The riders were greeted by throngs of well wishers, family and friends and were accompanied by riders from throughout the greater Portland area as they rode i

Sprint Takes Customer-Centric Approach to Sustainability

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By Kate Olsen

Last month, Sprint unveiled its latest green initiative - the ecoEnvelope(TM), a two-in-one reusable envelope that allows customers to receive and remit payment using the same envelope.  Sprint, # 3 on Newsweek's 2011 Green Rankings and Forest Ethics honoree, sets a good example to other corporations with its environmental sustainability and ‘intrapreneur’ philosophy to look for innovative resource reduction opportunities in the supply chain.  

Domtar Dévoile son Cadre D’indicateurs de Performance en Matiére de Développment Durable Jusqu’en 2020

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(3BL Media) Montréal - le 28 juin 2012 - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) a publié aujourd’hui son Rapport sur la croissance durable pour l’année 2011, dévoilant ainsi les 35 indicateurs clés de performance qui orienteront les efforts de l’entreprise en matière de développement durable jusqu’en 2020. Ce cadre de travail fondé sur le développement durable s’appuie sur des années de leadership dans l’industrie sur les plans de la certification forestière et de la performance environnementale au niveau des usines, et sur des collaborations de longue date avec des ONG. 

Recyclebank Honored with “Best Use of Gamification for Social Good” GAward at Gamification Summit

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(3BL Media) New York, NY & San Francisco, CA - June 21, 2012 - Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals from local and national businesses, has been awarded a GAward in the category “Best Use of Gamification for Social Good.” The GAwards: Best in Gamification Awards recognize achievements in the implementation of gamification techniques by companies and venture capitalists.

Co-Creating Brand Values Through Patagonia's Common Threads Initiative

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By Allison McGuire

For many years, Patagonia has been a leader in creative corporate social responsibility strategies. They have fearlessly waded into the deep unknown with experiments regarding supply chain transparency, recycling initiatives, and sustainability practices. Not surprisingly, their Common Threads Initiative is said to enhance eco fashion, raise awareness of clothing waste, and encourage consumers to…buy less?

Yes, Patagonia is encouraging consumers (a word meaning people who consume) to consume less. Uselessers, perhaps?

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