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SAP Blog: Smart Phones and Mobile Devices Create Smooth Transactions in Rugged Terrain

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Our last stop in Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana brought us to the Gumu Shea Processing Plant to see how the shea nuts are processed into butter, a key ingredient in many of the cosmetic products we purchase in the developed world. I doubt many of us take much time to contemplate where the butter originates and certainly not that it comes from the toil of the hands of rural women farmers in the outskirts of Tamale. 

Fair Trade Products Just a Click Away With New “Fair Trade Finder” Application

Fair Trade USA’s innovative application provides the first user-generated, national directory of Fair Trade Certified™ products and their purchase locations
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October is Fair Trade Month in the United States.  The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters.

Just in time for Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA has launched the Fair Trade Finder application for Facebook, iPhone and Android.  The application helps consumers locate Fair Trade Certified products in nearby stores.

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October is Fair Trade Month in the United States.  The month will be marked by education events, in-store sampling programs and online initiatives designed to increase awareness and sales of Fair Trade Certified products, ultimately leading to greater impact for farmers and workers in developing countries. The theme for the national awareness effort is Every Purchase Matters.

Just in time for Fair Trade Month, Fair Trade USA has launched the Fair Trade Finder application for Facebook, iPhone and Android.  The application helps consumers locate Fair Trade Certified products in nearby stores.

Green Hotelier Issue 57 - Sustainable Design

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As the "green" building movement gains momentum, how are hoteliers incorporating the latest innovations in sustainable design into their new-build properties?  Visit to learn more www.greenhotelier.org, www.tourismpartnership.org

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As the "green" building movement gains momentum, how are hoteliers incorporating the latest innovations in sustainable design into their new-build properties?  Visit to learn more www.greenhotelier.org, www.tourismpartnership.org

The Electric Car Branding Trick Even Nissan's Leaf is Missing

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In the past ten years, environmentally friendly cars have become a fixture in advertising. First came the Prius. Then BMW claimed its electric batteries boost performance, great for boosting the entire BMW brand. Chevy Volt, an electric hybrid, hypes range, innovation and American values, trying to minimize its differences from traditional cars. Nissan Leaf touts its green credentials, scooping up the ultra-green market.

Global 8 Technology Partner Wheatware USA Signs Contract to Deliver Millions of Pieces of Biodegradable Flatware

Partnership Advances Cost-Effective, Renewable, and Biodegradable Alternative to Plastic Forks, Knives and Spoons
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) San Diego, CA - September 22, 2011 - Wheatware USA, Inc., a key Global 8 Environmental Technologies portfolio partner in the BioOrganics arena, has signed a contract with a large US disposable cutlery distributor to provide tens of millions of pieces per month of flatware made with Wheatware’s proprietary wheat-based biodegradable bioresin.  

'It's the Money, Honey': Current Workplace Giving Programs Are Too Costly (And What To Do About It)

How Technology Can Help Companies of All Sizes Realize Greater Impacts From Employee Giving
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From the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

We are hearing that current workplace giving programs and technology solutions are too expensive, whether it’s a home-grown solution or third party provider, making it difficult for companies in the mid-market to afford to implement a solution.  Engagement through workplace giving should be available to all employees, not only to individuals working for large companies. Technology can be your friend when it comes to automating manual processes and reducing costs.  Web-based approaches like Software as a Service mean that you don’t need to pay a fortune for workplace giving software.  Whether you’re a large company, mid-cap or growing, spend the money instead on programs and promotion.  This will ultimately impact the metrics that matter to help you realize better social and business impacts from workplace giving. 

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From the Benevity Just BeCause Blog

We are hearing that current workplace giving programs and technology solutions are too expensive, whether it’s a home-grown solution or third party provider, making it difficult for companies in the mid-market to afford to implement a solution.  Engagement through workplace giving should be available to all employees, not only to individuals working for large companies. Technology can be your friend when it comes to automating manual processes and reducing costs.  Web-based approaches like Software as a Service mean that you don’t need to pay a fortune for workplace giving software.  Whether you’re a large company, mid-cap or growing, spend the money instead on programs and promotion.  This will ultimately impact the metrics that matter to help you realize better social and business impacts from workplace giving. 

Project Frog Strikes a Deal With GE

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As part of the second phase of its ecomagination Challenge, GE has invested in Project Frog, a start-up that designs and builds prefabricated sustainable buildings.  The ecomagination Challenge, which launched its second phase in January, advances GE’s commitment to improve building energy efficiency through new technologies. GE's investment in the start-up by completing a Project Frog building at GE’s Crotonville Learning Center in Ossining, New York by the end of 2011.

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As part of the second phase of its ecomagination Challenge, GE has invested in Project Frog, a start-up that designs and builds prefabricated sustainable buildings.  The ecomagination Challenge, which launched its second phase in January, advances GE’s commitment to improve building energy efficiency through new technologies. GE's investment in the start-up by completing a Project Frog building at GE’s Crotonville Learning Center in Ossining, New York by the end of 2011.

Nalco Announces 1000th 3D TRASAR® Boiler System Installation, Introduction of Nalco 360 Service for Boilers

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Naperville, IL - September 19, 2011 - Nalco (NYSE: NLC), providing essential expertise for water, energy and air, has announced the 1000th installation of its innovative 3D TRASAR boiler automation system and the expansion of its Nalco 360™ Service, to provide 24/7 monitoring for boiler systems.
 

Video Game Challenge Announces Sponsors and Partners For Second Year of National Competition at White House Event

Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media to Launch 2nd Annual Competition to Motivate Interest in STEM Learning
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) September 16, 2011 – The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and E-Line Media announced the sponsors and partners for the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge at the Digital Promise event at the White House today.

Numedeon, Inc. Announces Winners of the Whyville Game Design Contest

Whyville citizens rate digital games designed by youth in Whyville’s virtual AMD Game Zone
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Pasadena, CA - September 15, 2011 - (PR.com) - Numedeon, Inc., the parent company of Whyville.net, announced today the finalists and winners of the Whyville Game Design Contest. Through this contest, over a hundred digital games designed and created by participants in the educational virtual world of Whyville.net were played and rated by thousands of other Whyville citizens. The seven finalists, five girls and two boys, ranged in age from 13 to 19. Two winners were selected from the finalists to each receive an HP laptop.

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