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Can You Trust That Link?


By Lynette Owens

In an age when everyone can author or share information to a mass audience almost instantly, it is more critical than ever to develop and sharpen our ability to discern the credible from the implausible things we see online.  This is true for students as well as adults.

New Caring for Climate Web Portal to Advance Business Role in Climate Change

Press Release

(3BL Media) New York - September 24, 2012 – A new web-based platform was launched today to advance business efforts on climate change and enhance the private sector’s contribution to the global climate change agenda. The new website will provide a repository for business and stakeholders to access information related to Caring for Climate, a corporate climate leadership initiative launched by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in 2007.

GM Welding Breakthrough Enables More Use of Aluminum

Increased use of lightweight metal can help improve fuel economy, performance
Press Release

(3BL Media) Detroit - September 24, 2012 - General Motors Research & Development has invented an industry-first aluminum welding technology expected to enable more use of the lightweight metal on future vehicles, which can help improve fuel economy and driving performance.

Sustainia Award Names Ten Finalists

Press Release

(3BL Media) Copenhagen - 20 September 2012 – The Sustainia initiative has just named the ten finalists for this year’s inaugural Sustainia Award, a new, global prize recognizing tangible and available sustainability solutions across sectors and markets.

The ten nominees will be present at a gala event in Copenhagen on 11 October, when former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Chair of the Award Committee, will announce the winner of the 2012 Sustainia Award.

Announcing Good Business New York™ Leading Women for 2012

Press Release

(3BL Media) September 19, 2012 - New York, New York:  Good Business New York™, the two-year old award-winning sustainable business media company, announces it’s 2012 list of: “Good Business Leading Women: 25 Dynamic Women Who Are Changing the World Through Work & Business.”

Make a New (School) Year Resolution: Get Into Digital Shape


By Lynette Owens

Every January 1, I make a list of personal goals for the coming year. Year after year, 80% of the items on each year’s list are the same. Meaning: I’m pretty bad about keeping New Year’s resolutions.

But unlike the calendar year, the start of a new school year is an entirely different experience for my family. Whether by necessity or the search for sanity, our summer habits end and new habits begin. And stay. It’s a far more successful endeavor on September 1 then on January 1.

Discovery Communications Employees to Donate Skills-Based Pro Bono Services at Marathon Event for Nonprofit Organizations

- Third annual Creating Change initiative continues company’s commitment to make an impact in the community - Applications from nonprofits accepted through September 21 –
Press Release

(3BL Media) Silver Spring, MD - September 14, 2012 - Discovery Communications today announced the call for applications for its third annual Discovery Impact: Creating Change pro bono initiative. On November 15th, selected nonprofit organizations will be matched with teams of Discovery employees during a 12-hour creative marathon and conference. Creating Change forges a commitment to the community by donating Discovery’s most valuable resources, its talented employees.

A Solid Gold Facility

LEED Gold Awarded to New General Mills Facility

by Bridget Christenson

General Mills opened the largest LEED Gold certified facility of its kind in North America at a special ceremony in Fort Wayne, Ind. on Wednesday.

A Postscript To The Conventions: Nonprofits Are Part Of The Solution


President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.

Eastman Announces Innovation Partnership with North Carolina State University

Press Release

(3BL Media) Raleigh, NC - September 11, 2012 - In a move signaling a new, innovative approach to multidisciplinary research with university partners, Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) has entered into a multiyear agreement with North Carolina State University to conduct joint cutting-edge research in chemistry, materials science and other scientific disciplines.


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