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National Geographic, REVERB and Musicians Help Deliver Clean Water to 10,000

Early buyers keep innovative Help Build® carbon offset projects on track to reach goal of 20,000 lives changed by the end of 2014
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BURLINGTON, VT, November 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Through NativeEnergy’s Clean Water Campaign, National Geographic Expeditions, REVERB, and artists that work with REVERB have provided essential upfront funding for the installation of Hydraid® biosand filters in households lacking access to clean water. The Clean Water Campaign, using NativeEnergy’s Help Build™ project model, installs water filters in Kenya, Ghana, and Honduras with communities in Ethiopia and India under review for subsequent projects.

H&M Conscious Foundation: Make a Difference on UN Day


With the UN Millennium Development goals as a starting point, the H&M Conscious Foundation will support three global development issues in the coming years. Now you have the power to influence, which issues the foundation should support. So take the chance and vote to make a difference on UN day.

Choosing Who Gets Clean Water: My Vetting Process

Kirsten McKnight on the Project Supply Process

My job at NativeEnergy is to vet new projects, particularly forestry and clean water projects. I work closely with NGOs and small businesses trying to make a difference here in the US and in Kenya, Ghana, Honduras, Tanzania, and beyond.

Lately I have spent most of my time on our water projects, and everywhere, the stories are strikingly similar:

“The people are rural and poor. The government had set goals to get them access to clean water but only 20% of the population has access.”

Clorox Helps with Colorado Flood Relief


This post was written by Deborah Napierksi, Clorox Community Relations manager.

In response to the recent record-breaking floods in Colorado, Clorox is working to provide aid to those impacted.

The Clorox Company is a proud supporter of the American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program, which supports immediate response and relief efforts for victims of the Colorado floods and other disasters. In addition, we are providing needed products as requested by Red Cross.

Bringing Safe Water to Rural Peru


On June 30, 2012, we launched a one-year pilot program that uses diluted bleach to disinfect drinking water for four remote villages in Peru. For children in the developing world, unsafe drinking water is a leading cause of intestinal disease, malnutrition and death.

Over the years, Clorox has supported a number of programs aimed at stopping the spread of infection, but this is our first time leading an intervention that addresses the chronic issue of unsafe drinking water in underprivileged rural communities

World Water Week Just Passed. Did You Notice?


Today, 780 million individuals still live without access to clean and safe water sources. Two and a half billion people lack access to improved sanitation facilities. One billion people defecate in the open.  Is that too much information?

Which leads me to ask why do I, or you as a business professional, care?

Viridian Service Project in Indonesia Proves You Cannot Give Selflessly

Energy Industry Change Agents Return From Java Forever Changed
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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 9, 2013 /3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- After a recent service trip in rural Indonesia, 34 Associates and staff from Viridian Energy succeeded in improving access to clean water and renewable energy for the people of the Gedepahala region on the island of Java.  But the most surprising and lasting changes may be the ones that transformed the participants themselves. Despite their attempts at selflessness the Viridian volunteers returned to the United States feeling they had gained far more than they had given.

Austin College Encourages Students to Offset CO2 Emissions with NativeEnergy

Students opt to offset study abroad travel with a clean water project in Kenya
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SHERMAN, TX, July 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Austin College is working with NativeEnergy to offset the greenhouse gas emissions associated with the travel portion of one of their most important study abroad programs. Through the initiative, faculty and students can build the cost of offsetting the emissions into their trip budget, capturing an externality often forgotten.

Ecolab Releases 2012 Sustainability Report

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ST. PAUL, Minn.,  June 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab today released its 2012 Sustainability Report, which highlights how the company helps customers in the food, healthcare, hospitality, energy and industrial markets reduce environmental impacts, operate efficiently and improve safety. The report also details Ecolab’s performance in line with its operating principles, which encompass economic progress, environmental stewardship, safety and social responsibility.


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