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Portland Trail Blazers Join BICEP Business Coalition Advocating for Strong Clean Energy, Climate Policies

BICEP’s First Sports Franchise, a Low-Carbon and Clean Energy Innovator, Highlights the Business Case for Strong Policy Among Major Sports Teams
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Portland, OR - June 29 - The Portland Trail Blazers today became the first professional sports franchise to stand up publicly for comprehensive energy and climate policies in the U.S. by joining BICEP - Business for Innovative Climate and Energy Policy - a coalition of consumer brands organized by Boston-based Ceres.

Media Impact Announces Launch of Entertainment-Education Fellows Program

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New York-based NGO, Media Impact is pleased to announce the launch of its Entertainment-Education Fellows program.  This program, established in association with the Social Justice Initiative (SJI), Department of Communication, University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), is designed to provide communications students in the United States hands on experience while assisting in the development and implementation of Entertainment-Education programs in communities around the world.  Entertainment-Education (E-E) is the incorporation of critical social messaging into entertaining media formats that s

Society for Women Geographers Spurs Sustainability

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By Carol Pierson Holding

In May, the Society for Women Geographers (SWG) held its Triennial conference in Boulder. Formed in 1925 after the Explorer's Club refused to admit women, SWG originally required all members to be American female geographers or explorers whose discoveries had been published. Members included world-changers from Amelia Earhart  to Jane Goodall, Margaret Mead, Mary Leakey and Helen Thayer.

Flight of Fancy: The Air Travel Dilemma

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the first part of our two-part series on air travel. We speak with two veterans of the airline industry to learn more about what steps airlines are taking to lessen the environmental impact of this revolutionary mode of transportation. First, host Alex Wise talks to David Swierenga, the former chief economist for the Air Transport Association and now an airline consultant in Texas. Next, Alex speaks with Bob McAdoo, Senior Research Analyst at Avondale Partners and previously the CEO ofVanguard Airlines and CFO at People Express Airlines.

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the first part of our two-part series on air travel. We speak with two veterans of the airline industry to learn more about what steps airlines are taking to lessen the environmental impact of this revolutionary mode of transportation. First, host Alex Wise talks to David Swierenga, the former chief economist for the Air Transport Association and now an airline consultant in Texas. Next, Alex speaks with Bob McAdoo, Senior Research Analyst at Avondale Partners and previously the CEO ofVanguard Airlines and CFO at People Express Airlines.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity

New report surveys companies, offers practical solutions for climate resilience
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Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

Download the report.

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Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

Download the report.

Solutions for a Changing Planet

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the inventor of BioLighter, petroleum-free lighter fluid, Joe Marlin and Dan Ferber, co-author of "Changing Planet, Changing Health."

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This week on Sea Change Radio, the inventor of BioLighter, petroleum-free lighter fluid, Joe Marlin and Dan Ferber, co-author of "Changing Planet, Changing Health."

Greenopolis June 2011 Newsletter

The latest news and events on sustainability from Greenopolis
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It’s been an eventful week for Greenopolis as we celebrated World Oceans Day, launched a new Facebook mini-game and attended the Sustainable Brands conference. For more on each, check out our recaps below:

 

World Oceans Day

The Greenopolis team was in full effect at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium to celebrate World Oceans Day on June 4th - 5th. Check out our Greenopolis TV videos discussing fun activities and the meaning of ocean gyres.

Climate Change Investor Groups Publish Report on Global Investor Practices Relating to Climate Change

Majority consider climate change a material investment risk/opportunity and incorporate climate change risk assessments into their existing investments; public policy a key driver of investment decisions
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 13, 2011 - The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (“IIGCC”), the North American Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) and Australia/New Zealand Investor Group on Climate Change (IGCC) have today jointly published a report detailing the investment practices of asset managers, such as primary fund managers, and asset owners, such as pension funds, towards climate change issues. 

CSR Minute: Target Announces New Corporate Responsibility Scorecard; Carbon Disclosure Project Report: 62% of Global Major Cities Have Climate Change Business Plan

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Water Facts and Eco Actions

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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With oil, natural gas, and energy receiving most of the popular press, the often forgotten resource that presents a growing challenge is the availability of fresh water.  Consider these water facts:

  • The United States uses more water in a day than it uses oil in a year.

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