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SC Johnson Exceeds Climate Leaders Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals

In Partnership with the EPA, Company Exceeds its 2010 Goals by More Than 19 Percent
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Racine, Wis. - June 28, 2011 – SC Johnson announced today that it achieved its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goal set through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Climate Leaders program. The company achieved a 27.4 percent absolute reduction, exceeding its goal to reduce total GHG emissions by eight percent from 2005. This marks the second time that SC Johnson has surpassed its GHG reduction goal.
 

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.

Saving Household Water With Low Flow Fixtures

Where They Make Sense—And Where They Might Not!
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Low flow water fixtures can save homeowners thousands of gallons of water each year.  However, in some locations of the home they may cause more frustration and save less water than you think.

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Low flow water fixtures can save homeowners thousands of gallons of water each year.  However, in some locations of the home they may cause more frustration and save less water than you think.

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Save the Date for the 2011 Green Power Leadership Awards

The Nomination Period for the 2011 Green Power Leadership Awards opens May 24, 2011. The deadline is June 21, 2011.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) May 18, 2011 - Sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), and the Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), the Green Power Leadership Awards are competitive awards that recognize outstanding commitments and achievements in the green power marketplace in the following three award categories:

GE Refrigerators Go on Greenhouse Gas Diet

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GE has developed greener way to keep your food fresh; a new refrigerator, powered by an environmentally friendly gas: cyclopentane. GE states that the switch will approximately eliminate the same amount of greenhouse gases that 78,000 cars release in one year. This substitution stands alongside GE’s Ecomagination initiative, producing green-technology products and reduce the company’s environmental footprint. Furthermore, General Electric is also aiming to introduce cyclopentane to its other refrigeration products made in the United States by 2014.

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GE has developed greener way to keep your food fresh; a new refrigerator, powered by an environmentally friendly gas: cyclopentane. GE states that the switch will approximately eliminate the same amount of greenhouse gases that 78,000 cars release in one year. This substitution stands alongside GE’s Ecomagination initiative, producing green-technology products and reduce the company’s environmental footprint. Furthermore, General Electric is also aiming to introduce cyclopentane to its other refrigeration products made in the United States by 2014.

Save the Date for Renewable Energy Markets 2011

Conference coming to San Francisco, CA from November 15-18, 2011
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The Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference will be held in San Francisco, CA from November 15-18. Registration will open soon.

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The Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference will be held in San Francisco, CA from November 15-18. Registration will open soon.

Are You Funding Koch Climate Denial?

No? You might want to look at your toilet paper…
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David and Charles Koch might not be household names, but as major funders of climate denial organizations, they’re directly disrupting clean energy innovation and the future of our climate with your dollars. Let us explain. 

GE awarded ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from EPA

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award to GE Appliances & Lighting. GE has over 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products that help consumers decrease their energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, GE launched 131 new ENERGY STAR appliances, including the first electric water heater to be ENERGY STAR rated: the GeoSpring hybrid water heater. EPA introduced the ENERGY STAR award in 1992 as a voluntary association between companies and the EPA that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use by providing more energy efficient alternatives for consumers.

 

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award to GE Appliances & Lighting. GE has over 750 ENERGY STAR-qualified lighting and appliance products that help consumers decrease their energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Last year, GE launched 131 new ENERGY STAR appliances, including the first electric water heater to be ENERGY STAR rated: the GeoSpring hybrid water heater. EPA introduced the ENERGY STAR award in 1992 as a voluntary association between companies and the EPA that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants associated with energy use by providing more energy efficient alternatives for consumers.

 

Leonardo Academy Facilitates Clean Diesel Projects for Wisconsin School Bus Fleets

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(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, Wisconsin - February 15, 2011 - Every day tens of thousands of school children across Wisconsin ride on school buses that utilize diesel fuel, exposing them to hazardous pollutants and increasing their potential to suffer from adverse health effects.

Trash is a 20th Century Gold Mine

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Last night, I had the chance to watch “Trash Inc: The Secret Life of Garbage” on one of my favorite channels, CNBC.

And although we have been very successful in creating the RecycleMatch marketplace over the past year, it was validating to see the focus on trash and how it can be used as a resource. Here are my favorite quotes from the show last night:

  • Garbage is being reborn in ways you can’t imagine

  • Where some see a problem, others see dollar signs

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