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Co-Mingled Recycling Breaks Southwest Airlines Record

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We're proud to announce that in April our co-mingled recycling program diverted nearly half a million pounds, or 245 tons, from landfill space.  That's the weight of almost six Boeing 737-700 aircraft! Read more at www.blogsouthwest.com

 

 

World's Oceans Day @ Monterey Bay Aquarium

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Greenopolis spends the weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in celebration of World's Oceans Day. They were there to education visitors on plastic pollution, via Leslie Moyer from 5 Gyres as well as launching "Ocean - Aid" pocket guide, a global guide for keeping everyday harmful items out of the oceans. Join the Tweet contest by tweeting to greenopolis "Why should we care about our oceans?"

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Greenopolis spends the weekend at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in celebration of World's Oceans Day. They were there to education visitors on plastic pollution, via Leslie Moyer from 5 Gyres as well as launching "Ocean - Aid" pocket guide, a global guide for keeping everyday harmful items out of the oceans. Join the Tweet contest by tweeting to greenopolis "Why should we care about our oceans?"

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Recycling Drive @ Hangout Fest for Tornado Victims

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Waste Management's Greenopolis is down in Gulf Shores, Alabama for Day 2 of Hangout Fest to benefit Alabama's tornado victims. It's just about to begin. Right behind Melissa McGinnis are the volunteers for the Greenopolis Drive including Shauna, Greenopolis volunteer extraordinaire. Shauna said it's about helping to relieve the suffering of tornado victims in Alabama. What's going on is that together, Hangout Fest attendees and volunteersmare going to recycle so much that they'll earn 1 million points throughout the whole festival, and when they reach that goal, Waste Management is going to donate 10,000 dollars to the fund. $10,000 for recycling at the Hangout Fest! To get this done, Greenopolis got the team to make it happen. Greenopolis will update you on the progress and if you want to be a part of this drive, leave a comment below, on Twitter, Facebook or at the http://www.greenopolis.com homepage and Greenopolis will contribute a hundred points per blog, per comment to this fund.

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Waste Management's Greenopolis is down in Gulf Shores, Alabama for Day 2 of Hangout Fest to benefit Alabama's tornado victims. It's just about to begin. Right behind Melissa McGinnis are the volunteers for the Greenopolis Drive including Shauna, Greenopolis volunteer extraordinaire. Shauna said it's about helping to relieve the suffering of tornado victims in Alabama. What's going on is that together, Hangout Fest attendees and volunteersmare going to recycle so much that they'll earn 1 million points throughout the whole festival, and when they reach that goal, Waste Management is going to donate 10,000 dollars to the fund. $10,000 for recycling at the Hangout Fest! To get this done, Greenopolis got the team to make it happen. Greenopolis will update you on the progress and if you want to be a part of this drive, leave a comment below, on Twitter, Facebook or at the http://www.greenopolis.com homepage and Greenopolis will contribute a hundred points per blog, per comment to this fund.

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Coca-Cola Enterprises Joint Venture Set to Step Change Plastics Recycling in Great Britain

CCE invests £5m in new plant to more than double GB production of food-grade recycled PET
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) March 7, 2001 - Coca-Cola Enterprises Ltd (CCE) today announces a joint venture with ECO Plastics to develop a new purpose-built recycling facility in Lincolnshire. The deal marks a step change in the GB plastic reprocessing industry.

CSR Minute: L'Oreal Canada Earns Ici on Recycle Program Award; Ethical Markets Media Report Says Private Green Investments Top $2 Trillion Globally

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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.

Employee Engagement: Bringing Your Best Self to Work

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It's so common to discuss employee engagement from the perspective of the company.  Obviously, the benefits of engaged employees to a business are many: increased productivity, better communication, collaborative team work, employee retention, and best of all, the alignment of a corporate sustainability plan with an employee’s day to day duties. 

Garbage: A tool to a Sustainable You

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Were you aware that the average American throws out 550 pounds of paper, 318 pounds of food, and 90 pounds of glass per year?   About 80 percent of that garbage ends up in landfills.  Garbage isn't necessarily a fun thing to think about but it certainly is an opportunity to evaluate ones choices and lifestyles. 

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

How to Make Your Current Job, a Green Job

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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When we think of ‘green’ jobs, we often picture a new opportunity, which may require a new set of skills, or a new place of employment with a job title and description that "sounds" green.   This may lead us to believe that ‘green’ jobs are elsewhere - and definitely not our current job.  Frequently, in our sustainability consulting, we are asked, "How do I find a green job?"

The 7 Day Green Power Pledge

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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It’s no secret that going green is all the rage these days.  In fact, being eco-friendly is more popular and well accepted now than ever before in history. The thing is, eco awareness is gaining momentum, but not everybody knows exactly how to take the concept of going green and break it down into their day to day habits. 

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