2013 “Social Heroes” from Germany – How Students Won Global Acclaim for Groundbreaking CSR Work

by Jonas Deister

The idea arose in 2004 after a party we had thrown. And unlike so many other ideas that are born after a party (or during it), this one actually became reality. It all started when one of us raised the question of why we actually return empty bottles to the supermarket. To get a refund for the deposit (in Germany the deposit system is quite big) or just to get rid of some unwanted waste? For us, the answer was the latter and that’s how the idea of donating deposit slips was born.

PLAN your back to school shopping with Climate Counts


So long summer beach days, and helloooo to a new semester. Believe it or not it’s already time to head back to school. Whether you’re a bookworm, an athlete or a fashionista, college students all have something in common: they feel the need to get geared up for another year in the trenches.  So this year, why not purchase those supplies from companies that are taking steps to reduce their climate impact?

ARAMARK Parks and Destinations to make ‘Ride the Hurricane’ a Zero Waste Event

Concessions provider has set a 100 percent landfill diversion goal for popular bike ride
Press Release
Port Angeles, Wash., July 31 2013 /3BL Media/ – The annual Ride the Hurricane biking event will be greener than ever thanks to the environmental commitment of co-sponsor- ARAMARK Parks and Destinations. This recreational ride allows cyclists to bike along the famed Olympic National Park Hurricane Ridge Road, free of all vehicles from 7a.m. – noon. As a part of ARAMARK’s commitment to sustainability, all food scraps and service ware for the snacks and beverages served to participants at the Aug. 4 event will either be composted or recycled.

INFOGRAPHIC: A Sustainable Future

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EarthSmart: FedEx solutions for a more sustainable world

Through energy efficiency and diversification, collaborations and advocacy, FedEx is helping to create a more sustainable business for the future.

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6 More Things You Didn’t Know Could Be Recycled


We’re taking recycling beyond plastic and paper!

After all, recycling is one of the easiest ways to reduce your carbon footprint and offset carbon emissions – enabling you to help reduce the effects of climate change and global warming.

Henry Schein Marks Earth Day Milestone

Helps Plant More Than 6,500 Trees in 2012 Through Its TechCentral Business
Press Release

MELVILLE, N.Y., April 22, 2013 / 3BL Media /PRNewswire/ -- Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSIC), the world's largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, contributed to environmental sustainability since Earth Day 2012 by helping to plant more than 6,500 trees as part of an innovative program to offset computer CO2 emissions and recycle high tech "e-waste."

2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker Webinar


Join Cone Communications for a FREE webinar on April 16, 2013, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST, to discuss the findings of the 2013 Cone Communications Green Gap Trend Tracker.

Sappi eQ video: Keeping Dairy Farming Sustainable

Donating by-products of the papermaking process to local dairy farmers
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Sappi is donating the by-products of the papermaking process to local dairy farmers. The boiler ash and lime mud is being used to raise the pH of the soil so that farmers can afford to grow their crops and continue farming during difficult economic times. Published on Mar 26, 2012


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