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David Martel's Blog – June 2011 Archive (31)

CSR Minute: Pearson and Booktrust to Join for 6th Annual Booktime Program; RSF Finance Named to 2011 ImpactAssets 50

Cross post from 3BLMedia

 

Pearson and Booktrust have announced the 2011 titles for Booktime, a reading program that provides free books for British children entering school. This fall, each of 690,000 schoolchildren will receive two free…

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Added by David Martel on June 27, 2011 at 3:51pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Vodafone Foundation Launches European Union "Smart Accessibility Awards"

Cross post from 3BLmedia

The Vodafone Foundation has launched the EU “Smart Accessibility Awards,” a competition to promote the development of IT applications designed to improve the lives of the elderly and those with disabilities. The…

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Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 3:29pm — No Comments

GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

 

 GE Foundation Developing Futures in Education

In 2006, thе GE Foundation announced a 20 million, five-year grant tο…

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Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Recycled Billboards Become Bags!

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

About Relan LLP.

Our goal is fairly simple. With over 600,000 tons of outdoor billboards produced in the USA each year, Relan extends marketing initiatives by re-purposing a company's own billboard vinyl into an item that will tell their  green sustainability story much more effectively. Our…

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Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Southwest Airlines Celebrates 40 Years with 40 Conservation Projects Nationwide

 

(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 21, 2011 - In celebration of its 40th Anniversary, Southwest Airlines is teaming up with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) for the…

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Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Guess That Bin!

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Play "Guess That Bin" with Melissa McGinnis from Greenopolis TV at The Sustainable Brands Conference for tips on how to strive for a zero waste event. Can you identify recyclable items? [Youtube]: "Guess That Bin" at Sustainable Brands Conference

 

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Added by David Martel on June 23, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

CSR Minute: BT Appoints New Chief Sustainability Officer; Alcoa Foundation Funds Sustainability Research

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

BT has appointed Niall Dunne as its new Chief Sustainability Officer. Dunne will direct the British telecom company’s climate change and sustainable development strategy. He has previously led sustainability practices at Saatchi and Saatchi, and…

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Added by David Martel on June 22, 2011 at 7:05pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Pearson CR Report Highlights Diversity for Women; Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Releases State Scorecard

Cross post from 3BLMedia.'

Pearson has released its 2010 Corporate Responsibility Report. Highlights include several awards in the diversity category. Pearson was awarded the Opportunity Now FTSE Executive Women Award for employing the most female executives. 27 percent of Pearson’s top…

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Added by David Martel on June 17, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Symrise Announces Ambitious CSR Goals for 2020; Catalyst Paper Named One of Top 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights Magazine

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Symrise has defined its CSR goals through 2020. The company will focus on programs in four areas of sustainability: environment, employees, society, and business practices. Concrete goals include cutting specific emissions, sustainable procurement of raw…

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Added by David Martel on June 15, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments

Global Impact Publishes Moving Beyond Boundaries on the Rise of International Giving

 

(Cross post from 3BL Media / theCSRfeed) June 10, 2011 - Giving to international causes is the fastest-growing area of interest for donors, according to the study released today from Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable…

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Added by David Martel on June 14, 2011 at 2:51pm — No Comments

CSR Minute: Maclean's and Jantzi-Sustainalytics Present "50 Top Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada" List; Just Cause Awards Given Out at Promax BDA Summit

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Maclean’s magazine and Jantzi-Sustainalytics have partnered to present the 50 Top Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada for the third consecutive year. Its findings include the problematic fact…

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Added by David Martel on June 14, 2011 at 10:52am — No Comments

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

Cross post from 3BLMedia

Target has announced its corporate responsibility scorecard. The retailer has launched a “Here for Good” portal to provide more information to employees and customers about healthier life decisions. It has also recycled 4,000 tons of shrink wrap and plastic bags in the…

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Added by David Martel on June 13, 2011 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Tweet @Greenopolis 4 Free Points!

"Why do you care about the oceans?" Tweet your answer to @greenopolis for free points and a chance to win 1,000 points! June 8th, Wednesday is the last day to enter the contest!  Don't miss out!

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

Tweet @Greenopolis 4 Free Points!

"Why do you care about the oceans?" Tweet your answer to @greenopolis for free points and a chance to win 1,000 points! June 8th, Wednesday is the last day to enter the contest!  Don't miss out!

GREE14398

 

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:39am — No Comments

AMS Earth Movers Earns Top Ten Greenest Business of the Year Award

(Cross post from 3BL Media/ theCSRfeed) June 7, 2011 - Julie Savitt, President of AMS Earth Movers, earned the Green Business League's "Green Business of the Year" award at the organization's annual meeting. Her accomplishment is unique for a hauling company — as she operates…

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:33am — No Comments

School Wins $100,000 for Recycling!

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Melissa McGinnis reports for Greenopolis in Chicago at the very exciting Recycle Rally assembly at the Portage Theater where the St. Pascal School is about to be rewarded a hundred thousand dollar check. The small school performed beyond expected with students bringing over 300,000 containers of recyclables during a 3 month period. They beat out every…

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Beach Day Ocean Quiz

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Melissa McGinnis from greenopolis TV hits the beach with her buddy BJ Honkey, quizzing beach goers with these questions: how many oceans are there? and can you name them? They hope to raise awareness about ocean pollution, ocean acidification and over fishing. So before the video gets to the end, do you know the…

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:13am — No Comments

Water Conservation Tips

Cross post from 3BLMedia.

Save water on World Oceans Day with this Green Guide Tip of the Week - turn off the faucet! Conserve this precious resource, water, as much as possible by shutting off the faucet when you brush your teeth, shave, even lather up. You can save gallons of water by doing so. One of my tips additionally is to plant native plants in your backyard or wherever you…

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Added by David Martel on June 9, 2011 at 9:03am — No Comments

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