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Anheuser-Busch's New CNG-Powered Truck Fleet Will Save 2,000 Tons of CO2 Per Year
Anheuser-Busch's New CNG-Powered Truck Fleet Will Save 2,000 Tons of CO2 Per Year

Cleantech / Anheuser-Busch has announced it is replacing its 66 diesel tractor fleet in Houston with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-powered tractors. This marks the beer company’s first conversion of an entire brewery fleet and represents a significant milestone in achieving its goal to reduce carbon emissions.“The next-generation CNG engine technology paired with support from state incentive programs contributed to our ability to take such a significant step in fully converting our Houston fleet,” said James Sembrot, Senior Director of Transportation at Anheuser-Busch. “Houston is a strategic choice due to the central location to our facilities and distribution radius, as well as its proximity to fueling stations.” - 7 years ago

Recyclebank Celebrates 10 Years, 1.5 Billion Pounds of Waste Recycled in 2013
Recyclebank Celebrates 10 Years, 1.5 Billion Pounds of Waste Recycled in 2013

Behavior Change / 2014 marks Recyclebank’s 10th year of inspiring and rewarding smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future. Founded in 2004, the company set out with a simple idea: Could education and incentives get people to recycle more? After bringing millions of people together with more than 2,500 local and national businesses over the last 10 years, Recyclebank knows the answer is a definitive yes.Today, the company partners with more than 300 communities across the US who recycled nearly 1.5 billion pounds of waste in 2013 alone. Recyclebank members also took more than 21.6 million environmentally responsible actions for a total of $60 million in rewards value earned in 2013, achieving real-world impact. - 7 years ago

Independent Study Shows APP Has Enough Plantation for Its Zero-Deforestation Commitment
Independent Study Shows APP Has Enough Plantation for Its Zero-Deforestation Commitment

Behavior Change / An independent study released Wednesday has confirmed that Asia Pulp and Paper Group (APP) has sufficient plantation resources to meet the pulp requirements of its existing mills as well as its future mill in OKI, South Sumatra.The launch of the company’s Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) in February 2013 saw it commit to producing pulp and paper that is free from fiber or activity linked to deforestation. In order to ensure existing supplier plantations have sufficient capacity to meet this commitment, The Forest Trust (TFT) and Ata Marie were asked to conduct an independent “Growth and Yield” study to assess existing plantation areas. - 7 years ago

CVS Rebrands as CVS Health, Takes Next Steps to Making America Tobacco-Free
CVS Rebrands as CVS Health, Takes Next Steps to Making America Tobacco-Free

Product, Service & Design Innovation / CVS Caremark today announced three potentially game-changing developments for its brand and its business. First, the pharmacy chain has changed its corporate name from CVS Caremark to CVS Health, to reflect its broader commitment to healthcare — first illustrated in February by its bold decision to discontinue the sale of all tobacco products.CVS Health encompasses the company’s retail business, which will continue to be called CVS/pharmacy; its pharmacy benefit management business, which is known as CVS/caremark; its walk-in medical clinics, CVS/minuteclinic; and its growing specialty pharmacy business, CVS/specialty. - 7 years ago

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Russell Athletic Using Boeing's Dreamliner Carbon Fiber in New CarbonTek Football Shoulder Pads
Russell Athletic Using Boeing's Dreamliner Carbon Fiber in New CarbonTek Football Shoulder Pads

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Boeing and Russell Brands LLC have announced that they are working together to incorporate excess carbon fiber from the production of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in Russell Athletic protective gear.The companies will expand an initial collaboration to put 787 carbon fiber into Russell Athletic's new CarbonTek football shoulder pad system. The companies say they see significant benefits in using aerospace-grade carbon fiber because the carbon filaments provide a high strength-to-weight ratio and greater durability. - 7 years ago

Network Waste, University of East Anglia Working to Turn Paper Mill Waste Into Bioplastic
Network Waste, University of East Anglia Working to Turn Paper Mill Waste Into Bioplastic

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / UK waste-management company Network Waste recently announced it has been working with the Adapt Low Carbon Group at the University of East Anglia on a groundbreaking approach to waste management that could lead to paper waste being turned into bioplastic.The Norfolk-based company is in partnership with the University’s Adapt Low Carbon Group on a project involving paper crumb — the waste from paper milling — in cooperation with a Network Waste customer that produces up to 7,000 tons of damp paper crumb waste per year at its mill. - 7 years ago

RSF Launches Search for Next 25 'Social Enterprise Stars' at SOCAP 2014
RSF Launches Search for Next 25 'Social Enterprise Stars' at SOCAP 2014

Product, Service & Design Innovation / RSF Social Finance, a San Francisco-based organization that lends money to path-breaking social enterprises, is launching a campaign Sept. 2 to find the Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars (#SocentStars).The campaign, kicking off in concert with SOCAP 2014, the world’s leading conference on impact investing and social enterprise, is designed to attract RSF’s next cohort of extraordinary, mission-driven borrowers. RSF wants to add 25 social enterprise stars to its loan portfolio over the next year. - 7 years ago

12 Industry Leaders Unveil Methodology for Assessing Social Impacts of Products
12 Industry Leaders Unveil Methodology for Assessing Social Impacts of Products

New Metrics / A group of companies united in the Roundtable for Product Social Metrics today announces the publication of the Handbook for Product Social Impact Assessment, a practical tool for assessing a product’s social impacts throughout its life cycle. The handbook is the result of a unique collaborative effort of a group of market leaders across a variety of industries. - 7 years ago

Hyatt Unveils 2020 Sustainability Strategy
Hyatt Unveils 2020 Sustainability Strategy

Organizational Change / In conjunction with the release of its 2013-2014 Corporate Responsibility Report and hot on the heels of a new commitment to sustainable seafood, Hyatt Hotels has unveiled a set of the ever-popular 2020 environmental goals — the hotel chain says the goals are “designed to strengthen Hyatt’s collective ability to collaborate, inspire and further its commitment to environmental stewardship.”Hyatt says it is significantly expanding the scope of its existing sustainability initiatives and will continue to focus strongly on measuring and reporting progress. - 7 years ago

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20 Semi-Finalists Announced for 'Socially Responsible Design's Highest Award'
20 Semi-Finalists Announced for 'Socially Responsible Design's Highest Award'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Buckminster Fuller Institute has announced the semi-finalists for the 2014 Fuller Challenge. Named "Socially Responsible Design’s Highest Award," the Fuller Challenge invites scientists, designers, architects, activists, entrepreneurs, artists and planners from all over the world to submit their solutions to some of humanity’s most pressing problems. A $100,000 prize is awarded to support the development and implementation of one outstanding strategy. - 7 years ago

Farmers in Central America Generating Energy From Coffee Wastewater
Farmers in Central America Generating Energy From Coffee Wastewater

Waste Not / UTZ Certified’s Energy from Coffee Wastewater project has proven that it is possible to generate energy, tackle climate change and protect water resources by treating discharges from coffee mills. The project started in 2010 with the goal of addressing environmental and health problems caused by the wastewater produced in the coffee industry.Tailor-made coffee wastewater treatment systems and solid-waste treatment mechanisms were installed at 19 coffee farms — eight in Nicaragua, 10 in Honduras and one in Guatemala. The positive impact of the project on over 5,000 people in the region has inspired UTZ Certified to replicate the initiative in other countries. - 7 years ago

invisaband Provides Long-Lasting, Plant-Based Alternative to Toxic, Sticky Mosquito Repellents
invisaband Provides Long-Lasting, Plant-Based Alternative to Toxic, Sticky Mosquito Repellents

Product, Service & Design Innovation / invisaband is a DEET-free, mosquito-repellent microfiber bracelet currently seeking funding on Indiegogo.Creator Gogadgety, Inc. says invisaband improves upon existing repellent lotions and sprays in several ways: - 7 years ago

Dr Pepper Snapple's Packaging Redesign Saves Over 60M Tons of Plastic, A Year Ahead of Goal
Dr Pepper Snapple's Packaging Redesign Saves Over 60M Tons of Plastic, A Year Ahead of Goal

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Dr Pepper Snapple Group (DPS) has released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, highlighting progress toward its 2015 goals. Of note are the fact that the beverage giant exceeded two of its environmental sustainability goals: conserving 60.7 million pounds of PET through lightweighting and packaging redesigns since 2007 (the company says it offers the lightest 2-liter bottle in the industry) — the goal was 60 million pounds by 2015 — and replacing nearly 69,000 outdated coolers and vending machines with more energy-efficient equipment since 2009 (relative to its goal of updating 60,000 by 2015). - 7 years ago

Global Opportunity Network Seeking Sustainable Solutions to Most Pressing Business Risks
Global Opportunity Network Seeking Sustainable Solutions to Most Pressing Business Risks

Collaboration / A new global initiative launching Wednesday by DNV GL and Scandinavian innovation think tank Monday Morning Global Institute aims to identify opportunities for sustainable responses to a range of global risks. A series of eight workshops beginning this week around the globe marks the start of the identification process — with the results to be published in the first Global Opportunity Report in January 2015. - 7 years ago

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Nestlé Announces Landmark Commitment to Welfare of Farm Animals
Nestlé Announces Landmark Commitment to Welfare of Farm Animals

Supply Chain / Today, Nestlé announced a pledge to improve the welfare of the farm animals in its supply chain, following the signature of a partnership agreement with NGO World Animal Protection.The agreement means that the hundreds of thousands of farms that supply Nestlé with their dairy, meat, poultry and eggs will have to comply with tighter animal welfare standards. Nestlé, with its global purchasing footprint, also becomes the first major food company to form an international partnership with an animal welfare NGO. - 7 years ago

Microsoft Walks Its Clean Energy Talk, Drops ALEC Membership
Microsoft Walks Its Clean Energy Talk, Drops ALEC Membership

Organizational Change / Microsoft has announced that it is ending its relationship with the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative public-policy lobbying group. The decision was apparently made in response to ALEC's anti-renewables lobbying efforts, including measures to repeal renewable energy standards and block the disclosure of chemicals in fracking. - 7 years ago

EnerNOC, WeSpire Teaming Up to Help Businesses Take Holistic Approach to Energy Management
EnerNOC, WeSpire Teaming Up to Help Businesses Take Holistic Approach to Energy Management

Organizational Change / Today, EnerNOC, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based energy intelligence software (EIS), announced that it has made a strategic investment in Boston-based WeSpire, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that enables businesses to measure and track the positive business impacts of engaging employees in sustainability through technology. Under the terms of the agreement, EnerNOC has exclusive rights in the EIS space to market a white-labeled version of WeSpire’s employee-engagement application, customized for enterprise and utility customers. By offering the WeSpire application, EnerNOC further enhances its ability to help businesses take a holistic approach to energy management. - 7 years ago

GM's Renaissance Center Not Resting on Its Landfill-Free Laurels
GM's Renaissance Center Not Resting on Its Landfill-Free Laurels

Organizational Change / General Motors’ Global Headquarters, a multi-office tower complex that the automaker announced in December had achieved zero-waste status, now composts food scraps from its various Renaissance Center restaurant kitchens for use in urban farming initiatives throughout the city.Local composting startup Detroit Dirt collects coffee grounds and fruit and vegetable pieces and mixes them with herbivore manure, some of which ends up in a rooftop garden at the complex. - 7 years ago

Chick-fil-A, THRIVE Partnership Supporting Economic Sustainability for Coffee Farmers
Chick-fil-A, THRIVE Partnership Supporting Economic Sustainability for Coffee Farmers

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Chick–fil–A has announced it is partnering with THRIVE Farmers™ Coffee to offer the QSR industry’s first–ever socially beneficial, specialty–grade coffee. Per THRIVE’s unique revenue-sharing model, the sale of each cup of coffee directly supports its network of Central American family coffee farmers, allowing them to earn up to 10 times more than farmers earn in traditional or even fair trade revenue models. THRIVE created a blend specifically for the chain, which is now available in restaurants nationwide. - 7 years ago

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BASF's Ultramid Joins Revolution of Renewable Packaging Solutions
BASF's Ultramid Joins Revolution of Renewable Packaging Solutions

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / BASF has developed a versatile, high-performance polyamide called Ultramid®, which is derived from renewable raw materials — the company says it replaces up to 100 percent of the fossil-based resources used at the beginning of the integrated production process with certified biomass.“Consumer demand for products made of renewable raw materials continues to rise,” says Joachim Queisser, SVP of the Polyamides and Precursors Europe regional business unit. “This offering opens excellent possibilities for packaging film manufacturers to market their products accordingly.” - 7 years ago

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