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Cleantech

The cleantech sector — including, but not limited to, alternative energy generation — is growing by the minute and holds the answers to many sustainability questions. This channel highlights the diverse set of cleantech applications and the latest breakthroughs tackling problems around energy, water, waste, transportation, ecosystem monitoring, population dynamics, social tensions and behavior change worldwide.

Business Model Innovation

This channel will examine business model innovation.

The Next Economy

This channel will examine the next economy.

A Socially Sustainable Water Solution Could End Largest Mass Poisoning in History

Nearly 60 million people in Bangladesh and West Bengal, India have to rely on arsenic-contaminated groundwater for their basic needs. This has been described as the largest case of mass poisoning in human history.[1] Arsenic slowly builds up in the body and causes cancers, painful lesions and skin burns.

Waste-Haters Unite! 'We Hate To Waste' a Strategic Resource for Consumers and Brands Alike

As a seasoned green marketing professional (she literally wrote the books on it), Jacquie Ottman has made a name for herself working with companies to develop and market sustainable products sustainably.

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The Clymb Offsets Its Shipping Carbon Emissions and Helps Build NativeEnergy’s Indiana School Wind Project

Portland, Ore. - January 8, 2013 - The Clymb, the leading flash-sale e-tailer for the outdoor and active lifestyle, ships thousands of packages a day to its members across the country. Each one of those packages travels by plane, truck, or train to reach its customers.

Ford, Whirlpool, SunPower Collaboration Envisions 60% Reduction in Home Energy Costs

Ford announced a strategic collaboration that aims to demonstrate how a typical American family can significantly reduce their electricity bills and carbon footprint by integrating home appliance technology with a plug-in vehicle and solar power to achieve an energy-efficient lifestyle.

Waste Not: Today's Most Innovative Approaches to Achieving Net Positivity

Calling all innovators and implementers! Beginning in February 2013, Sustainable Brands will be publishing a new “Issues in Focus” editorial package, including daily features, interviews and case studies on how businesses are “Striving for Net Positivity.”The Issue in FocusIn nature, we do not critique abundance; rather, we celebrate it. Every by-product of every organism is used for the next process of life. Nothing is wasted — “waste” equals food.

Interface To Recycle Discarded Fishing Nets Into Carpet

Global carpet tile manufacturer Interface, Inc. will soon begin using discarded fishing nets to make carpets, bringing both conservation and socioeconomic benefits to some of the world's poorest coastal communities.The company recently completed a pilot project, called Net-Works, with conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). By establishing a community-based supply chain for discarded nets, Net-Works aims to improve the livelihood of local fishers, while providing Interface with an innovative source of recycled materials for its carpet tiles.

European Leaders Call for Wasteful Goods To Be 'Taken Off Market'

This post first appeared on edie.net on December 17, 2012.

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Marketing & Communications

From our perspective, "brand" is who you are, what you do, how you do it, and only then, how you communicate it. This channel examines how today's leading brands are evolving in the area of sustainability marketing and communications through thought-provoking ads, creative mission marketing, social media campaigns and other successful stakeholder engagement.

Rebuilding Together and Caesars Foundation Deliver Safe, Healthy Homes and Big Savings Just in Time for the Holidays

Washington – The holidays came a little early this year for five Veterans as hundreds of volunteers helped to rebuild the homes in Hammond, Ind., Las Vegas and New Orleans.

Solazyme Successfully Scales Renewable Oil Fermentation to 500,000 Liters at ADM Clinton, Iowa Facility

South San Francisco, CA (December 13, 2012) – Solazyme, Inc. (NASDAQ: SZYM), a renewable oil and bioproducts company, announced today the successful completion of multiple initial fermentations at ADM’s Clinton, Iowa facility.

iRecycle Update is the Perfect Complement to Holiday Celebrating

Find local recycling for outdated items replaced by seasonal purchases

How Companies Can Best Communicate to Consumers about Recycling Their Products

New Report Details What Works, What Doesn't to Prompt Consumer Action

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BASF environmental programs are recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council

BASF environmental programs are recognized by the Wildlife Habitat Council FLORHAM PARK, NJ, November 15, 2012 -- BASF Corporation’s Coatings Technical Support Center in Whitehouse, Ohio, has received Wildlife at Work recertification from the Wildlife Habitat Council.

Winner of 2012 EthicMark® Awards Announced at Conference in London

London -- November 28, 2012 – The winners of the 2012 EthicMark® Awards for advertising that “uplifts the human spirit and society” were announced today at the Sustainable Brands London conference, a gathering of sustainable brand innovators and thought leaders from around the world.TOMS won in the for-profit category for its video, “One Day without Shoes 2012 Trailer,” which builds on its business model of giving one pair of new shoes to a person in need for each pair sold. “One Day without Shoes” encourages people to go barefoot for a day to raise awareness about the less fortunate.

London’s First Sustainable Brands Conference Unveils New Research on Global Business and Consumer Behaviour

LONDON, November 27, 2012 – Today, the world’s biggest brands and leaders in sustainability will convene in London at the inaugural pan-European Sustainable Brands London Conference.

New Study: Rethinking Consumption

NEW YORK CITY – On the eve of the holiday shopping season, a new study by BBMG, GlobeScan and SustainAbility finds that consumers are rethinking consumption with sustainability in mind.

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