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Kendall-Jackson Joins Green-e Marketplace with 100% Renewable Energy Commitment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced Wednesday that Kendall-Jackson and parent company Jackson Family Wines, based in Santa Rosa, CA, have joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing 36,000 megawatt-hours of Green‑e Energy-Certified renewable energy certificates from NativeEnergy. The purchase covers 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for Kendall-Jackson's U.S.-based operations. By participating in Green‑e Marketplace, Kendall-Jackson can now display the Green‑e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

Umicore Named Most Sustainable Company for Investment

LEADERSHIP - Belgium‐based materials technology and recycling company Umicore topped the annual list of sustainable companies produced by Toronto-based investment research firm Corporate Knights. The Global 100 list was unveiled at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week. Natura Cosmeticos, Statoil, Neste Oil and Novo Nordisk rounded out the top five. (Novo Nordisk held the top spot on the 2012 list.)

Life Technologies Named #33 Among Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations

PRESS RELEASE - Life Technologies Corporation announced today it is #33 among the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations.” The Global 100 2013 list was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier today.

NativeEnergy Offsets the 2012 New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference

PRESS RELEASE - The 2012 New Metrics of Sustainable Business Conference explored how companies are defining, measuring, and managing value for the future.

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) announces new corporate members to Board of Directors

PRESS RELEASE - ARIZONA, USA, – January 7th, 2012 – The membership of The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) has recently elected new corporate members to our Board of Directors.

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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.

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

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - 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

WASTE NOT - 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

PRESS RELEASE - 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

COLLABORATION - 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

WASTE NOT - 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

WASTE NOT - 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'

WASTE NOT - This post first appeared on edie.net on December 17, 2012.

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MARKETING AND COMMS - 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

PRESS RELEASE - 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

PRESS RELEASE - 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

PRESS RELEASE - Find local recycling for outdated items replaced by seasonal purchases

How Companies Can Best Communicate to Consumers about Recycling Their Products

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

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