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Sustainable Brands Expands Corporate Member Group with Addition of Disney, Del Monte, SAP, Mattel, L’Oréal, BASF as Newest Members

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO – Sustainable Brands® announces the addition of six new members to its Corporate Member Group. Disney, Del Monte, SAP, Mattel, L’Oréal and BASF join over two dozen companies already committed to leveraging their unique role in business and society by aligning multiple stakeholders along a path towards a sustainable future.

Three Squares Inc. Named Sustainability Certification Partner for Sustainable Brands® 2013

PRESS RELEASE - SAN DIEGO -- As the first event organizer in North America to achieve conformity to the ISO 20121 Standard, environmental consulting firm Three Squares Inc. will deploy a comprehensive event sustainability management system for this year’s Sustainable Brands® Conference taking place June 3-6, 2013 in San Diego, California.  

Former Recyclebank Executive Preston Read Joins Earth911, Inc. Advisory Board

PRESS RELEASE - Focus is on a recycling communication pilot program for cities

Sustainable Brands Announces First Look at 2013 Innovation Open Finalists

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, May 20, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the twelve semi-finalists selected from over 100 entries received from across the globe to compete at the Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) business plan competition.

Shelton Group Hires Brooks Clark as Managing Editor

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today that it has added Brooks Clark as Managing Editor of Shelton Insights, the agency’s soon-to-be-launched, web-based news service. “This is an exciting move for us a company because we’re expanding our service offering and exploring more ways to share our insights,” said Suzanne Shelton, founder and CEO of Shelton Group. “With Brooks’ extensive writing and editing experience, I know he will do a great job in pioneering this initiative.”

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Shelton Group Study Shows Decline in Energy-Efficient Product Purchases and Home Improvements

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today that its latest Utility Pulse study shows that energy-saving habits have declined in the last three years. The national poll shows decreases in many behaviors, including those listed below: • Replacing incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient CFLs or LEDs, down 13 percent • Adding sealing, caulking or weatherstripping, down 17 percent • Purchasing a higher-efficiency/ENERGY STAR qualified appliance, down 6 percent In addition, the survey found: • 50 percent of Americans still don’t unplug chargers and un-used appliances • 40 percent don’t use energy-saving thermostat settings

Solar Conduction Dryer Wins Grand Prize in 2013 Dell Social Innovation Challenge

PRESS RELEASE - •Student team from India addresses the 20 to 30 percent food spoilage rate for poor rural farmers, via cost-effective dehydrators powered by solar conduction •Finalist projects range from new cancer diagnostic tool and nonprofit fundraising platform to solar power crowdsourcing and recycled shoes •Entrepreneurial students and their innovative ventures celebrated at finals event

Sustainable Brands Unites Global Partners for First Look at Project on Sustainable Consumption and Consumer Behavior Change

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, California, May 8, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® announced today that the Emerging Economies Consumer Behavior Change Project will launch at the Sustainable Brands Rio conference in Brazil.

White Paper: Sprint Improved Packaging Sustainability 55 Percent in Three Years

PRESS RELEASE - According to a recently published white paper, Sprint [NYSE: S] has made drastic improvements in the environmental impact of its device packaging. The paper, The Evolution of Greener Device Packaging at Sprint, closely examines the impacts of Sprint-branded device packaging from 2009 to 2012.

BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate

PRESS RELEASE - BASF receives European Water Stewardship certificate -- First chemical site with certification for sustainable water management -- BASF has ambitious water goals

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BASF joins Habitat for Humanity for Earth Day

PRESS RELEASE - BASF joins Habitat for Humanity for Earth Day FLORHAM PARK, NJ, April 26, 2013 -- BASF employee volunteers joined Morris Habitat for Humanity today to build homes for three families in Madison, New Jersey. More than 30 BASF employees worked on various aspects of construction, installing roofs, exterior walls and exterior frames for the homes.

Solutions Expo at Sustainable Brands 2013 to Spotlight Industry Leading Tools and Resources

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 24, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® recently revealed plans for an expanded Solutions Expo at SB’13 in San Diego, CA running June 4 – 6th.

BASF sponsors second season of Sustainable Saturdays

PRESS RELEASE - BASF sponsors second season of Sustainable Saturdays with the Seattle Mariners All-Star pitcher Felix Hernandez challenges fans to Strike Out the Landfill. LIVE BASF Trivia Challenge rewards winners with Samsung GALAXY Tab 2 including a year of unlimited data from T-Mobile

BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners

PRESS RELEASE - BASF and University of Michigan Athletics announce BASF Team Chemistry Challenge winners Wyandotte, MI, April 18, 2013 -- BASF and the University of Michigan Athletic Department (U-M) are proud to announce the winners of the BASF Team Chemistry Challenge.

Caesars Entertainment Properties to Host CodeGreen Events in Celebration of Earth Day 2013

PRESS RELEASE - LAS VEGAS – April 18, 2013 – On April 22, Caesars Entertainment and its properties across the U.S. will once again observe Earth Day to demonstrate the company’s commitment to operate in an environmentally responsible manner. Caesars recognizes problems facing the planet demand real action today and that awareness of these issues is a critical part of the formula for change.

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Dell Opens Eco-Learning Center at Headquarters Campus to Celebrate Earth Day

PRESS RELEASE - •Facility will serve Dell team members, promote sustainable gardening and teach healthy eating •Dell uses tools on Causes.com to ask people to join company in taking action for the planet; campaign could plant up to 30,000 trees with The Conservation Fund

Sustainable Brands Releases Program Details for SB’13 Conference in San Diego CA, June 3-6, 2013

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 17, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced program details and a list of confirmed speakers for its largest community gathering in San Diego, CA on June 3-6, 2013.

4 Reasons to Attend the Upcoming ARCS Forum 4/29

PRESS RELEASE - We know you are busy, but here are four reasons not to miss the April 29th ARCS Forum:

National Park Trust & Caesars Foundation Team Up for National Kids to Parks Day

PRESS RELEASE - Program Promotes Conservation and Recreation, Inspires Families To Explore America’s Parks ______________________________________________________________________ (Rockville, Md): Caesars Foundation is sponsoring the National Park Trust’s (NPT) signature National Kids to Parks Day (KTP) initiative on Saturday, May18, when cities and companies across the country will host park events.

Sustainable Brands Partners with GRI’s Focal Point USA for G4 North American Release

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, California, April 8, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® announced today a partnership with Global Reporting Initiative’s Focal Point USA for its G4 Guidelines release in North America to follow its official launch in Europe this coming May, 2013.

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