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European Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather for World-Renowned Brand Innovation Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, July 31, 2013 – Sustainable Brands® announced today that the Sustainable Brands London conference is set to convene November 18-19, 2013 at the Lancaster London.  The conference theme, From Revolution to Renaissance, will focus on positive shifts currently taking place in product and service innovation and marketing, as well as provide examples of purpose-driven brand innovation that is reinvigorating global and local economies.  

CSRWire Talkback: When the Search for Sustainability Becomes a Radical Overhaul

PRESS RELEASE - CSRwire's Aman Singh catches up with Cristina Amorim, Chief Sustainability Officer at Life Technologies, to discuss the life sciences company's evolutionary sustainability strategy. View the full interview here.

Life Technologies Announces 2012 Sustainability Progress

PRESS RELEASE - “Sustainability has become a powerful productivity tool—it’s evolved beyond Life Technologies’ operations to impact the way we drive continuous improvement company-wide.” - Mark O’Donnell Senior Vice President, Global Operations Global biotechnology company Life Technologies has released its 2012 sustainability achievements via the company’s second web-based report, its fifth sustainability report overall. Full reporting is available at lifetechnologies.com/sustainability.

The Case for Supply Chain Sustainability Investments

PRESS RELEASE - NativeEnergy Blog A letter from Jeff Bernicke, President at NativeEnergy

UPS Reports Reduction of Total Greenhouse Gas Emissions

PRESS RELEASE - ATLANTA, July 25, 2013 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released its annual Sustainability Report announcing that while the total number of packages shipped in 2012 increased, the company reduced its total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.  Environmental achievements included ground and air fuel savings, increased investments in alternative fuel vehicles, and retooled routes that shaved 12.1 million miles from ground deliveries.“UPS also set a new alternative fuel goal,” said David Abney, UPS Chief Operating Officer.  “By 2017, the company will reach one billion miles driven by alternative fuel/advanced technology vehicles – more than double the previous 400 million mile goal.”

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Dell Highlights Environmental, Giving and Community Achievements in FY13 Corporate Responsibility Summary Report

PRESS RELEASE - • Reaches ambitious recycling goal one year ahead of schedule • Donates funds, solutions, and expertise to further children’s cancer care and disaster relief efforts • Expands Connected Workplace program now being offered in 37 locations across 26 countries Tweet This: @Dell launches FY13 Corporate Responsibility Summary Report #DellCSR http://dell.to/11CcL5N.

Are Your Products “Eco-Unique?” The Search for Sustainable and Recycled Content Products

PRESS RELEASE - From cars to floors, or even handbags, the rubber in tires can have a second life in a variety of ways. It’s true. The tires you have on your vehicle right now could possibly be used in the future for things like mulch, backpacks, belts, wallets and all kinds of other consumer goods. Products made from sustainable and recycled content are becoming increasingly more important to eco-conscious consumers and businesses alike. Did you ever think the denim you are wearing this instant could possibly be reused as insulation in the walls of your home or office? It’s true. Want another example? Okay, sure. Think about the farm down the street.

I Can’t Give The Best Unless I Got Room To Move

PRESS RELEASE - Recently someone in our office purchased a home cordless phone system which came in the box shown here. It appears simple enough as it has pictures showing the product, the features and all the information a consumer would want to know prior to purchasing. It contains 5 handsets and a base station – the normal complete setup you would expect in today’s marketplace. Now if you look at the second image you will see something interesting. We placed the inner package that contained everything you would get in this purchase in front of the overall package. There is a noticeable difference in size.

Brands and Retailers Holding Back on Green Message

PRESS RELEASE - Wilton, CT (June 5, 2013] New research indicates manufacturers and retailers may be a lot greener than they’re letting on. Worried that sustainability messages will come across as a mere marketing ploy, companies aren’t sharing all the good news about their eco business practices. The Ryan Partnership Sustainability Study, fielded in collaboration with Sustainable Brands and Market LOHAS (Lifestyle of Health and Sustainability Research), focused on how leading organizations are communicating sustainability. The research, highlighted in a white paper available at www.onegreenscore.com, included 27 in-depth interviews with manufacturing and retail executives.

Recyclebank Reduces Carbon Footprint 27 Percent from 2011 to 2012, Funds NativeEnergy Clean Water Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - NEW YORK CITY—June 27, 2013—Today Recyclebank®, the company that rewards people for taking everyday green actions with discounts and deals , announced a 27 percent reduction in its corporate carbon emissions, down from 830 metric tonnes in 2011 to 602 metric tonnes in 2012. Since 2009, Recyclebank has partnered with NativeEnergy to calculate the company’s greenhouse gas emissions, paving the way for Recyclebank to reduce its operational footprint. Each year, Recyclebank offsets its remaining emissions partnering with NativeEnergy, providing critical funding for greenhouse gas reduction projects.

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Goodbye Tree Huggers, Hello Brand Huggers

PRESS RELEASE - KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 26, 2013 – Shelton Group, the nation’s leading marketing communications firm entirely focused in the sustainability and energy efficiency sectors, announced today the release of its sixth annual Eco Pulse™ study. The findings about America’s “greenest” consumer segment might surprise you.

BASF, M Street Homes team up for sustainable construction

PRESS RELEASE - BASF, M Street Homes team up for sustainable construction Texas builder uses innovative chemistry and applied building science to construct high-performance homes HOUSTON, TX & FLORHAM PARK, NJ, June 24, 2013 – BASF announced today that through its Center for Building Excellence, it will collaborate with M Street Homes of Houston, Texas, to help it cost-effectively build high-performance homes that are healthier, more durable, and energy efficient.

Chrysler Group recognizes BASF at Supplier Awards Ceremony

PRESS RELEASE - Chrysler Group recognizes BASF at Supplier Awards Ceremony BASF named Supplier of the Year for Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development WYANDOTTE, MI, June 25, 2013 – BASF was named Supplier of the Year for extraordinary performance in the areas of Sustainability and Diversity Supplier Development by Chrysler Group LLC. The Sustainability award recognizes BASF’s long-term commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability and for being a leader throughout the industry. In addition, the award acknowledges BASF for actively mentoring and coaching other companies in sustainability, and incorporating corporate responsibility throughout their processes and products.

What Do You Do and Why Are You Here?

PRESS RELEASE - Earlier this month we exhibited at the Sustainable Brands Conference in San Diego. There were at least 50 exhibitors displaying their products and services varying from paddle boards made from sustainable materials that are used for yoga to a company that produces books discussing sustainability for business and personal use. We met non-profits discussing global issues regarding deforestation, a newly launched group that utilized the Internet to draw in companies to share their campaigns on sustainable efforts in order to help others do so with their causes and a number of people who attended simply to learn more about the issues of sustainability and what it could do for them.

For Companies like Earth911, Inc., Sustainable Brands® Platform Wins Engagement with Like Minded Peers

PRESS RELEASE - Deals, collaboration moved forward at annual conference Scottsdale, AZ – June 19, 2013 – Companies connecting through Sustainable Brands® are seeing their participation yield sales, new partnerships and innovative ideas to catapult sustainable business practices forward, said Earth911, Inc., an Infinity Resources Holdings company (OTC: IRHC). Earth911, Inc. is a gold sponsor of the Sustainable Brands annual conference, held recently in San Diego. In its second year as an event sponsor, Earth911, Inc. built on momentum from previous conferences and ongoing engagement with the Sustainable Brands community to launch its new Data as a Service (DaaS) division, Vertigent™.

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Easy Recycling & Waste Disposal Program Outreach to Residents Made Possible with Vertigent Government Communications Toolkit

PRESS RELEASE - SCOTTSDALE, AZ – (June 11, 2013) – Vertigent, the data technology partner for creating unique consumer engagement opportunities through recycling intelligence, is offering a new Government Communications Toolkit to help municipalities implement digital-age communications with residents about recycling.

BASF participates in Sustainable Chemistry Summit in Montreal

PRESS RELEASE - BASF participates in Sustainable Chemistry Summit in Montreal Annual event brings together industry leaders to discuss sustainability and innovation

Dell Commits to Waste-Free Packaging Stream by 2020

PRESS RELEASE - •Company sets goal that 100 percent of packaging is sourced from sustainable materials and will be recyclable or compostable •Dell begins working with wheat straw, turning agricultural waste into sustainable packaging material, as part of the initiative

New Sustainable Collaborative Focuses on Product and Packaging Innovation

PRESS RELEASE - HOUSTON|CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — June 5, 2013 — Waste Management, Inc.

United Airlines and AltAir Fuels to Bring Commercial-Scale, Cost-Competitive Biofuels to Aviation Industry

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels for cost-competitive, sustainable, advanced biofuels at commercial scale, representing a historic milestone for aviation. With United's strategic partnership, AltAir Fuels will retrofit part of an existing petroleum refinery to become a 30 million gallon, advanced biofuel refinery near Los Angeles, Calif. AltAir will produce low-carbon, renewable jet fuel and other renewable products. United has collaborated with AltAir Fuels since 2009 and

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