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Goodwill® Creates New Retail Industry Credentialing Initiative With Funding From The Walmart Foundation

PRESS RELEASE - ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new career-training program designed to equip experienced, entry-level retail employees with the skills and credentials to advance to in-demand, mid-level retail positions was announced today by Goodwill Industries International. The Careers in Retail Initiative was made possible by a $3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation for a period of two years. The program will be initiated by eight selected Goodwill agencies from across the United States and will be facilitated by third-party credentialing organizations to include community colleges and career-training businesses.

BASF and industry commodity associations come together to provide agricultural scholarships

PRESS RELEASE - Ten scholarships awarded to individuals representing the future of agriculturePHOENIX, February 26, 2015 – BASF Crop Protection has teamed up with industry-leading commodity organizations to award scholarships to 10 students pursuing degrees in agriculture. Working with the American Soybean Association (ASA), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF), BASF presented students with scholar-ships today during the 2015 Commodity Classic in Phoenix, Arizona.

ASU launches academy to educate young students about sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - The National Sustainability Teachers' Academy features an in-person workshop in June at ASU's Tempe campus, where middle school teachers from across the U.S. will work with ASU's sustainability scientists and scholars to develop curriculum focused on urban systems. 

Red Brick Brewing Company Adopts Novelis evercan™ Packaging

PRESS RELEASE - Craft brewer expands into sustainable, certified high-recycled content aluminum cansRed Brick Brewing introduces Laughing Skull Amber Ale in evercan aluminum cans.

City of Phoenix calls for partners through Call for Innovators and RFP

PRESS RELEASE - The city of Phoenix, through its Reimagine Phoenix initiative, is seeking additional partners to achieve the city’s goal of diverting 40 percent of waste from the city’s landfill by 2020. Interested parties will be able to submit proposals through two engagement opportunities: Reimagine Phoenix Call for Innovators; and Transforming Trash into Resources Pilot Program Request for Proposals.

AT&T and SunEdison Launch Alternative Energy System in the Lone Star State

PRESS RELEASE - By: John Keller In pursuit of our commitment to decrease our environmental impact in the communities in which we live, work and serve in, this week we unveiled our new 677 kilowatt solar panel system that will provide energy for an AT&T facility in Lancaster, Texas. This solar panel array was designed, developed and deployed with the help of SunEdison.

Domtar Survey Finds That Some Americans Are Stumped on Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Most Americans purchase and use forest products all the time, from cardboard boxes to gift bags to copy paper. However, how many people truly consider the environmental impacts associated with the items they buy? As “sustainability” moves from being a buzzword to a necessity, understanding these impacts is becoming increasingly important. In November 2014, Domtar Corporation conducted a national survey fielded by Taylor Nelson Sofres (TNS) Global, including a representative sample of 2,500 adults. The results revealed that respondents have good intentions when it comes to sustainability – but when it comes to the details, many Americans were stumped.

Sustainable Brands Seeks Entrepreneurs for Startup Business Competition

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, February 18, 2015 – Sustainable Brands® recently opened submissions for its internationally recognized startup business competition Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO). Presented and sponsored by Target, the competition culminates at SB’15 San Diego, June 1-4, with venture finalists presenting their early operational plans to business leaders and investors in the Sustainable Brands community.

BASF doubles production capacity at its Cinderford, UK, precious metals recycling plant

PRESS RELEASE - Investment in high-performance milling and decanning equipment drives increased production throughputAllows for higher volumes of scrapped catalytic converter processing and increased efficiency of PGM recoveryCinderford, UK and Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 17, 2015 – BASF has completed the installation and start-up of new high-performance milling and decanning equipment at its Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK, precious metal recycling operation, more than doubling the plant’s production capacity.

Invesment in Offshore Wind Farm Lands Its First Power

PRESS RELEASE - The first Borkum Riffgrund 1 wind turbines off the coast of Germany have begun producing electricity. The wind farm will help the LEGO Group reach its goal of being based 100 percent on renewable energy by 2020.

Phoenix's Mayor Stanton Proclaims Sustainability Solutions Week

PRESS RELEASE - PHOENIX, Feb. 16, 2015 -- Today, a Mayoral Proclamation kicked off the second annual Sustainability Solutions Festival, which will position the Valley of the Sun as the epicenter of the sustainability universe as business leaders, students, families and creative thinkers gather to celebrate and honor solutions to the world's toughest issues. The Mayoral Proclamation delivered by Councilwoman Kate Gallego and presented to Rob and Melani Walton, who represented the weeklong Festival's host, the Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives at Arizona State University. 

BASF Helps Shanghai GM to Reduce Materials and Achieve a More Sustainable Car Manufacturing Process

PRESS RELEASE - BASF receives Excellent Supplier: Leading Technology Award from Shanghai General Motors in ChinaBASF’s expertise supports sustainable car manufacturing processLong-term partnership between Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd. and Shanghai General MotorsShanghai, China – February 9, 2015 – BASF offers its customers individual coatings solutions as the automotive industry focuses on sustainable manufacturing processes.

Sustainable Brands chooses Offsetters Climate Solutions as official carbon offset supplier and partner

PRESS RELEASE - Feb. 4, 2015, Vancouver, BC – Offsetters Climate Solutions has signed a three-year agreement with Sustainable Brands®, after being chosen as the Official Carbon Offset Provider and helping to deliver carbon-neutral conferences for the more than 2,000 combined delegates attending events in San Diego, Boston, and London this year alone.Offsetters will offset the conferences through a portfolio of third party verified projects. This portfolio includes the Great Bear Forest Carbon Project on the West Coast of British Columbia, Mai Ndombe Redd+ Project in Democratic Republic of the Congo, Efficient Wood Cook Stoves in Uganda and the Waste to Energy Facility in Lee County.  

Conservation efforts for San Francisco Bay benefit from the 34th America’s Cup carbon reduction and offsetting program

PRESS RELEASE - As the final chapter of the environmental sustainability story for the 34th America’s Cup, held in San Francisco in September 2013, Offsetters Climate Solutions is pleased to announce that $6,250 is being donated from the America’s Cup Sustainability Program to the San Francisco Bay Creosote Piling Removal and Pacific Herring Restoration Project. 

Sustainable Brands Announces ‘How Now’ Theme for SB’15 San Diego Conference, June 1-4, 2015

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, January 28, 2015 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the theme and program focus for SB’15 San Diego. ‘How Now’ is set to explore and demonstrate How brands can tap into emerging innovation to successfully scale sustainability to the next level Now to accelerate business success.

4 Environmentally Friendly Resorts in Costa Rica Now Available Through United Airlines' Eco-Skies Vacations

PRESS RELEASE - 4 Environmentally Friendly Resorts in Costa Rica Now Available Through United Airlines’ Eco-Skies Vacations Make Sustainable Travel Part of Your New Year’s Resolution

Hasbro Releases New Corporate Social Responsibility Report

PRESS RELEASE - HASBRO RELEASES NEW CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REPORT Company reaffirms long-standing commitment to product safety and environmental sustainability Pawtucket, R.I., December 16, 2014 -- Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), a global branded play leader, today announced the release of its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report. This CSR report provides a detailed look at the progress Hasbro made throughout 2013 in the Company’s three key CSR priorities—product safety, environmental responsibility, and ethical sourcing—in addition to other focus areas including human rights, responsible marketing, global philanthropy and more.

Sustainable Brands Expands Corporate Member Network with Addition of Estee Lauder, P&G, Hershey’s, Hasbro, Iron Mountain, Miller Coors and Domtar as Newest Members

PRESS RELEASE - Sustainable Brands® announces the addition of new members to its Corporate Member Network including Estee Lauder, P&G, Hershey’s, Hasbro, Iron Mountain, Miller Coors and Domtar. They join over 55 companies already committed to leveraging their unique role in business and society by aligning multiple stakeholders along a path towards a sustainable future.

Novelis Supplies Innovative Aluminium Solutions for New Jaguar XE

PRESS RELEASE - ZURICH, Dec. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novelis, the world leader in aluminium rolling and recycling, announced today that it is the supplier of aluminium sheet for the recently launched Jaguar XE. This brand-new addition to the Jaguar lineup, launched in Europe this fall and arriving in North America in 2016, is the first vehicle in the mid-size segment to feature an aluminium-intensive body structure.