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3BL Media's Blog – December 2009 Archive (15)

Spare The Grape, Save The Wine

Even though the clock starts ticking when you pull the cork, most wines will last at least a day or two. But eventually, almost everyone will have a few glasses of unused wine. And if you’ve just hosted a holiday party, you probably have more than just a few glasses to deal with. You might even have, when combined, a few bottles.

It’s tempting to simply pour it down the drain, but don’t. Wine recycles beautifully into many different pleasures. That leftover wine can go on bringing… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 30, 2009 at 7:04am — No Comments

Be Green Packaging & Genji launch sustainable sushi containers on the East Coast with Whole Foods Market

Be Green Packaging and Genji are pleased to announce that we have signed a mutually beneficial packaging and distribution agreement. This agreement is beneficial to both companies, Whole Foods, Whole Foods guests, Genji guests, and the planet!

Together, we are introducing what we think will be the world’s first fiber-based sushi tray line. The trays are made from Be Green’s annually renewable, compostable, tree free bulrush fiber pulp. The lids are made from PET #1. The sushi trays… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 29, 2009 at 1:07pm — No Comments

GE Receives $1.4 Billion Contract to Supply Turbines for Largest Wind Farm

GE (NYSE:GE) announced today it has received a $1.4 billion contract from independent power producer Caithness Energy to supply wind turbines and provide services for an 845-megawatt (MW) wind farm project to be located in Oregon. The wind farm, called Shepherds Flat, has received the majority of the necessary government permits to operate and is ready to be built. When completed it will be larger than any wind farm currently in operation around the globe.

“This project underscores… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 29, 2009 at 9:44am — No Comments

The 40% Problem: Why Retailers and Brands are Struggling with Social Compliance in China

Many of the most transparent retailers and brands report that 40-50% of their factories are either in remediation or considered medium risks. Moreover, this has not changed much over the past three years. Why has this proven to be such a challenge?

The principal goal is to protect the brand from disclosure that its suppliers and factories may not be trading ethically. Protecting the brand is an immediate problem. Human rights in developing countries is an aspirational goal.… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 27, 2009 at 5:42pm — No Comments

What’s Cooking? Recycled Kitchen Countertops!

Upgrading your kitchen can be a daunting task. And while you probably want the most modern kitchen you can afford, it’s also important to think about the environmental impact of any new items you purchase.

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What’s Cooking? Recycled Kitchen Countertops!

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Consumers are more aware than ever about sustainable choices for… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 23, 2009 at 7:03am — No Comments

Announcing the "Plant a Tree with Florence I.T. Every Hour" Campaign

The "Plant a Tree with Florence I.T. Every Hour" campaign for the month of December, 2009 is simple: Florence I.T. clients this month simply continue what they are doing already, using Florence I.T. for their I.T. support. For EVERY HOUR spent on services Florence I.T. will plant ONE TREE in the client's name. There is no limit, so prepayment of time may appeal to some clients if they wish to make a larger impact. "This is, quite simply, one more easy thing we can do." said President of… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 19, 2009 at 7:51am — No Comments

Get Your Green Business Noticed on a Free Online Green Directory

The Green Business League is now unveiling their new Green Business Directory. This directory will have your companies information listed on the Green Business League website with a link back to your home page. This is not only a great way to get online advertisement for your company but it is also free. Thousands of people visit the Green Business Directory website every day and now the Green Business League is offering to put your website on their directory for free.

The Green… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 19, 2009 at 6:24am — No Comments

3BL Media Launches URL Shortener to Support Charities and Raise Awareness of the "Triple Bottom Line" Approach for Business

3BL Media, the experts in corporate social responsibility (CSR), sustainability and cause marketing communications, today announced that it has launched, the company’s cause-based URL shortener. For each URL shortened via, 3BL Media will make a donation to worthwhile organizations, with initial recipients including Volunteermatch, Sweatfree Communities, and World Wildlife Fund UK. Additional charities and causes will be identified on a monthly basis via “crowd-sourcing” for… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 15, 2009 at 7:53pm — No Comments

20 Easy Things You Can Do TODAY to Save $$, Reduce Waste and Stop Climate Change

20 Easy Things You Can Do

Ok, cancel that expensive, high carbon trip to Copenhagen - you can do a lot to save money, energy, and reverse climate change right from home. In our ongoing effort to bring you positive steps that you can take in your daily life to conserve, eliminate waste or turn it into resources, here are our Top 20 Waste and Money Saving Steps you can take to reverse climate change. We culled these from a larger list of 50 simple things that everyone can do to reduce… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 15, 2009 at 6:37pm — No Comments

Visible Light Solar Announces Expanded Management Team and New Manufacturing Headquarters

Visible Light Solar Technologies, a LED/solar lighting technology innovator, today announced the appointment of four new executives and expansion into a new 32,000-square-foot US manufacturing headquarters. Founded by the venture accelerator Noribachi in 2008 and launched in the summer of 2009, Visible Light Solar is experiencing rapid growth; the company recently announced three new product lines, a national authorized distributor network, and increased sales of its LED/solar commercial and… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 11, 2009 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Making Winter Hot with Eco-Knits

From Gawky Green of Two Girls Go Green

I’m sitting in Starbucks. It’s snowing. It’s Michigan and it’s December, so I guess I am not that surprised. But that doesn’t negate the fact that I am cold. And one [of the many] thing(s) I hate about cold weather is that it leaves my fashion wardrobe limited. Not only do I lack motivation to dress any way but comfy, there are only so many variations of long sleeves, long pants and boots.

Alas, this is why I appreciate fashion… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 11, 2009 at 6:32pm — No Comments

60 Minutes Exposes Devastation of Mining in Congo

Here is the link to the 60 Minutes segment (on CBS) about the fact that gold from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is funding one of the most horrifying wars in history.


“When there are spikes in violence, it has something to do with contestation over the mineral resources…gold and the rest of them.”

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Added by 3BL Media on December 9, 2009 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Better CSR Reporting: Emphasize Outcomes

I’ve had lots of feedback from a post I wrote last week called How to Improve Your CSR Report.

One person observed that “the problem seems to be that to report you need to count things, yet much of what and organisation delivers into society cannot be measured this way.”

Even most non-profit organization report their social ROI based on number of people served, beds in hospitals, brochures distributed, etc. The real value of social organizations is not how many services… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 7, 2009 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Can Congress Make Progress?

The old joke goes: “If ‘pro’ is the opposite of ‘con’, then what’s the opposite of progress? Answer: Congress! “

That might be true often enough, but for Arizona 5th district Congressman Harry Mitchell that’s not the case. His district, which includes the Phoenix area, is leading by example. They’ve built a new, 20 mile light rail system in the past year, and here in the Valley of the Sun, a solar paradise, Congressman Mitchell is promoting solar energy. He asserts that cities can… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 7, 2009 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Peacekeeper's Founder, Jody R. Weiss, Talks about Her Experience in Surviving Domestic Violence and Transforming the Experience into Compassion and Activism

I want you to know that I am a survivor of domestic violence; not physical violence but emotional violence… what I call “micro-wounding.” Micro-wounding are those small wounds to the psyche. The silencing, demeaning, ridiculing, belittling of what is important to you, stepping on your dreams, the behavior that attempts to make you smaller or keep you down – micro-wounding is an epidemic in our society. It exists in the halls of corporate America and in our homes. Children micro-wound as part of… Continue

Added by 3BL Media on December 1, 2009 at 6:39pm — No Comments


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