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Regular tests for workers over asbestos.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
In Ireland, civilian workers exposed to potentially-deadly asbestos dust will be screened every two years for health defects.
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'Asbestosis is like a death sentence hanging over you.'

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Jim Halligan was diagnosed with asbestosis 19 years ago. He acquired the potentially-fatal condition after cutting up asbestos on a former Naval Service ship, LÉ Deirdre, decommissioned in 2001.
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Saudi Arabia replaces health minister amid MERS virus fears.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Saudi Arabian King Abdullah removed Health Minister Abdullah al-Rabeeah from his post on Monday as the kingdom grapples with a worrying surge of new cases of the SARS-like Middle East Respiratory Syndrome.
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UK firm tests for oil in Congo heritage site.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
A British oil company plans to begin tests next week to establish the probability of recoverable oil beneath Lake Edward in Virunga National Park, a World Heritage Site in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, near its border with Rwanda and Uganda.
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Rio's Oyu Tolgoi woes deepen.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Mongolia has stepped up criticism of Rio Tinto over continuing delays to expansion of the pair’s $US11.5 billion ($12.3bn) Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mine, revealing a big divide still stands in the way of the profitable second stage of the giant mine.
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Japan will conduct Pacific whale hunt in wake of court ruling.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Japan said on Friday it would conduct a sharply scaled down form of its annual Northwest Pacific whaling campaign this year despite an international court ruling last month against the mainstay of its whaling program in the Antarctic.
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Rules would give more authority to environmental officers.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
A new draft law would grant law-enforcement powers to local environmental protection officers, allowing them to deal with pollution in a more effective and timely manner, experts said.
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Battling for a safer Bangladesh.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Reacting to public outrage, Western retailers and apparel brands began a major push to improve safety at the Bangladeshi factories they do business with. But instead of joining forces, the Western brands have divided into two sometimes feuding camps.
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Call to modify guidelines on light drinking in pregnancy.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
The National Health and Medical Research Council's guidelines on drinking during pregnancy provide insufficient and potentially alarming advice to women about the effects of low-level drinking, a leading pharmacist says.
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New Zealand site 'too risky' to store fuel.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
In New Zealand, a rival oil company removed petrol from the Lyttelton site beside Mobil's ruptured tank because it deemed the location too risky for storage.
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Brazil turns to drones to protect Amazon.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Municipal authorities in the Amazon region, the biggest of which covers double the size of Scotland, are looking to use drones to map properties and monitor whether farmers and others are maintaining the minimum of forest cover required under the new forest code.
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Agnico Eagle says country food near Nunavut’s Meadowbank is safe to eat.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
Agnico Eagle Mines says it is confident that levels of lead and other heavy metals in vegetation around its Meadowbank gold mine site are safe at this point and pose no threat to human health through the consumption of country foods.
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Stowaway mussel surfs Japanese tsunami debris to B.C.

Environmental Health News - April 22, 2014 - 07:00
A sea creature at risk of going extinct in Asia is proving to be a survivor, but after an arduous ocean journey it's not welcome to find safe haven in British Columbia.
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Seal cull abandoned amid protests

BBC News - Science & Nature - April 22, 2014 - 06:59
A major wild salmon producer says it is giving up the culling of seals after protests at a harbour in the north east of Scotland.
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Campbell Highlights Progress On Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy In 2014 Report

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire - April 22, 2014 - 06:55

Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB) released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report, What’s In a Name, highlighting the company’s integrated CSR approach to consumers, employees, the environment and community. The full report can be viewed at www.campbellcsr.com.

“As a leader in the food and beverage industry, Campbell is demonstrating our steadfast commitment to making good, honest, authentic food for the people who live, work and eat in our communities,” said Denise Morrison, President and Chief Executive Officer, Campbell Soup Company. “We have worked hard to earn the loyalty and trust of consumers throughout our 145-year history and are committed to a strategy that integrates CSR and sustainability across our business in order to build shareholder value.”

The report details Campbell’s progress against its 2020 Agenda, which established the company’s CSR imperatives and four Sustainability and Corporate Citizenship goals:

  • Cut the environmental footprint of Campbell’s product portfolio in half, as measured by water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions per tonne of product produced;
  • Measurably improve the health of young people in Campbell’s hometown communities;
  • Continue to provide consumers with nutrition and wellness choices in Campbell’s product portfolio; and
  • Leverage CSR and Sustainability as key drivers of employee engagement and performance in Campbell’s culture.

The report highlights Campbell’s progress toward advancing these goals. In fiscal 2013, the company:

  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 4.4 percent, or more than 20,800 metric tonnes; reduced water consumption by 2.6 percent per tonne of food produced; and achieved a waste recycling rate of 83.2 percent worldwide. Campbell also initiated renewable energy projects and continued to streamline packaging, with a cumulative reduction of more than 65 million pounds in the company’s product portfolio over the last five years.
  • Continued to combat childhood obesity and hunger through Campbell’s Healthy Communities Program, a $10 million, 10-year initiative that promotes better nutrition, physical fitness and access to healthier foods for children in Camden. In its second year, the program provided 193,000 hours of nutrition education to Camden children and 3,800 hours to adults; 175,000 hours of physical activity to youth through Soccer for Success and CATCH - a 75 percent increase over year one; and increased food access to 23,000 residents via 36 outlets including CSA memberships, corner stores and mobile markets.
  • Enhanced the health and wellness profile of its portfolio by acquiring two businesses in new categories: Bolthouse Farms, a leading maker of fresh carrots, packaged fresh juices and refrigerated salad dressings; and Plum Organics, a leading brand of organic baby food and simple meals for children. Campbell’s U.S. product portfolio offers more than 430 products low in fat, saturated fat and cholesterol, more than 300 products with less than 100 calories per serving and more than 150 products that provide at least a half-cup serving of vegetables and/or fruits.
  • Provided more than $52 million in food donations and global giving in the communities where Campbell operates, including $1.7 million in grants from The Campbell Soup Foundation to nonprofit community service organizations, with more than half dedicated to agencies serving Camden. Campbell employees volunteered more than 21,000 hours last year, demonstrating the company’s greatest commitment to social responsibility. During Campbell’s annual Make a Difference Week, more than 3,600 employees across 16 U.S. locations participated in 90 projects that focused on building and sustaining healthy communities.

 “The spirit of Campbell employees resonates throughout the report, acting as a catalyst to drive true, measurable outcomes,” said Dave Stangis, Campbell’s Vice President – Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility. “This year’s report illustrates key performance measures against our strategy and outlines our best opportunities to impact positive change.”

In recognition of its strategy and strong results, Campbell was named this year to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list by Corporate Knights, the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens, the Civic 50, the Vigeo U.S. 50 and Vigeo World 120 Indices, and the Human Rights Campaign 2014 Corporate Equality Index. Campbell also received the following awards: the DuPont Award for Packaging Innovation, the 2013 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Award by the National Business Group on Health, the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governors from the Institute of Directors, the 2013 Role Model Award from Produce for Better Health and CPG Award for Innovation from the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

This report captures Campbell’s CSR and sustainability strategy and performance in its worldwide operations during fiscal year 2013 (ended July 31, 2013). The structure and content of Campbell’s 2014 report was prepared using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, along with the GRI Food Processing Sector Supplement. Campbell Soup Company self-declared its CSR report to a GRI Application Level B based on the GRI Application Level Grid. To conserve resources, the full report is available online at www.campbellcsr.com.

About Campbell Soup Company
Campbell Soup Company is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality foods and simple meals, including soup and sauces, snacks and healthy beverages. Founded in 1869, the company has a portfolio of market-leading brands, including “Campbell’s,” “Pepperidge Farm,” “Arnott’s,” “V8,” “Bolthouse Farms,” “Plum Organics” and “Kjeldsens.” Through its corporate social responsibility program, the company strives to make a positive impact in the workplace, in the marketplace and in the communities in which it operates. Campbell is a member of the Standard & Poor's 500 and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes. For more information, visit www.campbellsoupcompany.com or follow company news on Twitter via @CampbellSoupCo.

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McKinney Advisory Group organizes Suit Drive for National Volunteer Month

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire - April 22, 2014 - 06:55

McKinney Advisory Group organized a suit drive for San Diego Rescue Mission as part of National Volunteer Month. The Suit Drive focused on aligning the corporate values of giving-back with the focus of helping others who are actively pursuing interviews, getting jobs, and supporting the San Diego community.

McKinney Advisory Group partnered with San Diego Rescue Mission and the career services program. The suits will be given to the graduates of the one year program as they embark on job interviews and gain employment in the community. Many of the graduates are must prioritize basic needs above new clothing. As a professional company, McKinney Advisory Group understands that a proper suit can help someone land a job interview or help someone feel confident at a new job.

Rachel McKinney, Corporate Social Responsibility Coordinator explained, “So much of what we do is to help companies grow and achieve their missions. This time we focused on helping an individual achieve their vision. We wanted to show our support and admiration for these individuals who are working hard to improve their lives through jobs, housing, and providing for their families. It’s just a simple act but means a lot to the recipient.” 

It was also a great way to reach out to the business community, neighbors, and clients. McKinney simply offered to give those gently worn professional clothes in the back of the closet a new career. Many corporate partners arranged their own collection at their offices and McKinney picked them up as well as accepted donations at the San Diego corporate headquarters.

The final numbers collected over 50 men’s suits, 97 shirts, 41 pants, 72 ties, and 12 sweaters. Women’s totals were: 27 suits, 11 jackets, 13 dresses, 26 skirts, 26 pants, 44 tops, and 16 sweaters.

If you have clothing that could start a new career please donate to San Diego Rescue Mission. Their information can be found online: http://www.sdrescue.org/. McKinney Advisory Group is a proud supporter of San Diego Rescue Mission and their dedication to serving the poor in San Diego.

About McKinney Advisory Group:
McKinney Advisory Group is a uniquely client-focused firm that looks at the bigger picture when helping clients make real estate decisions. They are more than a real estate company; they care about the community. They operate at the highest levels of fiduciary responsibility and focus on the finance of a company before making real estate suggestions. Ultimately they are an “achieve your vision” company. 

For more information on how you can participate or learn about the outcomes of this event please contact Rachel McKinney, CSR Coordinator and Marketing Director for McKinney Advisory Group. Email at rmckinney@mckinneyadvisory.com or visit our website for more information, www.mckinneyadvisory.com.

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Climate and Development Expert ClimateCare Receives a Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire - April 22, 2014 - 06:55

ClimateCare is today celebrating being named as winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, the UK’s highest accolade for business success, and hopes this acknowledgement will encourage new partners to work with it in order to tackle climate change and support sustainable development.

The company wins a Sustainable Development Award for outstanding contributions to poverty alleviation and tackling climate change. Its work with influential partners to develop and structure finance for integrated climate and development projects delivers environmental, health, economic and social benefits. To date, it has helped reduce over 16.5 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions and improve the lives of more than 6 million people. For example, it has helped distribute over a million efficient cookstoves, provide 4.5 million people with safe water and supported the creation of a market for treadle pumps for crop irrigation which increase yields and disposable incomes for farmers.

ClimateCare CEO Edward Hanrahan said, “I am delighted that ClimateCare has received such a prestigious award. As the scientific evidence for climate change compels ever more urgent action, it’s timely that the Queen’s Awards have recognised a specialised sustainability practitioner, focussed on cutting carbon emissions and improving people’s lives.

“There is increasing acceptance about the need for large scale action to reduce global emissions. This, combined with the realisation that the least developed countries are already beginning to suffer from the effects of climate change, mean that it makes absolute sense to focus on projects that deliver both climate and development outcomes.

“I hope that such a positive endorsement about the effectiveness of our integrated climate and development approach will encourage more organisations to support our work, either through initial investment into projects, or to take full responsibility for their own climate impacts by purchasing the resulting carbon credits to provide ongoing finance streams for such projects.”

Partnership is central to ClimateCare’s approach and, since it was founded in 1997, it has brought together a variety of diverse organisations including international governments, NGOs, investors and businesses, to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges. ClimateCare’s forward thinking and pioneering supporters include Aviva, Jaguar Land Rover, The Swedish Energy Agency and Forum for the Future, to name but a few.

“Investing in high quality carbon and development projects, like those that ClimateCare offers, should be an essential part of the CSR and carbon management strategy of every responsible business,” says Jonathan Porritt, Founder, Forum for the Future. “I hope this award helps raise awareness amongst the international business and development communities about the real and measurable value that ClimateCare’s approach can deliver.”

“The Swedish Government is committed to supporting projects that deliver measurable outcomes for communities as well as the environment. We are proud to support ClimateCare’s clean cookstove programme in Ghana and congratulate them on receiving this award.” – Christian Sommer, Swedish Energy Agency

"Jaguar Land Rover has supported ClimateCare's integrated approach to protecting the environment and improving lives since 2007. Using carbon finance for development makes simple, business sense and going forward, ClimateCare will help us both offset our manufacturing emissions and deliver against our target, to create opportunities for 12 million people around the world by 2020." – Jonathan Garrett, CSR Director, Jaguar Land Rover

ClimateCare
ClimateCare mobilises the power and scale of private finance to deliver projects with positive environmental and social impacts around the world. We combine the vision of a social enterprise and the commercial experience of an investment bank. Leveraging mainstream funding, we profitably deliver some of the largest, most successful corporate sustainability initiatives in the world.

From offices in Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific we help many of the world’s leading brands, organisations and governments scale up the impact of their initiatives. By investing their resources in projects that directly combat climate change and poverty, improve health and increase community welfare, we build better futures for millions of people.

ClimateCare is also looking for people to join its growing Oxford Team. Find out more at www.climatecare.org.

Queen’s Award
Queen’s Awards have been announced this year for outstanding business achievement in the fields of International Trade, Innovation and Sustainable Development.

The awards are made annually by HM The Queen, and are only given for the highest levels of excellence demonstrated in each category.

Winners of the Queen’s Awards can expect an invitation to attend a special reception at Buckingham Palace. They can also use The Queen’s Award Emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of their quality and success.

To find out more visit www.gov.uk/queens-awards-for-enterprise.

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Graphene 'made with kitchen blender'

BBC News - Science & Nature - April 22, 2014 - 06:03
Scientists have outlined how they managed to make the wonder material graphene using a kitchen blender.
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84 Businesses Honored as 'Best for the Environment', For Creating the Most Positive Environmental Impact

Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire - April 22, 2014 - 05:55

Today, 84 companies worldwide were recognized for creating the most positive environmental impact by the nonprofit B Lab with the release of the third annual ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list. The ‘B Corp Best for the Environment’ list honors businesses that earned an environmental impact score in the top 10% of all Certified B Corporations on the B Impact Assessment, a rigorous and comprehensive assessment of a company's impact on its workers, community, and the environment. Honorees were recognized among micro, small and mid-sized businesses.

Highlighted companies include outdoor retailers Patagonia and GoLite, home and personal care companies Method and Seventh Generation, employee-owned, craft brewery New Belgium Brewery and the 20-year-old waste reduction and management company, WasteZero.

The ‘Best for the Environment’ companies come from over 30 different industries such as financial services, consulting, apparel and personal care. 36% operate in the service sector, 33% in wholesale/retail and 25% in manufacturing. A quarter of honorees are based outside the US, with 13% companies operating in emerging markets including Brazil, Colombia and Chile. (Full list of honorees below and at bestfortheworld.bcorporation.net.)

“It’s great to see so many diverse companies on this year’s ‘Best for the Environment” list,” says B Lab co founder, Jay Coen Gilbert. “With representatives from 30 different industries, it shows that all companies can compete to be the best of the best at creating a positive impact.”

Each honored company is a Certified B Corporation. They use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today there are over 990 certified B Corporations, across 60 industries and 32 countries, unified by one common goal: to redefine success in business.

B Lab released the “Best for the World” list (overall impact) in March and will release separate lists recognizing the companies ‘Best for the Community’ (community impact), and ‘Best for Workers’ (employee impact) throughout 2014.

B Lab is a nonprofit organization that serves a global movement to redefine success in business so that all companies compete not only to be the best in the world, but the best for the world.

B Lab drives this systemic change through a number of interrelated initiative: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and good marketing; 2) passing legislation to accelerate growth of social entrepreneurship and impact investing (20 states have already passed benefit corporation legislation); 3) developing B Analytics, a customizable platform for investors to benchmark and report the impact of their global private equity portfolios; and 4) providing free, powerful tools for businesses to measure, compare and improve their social and environmental performance (more than 16,000 businesses use B Lab’s free B Impact Assessment).

For more information, visit www.bcorporation.net.

Executives from all B Corps available for comment. For more information contact Katie Kerr at katie@bcorporation.net, (610) 293-0299. 

2014 ‘Best For the Environment’ Honorees

11 Midsize Businesses Honorees (50+ Employees)

GoLite (Boulder, CO) – GoLite is the premier global manufacturer of high performance, responsible apparel and equipment designed specifically for outdoor athletes.

Method Products, PBC (CA) – Method is the pioneer of premium environmentally-conscious and design-driven home care, fabric care and personal care products. 

Namaste Solar (CO) – Namasté Solar is an employee-owned cooperative that designs, installs, and maintains solar electric systems for homes, businesses, non-profits, and government entities.

New Belgium Brewing Co, Inc. (CO) – New Belgium Brewing, maker of Fat Tire Amber Ale and a wide variety of award-winning beers, is the third-largest craft brewer in the country.

Patagonia, Inc. (CA) – Patagonia grew out of a small company that made tools for climbers. Alpinism remains at the heart of a worldwide business that still makes clothes for climbing – as well as for skiing, snowboarding, surfing, fly fishing, paddling and trail running. 

Positive Energy Solar (NM) – Positive Energy Solar is local, employee owned, and the only solar company in New Mexico that is a certified B Corp. 

Seventh Generation (VT) – Seventh Generation is a leading brand of green household and personal care products. The company remains an independent, privately-held company distributing products to natural food stores, supermarkets, mass merchants, and online retailers across the United States and Canada.

Solberg Manufacturing, Inc. (IL) – Solberg manufactures standard and custom filtration, separation, & silencing products that protect machinery, the surrounding environment, and the workplace.

Sungevity (CA) – Sungevity is the nation’s fastest growing residential solar company that designs, installs, and finances residential solar electric systems.

WasteZero, Inc. (NC) – WasteZero partners with more than 800 towns and cities around the country to reduce the amount of municipal solid waste (MSW) that is landfilled and burned.

West Paw Design (MT) – West Paw Design is a US manufacturer of eco-friendly and high-quality products for dogs and cats.

25 Small Businesses Honorees (10-49 Employees)

Acorn Sign Graphics (VA) – Acorn Sign Graphics designs and fabricates custom architectural signage and graphics. From award-winning design to sustainable sign and graphic solutions, eco-friendly sign manufacturing to long-lasting installations, Acorn Sign Graphics delivers comprehensive sign services to meet the needs of clients worldwide.

Advanced Home Energy (CA) – Advanced Home Energy partners with homeowners who are interested in going green and offer a wide range of home energy efficiency solutions.

Alchemy Goods (WA) – Alchemy Goods strives to turn useless stuff like blown-out inner tubes, old seatbelts and advertising banners into useful products like bags and wallets.

Brightworks (OR) – Brightworks provides comprehensive sustainability planning and facilitation services, helping their clients increase asset value, reduce operating costs, manage risk and enhance their brand, while helping address pressing global ecological challenges.

Britec Ltda. (Santiago, Chile) – Britec LTDA., has a factory of solar collectors in Chile in the Colina 1 Prison.

Bullfrog Power (Toronto, ON) – Bullfrog Power’s mission is to provide Canadians with easy and practical 100% renewable energy solutions for their homes, businesses and transportation that empower them to create a sustainable world for future generations.

ChicoBag Company (CA) – ChicoBag advocates for waste reduction and designs a collection of high-quality, long-lasting reusable bags.

Cultiva Empresa (Santiago, Chile) – Cultiva Empresa has developed several reforestation projects in Santiago, totaling 40.5 hectares reforested.

Degraf Ltda. (Santiago, Chile) – DEGRAF is a family business that began operations in 1982 with the objective to recycle waste from the printing industry.

Emory Knoll Farms (MD) – Emory Knoll Farms is the only nursery in the USA that is dedicated solely to the propagation of plants for the green roof industry.

Green Building Services (OR) – Green Building Services (GBS) provides services and tools to support the design, construction and operation of buildings that are responsible, enduring and healthy.

Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HI) – Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods (HLH) plants rare high value endemic koa trees on Hawaii Island. Some trees are planted for investors for eventual harvest, while others—“Legacy Trees”—are planted to permanently reforest the land, sequester carbon, advance science and inspire environmental awareness.

Highland Craftsmen, Inc. (NC) – Highland Craftsmen Inc. designs, manufactures and sells all-natural Bark House® brand architectural elements to building, design and furniture professionals as well as individuals.

Icebox Knitting, LLC (CA) – Icebox Knitting seeks to change the historically detrimental procedures of the textile industry by supporting sustainable practices with emphasis on local sourcing and production in closer proximity of the end consumer.

IceStone (NY) – IceStone® is the world’s safest, most sustainable durable surface. Made from three core ingredients —100% recycled glass, Portland cement, and pigment— IceStone® surfaces are used for everything from kitchen countertops to conference room tables to art installations.

Indigenous Designs Corporation (CA) – Indigenous Designs is a leader in organic and fair trade clothing. Their clothing supports thousands of artisans in the most remote and impoverished regions of the world.

Microgrid Energy, LLC (MO) – Microgrid Solar is a solar PV developer and EPC contractor based in St. Louis, MO, offering turnkey solar services for commercial, government, and residential clients.

Natural Systems Utilities (NJ) – Natural Systems Utilities, LLC is an innovative water asset management company that designs, builds, owns, and operates decentralized and distributed water delivery, treatment and reuse infrastructure.

New Leaf Paper (CA) – New Leaf Paper develops office and printing papers with leading environmental specifications and distributes them throughout North America.

Preserve (MA) – Preserve is the leading sustainable consumer goods company and producer of stylish 100% recycled household products.

Solmetric Corporation (CA) – Solmetric Corporation is a test and measurement company that designs and manufactures tools for the solar installation industry.

SunCommon (VT) – SunCommon’s purpose is to dramatically increase solar energy production in Vermont by eliminating the huge upfront costs and replacing them with a monthly payment that is the same or less than what Vermonters are currently paying their utility for electricity.

The Joinery (OR) – With a focus on both design and construction, The Joinery and its artisans endeavor to create furniture that will last for generations.

The Paradigm Project (CO) – The Paradigm Project is a low-profit limited liability company operating in cooperation with The Paradigm Foundation, whose collective mission is to create sustainable economic, social and environmental value within developing world communities.

TotalPET Corp (San Jose, Costa Rica) – TotalPET Corp recycles PET (a type of plastic used to create beverage bottles) to create packaging and prevent the plastic from ending up as waste.

48 Micro-Enterprises Honorees (<10 Employees)

Acción Verde (Bogota, Colombia) – Accion Verde is a Colombian for-profit enterprise that plants trees to promote reforestation in Colombia. 

Alima Cosmetics, Inc. (OR) – Alima Pure™ makes mineral makeup using only the purest cosmetic-grade mineral pigments. 

Animal Experience International (ON, Canada) – Animal Experience International (AEI) has a mission to help animals around the globe by matching clients with animal-related volunteer opportunities at sanctuaries, wildlife hospitals, animal clinics and conservation projects.

Atayne, LLC (ME) – Atayne makes high-performing outdoor and athletic apparel from 100% recycled materials.

Best Energy (Santiago, Chile) – Best Energy is creating economic value through social and environmental responsibility. They provide solar water heating for social housing through gubernamental subsidies.

BluPlanet Recycling Inc. (AB, Canada) – BluPlanet Recycling Inc. is a Calgary-based multi-family residential and commercial recycling collection service provider. 

Climatesmart Business, Inc. (BC, Canada) – Climate Smart is a social enterprise that trains businesses and provides them with software tools to track and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

Cool Energy, Inc. (CO) – Cool Energy's SolarHeart Engine captures waste heat that an industrial site, commercial process or power generator is already emitting, and turns it into clean and renewable electricity, recycled thermal energy or mechanical energy.

Cultivating Capital (CA) – Cultivating Capital is a business consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs and small business owners, especially women business owners, go green and market their businesses online.

Ditto Hangers (CA) – Ditto features a growing line of 100% sustainable hangers, signage, POP displays, packaging and accessory displays.

Dolphin Blue, Inc. (TX) – Dolphin Blue is an online retailer of ecologically sustainable products for use in commercial and home offices. 

Eco-Bags Products (NY) – ECOBAGS® is a small, woman-owned business with a history of creating well-constructed, responsibly- & ethically-produced reusable bags of all kinds using natural, recycled, and organic materials.

Ecologic Designs Inc. / Green Guru (CO) – Ecologic Designs works with organizations to manufacture OEM, Private Label and Co-Branded consumer products made from their waste materials or materials they’ve previously reclaimed.

EcoLogic Solutions Inc. (NY) – EcoLogic Solutions Inc.'s purpose is to introduce the safest, effective and cost competitive cleaning products to mass consumers.

Ecoservice (São Paulo, Brazil) – Ecoservice operates with the goal of being a benchmark in sustainable products, systems and services for the building industry.

Ecotrust Forest Management (OR) – Ecotrust Forest Management is a forestland investment management and advisory services company that generates long-term value for both investors and society by facilitating positive environmental outcomes and supporting job creation in rural communities.

Eleek (OR) – Eleek is a sustainable design and manufacturing business specializing in high-style lighting and other decorative building parts.

Energy Opportunities (PA) – Energy Opportunities, Inc. provides technical consulting services on projects relating to energy management, efficiency and conservation, renewable energy systems, and the environmental impacts of human enterprises.

Episencial (CA) – Episencial combines advanced skin care technology with Actively Healthy™ ingredients including probiotics, neem oil, and botanically-sourced essential fatty acids and antioxidants to enhance skin immunity and defend against daily environmental challenges from water, sun and air.

Feronia Forests LLC (MA) – Feronia's mission is to acquire and to sustainably manage natural hardwood forest properties in the U.S. The company generates revenues from timber harvests, conservation easements, carbon offsets, renewable energy and products of the forest.

Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, LLC (CA) – Honeyman Sustainability Consulting, LLC, helps businesses save money, add value to their brand, and cultivate happier and more committed employees—while reducing their impact on the environment.

Incite Directives (Atlanta, GA) – Incite Directives works with businesses and building owners to integrate sustainability into the cultural cloth of their organizations, beginning with facilities and operations.

Just Right Recycling (Abbotsford, BC) – Just Right Recycling is a metal recycling company providing efficient bin services to industry.

Linhardt Design (NY) – Linhardt Design is a New York-based fine and fashion jewelry house that is revolutionizing the industry with its extraordinary designs coupled with socially and environmentally responsible practices.

Luscious Garage (CA) – Luscious Garage specializes in hybrid auto repair and applies the "hybrid" paradigm to everything it does: minimizing environmental impact, promoting advanced technology, and working together with customers to meet their needs.

mas ambiente s.a. (Mendoza, Argentina) – Mas ambiente manufactures eco-friendly soaps made with 100% recycled cooking oil.

Piedmont Biofuels (NC) – Piedmont Biofuels is a community scale biodiesel operation which collects used cooking oil from area food service establishments and converts it into a clean burning renewable fuel. 

Project Repat (MA) – Project Repat upcycles t-shirts into fun and fashionable clothing accessories while creating jobs.

Proyecto Importa (Santiago, Chile) – Proyecto Importa seeks to transform penitentiary labor and social spaces into workshops, which will promote the inclusion of socially vulnerable individuals while developing sustainable products.

Rain Water Solutions, Inc. (NC) – RainWater Solutions manufactures and distributes the 65-gallon Moby rain barrel. They also design and install above- and below-ground rainwater harvesting equipment.

Reciclarg S.A. (Mendoza, Argentina) – Reciclarg seeks to generate awareness of the electronic waste cycle. 

REfficient Inc. (Hamilton, ON) – REfficient is an online marketplace where businesses can go shopping in other companies’ surplus inventory. 

Resonate LLC (PA) – Resonate LLC is a strategic sustainability consulting firm that helps companies to enhance brand, profitability and company value by integrating social and environmental factors into their business model and performance measurement.

Rivanna Natural Designs, Inc. (VA) – Rivanna Natural Designs creates awards, plaques, and gifts made from FSC-certified woods, bamboo, recycled glass and other planet-friendly materials. 

Route to Green SPA (Santiago, Chile) – R2G's mission is to make a variety of affordable products and services consistent with the protection of the environment in Chile and Latin America.

Saul Good Gift Co (Vancouver, BC) – Saul Good Gift Co. uses corporate gifts to communicate values around sustainability, local purchasing (to Vancouver, BC), and community engagement to build powerful relationships for its clients.

Seeds Printing (PA) – SEEDS is a green printing company comprised of environmentally conscious, creative professionals with years of experience in the fields of printing, design, marketing, writing and editing, and world-class customer service.

SLOWCOLOR (CA) – SLOWCOLOR is an integrated bottom line high-impact clothing enterprise committed to revitalizing the use of age-old traditions to dramatically reduce the social, environmental and health impacts of textile manufacturing. 

SMART Watering Systems Inc. (Milton, ON) – SMART Watering Systems is a water efficiency consulting firm and a "hands on" irrigation water management company that works with municipalities, parks departments, architects and property managers to reduce potable water use on landscapes.

Solar States (PA) – Solar States develops solar projects on schools, homes, and commercial buildings, as well as connecting Philadelphia students with the green-collar economy through training and jobs.

Spotlight Solar, LLC (NC) – Spotlight Solar makes solar systems that look like sculpture. Their products are intended to complement other environmental investments, like rooftop solar systems, which are usually hidden from the public on flat office building roofs.

Staach (NY) – Staach strives to create the finest modern handcrafted furniture using only sustainable methods and materials.

TerraLocke, Inc. (IL) – TerraLocke is a sustainability consulting firm focusing on local communities.

TerraPass (CA) – TerraPass’ projects help businesses and individuals reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and fight climate change by generating renewable energy and destroying greenhouse gases (GHGs). 

TheGreenOffice.com (CA) – TheGreenOffice.com is a one-stop online retailer featuring over 34,000 green and conventional office products and a comprehensive range of sustainability services designed to make office greening easy and cost effective.

Waste To Green, LLC (NC) – Waste To Green provides electronic waste/e-waste recycling services to businesses, individuals and Government looking to minimize their carbon footprint through ethical, responsible and secure recycling of their old electronics and IT assets.

Yellow Leaf Hammocks (CA) – Yellow Leaf Hammocks are 100% hand-woven, customizable hammocks that offer customers supreme comfort, strength and durability, along with a commitment to cultivating a sustainable economic opportunity for marginalized ethnic groups like the endangered Mlabri Tribe.

Zero to Go (NY) – Zero to Go provides a removal service in which unwanted items are transferred directly to people in need. Their sustainable removal services address the needs of the community by ensuring useable materials stay local and out of the waste stream.

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