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Major Businesses Sign a Climate Declaration

May 2, 2013 in CSR by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Last month, 33 major U.S. companies signed a Climate Declaration which urges the Congress to take action on climate change by promoting clean energy, limiting carbon emissions and boosting efficiency.
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Nike Urged To Stop Buying Cotton Produced by Slave Labor in Uzbekistan

April 17, 2013 in CSR by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

In January, I wrote about slave labor used in Uzbekistan’s cotton industry. Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton and the third largest exporter, so chances are great some
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The Slave Labor Behind Uzbekistan Cotton

January 17, 2013 in CSR by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Chances are great that at least some of the cotton in the clothes you wear is from Uzbekistan. A Central Asian country, Uzbekistan is the sixth largest producer of cotton,
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Activists Urge New York Governor To Uphold Fracking Ban

January 12, 2013 in Environment by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

The state of New York has had a moratorium on the controversial method of gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing or fracking for two years. In a few months, New York
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Half of the World’s Food Is Wasted

January 11, 2013 in Food by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Up to half of the food produced globally ends up being wasted, according to a new report by the London-based Institute of Mechanical Engineers. Currently, the world produces about four
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Georgia Utility To Phase Out Old Coal Plants

January 7, 2013 in Renewable energy by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Georgia Power, the largest utility in Georgia, announced plans to phase out 15 old coal and oil burning plants. Retiring old coal plants is a trend. Reuters recently reported that
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The Dangers of Oil Drilling In the Arctic Ocean

January 6, 2013 in Environment by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

The Natural Resources Defense Council and The Wilderness Society are demanding that Obama stop all current and future approvals for offshore oil exploration in the Arctic Ocean. The environmental groups
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Congress Extends Wind Energy Tax Credits

January 3, 2013 in Renewable energy by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

Congress extended wind energy tax credits for another year by including the tax credits in the bill to avoid going over the so called fiscal cliff. The tax credits apply
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What Comes After Prop 37 Ballot Initiative For GMO Labeling Activists?

November 12, 2012 in Food by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

California’s ballot initiative to require GMO foods to be labeled suffered a narrow defeat of 53 to 47 percent. Called Prop 37, corporations like Monsanto and Dow poured almost $50
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Eco-Friendlier Disposable Cups and Utensils Work When Convenience Rules

October 17, 2012 in CSR by Gina-Marie Cheeseman

If there are certain occasions when convenience is of the utmost priority, then using disposable cups and utensils that also happens to be made from plant sources is the way
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