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Activists protest environmental award for PepsiCo

June 25, 2012

The Stockholm International Water Institute’s decision to award PepsiCo for water efficiency is “a cruel irony,” according to environmentalists, who charge that the company has inflicted massive harm on vital community water resources around the globe.


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Green groups angry about watered-down Rio+20 sustainability agreement

June 25, 2012

Environmental groups say an agreement presented at Rio+20 lacks goals, deadlines, definitions and specific proposals that would help move the global economy toward sustainability.


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Oil and gas industry challenged to do more at UN sustainability conference

June 22, 2012

Gas flaring, biofuels and solar lamps came up for discussion during an oil and gas industry session at Rio+20, the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development which concludes today.


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US, Brazil develop sustainability investment tool

June 22, 2012

The EPA and Brazil’s Ministy for the Environment unveiled a new online tool that highlights key links between policies, funding and on-the-ground projects that can help drive urban sustainability investment around the world.


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Brazil, Denmark, France and South Africa form sustainability initiative

June 21, 2012

A group of leading governments join together in a unique initiative to commit to corporate sustainability reporting, in support of paragraph 47 of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20 – outcome document.
 


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Streamlight announces first quarter 2012 recycling results

Company and distributors collect more than 2,000 pounds of rechargeable batteries
June 20, 2012

Streamlight®, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance flashlights, announced that the company and several of its U.S. distribution partners recycled about 2,100 pounds of rechargeable batteries during the first quarter of 2012.


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Sustainability focus shifts to developing countries

June 14, 2012

A new 3.2 million Euro program that aims to build capacity of local businesses in developing countries on corporate sustainability management and reporting is being launched by the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), ahead of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development – Rio+20.


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EPA offers hot tips for a cool, “green” summer

Save money, water, energy while protecting health and encouraging environmental learning
June 14, 2012

The EPA has released a list of 15 ways people can save money, cut energy costs and continue to protect the health of their families while still enjoying the summer.
 


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“Safety has not been invited to the prom”

June 5, 2012

We had the chance in Denver to sit down with Tom Cecich, CSP, one of the driving forces behind the Center for Sustainability in Safety and Health, to catch up on the Center’s activity.


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A+A 2013 exhibitor applications available online

June 5, 2012

Exhibitor applications for A+A 2013, International Trade Fair with Congress for Safety, Security and Health at Work, are now available online at www.aplusa-online.com. A+A 2013 exhibitor applications can only be filled out online – no hard copies will be available.


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