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Chevron’s Battered Image Over Ecuador Ecological Disaster Takes Another Hit In Davos

Press Release Published: Jan 23, 2015 – 08:45 AM EST

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND, Jan. 23 /CSRwire/ - Prominent Swiss environmental organizations have crowned Chevron with an embarrassing "lifetime achievement" award for dumping billions of gallons of toxic waste into streams and rivers in Ecuador's rainforest relied on by local indigenous communities for their water....

WGL Energy's Carbon Offsets Achieve Green-e Climate Certification

Press Release Published: Jan 22, 2015 – 06:18 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) today announced that WGL Energy Services' carbon offsets for commercial customers have been Green-e Climate certified. WGL Energy Services is one of the largest competitive energy suppliers in the mid-Atlantic region....

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Opens Today

Press Release Published: Jan 20, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

ATLANTA, G.A., Jan. 20 /CSRwire/ - Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges. The...

Ecolab to Offset its Electricity Use in Minnesota Through SunEdison Community Solar Gardens

Press Release Published: Jan 16, 2015 – 01:52 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. and BELMONT, Calif., Jan. 16 /CSRwire/ - Ecolab Inc. is the first major corporate participant in Minnesota's newest alternative energy program, which uses community solar gardens -- shared solar panel sites with grid-connected subscribers -- to offset electricity use. SunEdison,...

Fully Renewable Carton Package Now on the Shelves

Press Release Published: Jan 13, 2015 – 05:13 PM EST

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND, Jan. 13 /CSRwire/ - Finnish dairy producer, Valio, becomes the first company in the world to sell products to consumers in carton packaging made entirely from plant-based materials. Consumers are able to buy these packages at retail shops in Finland from...

KEEN Unveils New Season of KEEN Effect Program

Press Release Published: Jan 12, 2015 – 09:45 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12 /CSRwire/ - After its successful inaugural season in 2014, KEEN unveils its second year of the KEEN Effect program to support non-profits globally. For 2015, the KEEN Effect II will award 10 grants to non-profits around the world. KEEN...

Columbia Water Center Receives a 3-year Grant from Norges Bank to Study Water Risk in the Mining Industry

Press Release Published: Jan 08, 2015 – 02:00 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jan. 08 /CSRwire/ - The Columbia Water Center, a center of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, announced today that it has received a 3-year grant from Norges Bank to develop a modeling platform to quantitatively assess mining-related water and environmental...

Holland America Line Develops Program in Partnership with Marine Conservation Institute to Support Marine Protected Areas

Press Release Published: Jan 02, 2015 – 02:45 PM EST

SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 02 /CSRwire/ - As part of its "Our Marvelous Oceans" partnership with Marine Conservation Institute, Holland America Line has created a new program that highlights and educates guests and crew about marine protected areas around the world. Developed with the...

Awareness of Resource Scarcity is Growing But Understanding of Business Impacts is Limited

Press Release Published: Dec 22, 2014 – 04:00 PM EST

DENTON, Texas, Dec. 22 /CSRwire/ - Packaging professionals within consumer packaged goods companies report growing awareness around the business impacts connected to natural resource scarcity, but robust knowledge and understanding is still absent, according to findings from a survey conducted recently by Tetra...

Chevron Maneuvering to Block Ecuadorian Villagers From Enforcing $9.5 billion Judgment in Canadian Courts

Press Release Published: Dec 10, 2014 – 12:52 PM EST

OTTAWA, Dec. 10 /CSRwire/ - Trying to make good on its promise of a "lifetime of litigation" to avoid paying for a clean-up of Ecuador's rainforest, Chevron will ask the Supreme Court of Canada this week to create a new jurisdictional hurdle that...

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