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CSRwire Welcomes New Members to Its Global Network of CSR News and Information

Submitted by: CSRwire

Categories: Events, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 02, 2009 – 08:00 AM EST


Feb. 02 /CSRwire/ - SPRINGFIELD, MA. - February 2, 2009 - This week CSRwire welcomed GenGreen, LLC; National Geographic Society, Port Metro Vancouver, Sustainable Kids, Syncrude Canada Ltd., The Perco Institute for Youth Development and Entrepreneurship, Inc( PRIYDE,INC), Alterna Savings, Canadian Post, The Mohawk Group, Boom Boom Revolution, American Quality for Society, and The Boomerang Project.

CSRwire membership of more than 1000 organizations includes public and privately held companies, socially responsible investment funds, non governmental and non profit organizations, universities, trade associations and think tanks. The following organizations will be using CSRwire to communicate their corporate citizenship, sustainability, and socially responsible activities and initiatives to a passionate and enthusiastic audience in over 200 countries.

GenGreen,LLC. - The goal of GenGreen is to be the most comprehensive and diverse resource available for people looking to live a locally-focused, environmentally conscious lifestyle. This is accomplished through our network GenGreenLife.com where we have over 35,000 listings to help you live your green life.

GenGreen is a multi-faceted platform for communication, education and connection; from green news headlines, job listings, and events, to tips helping you live a sustainable life. Want to find a recycling center near you? Where are your local farmers' markets? Looking for an alternative means to get to and from work each day? You can find the answers to these questions, and much more, at GenGreenLife.com.

As a user, the GenGreen Network is a platform to share ideas, educate one another and get more involved in sustainable practices. Profiles, blogs, and personal event calendars are just a few of the resources that registered users can use when accessing the Network.

National Geographic Society - National Geographic magazine has a long tradition of combining on-the-ground reporting with award-winning photojournalism to inform people about life on our planet. In 2008 it won three National Magazine Awards, for General Excellence, Photojournalism and Reporting. In 2007 it won two National Magazine Awards, for General Excellence and Photography.

The magazine is the official journal of the National Geographic Society, one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational and scientific organizations. Published in English and 31 local-language editions, the magazine has a global circulation of around 8 million. It is sent each month to National Geographic members and is available on newsstands for $4.99 a copy. Single copies can be ordered by calling (800) NGS-LINE, also the number to call to apply for membership in the Society. The magazine's Web site is at NGM.nationalgeographic.com.

Port Metro Vancouver - Port Metro Vancouver is Canada's largest and most diversified port, trading more than $53 billion in goods with more than 100 trading economies annually. Port activities generate 69,000 jobs across Canada with $4 billion in Gross Domestic Product and $8.9 billion in economic output.

Our vision is to be valued by customers, embraced as a member of the community and recognized globally as a leader in port sustainability.

Our mission is to lead the efficient and reliable movement of cargo and passengers in a manner that supports Canadian growth and prosperity, now and in the future.

Port Metro Vancouver is committed to the ongoing accomplishment of our mission while integrating environmental, social and economic sustainability initiatives into all areas of port operations.

Sustainable Kids - SUSTAINABLE KIDS brand is built to help teach global compassion and responsible eco-consumerism to youth through a lifestyle clothing brand.

The girls & boys collection sized 2-14, is forward-fashion and forward-thinking.

Our business is built on three points:

The line is designed sustainably; using certified organic and recycled fabrics and organic lead & pthalate-free inks, and is produced ethically in the USA.

The collection donates $1.50 for each purchase to help fund housing for homeless children in Haiti, which becomes a US-territory in July 09. Each consumer purchase includes a post-paid donation box-- the child who receives something NEW is then encouraged to donate (with their parents help) something to a child at the children's orphanage who has less (a book, a toothbrush, toy, etc). IN THE POST-PAID RECYCLED BOX.

We hope to build a bridge between children in the first world and lesser-blessed children in third world countries.

Syncrude Canada Ltd. - Syncrude Canada Ltd. operates the largest oil sands facility in the world, producing crude oil from the Athabasca oil sands formation in Alberta, Canada. Oil sand is defined as sand and other rock material which contain bitumen. Each particle of oil sand is coated with a layer of water and a thin film of bitumen.

Syncrude's Community Investment Program supports organizations and groups that require assistance with projects enhancing the quality of life within the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and the city of Edmonton.

We believe in the growth and well being of the communities in which our employees work and live.

The Perico Institute for Youth Development and Entrepreneurship, Inc. - The PERICO Institute for Youth Development and Entrepreneurship, Inc. (PRIYDE) is a 501 (c) 3 community-based organization based in Jackson, Mississippi. PRIYDE is governed by principles of faith. The mission of the PRIYDE is to focus solely on youth development in financial literacy, resiliency skills, certain apprentice skills, entrepreneurship, and advocacy necessary for success in the work place and the market place. PRIYDE is designed for youth who are the ages 14-21. The desired outcome for PRIYDE is to build business and social awareness and skills in [100] youth during a twelve month period; this awareness and skills development will directly impact and strengthen reading and math competencies, and individual life skill capacities.

Alterna Savings - Alterna Savings is a full-service, member-focused and community-based financial co-operative. Formed in 1908, today we are Ontario’s third largest credit union with $1.8 billion in assets under administration. We serve more than 150,000 members at 22 branches throughout southcentral and eastern Ontario.

Alterna is guided by our commitment to support the well-being of our members, employees and communities. We promote community economic development through micro-lending initiatives, encourage our members to be financially knowledgeable, give back through many charitable activities and continually strive to be transparent at every level of our operation.

Canadian Post - very business day, Canada Post plays a significant role in helping Canadians run their companies, ship goods around the world and communicate with one another through a variety of world-class innovative physical and electronic delivery solutions. A profitable company that’s a vital part of the Canadian economy, Canada Post is among the 50 largest Canadian businesses in terms of revenue and the 10 largest employers in Canada.

Our approach to social responsibility is anchored in the belief that our long term economic health is directly linked to the health of our employees, our communities and our environment. We are committed to continuously improving the way we conduct our business by following leading environmental and ethical business practices. www.canadapost.ca

The Mohawk Group - As a division of Mohawk Industries, The Mohawk Group is a long-standing industry leader in floor covering. It is driven by a philosophy of "innovation that works"—for its company, its customers and the environment. The flooring manufacturer strongly focuses on environmentally sound practices and innovative product and service solutions. For more information about Mohawk's sustainability initiatives, visit www.mohawkgreenworks.com.

Boom Boom Revolution - Boom Boom Revolution is a 4th Sector business with the audacious intention to transform the world one purposeful act of kindness at a time; we produce consumer products that encourage and promote positive social contributions.

American Society for Quality - ASQ is the world's leading membership organization devoted to quality. We have the knowledge, tools, expertise and resources to inspire you and your organization. Join ASQ and we'll help you Make Good Great(R).

The Boomerang Project - The Boomerang Project, which houses the student orientation & transition programs Link Crew and WEB, is a company equally dedicated to both educators and students. Our goal is to help create schools that not only teach students, but reach them as well. Whether it be through an orientation/transition program, an incredible teacher training, a powerful in-service, a dynamic speaker, or providing useful resources, we believe educators and students deserve nothing less than the best when it comes to personal/professional development and growth.

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