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Straw in Hand, Water-Strained City Thirstily Eyes Great Lakes

Be careful, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Some lawmakers have actually threatened to cash in their favors to the Michigan Militia to keep aquifer-drained areas from…
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How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce…
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Environmental Justice and the Structure of Human Rights

Environmental Justice is about the intersection of human rights, infrastructure and how people--rich and poor, living in rich or developing countries--equitably and sustainably…
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Does Nestlé’s Bottled Water Pass the ‘Creating Shared Value’ Test?

Is Nestle's selling bottled water what Michael Porter and Mark Kramer had in mind when they conceived of creating shared value?
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Water, Coca-Cola, and the Strategic Power of Collaboration

Water binds us together. Yet only a select few companies realize that collaboration with the public and civil sectors is the only way…
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Qualtek Manufacturing: Fabricating Success through Sustainability

Qualtek, A 70-person, Colorado-based manufacturing company, looks to sustainable business practices as a way to enhance its market competitiveness and financial performance.
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Failing Infrastructure Could Cost U.S. Businesses $1.2 Trillion by 2020

America's infrastructure is in decay. A panel of labor and environmental leaders explain how investing in upgrades will create jobs, save money, moderate…
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6 Latest Trends in Corporate Sustainability

Earlier this month Ernst & Young and GreenBiz Group released a new study, entitled ‘2013 six growing trends in corporate sustainability.’ Based primarily…
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Climate Change Means Shallower Great Lakes and More Expensive Goods

160 million tons of goods are carried on the Great Lakes each year, keeping our nation’s industrial belt supplied with raw materials. Climate…
Intel's 2012 CR Report is chock-full of impressive accomplishments, but the company still wastes too much water and produces too much chemical waste.

Intel Demonstrates Water Leadership in Semiconductor Industry

Intel Corporation has released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report, summarizing the chipmaker’s performance across a range of sustainability activities. The report – the…
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Companies are Realizing That Water Conservation is Paramount

As water scarcity becomes more prevalent, more companies are seeing the urgency in developing water conservation policies. LifeStraw is doing its part to…
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What a Dish! Solar Energy Alchemy Creates Water

Two-for-one is usually a superior deal, especially when it comes to renewable energy and efficiency. And that’s what is happening with a new…
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Interview: Steve Howard, CSO, IKEA Talks Textiles

IKEA's Greentech venture arm, along with Nike, has invested in a startup called Dyecoo. Dyecoo has developed a system to dye textiles using…
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Does Outside Aid Offer a True Water Crisis Solution in Africa or Mask a Deeper Problem?

East Africa has 187 km3 of renewable freshwater resources per year, yet governments and organizations are in a crusade against the odds to…
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LifeStraw Turns Dirty Water Clean

LifeStraw units remove 99.9999% of all waterborne bacteria and 99.99% of parasites, cleaning water for drinking in Kenya and the Congo. The company…