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December 5, 2012
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Setting the Example 
  • Tokyo takes sustainability to the next level
    Tokyo’s successful Green Building Program brought its expertise to the global arena when it joined C40 Cities, "a global climate leadership initiative in which cities around the world share best practices for sustainability." This piece discusses Tokyo's GBP in greater detail and notes the recognition that the Tokyo Metropolitan Government gave to 15 new buildings as models of sustainable construction. The Atlantic Cities (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
  • Trampoline eco-trail puts a spring in commuters' steps
    Commuters could one day bounce their way to work along tracks surfaced with long, seamless trampolines. A 170-foot-long test site has been developed in a Russian forest, with developers saying the black-rubber trail could one day allow people to travel to work without polluting the environment. The Guardian (London) (12/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
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Creating Accountability 
Making the Most of Parcel Boundary Data
For a growing list of industries, the importance and widening use of parcel boundary and property data continues to grow. Thankfully, alternatives to traditional parcel acquisition efforts are now available through cost-effective and ready to use solutions. Read our guide to smart decision-making using parcel boundary data
Green Marketing 
  • How a new logo helped Hot Bread Kitchen stay fresh
    Hot Bread Kitchen, a Brooklyn-based nonprofit that trains low-income immigrant women in the art of commercial baking, has blossomed since a local design company offered pro bono work to create a cohesive brand identity for the group. The group has trained more than two dozen women, is opening a retail location in the East Harlem section of New York City and is operating an incubator to help other food businesses scale up without sacrificing sustainability. FastCoDesign (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Sustainability Update Powered by 3BL Media 
  • Skype Brings Much-Needed Technology to Educators Through New Contest
    Skype has become an invaluable tool to enhance students' educations across the globe. Explorers like Mark Wood have connected classrooms in Nepal and tsunami-damaged Japan for an environmental discussion, NASA has reached out to students directly, and even Shaquille O'Neal has made surprise video calls to lucky classrooms. And now Skype is going one step further by hosting a contest to provide teachers with the chance to win $10,000 in technology products and a chance to Skype with Santa Claus. 3BL Media
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The Responsible Leader 
  • Sustainability isn't a zero-sum game for business
    Recent studies show that companies don't necessarily have to choose between planet-friendly business practices and profitability, writes David Dornfeld, director of the Laboratory for Manufacturing and Sustainability at the University of California, Berkeley. "[T]here is not a trade-off between a sustainable business model or sustainable manufacturing and profit -- one can minimize the impact to the environment and maximize profit at the same time," Dornfeld writes. Environmental Leader (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Powering Tomorrow 
  • Saudi Arabia plans to boost reliance on clean energy sources
    Saudi Arabia intends to generate 9 gigawatts of power from wind turbines by 2032, according to a report in a Riyadh newspaper, citing Khalid al-Sulaiman, vice president of the King Abdullah City for Atomic and Renewable Energy. The country also plans to generate 18 GW from nuclear, 1,000 megawatts from geothermal and 3,000 MW from waste biomass, al-Sulaiman said. Bloomberg Businessweek (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
Engage. Innovate. Discuss. 
  • How to mix business and pleasure at the holidays
    This holiday season, set yourself the goal of acting like a rock star at all the personal and professional gatherings you attend, advises Baron Christopher Hanson. That means turning up with a bottle of something special, smiling, speaking positively and earning yourself a reputation for working holiday-season miracles when things go wrong. "Rock stars acquire and install solutions quickly and quietly," Hanson writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (12/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterGoogle+Email this Story
On social media, perhaps the best measure of success is the resounding sound of silence."
--Pete Blackshaw, Nestlé social media chief, as quoted in the Financial Times
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