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In partnership with Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) group, mortgage-free home donated to former U.S. Army Specialist and Purple Heart recipient Bradly Hanawalt and his family SOURCE: Wells Fargo & Company DESCRIPTION:On Jan. 30, the Wells Fargo Iowa Green Team, in partnership with Wells Fargo’s Real Estate Owned (REO) group, donated a mortgage-free home to former U.S. Army Specialist...
Debut of integrated heat pump, hydronic air handler and solar hot water heater system helps desert home garner a jaw-dropping -17 HERS rating. SOURCE: Green Builder Media DESCRIPTION:Fortunately for those of us concerned about the planet, net-zero-energy homes are not a new concept—and not even rare. What’s new about houses that produce at least as much energy as they consume is the systems they...
SOURCE: Scripps Networks Interactive DESCRIPTION:Cue collective swooning at HGTV headquarters.   Employees lined the Food Network Kitchen as Kitchen Cousins Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri stopped by our Tennessee office for a quick tour of the building before they host the “Raise a Roof” benefit concert to raise money for Rebuilding Together Knoxville here tomorrow night.   As a national...
Select Entrepreneurs to Participate in Business Accelerator Program Aimed to Help Grow their Businesses and Strengthen Their Local Economies SOURCE: Capital One DESCRIPTION:Arlington, Va., April 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Count Me In for Women’s Economic Independence, the leading national not-for-profit provider of resources, business education, and community support for women entrepreneurs, and...
Meet the 20 finalists and vote once a day through April 22 to select five grand prize winners SOURCE: Microsoft DESCRIPTION:After reviewing impressive entries from more than 50 countries, our judging panel for this year’s Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change contest has finished the tough task of selecting 20 finalists. Now we’re asking you to make five of these inspiring change-makers our...
DRW launches "Big" program with Noble Charter school SOURCE: DRW Trading DESCRIPTION:The DRW foundation and philanthropy committee has launched a Big Brothers / Big Sisters program at their Noble Charter school - DRW College Prep. Ealier this year, 14 DRW employees volunteered to take on the role of a "Big" and met their "Littles" at a launch event hosted by DRW at their Chicago...
SOURCE: National Association for Environmental Management (NAEM) DESCRIPTION:By NAEM Staff Sustainability communications can be a powerful tool for changing how employees think about their work, their co-workers and their company. In this month’s Network News feature, we look at how NAEM members are using storytelling to engage employees and embed the principles of sustainability into the fabric...
SOURCE: Green Builder Media DESCRIPTION:Some are calling the new nine-episode Showtime Series, Years of Living Dangerously, the “The Greatest Story Ever Ignored.” For those of you without cable,  the first episode of the series can be streamed for free. As to the other eight, I am hoping Showtime makes some kind of a streaming deal. I beg to differ with Vanity Fair’s assessment of climate change...
TransCanada donates $8,000 towards emergency trailer project in Nebraska/Southwest Iowa Region SOURCE: TransCanada DESCRIPTION:A toothbrush, a blanket, a bed, a bandage — things most of us take for granted. But with the unpredictable nature of most emergencies, basic life necessities are often difficult to find when people need them the most. As a community member, with many staff living and...
by Vikas Vij SOURCE: Justmeans DESCRIPTION:(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainable products such as organic foods and specialty apparel typically lack economies of scale, which means companies are compelled to position them in the premium segment for upper-income consumers. The use of organic farming, energy-efficient technologies and fair trade sourcing usually puts a premium price on these products...