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Tell Your Corporate Citizenship Story During the 2015 Film Festival

SOURCE: Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship

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Each year, the Center hosts the International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival, which attracts both domestic and international interest. This annual event, now in its 7th year, provides companies an opportunity to showcase how they use video as an effective vehicle, illustrating to internal and external audiences CSR initiatives that build awareness of social, environmental, and governance issues. 

To participate in the film festival competition, companies submit a short video that depicts an aspect of their CSR efforts. In recent years submissions have represented a wide range of corporate citizenship topics including volunteerism, environmental sustainability, nonprofit partnerships, healthcare access, employee engagement, innovation in technology, and many others. Below is a sampling of the top winners from past Film Festivals. We encourage you to take a look at their work in the corporate citizenship field and invite you to showcase YOUR CSR efforts in the 2015 International Corporate Citizenship Film Festival.

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VIDEO: Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America – SXSW Eco 2014

SOURCE: National Waste & Recycling Association

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The National Waste & Recycling Association’s President and CEO Sharon H. Kneiss moderated a panel discussion on “Recycling More vs. Recycling Right in America” at the 2014 SXSW Eco Conference on sustainability in Austin, Texas. This video presents the highlight of that discussion from October 2014 observing the crossroads of American recycling: how to expand recycling for greater access and to include more materials, while ensuring that we are doing it the optimal way and not diluting the recycling stream.

Contact Info:

Craig Branson
National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA)
+1 (202) 364-3773
cbranson@wasterecycling.org
@WasteRecycling

KEYWORDS: Events, Conferences & Webinars, Business & Trade, @SXSWEco, SXSW Eco, conference, Sharon H. Kneiss, National Waste & Recycling Association (NWRA), SXSWEco, Recycling More vs. Recycling Right

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Ecocentricity Blog – January 2015

SOURCE: Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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I think we might have ruined the color green. Which is a shame, because it is one hell of a color.
Seriously, stop and think for a second. I’ll wait – I’ve got all day in fact, seeing as you are reading this at your leisure. I advocate for sustainability, so when I say “green,” what do you think?

Maybe I’m wrong, but I bet you think of some marketing campaign by a company espousing its environmentally friendly practices. If not that, you probably just think of a blue recycling bin (oh, the irony). Those are great things and all, but shouldn’t we mean more than that?

And why “green” in the first place? Yeah, I know the answer is obvious – grass, trees, the entire country of Ireland. We encounter the color in so many natural settings. It is the color of life itself, standing out like a neon sign stating, “Photosynthesis lives here!

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Valerie Bennett
Ray C. Anderson Foundation
+1 (678) 404-9225
valerie@raycandersonfoundation.org

KEYWORDS: Environment and Climate Change, Business & Trade, Green, Greenwash, green marketing, green concepts, green environmentalism, green and sustainability, sustainability, Green Labeling, Eco, eco label, Ray C. Anderson Foundation

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Helpful Holiday Green Home and Recycling Tips from NW&RA

SOURCE: National Waste & Recycling Association

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Here’s a few tips from the National Waste & Recycling Association on how to keep your home sustainable through the New Year and beyond.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and with the holiday season comes the company of loved ones, the glee of seasonal festivities and the joy of giving. And with the thousands of gifts, cards, trees and ornaments we share comes an influx of household holiday waste.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that we increase our typical volume household waste by nearly a quarter during the winter holidays, producing almost 1 million additional tons nationwide.

But don’t look at garbage as the Grinch of your household’s holidays! Here’s a few tips from the National Waste & Recycling Association on how to keep your home sustainable through the New Year and beyond.

Recycle Right to stay on the Nice List

  • A classic snapshot of a successful holiday haul is the pile of gift wrap, plastic packaging and empty cardboard by the fireplace. Wrapping paper is not recyclable and should not go in your curbside recycling bin. What to do? Try reusing it, along with your ribbons and bows.
     
  • Cardboard, newspaper and many other types of paper are almost always recyclable, and your local recycling company also likely accepts a number of types of plastics, along with the bottles and cans from your festive merriment. Check with your local hauler to see what you can and can’t recycle.
     
  • Holiday lights are a staple of the season, but inevitably they go out and must be disposed of. You should not recycle these in your curbside collection bin. However, your community waste and recycling program may accept them, as will certain retailers, including The Home Depot.
     
  • While we’re dreaming of a White Christmas with every Christmas card we write, we’re also accumulating quite a bit of recyclable paper. Nearly 3 billion holiday cards are sold annually in the U.S. Did you know that mail is generally recyclable in most communities? Enjoy holiday cards however long you like, but don’t feel bad about recycling them when you’re ready. It’s the right thing to do!

Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly—Then Compost Them

  • Many natural holiday decorations—Christmas trees, wreaths and garlands made from organic materials—can be repurposed themselves in a natural way. Some communities will host post-holiday composting and mulching events for larger items like trees, and you may be able to manage smaller items in your own home composting bin.
     
  • If you can’t reuse every leftover item from your holiday feast—like those many fruit salads—you may be able to compost them. While meat products typically should not be composted, other natural items—fruits, vegetables, potatoes, coffee grounds and others—are welcome in the pile. You can even compost used cardboard. Try to donate other unused food to local charities before tossing.

It’s the Holiday Season, and Garbage Trucks are Comin’ Round

  • After Santa’s sleigh hauls out countless gifts this holiday season, America’s dedicated waste and recycling collectors will hit the roads in full force to haul back the packaging, paper and other waste we dispose of. Spread the holiday cheer to the curbside by stowing your waste and recycling bins and carts properly and securely dispose of any sharp objects, such as broken ornaments or plates. These should not be recycled.
     
  • Also be sure to be on the lookout for garbage trucks as closely as you’d look out for Santa’s reindeer. Remember to slow down to get around garbage trucks to protect yourself and waste workers from injury.

You can find many more helpful tips on recycling, composting and managing your waste at www.beginwiththebin.org. From all of us at the National Waste & Recycling Association, we wish you and your family a very safe, sustainable and happy holiday season!

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