L'Oréal USA Kickoff of Annual Volunteer Day


L'Oréal USA announces the kickoff of their annual Volunteer Day, where more than 5,000 employees from 20 facilities in Arkansas, New Jersey, New York, Texas and Washington will come together to give back to local communities across the country. Through more than 150 service projects, employees will donate more than 20,000 hours of community service.


Volunteer Day is part of L'Oréal's global Citizen Day initiative, the company's ongoing effort to support its local communities and customers worldwide. Last year, more than 25,000 L'Oréal employees from 62 countries volunteered 200,000 hours of community service.


"Volunteer Day is a source of pride for our employees, who are eager to make positive contributions in the communities where they live and work," said Frédéric Rozé, President & Chief Executive Officer of L'Oréal USA. "We're proud to dedicate an entire day to corporate citizenship and inspire our employees to support those in need through projects rooted in our dedication to sustainability, science and beauty.... MORE


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Wind And Solar Power Helping Preserve Galapagos Islands


A report on the Galapagos San Cristóbal Island Wind Project states the initiative has been a success, paving the way to further increasing renewable energy capacity in the region.


The Galapagos San Cristóbal Island Wind Project was inspired by an oil tanker incident in 2001 that saw approximately 150,000 gallons of fuel oil and diesel spilled in the pristine waters of the Galapagos Islands; one of the worst environmental disasters in the archipelago’s history.


To reduce reliance on diesel, three 800 kW wind turbines and three small solar panel systems were installed on San Cristóbal Island; which are supplying approximately 30% of the island’s electricity needs.


The renewable energy systems have produced 136,000 kWh of electricity to date; reducing diesel consumption by 2.3 million gallons and avoiding 21,000 tonnes of ... MORE


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Sports, and Sustainability

LIVE, Thursday from 11 to 12:30 est





 

RN invites you to watch live as we present Sports, and Sustainability coming to you from Buttonhole Golf a living example of sustainability that goes beyond sports . Our panel of experts will discuss how they see sports on every level utilizing the principals of sustainability to reach the next level.




X Games Gold Medalist to Explain
Extreme Sustainability on Thursday, June 23



When you think "extreme sports," do you think of sustainability? Well if you don't, one of the greatest stars of extreme sports is going to tell you why you should!

 

Kevin Robinson, professional BMX rider and 5 time X Games Gold Medalist understands his sports ... MORE



Honeywell Awards 50 Teachers Scholarships

To Attend Green Boot Camp



Honeywell this week awarded 50 middle school teachers from 13 countries scholarships to attend its eighth annual Green Boot Camp, a four-day interactive sustainability workshop that provides educators with the information, experience and resources to bring lessons on energy efficiency, sustainability and the environment back to their classrooms.


Green Boot Camp is part of Honeywell's commitment to supporting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education... MORE




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Description: Better Ways of Moving People Through their Lives




Is mass transit appealing?  Many cities, with their mega-investments in new trains, rail links, hybrid buses, high-speed lines running thousands each day to their jobs and clean, artsy train stations, would say it is not only appealing, but needs to be to get riders.

A wonderful success story of a region rethinking transportation to build cleaner, more livable, smarter cities is that of East Metro Strong's work for Minneapolis/St. Paul.  Now used as a national model, East Metro has worked tirelessly with the cities and business communities to meet the high-speed demands of their workers and residents.

Their most recent success was getting the green line built between these sister-cities and eclipsing their first-year expectations of ridership by thousands.  In fact, they moved 3 million people on the green in 12 months; something they did not expect to achieve for years.

What is even more fascinating is the remarkable urban that is spurred, and the double digit returns give the investments back to investors.  Can companies locate downtown and compete with companies in other states and countries without a great mass transit system to sedate the needs of their employees?  Will Millennials be the generation to end America's love affair with cars?

Tune in to find out.