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Southern Oregon University Highlighted by U.S. Energy Department for its Investment in Clean Energy
11/16/12—ENERGY.GOV—Today, the Energy Department released its fourth video in the “Clean Energy in Our Community” video series, highlighting clean energy investments by Southern Oregon University (SOU). The school’s investments in renewable energy, sustainability, and purchasing Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are benefiting residents and workers across Ashland, a city of about 20,000 people. SOU is working to reduce its energy waste and deploy clean, renewable energy projects both on its campus and throughout the Ashland community. Read full story


Energy Adviser: Program Helps Shrink Your Carbon Footprint
10/25/12—THE COLUMBIAN—Conservation is a great first step toward reducing your carbon footprint. You can go even further by purchasing credits from Clark Public Utilities’ Green Lights program to offset the impact of your energy use. “For a few extra dollars a month, customers can support clean and renewable energy here in the Northwest,” said Michelle Missfeldt, a key accounts manager for the utility. Read full story


River Initiative Wins Award
10/25/12—CAPITALPRESS.COM—The Willamette River Initiative of Oregon has been awarded the 2012 Thiess International Riverprize for excellence in river management. The award, presented Oct. 9 in Melbourne, Australia, is worth $300,000, according to the International River Foundation. Read full story


How the Yampa River, and its Dependents, Survived the Drought of 2012
10/18/12—NATIONALGEOGRAPHIC.COM—As this year’s drought deepened and spread across the United States, many cities and farms took steps to cope. Bans on landscape irrigation conserved municipal supplies. Farmers pumped more groundwater for their crops to make up for the lack of rain. But what’s a river to do? Read full story


Willamette River Wins International Prize
10/10/12—GAZETTE TIMES—The International River Foundation based in Brisbane, Australia deemed the Willamette River winner of the Thiess International Riverprize, an award that recognizes sustainable programs in river management. The Willamette River Initiative entry was submitted by Portland-based company Meyer Memorial Trust and is a group of organizations that aims to improve watershed health in the Willamette Basin. Read full story


Sports Industry Scores an Environmental ‘Game Changer’
09/05/12—NEWSWIRE.COM—When the second annual Green Sports Alliance Summit opens in Seattle today, some 400 sports executives and venue operators will each receive a fat new report on the greening of the $400 billion professional sports industry. Read full story


The Business & Pleasure of Sports
09/05/12—SUNSENTINEL.COM—Miami’s AmericanAirlines Arena and Marlins Park, and Orlando’s Amway Center are among the venues cited as figuring prominently in the green movement in pro sports in a report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council, in collaboration with the Green Sports Alliance. Read full story


Harnessing a Voluntary Market to Restore Flow to Dewatered Rivers and Streams
08/14/12—GLOBAL WATER FORUM—Across the western United States, thousands of miles of rivers, streams, and wetlands are critically de-watered as a result of over-appropriated water rights. In the U.S. state of Montana alone, chronic or periodic dewatering occurs across over 4,000 miles of rivers and streams annually, and the resulting low flow conditions exacerbate water quality; restrict the movement and productivity of fish and wildlife; impair natural riparian vegetative processes; and limit human recreational opportunities. Read full article


MLB Takes Part in White House Sustainability Forum
07/19/12—ST. LOUS CARDINALS BLOG—Major League Baseball representatives participated in a “Sports and Sustainability” discussion held by the White House on Thursday morning, as the ever-expanding initiatives—on vivid display last week at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City—were held up as a shining example of the overall sports industry’s innovative success in adopting more sustainable practices. Read full story



From Baseball To The Olympics, The Challenges And Successes In ‘Greening’ Sports
07/23/12—THINKPROGRESS.ORG—The multi-billion dollar American sports industry may not be the most polluting industry, but it is among the most visible. With over 60 percent of Americans identifying themselves as sports fans, the greening of the sporting world could serve as model for a wide swath of people. Read full story


Why Baseball’s Green All Star Game Matters
07/10/12—NRDC SWITCHBOARD—The sports industry’s growing embrace of energy efficiency, renewable energy, recycling, water conservation, safer chemicals and healthier food is educating millions of fans about the importance of protecting the environment and natural resources that we all depend on. Through their leadership on the field, court or rink, professional and collegiate sports and their sponsors are showing their many fans practical, cost-effective solutions to some of our planet’s most dire ecological issues. The sports industry is demonstrating to millions of people from all walks of life how to be environmental stewards by leading by example. Read full story



MLS W.O.R.K.S. Announces How Green Are Your Goals? Contest Winner
07/09/12—MLS SOCCER.COM—MLS W.O.R.K.S. and MLS corporate partner Continental Tire announced their commitment to educate the next generation of energy users during MLS Cup 2011 and are participating in Bonneville Environmental Foundation’s (BEF) Solar 4R Schools program. A solar panel installation was awarded to KIPP Los Angeles Preparatory School–also the location of an environmentally friendly service project that culminated Greener Goals week and included players from MLS Cup 2011 champion LA Galaxy. Read full story


Glenwood School Gets Solar Lab
07/04/12—GOLDENDALE SENTINEL—As summer begins, so does the construction of a solar system at the Glenwood School that will provide a hands on laboratory for students to learn about solar energy and renewable technologies. The project is facilitated by the Mt. Adams Resource Stewards (MARS) and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF) Solar 4R Schools™ program. Read full story


The Coca-Cola Foundation Awards $26 Million to 85 Global Organizations During First Quarter 2012Funding Supports Global Efforts To Create Sustainable Communities

06/11/12—BUSINESS WIRE—The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company—awarded US $26 million in grants to 85 community organizations, including the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, during the first quarter. Read full story


NHL Green Nominated for 2012 Beyond Sport Award
05/30/12—NHL.COM—For the second year in a row, the National Hockey League has been nominated for Beyond Sport’s Sport for Environment Award. The League’s Water Restoration Project is one of three contenders for 2012. The League was celebrated as the Sport for Environment winner in 2011 for a League-wide food recovery program which has diverted over 200 tons of waste from landfill and provided local shelters with more than 300,000 meals since its inception in 2010. Read full story


Capital Pacific Bank Wins 2012 BEST Award
05/01/12——Capital Pacific Bancorp (OTCQB: CPBO) (OTCBB: CPBO) — Capital Pacific Bank won a coveted 2012 BEST Award from the City of Portland’s Sustainability at Work program for its work in providing financial services to local businesses and nonprofits, and for demonstrating how an impassioned green team can foster a culture of sustainability within its own operations. The bank earned its award in the small organization category. Read full story


Lamb Weston Extends Purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates
04/24/12-JUSTMEANS.COM—ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston is extending its purchase of renewable energy certificates from Bonneville Environmental Foundation (BEF). The additional certificates will continue to offset a portion of Lamb Weston electricity usage for two more years. Lamb Weston purchased its first certificates in 2008, and uses the certificates to offset 100 percent of the electricity needed to power administrative offices in Eagle, Idaho and Kennewick, Wash., as well as the electricity used to make Alexia® All Natural frozen potato, bread and appetizer products. Read full story


Major League Soccer Unveils Solar Panels on LA School
04/23/12—NRDC SWTICHBOARD—Remember how Major League Soccer (MLS) made a commitment to install solar panels at a local school in the city of the MLS Cup champion? And then the LA Galaxy won. Well, today MLS W.O.R.K.S., the Major League Soccer’s community outreach initiative, is delivering on their promise by unveiling a 2.1 kW solar array at KIPP Los Angeles College Preparatory School, located in East LA. The new panels are anticipated to produce 3,034 kWh of clean energy per year. Read full story


Putting Water Back
04/23/12—THECLEANESTLINE.COM—Patagonia’s Our Common Waters campaign isn’t only about demolishing dams. The impact of a dam on rivers and ecosystems lingers well past their expiration date, so removing them is still necessary in many cases. But that’s the work of remedying our past mistakes. The future requires that we find new ways to reduce our water and energy footprints so fewer dams are built in the first place. Read full article


For Earth Day—First of Four Games with Giveaway of Safeco Field Soil

04/20/12—MLB.COM—In honor of Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, the Seattle Mariners will once again stage a carbon-neutral game with carbon offsets, renewable energy credits and water restoration certificates. This is the fifth consecutive year the Mariners have offset carbon impacts for Earth Day. The Mariners are working with Bonneville Environmental Foundation and Seattle City Light’s Green Up program to offset the climate impacts of Sunday’s game between the Mariners and the Chicago White Sox. Read full story


Water Offsets Could Become a Tool for Water Stewardship

Will water-offset programmes soon be discussed by senior business leaders as part of water stewardship strategies?

04/19/12—THE GUARDIAN UK—Water stewardship has become central to businesses’ sustainability agendas as municipalities struggle to maintain a guaranteed supply. Water-intensive industries from breweries to hotels are tasked with proving to their stakeholders that they are serious about using water as efficiently as possible. A strategy they will consider in the future is the implementation of water offsets. Read full story


News: D.C. United Announces Earth Day Initiatives

04/19/12—VIVA LOU DOUN BLOG—D.C. United announced Wednesday multiple green initiatives to be held Saturday, April 21 and Sunday, April 22. Scheduled events and activities are made possible due to consideration from MLS W.O.R.K.S., Events DC and Bonneville Environmental Foundation. United hosts New York on Sunday, April 22 at RFK Stadium before a national television audience on espn2. Kickoff for the match is set for 6:00 p.m. Read full story


Meyer Trust Awards $1.3M in March

04/17/12—PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL—The Meyer Memorial Trust awarded nearly $1.3 million in grants to a dozen nonprofits in the northern Willamette Valley in its March funding round. March recipients are: Bonneville Environmental Foundation, Portland, $180,000 to manage the Willamette Model Watershed program. Read full story


Continental Tire Spreading Green Message in MLS Efforts

04/16/12—TIRE REVIEW—Major League Soccer launched its third annual MLS WORKS/Continental Tire Greener Goals Week. MLW WORKS is a league-wide effort focused on increasing environmental awareness and helping MLS clubs, fans and communities reduce their environmental footprint. The program is run in conjunction with Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the Natural Resources Defense Council and Earth Day Canada. Read full story


NHL’S “Gallons for Goals” Initiative Restores More Than Six Million Gallons of Water for 2011-2012

04/10/12—NHL.COM—The National Hockey League announced today that through its Gallons for Goals initiative more than 6.7 million gallons of water will replenish a critically dewatered river in the Northwest. This season, NHL Green introduced Gallons for Goals, a season-long commitment focusing on the issue of freshwater scarcity. The NHL Foundation pledged to restore 1,000 gallons of water to a critically dewatered river for every goal scored during the 2011-12 regular season, which drew to a close on Saturday. Read full story


NFL’s Eagles Score With Stadium Solar, Wind

03/11/12—EARTHTECHLING.COM—… All of which will no doubt make Natural Resources Defense Council and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation happy, as the two groups prepared a solar development guide for every team in Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Soccer back in 2010.  The Eagles, it seems, got the message. Read full story


Biz Bits: Snohomish County People and Businesses in the News

02/27/12—HERALDNET.COM—Northwest Wind & Solar has installed a 3.92-kilowatt photo-voltaic awning on the Carl Gipson Senior Center at 3025 Lombard St. in Everett. The system, funded by a grant from the Snohomish County PUD and the Bonneville Environmental Foundation through the Solar 4R Schools project, is meant to save the city money and reduce the center’s carbon footprint. Read full story


Intel Still Leads Nation in Green Power

01/31/12—SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS OREGON… In addition, the EPA found that Oregon State University ranked No. 4 in the nation for green power usage among colleges and universities, getting 100 percent of its energy needs met either by on-site generation or renewable energy credits purchased through the Bonneville Environmental Foundation. OSU used 95 million kilowatt hours of green power last year. Read full story


WhiteWave Foods Reports Progress Against Sustainability Goals

12/05/12—SUSTAINABLE PLANET.COM—Broomfield, Colorado-based WhiteWave Foods, makers of brands including LAND O LAKES, Silk, International Delight and Horizon Organic, recently reported progress against its corporate sustainability goals and announced a second wave of more ambitious targets. Read full story


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