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Texas Company to Pay $1.6M for Oil Spill Violations

Superior Crude Gathering Inc. (Superior Crude) has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a 2010 crude oil spill from tanks at Superior’s oil storage facility in Ingleside, Texas, the Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced. Under the consent decree lodged today in federal court, Superior will pay $1.61 million to resolve the government’s claims.


Tetra Pak to Survey Pack Expo Attendees to Measure Awareness of Resource Scarcity Impacts on Business

Tetra Pak to Survey Pack Expo Attendees to Measure Awareness of Resource Scarcity Impacts on BusinessParticipants to also share views on use of renewable resources and sustainable resource management practices

Tetra Pak® U.S. will examine industry perceptions about the very real issue of scarce natural resources at PACK EXPO International, conducting a survey among attendees to better understand views around how resource scarcity is impacting supply chains and what companies are doing to mitigate this challenge.

The research is part of Tetra Pak’s new Moving To The Front initiative, launched in July, designed to address the implications of global population growth and increased demand for consumer packaged goods, which are depleting the world’s finite natural resources at an alarming rate, disrupting entire supply chains and potentially limiting business growth.


14 U.S. companies seed worldwide change on Oct. 25 with big donation

Give a total of $350,000 to Whole Planet Foundation® to fund global poverty alleviation

It may not be a historical holiday, but for more than 851,000 families worldwide who have been empowered to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit, Oct. 25 is a life-changing date. It is the day Whole Foods Market® launched Whole Planet Foundation with a mission to fight global poverty through microcredit. Nine years later, the foundation has funded $36 million in small loans to microcredit clients across 61 countries, empowering them with a chance to lift themselves out of poverty.


In-Depth Article Examines the 25 Most Eco-Friendly Bank Buildings

A new web article by Online Accounting Degree Programs details 25 of the world's most eco-friendly bank buildings.

A new article by education website Online Accounting Degree Programs proves that bank buildings can be ecologically sound as well as aesthetically pleasing. "25 Most Impressive Eco-friendly Bank Buildings" is a collection of the most environmentally green financial buildings in the world. The article was launched as an incentive for eco-conscious accountants to seek employment with green banking institutions.


Just Energy Proudly Sponsors Energy Day 2014 in Houston, Texas

North American energy retailer Just Energy  (NYSE: JE, TSX: JE) is proud to announce its sponsorship of Energy Day, Houston's largest free family festival showcasing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The family-focused festival will be held Saturday October 18th, 2014 at Sam Houston Park from 11am to 5pm with interactive demonstrations and exhibits about various forms of energy, science, technology, efficiency, and conservation.


BabyEarth announces the introduction of free same day delivery service in the Austin Market

BabyEarth helps busy parents with everything they need, delivered right to their doorstep within hours of ordering. The company delivers in a stork themed van, and provides "delivery with no labor."

BabyEarth, a baby products retailer with an eco-friendly flair, introduces expedited delivery services in the Austin TX market.  BabyEarth offers over 10,000 items on its easy to shop website, and most are available for same day delivery via the Stork when an order is placed by 1PM. The coverage map for expedited delivery service via the Stork is here. "We know our customers are busy and may not be able to get to our store in Round Rock, or wait for standard delivery services, so we are pleased to offer same day, and other expedited services with our Stork" said Steve Steinberg, President and CEO of BabyEarth.  Mr. Steinberg developed the concept for the van with support from Lyon Advertising, Great Big Signs and key vendor partners Chicco, Graco, Maxi-Cosi, Nuna, Stokke and The Honest Co.


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