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Bank Holiday. Urban Sustainability Mega-Community Fund. 2011 in Retrospect: What Luxury Brands Teach Us about Sustainability. 2011 marks an exciting year in luxury goods.

2011 in Retrospect: What Luxury Brands Teach Us about Sustainability

After years of being singled out for lackluster social and environmental performance, luxury brands are recognizing the benefits of going green, and are starting to talk about it. Backtrack four years ago to the release of WWF-UK’s analysis of the luxury goods industry, and things looked bleak. For example, Tiffany scored a D+, PPR a D, and L’Oréal a C+. This year, Tiffany launched its well-received sustainability website, detailing the responsible business practices that have made it a sector leader. PPR unveiled the first complete annual environmental profit and loss account for its brand Puma, committing to extend the practice to all of its brands, including iconic luxury houses Gucci, Balenciaga, Yves Saint Laurent and Bottega Veneta by 2015.

Like other business sectors, luxury brands still face a lion’s share of challenges. For sure, there’s a lot of work to be done. First, let’s start with a CSR-focused ad campaign gone a little wrong. Big Energy and your Government is lying to you. Flash Summit Live Stream. The Best Smart Growth Projects in America - Housing.

One of the country’s very best revitalizing neighborhoods and one of our most articulate city plans for a more sustainable future are among this year’s five national honorees for achievement in smart growth, awarded by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The Best Smart Growth Projects in America - Housing

The other very worthy winners include a green learning center in a small South Dakota town, a green, affordable apartment building in New Mexico and an innovative civic gathering space in Illinois. This year marks the tenth annual EPA smart growth awards (I also wrote about last year’s) and, in my opinion, perhaps the best so far. Here's a rundown: Old North Saint Louis I have been singing the praises of Old North Saint Louis for over three years now, ever since a presentation I gave to a conference led one of the architects involved in the neighborhood’s restoration to send me some materials.

I’m not backing off. Plan El Paso Earlier this year, I profiled a precursor to the plan called Connecting El Paso. Maroney Commons. Notary who blew whistle on foreclosure fraud found dead. Flash Summit 2011. Dust control and soil stabilization. DirtGlue - the Eco-Friendly Hard Gravel Polymer Pavement System Company We specialize in building hard driving surfaces economically and ecologically from pure gravel. It's strong... It's affordabe... It's ecological... it took 10 years of research to get here, all of us focused on one thing, to develop a hard gravel driving surface system that works. Now it's here. We maintain a worldwide network of sales and service centers, as well technical and environmental experts to answer every question and meet every need.

On this site you will find more information and supporting documentation about the soil stabilization industry than anywhere else on the web. As an industry we’ve come a long way. Tip: After you sign up (free), you'll have access to a complete technical document library in "My Account". Got questions? SDVOSB sourcing Scan for contact information ArenaKleen used for almost 4 years - like new! October 11, 2011 NYS DOT Approves DirtGlue Driving Surfaces GLEN O. Breakdown to Breakthrough: A Powerful Time. Special Thanks to Susanna Dakin Stealth Book Announcement Yay for Susanna Dakin! Sue changed the course of history - certainly Bioneers' history - with her five-year one million dollar grant to us in 1998.

We treated it as seed capital from which we grew most of what you now know as Bioneers. We honor Sue for taking the stage at Bioneers 2011 to share her story and conjure up the next millions to grow Bioneers 3.0 - in big and small gifts alike. But of course Sue is far more than a heroic Bioneers donor. The Nation Is The Artwork and We Are The Artists A Book By Susanna Bixby Dakin "Artists present a threat to those who love eternal truths. Against the inclination of her own nature as well as advice from friends, family, other artists and scoffers, Sue launched a Presidential campaign, as "An Artist for President" for the 1984 electoral season. This compelling and highly entertaining tale is the true story.