Breaking News: Rockefellers to Kick the Oil Habit

(See video below) By the time the Ball drops in Times Square on December 31st, The Rockefeller Brothers Fund–a private charitable foundation established in 1940–committed to reducing their exposure to coal and tar sands investments to less than one percent of their total portfolio. Could be a great way to end the new year, or "the end of the hydro carbon age" as Deborah Burke of the Fund's Sustainable Development team quoted Bill McKibben from yesterday's People's Climate March. Would father, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the philanthropist who founded the fund, approve? Perhaps. According to the fund's Sustainable Development Guidelines, the fund already supports global stewardship that is ecologically based, economically sound, socially just, culturally appropriate, and consistent with intergenerational equity. The Fund encourages government, business, and civil society to work collaboratively on climate change, to acknowledge the moral and ethical consequences of in…
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Green & Clean in 2013: Six Top Environmental Stories of the Year

Many excellent articles from reputable environmental news sources have been published recently rounding up and summarizing the top green stories and trends of 2013.  Here's a look at some of our favorites: 1. A Year in CSR: The Top 10 Trends of 2013 Triple Pundit Alison DaSilva From the massive Bangladesh fire and factory collapse, to the horse meat scandal and ongoing international natural disasters, 2013 was a year of new issues, challenges and opportunities within CSR. Companies and consumers alike were bold, even brazen, in their approaches to accelerating positive change. This year was marked by continued digital innovation, audacious goals, new industry support and unexpected partnerships. 2. 13 for 13: The Stories that Defined California Environmental Leadership Environmental Defense Fund By Derek Walker There is never a dull moment on the California environmental policy scene, and 2013 was particularly action-packed.  Everywhere you turn there se…
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