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March 21, 2016| Partnerships
There are only a handful of dogs in the world trained to find E. coli. Kenna, pictured here, is a 2-year-old Golden Retriever, trained in this highly specialized skill. Photo by Environmental Canine Services.

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January 4, 2016| Partnerships
Larry Selzer. Photo by SFI.

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December 4, 2015| Partnerships

How companies are leveraging innovative partnerships to reduce their impact on the environment.


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December 3, 2015| Partnerships

How companies are leveraging innovative partnerships to reduce their impact on the environment.


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December 2, 2015| Partnerships
Dell and The Conservation Fund are planting trees to restore ocelot habitat at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge in South Texas. Photo by Seth Patterson, USFWS.

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October 26, 2015| Partnerships
Jena Thompson Meredith
My grandfather taught me that the customer is always right. Years later, I would put his good guidance into practice as I worked my way through college as a barista at Starbucks. I loved it. I had a reliable paycheck, great tips, a free pound of coffee a week and health insurance—all critical to my 19-year-old wellbeing. We were highly encouraged to put the customer first, and given significant leeway to ensure every customer left happy. There was no stress over trying to haggle over a return or a refund. “You aren’t satisfied? That’s okay. What can we do to fix it?” And it was done.

That commitment to service pays off. According to a 2014 survey of 10,000 US consumers asked to rate their customer service experience with 268 national and regional companies, Starbucks ranked #9. USAA and Amazon, two brands also renowned for walking the extra mile for customers, ranked #1 and #2, respectively.  According to this research, customer satisfaction involves more than just being told “yes.” Successful companies, they say, operate with a combination of purposeful leadership, engaged employees, compelling brand values, and customer connectedness.

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October 12, 2015| Partnerships
Paul Trianosky
Most people understand that the widespread use of fossil fuels contributes to the presence of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. What a lot of people don’t realize is that we are also surrounded by millions of highly efficient, natural “machines” that work to counterbalance this effect… trees!

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April 24, 2015| Partnerships
At the southeastern tip of Texas the 97,000-acre Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge is home to one of the two remaining ocelot populations in the nation, making it the center for conservation and recovery efforts for these endangered cats. A haven of biodiversity, the complex safeguards more than 17 federally threatened, endangered and migratory species including ocelot and aplomado falcon.  It is estimated that 95% of the native vegetation here has been impacted by agricultural and development.

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April 20, 2015| Partnerships
This excerpted Op-Ed by The Conservation Fund's President and CEO, Larry Selzer, and Apple's Vice President of Environmental Initiatives, Lisa Jackson, originally appeared on April 16, 2015. The Conservation Fund and Apple are partnering to help protect working forests in the United States through the Fund's Working Forest Fund. This is a precedent-setting initiative that will help protect more than 36,000 acres of these forests. For the U.S. in particular, this initiative comes at a critical time, as the loss of America’s working forests is one of our nation’s greatest environmental and economic challenges.  

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March 15, 2015| Partnerships
At The Conservation Fund we understand that the environment and economics go hand in hand.  We work with industry leaders to help their business make a meaningful and lasting difference in places where their employees and customers live, work and play.  For example, we’re working with companies big and small to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in ways that can also restore habitat for wildlife too. These partnerships are forged all year round, with businesses of all shapes and sizes, but springtime is particularly special.

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December 7, 2014| Partnerships
On the Wings of Eagles
On the seventh anniversary of a partnership between The Philadelphia Eagles and The Conservation Fund to protect and restore forests for wildlife and people, there are many reasons to stand up and cheer.

The Eagles have been all star players for The Conservation Fund, donating each year to zero out the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with the team’s travel by planting trees and restoring habitat for wildlife.

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August 21, 2014| Partnerships
2014 SFI Annual Conference
Every day, The Conservation Fund works to prevent the loss of America’s last large and intact privately-held forests. With a core belief that environmental protection and economic vitality fundamentally reinforce one another, we strive to ensure the forests’ vital role in providing clean air, water and wildlife habitat, while guaranteeing they also benefit people in communities across America.

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August 6, 2014| Partnerships
Scott Settelmyer
Last week, I attended the 4th annual summit of the Green Sports Alliance (GSA) with 700 other fans of both sports and the environment.  The Green Sports Alliance is an organization dedicated to helping sports teams, venues, and leagues  enhance their environmental performance.  The organization has more than 250 members including Go Zero partner Philadelphia Eagles, the NHL, and the NBA, to name a few.

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April 11, 2014| Partnerships
Dell’s Plant-A-Tree Program
In November we  pulled out one of our Dell laptops and tapped into a live stream cast of VERGE in San Francisco to watch Dell’s Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Trisa Thompson, unveil Dell’s 2020 Legacy of Good plan. Released the day before, this plan outlines Dell’s commitment to doing 10 times as much good as the footprint that Dell is leaving behind. Dell aims to expand its story beyond reducing its footprint to something much more ambitious – creating a positive, measurable and lasting impact on the planet’s environment, communities, and people.

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