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Meet the 2018 GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Flux

By Mary de Wysocki
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Growing up in Kenya, the Ruto brothers couldn’t recall ever having a consistent water supply. Ken and Denis would often go days and weeks without running water, as over 50% of Kenya’s water resources are lost to theft, corruption, or leakage in the aging analog systems. Like other families, they’d buy water from unscreened sources, which was not only expensive but potentially dangerous.

AIDA Cruises Receives the Innovation Award of German Gas Industry

With AIDAnova and the concept of Green Cruising, AIDA sets new standards – that’s what the jury says.
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ROSTOCK, Germany, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ On the evening of November 22, 2018, the associations of the gas industry presented the German Gas Industry Innovation Award for the 20th time in Berlin. AIDA Cruises was honored in the category Mobility & Transport for building the world’s first LNG cruise ship, AIDAnova, as part of its “Green Cruising” concept.

Aligning Reporting on Water: New Linkage Document for CDP and GRI

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GRI and CDP share an ambition: to drive corporate sustainability reporting and use of data to inform decision-making. Both organizations want to catalyze action towards creating social, environmental and economic benefits for everyone – and work collaboratively towards this goal.

VIDEO | Barley Water Prize Stage 4 Teams Share Their Hopes for a Clean Water Breakthrough

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This short video captures the excitement of The George Barley Water Prize Stage 3 awards ceremony, held in downtown Toronto a few weeks ago. Sponsored by The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation, this four-stage competition offers an incentive for scientists and technologists to deliver a breakthrough for solving phosphorus-fed algal blooms that affect all 50 U.S. states and many waterways worldwide.

Kohler Co.’s Innovation For Good Program Recognized as Changemaker with 2018 Mahatma Award

Press Release

KOHLER, Wis., October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Kohler Co. has been presented with a 2018 Mahatma Award for Social Good for its “Innovation for Good” (IfG) efforts. Laura Kohler, Senior Vice President-Human Resources, Stewardship & Sustainability for Kohler Co., accepted the award on behalf of IfG and Kohler Co. in New York City during the recently held UN General Assembly.

Working Together for Water and a Cleaner Lake Taihu

By Christy Abizaid
Blog

Imagine if a toxic microcystis algae bloom left 2.3 million people (about the population of Paris, France) without drinking water for a week.

SC Johnson and Plastic Bank Team up to Address the Global Ocean Plastic Crisis

Will open eight recycling centers in Indonesia to keep plastic out of the ocean, provide income to local families
Press Release

RACINE, Wis., October 28, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Today, SC Johnson is announcing a new partnership with Plastic Bank, one of the leading organizations working to reduce the global crisis of ocean plastic, to help increase recycling rates in impoverished communities across Indonesia while addressing the challenges of poverty. 

Guardians of the Coast: 5,700 Students Involved and 2,610 Km of Coastline Adopted Thanks to the Costa Crociere Foundation Project

In its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.
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In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

Press Release

In only its first year of operation, the Guardians of the Coast project has become one of the biggest citizen science projects in Italy, with over 50,000 useful reports collected along the Italian coast involving teachers and students from 156 secondary schools.  The initiative raises awareness among young people about the beauty and fragility of our coasts, which are threatened by pollution, particularly plastic waste, which accounts for around 68% of the beached waste recorded by the "guardians".

The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

BIER Member Spotlight: Paul Bowen

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Twice a month the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) highlights their members' beverage industry sustainability insights and ideas in their BIER Member Spotlight series. These spotlights include their answers to questions about their company's sustainability achievements and strategy, practical insights from BIER, interesting facts, and more.

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