Women in Africa spend 40 billion hours a year walking for water. For the women of Oloo, Uganda, this statistic was their life story. That is now a thing of the past, thanks to the efforts of Engineers Without Borders USA (EWB-USA), Antea Group, and the local community. Find out how in this inspiring story from Antea Group!
Leveraging commercial sustainability to help bolster health; nutrition; and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions
Patrick Norrell, director of agriculture and economic growth for Tetra Tech International Development Services, discusses the importance of incorporating commercial sustainability into food security programs, which in turn will help make economic growth more inclusive and resilient. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
Thousands gathered in Bonn Germany for the 2017 climate negotiations under the Paris Agreement. This year’s COP23 was presided over by Fiji and helped shine a light on important aspects of climate resilience and adaptation that have not been as visible at previous COPs.
SATO’s new V-Trap Connection System going for $10 or less in India, helping to reduce open defecation
TOKYO, November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ - LIXIL Group Corporation (“LIXIL Group”), a global leader in the housing and building industry, is marking World Toilet Day (November 19) with the roll-out in multiple states in India of its new series of innovative SATO products. SATO is a first-of-its-kind line of innovative toilet and sanitation products designed to bring improved sanitation and comfort to rural and peri-urban communities around the world.
UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 17 is about partnering to achieve solutions. It recognizes that our best chance to meet the other 16 SDGs is through collaboration between governments, private sector and civil society based on shared principles and vision. Collaboration also amplifies our impact, creating value up and down supply chains, throughout complex systems, and in ways that can even come full circle.
November 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Schneider Electric, which has been at the forefront of sustainability efforts for more than a decade, has made significant progress on its 10 Commitments for Sustainability since 2015.
GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.
Even today, about 2.4 billion people—one in every three globally—live without access to proper sanitation. Recognizing the magnitude of the challenge, in FYE2016, LIXIL pledged to provide better sanitation to 100 million people by 2020. Since then, we have been accelerating our efforts to deliver viable toilet solutions to areas lacking adequate sanitation.
Launched to great fanfare as a set of 17 global ambitions, the Goals offer the world a useful ‘to do’ list for the planet. Fix everything on the list by 2030, and all will be okay in the world. At least, that’s the theory.
Ecolab among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be named to the Water A List
ST. PAUL, Minn., October 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Inc., a global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, was named to the Water A List by CDP, the nonprofit global environmental disclosure platform.
The A List is comprised of 73 global companies that were recognized for their efforts to manage water more sustainably. Ecolab is among 10 percent of companies participating in CDP’s water program to be named to the Water A List.