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PepsiCo Recycling Program in Latin America Offers Ecoin Incentives to Consumers

by Jennifer Hermes
Article

PepsiCo has launched an initiative to promote recycling across Latin America and the Caribbean. The company will use consumer incentives and a rewards program in the hopes of increasing recycling; the program, “Recycling with a Purpose,” will be expanded to 10 countries in Latin America over the next two years, the company says.

Ecolab-GreenBiz Survey Finds Corporations Still Struggle to Translate Water Goals Into Action on the Ground

Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – There is a growing sense of urgency about water scarcity as a business risk, but almost half of all companies don’t have a plan to achieve their water reduction targets. That is the key finding of a new survey conducted by Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services, and the sustainability news and research organization GreenBiz.

North Carolina’s Solar Power Output Grew 36 Percent in 2018

Summary: 
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth
Press Release
  • Federal government data confirms state’s status as No. 2 solar producer
  • Duke Energy has banner year connecting both utility-scale and rooftop solar
  • Customer programs continue to promote renewable energy growth

GreenBiz Group Announces First-ever Conference on the Business of Carbon Removal

VERGE Carbon slated for October 22-24 in Oakland
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - VERGE Carbon, the first-ever conference on the business opportunities in reversing climate change, will join three concurrent events as part of the VERGE 19 conference and expo, at the Oakland Convention Center, Oct. 22-24.

The event focuses on carbon removal, the technologies and practices that result in drawing down carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, and sequestering them in the soil, underground and in a wide range of innovative products and materials.

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

Dell Recovered 2 Billion Pounds of Used Electronics

Article

Today is Global Recycling Day, a time for us all to step up our individual recycling efforts and to press our business, community and government leaders to expand their recycling infrastructure.

Teck Reports 2018 Sustainability Performance

Press Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Teck Resources Limited (TSX: TECK.A and TECK.B, NYSE: TECK) ("Teck”), has released its 18th annual Sustainability Report, covering the company’s performance in 2018 and progress towards its short-term sustainability goals set for 2020.

Observations for a Better World – Increasing Awareness, Resource Efficiency, and Safety in Societies

Article

March 15, 2019 - Vaisala, a global leader in environmental and industrial measurement, has published its Annual Report 2018. The report integrates strategy, value creation, financial statements, governance, and sustainability information all into one coherent report.

Vaisala believes in a world where environmental observations improve the safety, efficiency, and quality of life in societies. Implementing an integrated approach in its reporting, Vaisala describes its impacts to its customers, and to the different parts of society.

Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
Blog

I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

Clean and Green: Duke Energy Issues Second Green Bond

Summary: 
  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction
Press Release
  • Duke Energy Progress becomes second Duke Energy subsidiary to issue clean energy investment opportunity
  • Company collaborates with diversity-owned banks for $600 million transaction

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