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What Fair Trade Actually Means—and 4 Products You Can Feel Good About Buying

By Locke Hughes
Article

What do Patagonia, Keurig, and Costco have in common? At first glance, not a lot. One brand makes activewear, one sells coffee, and another sells… well, just about everything in between.

But they have one important similarity you may not know about: They all sell fair trade products ranging from tea and coffee to apparel, body care, and home goods.

Statement by Rebuilding Together on the Damage Caused by Wildfires on the West Coast

Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., October 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Caroline Blakely, President and CEO of Rebuilding Together, made the following statement regarding the damage caused by wildfires on the West Coast.

As Long as Climate Change Does Not Touch the Rich, Nothing Will Change, Says Andrew J. Hoffman

Article

Should we focus on persuading the deniers...?
Without any thoughts I will tell you that on the table. Do not waste time with people who have already formed their opinion and are unwilling to withdraw from their position. We should concentrate on those people who are not sure, but willing to listen to your views.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (October 2017)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Newsletter

The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

TakingRoot and Procter & Gamble’s Family Care Brands Host Community Tree Planting in Celebration of NeighborWoods® Month

Arbor Day Foundation’s month-long celebration will help beautify Pleasant Hill Academy and raise awareness for responsible forestry
Press Release

CINCINNATI, October 19, 2017 /3BL Media/– TakingRoot, a member of the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, is partnering with Procter & Gamble’s Family Care brands, Puffs, Charmin and Bounty, to plant 30 trees in celebration of national NeighborWoods® Month. The event will be held at Pleasant Hill Academy, a school with an emphasis on environmental science, as part of a new Outdoor Learning Lab for students and community members.

Austin Argonauts Study Climate Change in the Field as Citizen Scientists

by Heather Wilson
Blog

Sixth-grade teacher Megan McDonald and 14-year-old student Matthew are all about bug counting.

They can tell you all about why soapy water is best for collecting bugs in a cup – and how to use a microscope and a dichotomous key to identify each of the insects in your sample.

If you’re into looking at bugs – McDonald and Matt are your people.

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Go Big or Go Home

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This guest blog is from Will Courrèges-Clercq, who is studying Business Adminstration at the Scheller College of Business. Will has taken classes from the sustainability curriculum at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainability, and he and his teammates recently won the Georgia Tech Carbon Reduction Challenge.

Serving as a sustainability ambassador at a fortune 500 company
Blog

This guest blog is from Will Courrèges-Clercq, who is studying Business Adminstration at the Scheller College of Business. Will has taken classes from the sustainability curriculum at the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainability, and he and his teammates recently won the Georgia Tech Carbon Reduction Challenge.

Caterpillar's Real-Time Energy Data Helps Drive Results

Multimedia with summary

Seeing is believing. That maxim has proven to be true at Caterpillar China Machinery Components Co. Operator Station Facility in Wuxi, China.

Click here to learn about how the Wuxi, China facility utilizes real-time data to manage energy, reduce emissions and build upon its overarching sustainability culture. 

“Our Vision Is a World That Runs Entirely on Green Energy”

Article

Following a profound strategic transformation from black to green energy and recent divestment of the oil and gas business, the Danish energy company DONG Energy is changing its name to Ørsted and boosting their vision for a green future. 

TD and Bloomberg BNA Bring Industry Leaders Together to Discuss Transition to Low-Carbon Economy

Article

TD Bank Group and Bloomberg BNA recently launched a two-year program, the TD-Bloomberg Sustainable Dialogues, that will host a series of dialogues to bring together industry leaders to talk about what it will take to meet 2030 targets and transition to a low-carbon economy. The series kicked off at the Bloomberg Sustainable Business Summit in Toronto on September 27, 2017, with over 20 speakers at the event from industry, government and not-for-profit. The summit was a uniquely Canadian conversation exploring key topics, such as:

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