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Changing How We Grow Rice Today, Can Save Us Water Tomorrow

By Ian Knight, Global Sustainability Senior Manager at Mars, Incorporated
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Water. It’s one of the most precious global resources.

This World Water Week, I’ve been hosting a panel on behalf of Mars at Stockholm International Water Institute’s (SIWI) Conference. The panel, which included Global Sustainable Sourcing Manager for Mars Food Louke Koopmans, has been talking about why it’s important that businesses like ours take responsibility to use water wisely in our operations and in our supply chains.

Adoption of Zero Emission Vehicle Program Will Drive Colorado’s Transition to a Clean Transportation Future

Press Release

August 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ Influential investors and companies commend the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today on their decision to adopt the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program and increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads. 

Companies Must “Zoom Out” for a Sustainable Planet

What’s more radical? Calmly following a path towards an almost certain human crisis or trying something new, on the fringe, something disruptive, that has a chance of changing our course for a better future.
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As I said in my previous article, “Climate Change: Incrementalism is no Longer a Viable Option”, the pace of climate change is accelerating and small steps won’t be enough.

Jessica McCarty on Arctic Wildfires

Multimedia with summary

You may have seen some headlines recently declaring that “The Arctic is on Fire!” Are these just sensationalist reports? Or do these fires represent an unprecedented and alarming danger? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Dr. Jessica McCarty, a satellite data expert and a professor at Miami of Ohio. She describes how weather data are collected, explains how this summer’s arctic fires in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia stack up historically, and tells us what they mean for the planet moving forward.

Georgia’s Leaders Learn About Environmental Challenges in Southwest Georgia

Reprinted from Albany Herald
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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

We Don’t Live on 1.75 Earths—but We Act Like We Do

By Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Mathis Wackernagel
Article

We live on 1.75 Earths, yet we just have one. 

More precisely, humanity’s current demand on Earth is 1.75 times what our planet’s ecosystems regenerate each year. We are depleting our natural capital at a frantic pace. 

Call to Action for Event Industry to Collaborate in Initiative As Part of United Nations Sustainable Goal Summit

Event professionals urged to provide their input and help build a more sustainable industry
Press Release

LONDON, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month “Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

BIER Further Evolves Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance

Version 4.1 of the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sector Guidance
Press Release
August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has made further enhancements and additions to the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.0) published in December 2018. This enhanced document represents version 4.1 of the Guidance and continues BIER’s ambition of providing supplementary guidance specific to beverage companies for greater consistency, accuracy, and leadership with GHG accounting and management. 
 

Major Investors and Companies Urge Colorado to Adopt a Strong Zero Emission Vehicle Program

Press Release

July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Influential investors and companies called on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today to accelerate the state’s transition to clean transportation and adopt a strong standard that would increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads.

Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Challenge has Highest Turnout Since Inception

Cycling 44,000 kilometers to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions
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As part of Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 697 participants from more than 61 teams around the world cycled to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. The 2019 BTWW Challenge had the highest participation since the event began in 2012 as a friendly competition between our offices in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Our 697 riders pedaled a total of 44,326.3 kilometers (km) across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malawi, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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