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Visa Announces Progress in Latest Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report

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Visa released its 2017 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report, the company’s summary of progress in its ongoing commitment to corporate responsibility, sustainability and ethical leadership. The report addresses the commitments and progress Visa has made across its most significant environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

Dr. Lachlan Copeland, Senior Botanist, Discusses Discovery and Naming of New Species

Discussing how a love of nature led to discovering a new species of orchid
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Lachlan Copeland, a senior botanist with Eco Logical Australia, A Tetra Tech Company, is based in northern New South Wales (NSW), Australia. His work with plants is varied, but his main interest is in plant taxonomy—the process of classifying, describing, and naming species.

Save Our Oceans From Drowning in Plastic

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According to a recent United Nations report, 80 percent of all pollution in the oceans comes from people on land, and over eight million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean each year. This waste annually costs the lives of one million seabirds and 100,000 marine mammals and causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems.

Domtar Takes Next Step in Lignin Development with Prisma

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Domtar’s Biomaterials team and research partners have been focusing time and resources on lignin development — specifically, developing lignin-based materials that could eventually serve as sustainable and biodegradable alternatives to petroleum and other fossil fuel–based products.

Kimberly-Clark Recognized at SBA Singapore for its Commitment to Sustainable Business

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Kimberly-Clark and its employees in Asia Pacific received two honors at the Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) Singapore for its sustainable business best-practices in the areas of waste productivity and water management.

How The Ray Is Building a Greener Highway

An environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.
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The Ray, an environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.

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The Ray, an environmental experiment along 18 miles of Georgia highway helps bring eco-friendly technology to pavement across the country.

WELL Story: Making Waves in the Sports Industry With Allen Hershkowitz PhD

By: Vienna McLeod and Victoria Malloy
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We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Allen Hershkowitz, Chairman and Founding Director of Sports and Sustainability International, about the intersection of sports, sustainability and health. This discussion comes at an incredible moment for both health and sustainability, which have never been more of a polarizing force in our economic, cultural and political discussions.

EGI & Mohawk Group’s Light Lab Project Contribute to Living Future Exchange, Protecting Vital Habitat in Australia

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Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company, teamed up with Epsten Group, who provided sustainability consulting on Mohawk’s Light Lab Design Studio in Dalton, Georgia. The renovated design studio received Petal Certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) Living Building Challenge™ 2.1.

Philippines to Access the Green Climate Fund

The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate Fund, a billion-dollar platform that bankrolls low-emission and climate-resilient programs in developing countries.
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“Ambition enables finance,” said Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, as he introduced another way of merging climate-related action and finance to achieve a low-carbon and resilient economy in the Philippines.

Echoing the words of Senator Loren Legarda, Constantino said that economic resilience, especially in the face of climate threats, entailed a strategic use of available funding from the local through to the international level.

4 Tips for Growing a Beautiful Garden and Protecting Pollinators

by Tim Martin, Vice President and General Manager, Ortho
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More and more, gardeners want to know how they can protect their roses, tomatoes and other plants from harmful insects while also watching out for bees and other beneficial pollinators. I get questions like these all the time:

“I enjoy growing roses, but I don’t want to hurt bees.”

“I love showing off my garden to my neighbors, friends and family. How can I do what I love without harming the environment?”

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