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The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Time for Trees Year in Review
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In 2020, the Arbor Day Foundation made significant progress towards the Time for Trees initiative's landmark goal:

  • 56,048,771 trees planted
  • 5,852,132 planters gained
  • 18 corporate partners

Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Volunteers Remove 35,500 lbs. of Trash at 8 River Cleanups During ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month’

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November 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - October, which was declared by four governors and four mayors to be ‘Keep the Tennessee River Watershed Beautiful Month,’ proved to be a very busy month. 

Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) collaborated with volunteers, community stakeholders, businesses, and elected officials to host river cleanups, an online pledge campaign for those wanting to make a difference from home during the pandemic, and issue the 2nd annual Ripple Effect Awards presented by Yamaha Rightwaters™.

New Communities Join Keep America Beautiful Affiliate Network

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Keep America Beautiful has more than 650 community-based affiliates across the United States that carry out our shared mission at the state, county, and municipal levels.

Republic Services Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for Fifth Consecutive Year

Company Recognized for Its Sustainability Platform and Industry-Leading Climate Strategy
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PHOENIX, November 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) was named to both the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) World and North America Indices for the fifth consecutive year. The recognition highlights Republic's ongoing commitment to long-term economic, governance, environmental and social objectives.

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Index recognizes leading global sustainability-driven companies
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ST. PAUL, Minn., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

Pandemic-Driven Concerns Prompt A Recycling Wake-Up Call

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Has the COVID-19 pandemic made you more or less likely to recycle and do other things that are good for the environment? According to a recent survey we sponsored, 58% of us are reevaluating our eco-friendly habits as a result of the pandemic, pointing to at least one positive outcome from a very stressful 2020. 
 

Forest Stewardship Leaders Honored by FSC During Greenbuild Week

Georgia-Pacific and Usal Redwood Forest Company are Among FSC Leadership Award Recipients
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EMERYVILLE, Calif. ,  /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS) congratulates this year’s fifteen FSC® Leadership Award winners, including two companies whose ongoing achievements are certified by SCS: Georgia-Pacific and Redwood Forest Foundation Incorporated/Usal Redwood Forest Company (RFFI/URFC). The Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) announced the winners on Thursday, Nov. 12th, during the week of the Greenbuild virtual conference.

Black & Veatch Announces 2025 Net Zero Goal as Part of Sustainability Pledges

CEO: ‘We must explore new ways, be open to change, innovate to solve problems and hold ourselves accountable to the promises we make today’
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., 12 November 2020 /3BL Media/ – Recognizing the need to be a champion of change within the global infrastructure market, Black & Veatch announces today that it is strengthening its sustainability vision with new pledges that align with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and global best practices. The company’s pledges will address a range of environmental and business practices, including carbon neutrality by 2025, water usage, diversity and inclusion, anti-corruption and more.

Back From the Ashes

Stepping up to the challenge, Madagascar’s youth are restoring forests after years of degradation
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This piece was written by A.G. Klei, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Madagascar’s Senior Development and Outreach Communications Advisor, and Mialy Randriamampianina, Communications Officer for the USAID Mikajy environmental activity in Madagascar.
 
This post originally ran on USAID’s Medium Blog.
 

Determining the True Cost of Water

Your Facility’s First Step in Managing a Finite Resource
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Over the past few months, we’ve provided guidance and resources on how to identify, properly scope out, and implement facility optimization projects.

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