STAMFORD, Conn., September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – While the recent International Paris Climate Agreement was groundbreaking in the effort to combat climate change, regional implementation and sharing of experience and results will be the key to success, according to Nelson Switzer, chief sustainability officer of Nestlé Waters North America.
NEW YORK, September 19, 2016/3BL Media/ - Today, GRI and the United Nations Global Compact will launch SDG Leadership through Reporting, a new initiative to promote and advance corporate reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The two organizations will work together to develop a list of disclosures for tracking business contributions to the SDGs and they will release a publication on SDG-reporting. SDG Leadership through Reporting is one of four new initiatives to be announced by the UN Global Compact.
Can simply changing how and what we grow really make a difference to a changing climate? This week's guest on Sea Change Radio, author and agricultural expert, Eric Toensmeier, is quite certain it can. We discuss smarter agricultural methods like using trees and grazing animals. And we talk about what might turn an enormous, slow-moving industry like agriculture onto a more sustainable path.
Award recognizes energy efficient approach to building improvements at One Orlando Centre that have cut annual energy use by 34 percent
September 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Trane, a leading global provider of indoor solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, presented its Energy Efficiency Leader Award on Sept. 7 to Parkway Properties, Inc., in recognition of its energy efficient approach to improvements at One Orlando Centre, a 19-story, LEED-certified 365,000-square-foot office building in the city.
Codes are designed to keep homeowners and building occupants safe and protected. They play a critical role in protecting the environment as well.
The connection between codes and the climate may, at first blush, seem oblique. However, the two are intricately connected. Codes are designed to make homes and buildings stronger, safer, healthier, and more durable. They’re designed to improve performance and energy savings. And in so doing, codes play a pivotal role not just in protecting lives, but the planet as well.
SWORDS, Ireland, September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, has been named to the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America Indices for a sixth consecutive year. Continued placement on this index series showcases the company’s position as an economic, environmental and social leader among peer companies.
There is a growing recognition among businesses and consumers that we must move away from a linear “take, make, waste” model of consumption where we extract materials, produce things and discard products to landfills. We are now embracing circular economy models, which by design are restorative and regenerative. Done properly, the final result is a system in which material streams are efficiently managed and recycled. The benefits of this holistic approach are clear, resulting in less waste, lower costs and reduced environmental impact.
Ongoing public concerns about climate change, energy security and economic conditions keep energy use and greenhouse gas emissions top of mind for our key stakeholders. Energy is the third largest draw on our operating costs behind wood fiber and chemicals. As such, we hold a long-standing commitment to control energy usage. Environmental impact is affected not only by the amount of energy, but also by the type of energy consumed.