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Ecocentricity Blog: People Will Come

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We built the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. But we didn’t know if teams would enter. We didn’t know if their ideas would be as innovative and impactful as we hoped, as we need. We didn’t know if “people would come.”

James Earl Jones was right. I mean, of course he was. He’s James Earl Jones. If I ever met James Earl Jones and he told me direct exposure of sunlight to my retina is a good thing, I might throw my sunglasses away.

AkzoNobel Provides Essential Ingredient for Cities to Embrace Urban Gardens

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October 19, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The power of urban gardens to revitalize cities and make people's lives more liveable and inspiring is being showcased by AkzoNobel at the Habitat III Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, which starts today in Quito, the capital of Ecuador.

Taproot Foundation Joins IMPACT 2030 as a Founding Stakeholder to Support U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Engaging employees in pro bono service is an impactful way to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Taproot brings expertise in mobilizing corporate skilled volunteers to deliver critical resources to nonprofits.
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NEW YORK, October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Taproot Foundation joins IMPACT 2030 as a Founding Stakeholder to work together with other leaders in the volunteer and corporate social responsibility communities, to bring the skills of business professionals to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

City of Birmingham Joins Trane in Launching Energy Saving Upgrades at Sustainability Commitment Signing Ceremony

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Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In partnership with Trane, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, formalized its commitment to sustainability and launched energy saving upgrades to 125 city buildings at an Oct. 5 event at Titusville Public Library. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Slated for completion in 2018, the $61.3 million project is expected to cut annual energy and operational costs by more than 30 percent, saving more than $100 million over the next two decades.  

DuPont Issues 2016 Sustainability Report

Cites Progress Against Sustainability Goals
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DuPont has released its 2016 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress against its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing commitment to areas such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion. 

Ask the Plants for Help Adapting to Climate Change

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

Last week on CBS News I watched a piece about Dutch farmer Marc van Rijsselberghe, who is running experiments in the Texel Islands, Netherlands, to grow potatoes using in salt-ridden land. As more and more salty water seeps through the Dutch dykes onto its farmland, van Rijsselberghe and others are finding ways to adapt.

Climate Justice and Sustainability Advocacy

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The chief curator (me) at EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, has created a new channel addressing Climate Justice. The impetus for doing so arose out of a study by the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication. They conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them.

Leonardo DiCaprio Screens Nat Geo's 'Before the Flood' at the White House, Talks Climate Change with President Obama

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Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary Before the Flood takes viewers on a global journey through the worsening effects of climate change, and on October 3, he screened the film, which premieres on 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel on Sunday, October 30, for the audience at the White House's first ever South by South Lawn event and moderated a discussion on the issue with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and President Barack Obama.

Mimicking Nature to Fight Climate Change

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge seeks solutions that copy natural systems.
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Reprinted from Take Part article by John R. Platt

John R. Platt recently wrote an article that does a great job of articulating the role that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge plays in helping address climate change.  As the sponsor of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is pleased to share this story.

Can nature teach us how to mitigate the effects of climate change, or even to reverse it?

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