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Nespresso and Local Coffee Farmers in South Sudan Progress in Rebuilding Coffee Industry

Nespresso launches 2nd edition of Limited Edition SULUJUA ti South Sudan
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October 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country’s coffee industry.  The result of their hard work and dedication – the Nespresso limited edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan* - will launch in five new countries later this month, having previously only been available in France.

Ecocentricity Blog: Congratulations John Picard!

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Last week, I was in Los Angeles to celebrate with John as he received the Global Green Individual Environmental Leadership Award. It was certainly well-deserved for a man who has been an environmental leader for nearly three decades.

In medias res. This phrase means “into the middle of things” in Latin, and it is a common device in narrative literature and film. Yep, I’m on point in my nerd game this week, combining Latin and literary devices in my open. Boom.

National Geographic Channel to Host 50 Voter Registration Events and Screenings of Leonardo Dicaprio's 'BEFORE THE FLOOD' Doc at U.S Colleges

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In a release tied to National Voter Registration Day on September 27, 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel has announced a dynamic new partnership with Rock the Vote and theSkimm to educate new voters about climate change ahead of this year's U.S. Presidential Election. At more than 50 college campuses nationwide, Nat Geo will host screenings of its new documentary Before the Flood, Leonardo DiCaprio's personal journey detailing the effects of climate change on the planet. The screenings will double as voter registration events, engaging Americans to exercise their right to vote.

Six Principles of Water Stewardship: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases a New Framework for Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry

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September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To demonstrate the beverage sector’s continued pursuit of advancing water stewardship, today the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released a refreshed framework definition for World Class Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry.  Originally developed in 2006 and updated in 2010, BIER members once again collaborated in outlining six leadership principles and the associated qualities that define excellence in water stewardship. 

Registration Opens for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference: Corporate Citizenship Ecosystems

Annual Conference Designed Exclusively for CSR Professionals to Take Place in Boston March 26-28
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Uniquely tailored to corporate citizenship professionals, the annual 2.5 day conference brings together industry experts and more than 600 CSR practitioners from around the world to network, learn, and grow.

The Paris Effect: How the Paris Agreement is Driving Climate Action

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This past December, representatives from 195 nations gathered in Paris to negotiate an historic agreement to combat climate change and accelerate the transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future. After two weeks of negotiations, the nations unanimously agreed to adopt the international climate pact. On April 22, 2016, nations will again gather, this time at the United Nations headquarters in New York, to formally sign the Paris Agreement.

The world has already seen a significant shift towards stronger climate action, in the ensuing months since the adoption of the Agreement.

B&V Reinforces Alternative Water Supply Expertise in Western U.S.

New position’s focus on water reuse applications will benefit clients in scarcity-challenged areas
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of alternative water supply projects aimed at ensuring water resilience and security, has named Dr. Jeff Neemann as a Client Director based in southern California. Neemann will have primary responsibility for meeting client needs in the greater Los Angeles area and surrounding communities.

Why Don’t We Ever Discuss the Carbon Impacts of Flying?

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Flights over 1000 miles long are responsible for over 80% of the greenhouse gas impacts of air travel. While environmentally aware individuals worldwide agree that climate change is a proven challenge for our planet, few have changed their travel behaviors.

Nat Geo Announces Earth Week, Premieres New Season of 'years of Living Dangerously,' Unveils 'Before the Flood' Trailer

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At Climate Week NYC 2016, National Geographic announced its first ever Earth Week, a week of programming dedicated to climate change that will launch ahead of the U.S. presidential election this fall. Nat Geo also premiered the second season of climate change series "Years of Living Dangerously" and unveiled the trailer for Leonardo DiCaprio's critically acclaimed documentary "Before the Flood."

Here's a recap of what National Geographic announced and presented at Climate Week NYC 2016:

Alternative Water Supply Expansion for Southern California Earns Top Industry Honor

Black & Veatch design provides water security, added supply and sustainability for Orange County
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The Orange County Water District’s Groundwater Replenishment System (GWRS) Initial Expansion project, a Black & Veatch-designed alternative water supply system that bolsters water security for a large portion of Southern California, has been chosen to receive the prestigious Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award.

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