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Cox Assumes Majority Ownership of BrightFarms

BrightFarms Secures $100 Million Series E Round of Funding to Expand High-Tech Indoor Farming Across the U.S.
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IRVINGTON, N.Y., Oct. 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – BrightFarms, a leading next-generation indoor farming company supplying U.S. grocery retailers with packaged salad greens, has secured more than $100 million in debt and new equity capital to support robust expansion plans. The Series E round of funding was led by Cox Enterprises, which now owns a majority stake in the company, and includes a follow-on investment from growth equity firm Catalyst Investors.

Working Together for Climate Action

by Vince Digneo, Sustainability Strategist
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As we look toward the end of the year, it’s needless to say that 2020 has not been what any of us imagined. Our communities across the globe have suffered, from the impacts of COVID-19 to the injustices of racial inequality. With everything we are facing, it would be easy to think that the environment and climate change aren’t priorities right now. But decoupling our environmental health from human well-being and inequality is a mistake. Now more than ever, we must remember that these issues are highly interconnected, and that with creativity, we can create change.

Arhaus: Proudly Made by Hand(s)

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Proudly made by hand(s)—We handcraft upholstered furniture in North Carolina, with sustainably sourced wood, steel, and eco-friendly fabrics.

Learn more at https://www.arhaus.com/

Cummins Cogeneration System Keeps Greenhouse Growing in Belgium

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Belgian-based greenhouse company Varegro is using a Cummins HSK78G gas generator to power its facility in Oostrozebeke, West Flanders, making it the first in the world to be installed in a greenhouse environment.

HP Accelerates Drive to Reduce Ocean Plastics with Expanded Planet Partners Program

New washing line in Haiti helps reduce ocean-bound plastic and benefits local communities, the planet and our future
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News Highlights:

  • Expands HP Planet Partners best-in-class Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) printing supplies recycling program1 to 68 countries and territories
  • Rated the world’s #1 printer supplies recycling program1, HP Planet Partners inspires customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact
  • Recycles over 875 million HP ink and toner cartridges to date2, recovered materials used for brand new HP supplies through its closed-loop process
  • Launches new mobile-friendly HP Planet Partners website, making recycling with HP easier than ever and possible from nearly anywhere
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News Highlights:

  • Expands HP Planet Partners best-in-class Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) printing supplies recycling program1 to 68 countries and territories
  • Rated the world’s #1 printer supplies recycling program1, HP Planet Partners inspires customers and partners to maximize sustainable impact
  • Recycles over 875 million HP ink and toner cartridges to date2, recovered materials used for brand new HP supplies through its closed-loop process
  • Launches new mobile-friendly HP Planet Partners website, making recycling with HP easier than ever and possible from nearly anywhere

6 Ways to Be a More Conscientious Consumer

You can protect the planet with purchasing power and support a more sustainable future while reducing your own environmental impact.
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As the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, consumers are paying close attention to how and where they spend their money.

Responsibly Achieving a Food Secure World With Mosaic

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Did you know fertilizer accounts for up to 60% of crop yields? Together, we can responsibly achieve a food secure world.

See how we’re contributing with the implementation of 4R Nutrient Stewardship.

Why You Should Care More About Single-Use Plastics, From 3 Titans of Marine Conservation

Now is a critical moment for the health of the world’s ocean as people use more single-use and disposable plastics during the pandemic.
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While the pandemic has caused untold devastation around the world, lockdown measures have brought some unexpected environmental benefits: Global emissions have plummeted and in some areas wildlife has flourished — even along some city streets

But for oceans, it’s a different story. 

GreenStep 2020 Winner: Mohawk

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Floor Covering Weekly is pleased to announce Mohawk Flooring North America as the winner of the Promotion category in the 2020 GreenStep Awards. The goal of GreenStep has always been to recognize the many great efforts the floor covering industry makes around sustainability, and its ability to promote it. This award is about companies actively promoting all facets of sustainability. 

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Alliant Energy Reaches Milestone, Completes 1000 MW of Wind in Iowa

Customers and communities benefit from continued clean energy investments
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, October 1, 2020  /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy announces completion of its plan to add 1,000 megawatts (MW) of wind production in Iowa, several months ahead of schedule and within budget. This achievement comes as the company completes its 130-MW Richland Wind Farm in Sac County, located in west-central Iowa.

The now operational wind farm is among five wind projects across seven counties in the state. Collectively, the projects provide Iowa customers and communities with new renewable energy and are expected to provide power to approximately 430,000 Iowa homes.

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