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New Report from JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

Out With the Old Gadgets, in With the New: How to Recycle E-waste

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If Santa brought you a new phone or tablet this holiday season, or you couldn’t resist the sale price on a 70-inch TV, you might be wondering what to do with your old electronics. 

You’re not alone. Overall, Americans get rid of 7 million tons of old electronics – or “e-waste” – each year. That adds up to about 42 pounds per person!

What does e-waste include?

Best CSR Reads of 2018

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 As we dive into 2019, I’m sharing my annual list of CSR reads.

These thought-provoking pieces from the past year examine how the field is evolving to create greater societal and business impact. In a review of countless articles shared with me and from across the web, five stood out (in total, they take just over one hour to read):

Tyson Foods and EDF Launch Partnership to Accelerate Sustainable Food Production

New initiatives includes scaling the use of ag tech to generate economic, environmental benefits
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SPRINGDALE, Ark., January 15, 2019 – Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) today announced a new partnership to develop and deploy initiatives that support Tyson’s sustainability strategy and help meet increasing consumer demand for more sustainably grown food.
 

Xylem Employees Install Solar Power and Water Filtration Systems in Ten Homes Near Pune, India

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On January 3, 2019, Xylem employee volunteers in Pune and Thane completed the installation of ten AquaHomes into households in the villages of Mugoan and Masaad, India. The volunteers spent four days installing the AquaHomes, which provide the households with solar power and clean water for the first time. Prior to this project, the families were using kerosene lamps as their only source of light in their homes. Additionally, the families collected water from contaminated wells in the community, causing many illnesses and diseases among villagers.

More Than 250 Veteran-Friendly Employers Recognized at Award Ceremony

By Sharon Longman
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More Michigan employers are focusing on recruiting, training and retaining military veterans under a public-private partnership led by the Michigan Veterans Affairs Agency (MVAA). 

Former Lt. Gov. Brian Calley joined MVAA Director James Redford to recognize more than 250 employers during the fourth annual Michigan Veteran-Friendly Employer Awards and Recognition Breakfast.

eBay's ‘Gifts that Give Back’ Program Enhances Listing Options for Over 54k Charities

by Ethan Rubinson, Software Engineer, Marci Ross, Quality Software Engineer, Scott McDowell, Lead Product Manager
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From helping victims of the California wildfires to granting the wishes of critically ill children, eBay’s revamped Gifts That Give Back (GTGB) program provides over 54,000 charities the tools to create symbolic gift listings. These gifts may be purchased by millions of generous donors who wish to support their favorite non-profit organizations and the causes they stand for. eBay ensures that every symbolic gift sees 100% of the proceeds go directly to the sponsoring charity.

Nestlé Accelerates Action to Tackle Plastic Waste

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VEVEY, Switzerland, January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today laid out its broader vision to achieve a waste-free future and announced a series of specific actions towards meeting its April 2018 commitment to make 100% of its packaging recyclable or reusable by 2025, with a particular focus on avoiding plastic-waste.

VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

What The Duck? How Aflac Balances Purpose And Profit: My Q&A With Catherine Hernandez-Blades

By Aaron Kwittken, Contributor
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As one of America’s largest supplemental insurance companies, it’s no surprise Aflac has positioned itself at the forefront of the insurance industry, proving to the world this highly-reputable brand is here to stay. With wildly popular campaigns including the launch of the well-recognized Aflac Duck at CES, the company continues to reach new heights from its humble beginnings in the 1950s.

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