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GSK Launches Supplier Exchange to Drive Collaboration and Innovation

200 of GSK’s largest material suppliers cover some 50% (£1bn) of its spend on raw materials
Press Release

September 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ - More than 500 of GSK’s suppliers to its manufacturing and R&D divisions globally have been actively asked to share and take forward practical ideas to improve energy efficiency and reduce environmental impacts through GSK’s Supplier Exchange. GSK, which often utilises a collaboration approach across all parts of its business, has set up the GSK Supplier Exchange to help reduce its carbon footprint across its value chain by 25% by 2020.

Harriet Langford Appointed to Biophilic Institute Board

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September 3, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Harriet Langford, Foundation Trustee and daughter of the late Ray C. Anderson, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for the Biophilic Institute.

Ecocentricity Blog - September 1, 2015

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We at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation place great faith in our higher education institutions. They have the ability to impact and form the minds of our next innovators, our next leaders and thinkers and writers, our youngest voters, our soon-to-be wives, husbands, and parents. Our universities can be the fertile ground from which tomorrow’s change emerges, and that change might, and hopefully will, leave the world a better place.  Read more.

Water-Smart Food

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It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

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It’s been around for centuries, but only recently has this technology garnered renewed attention in both commercial and research sectors. Aquaponics, a type of integrated food production system, is a method of growing fish and plants in the same water. What makes aquaponics special? These fully contained, 100% re-circulating water systems set the standard for maximizing local water resources.

Earth Overshoot Day: Consuming More Than The Earth Can Give

By Olga Shuvalova, TerraPass
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We often talk about the carbon footprint of our consumption, but have you ever wondered what is the impact of the world’s total resource use? Today, August 13th is Earth Overshoot Day. This is the estimated day experts claim that the world’s population has reached the quota of natural resources that can be consumed for this year.

Mission Zero® A Legacy of Sustainability

Reprinted from Troup Trends Article by Trey Wood
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"There is no more strategic issue for a company, or any organization, than its ultimate purpose.  For those who think business exists to make a profit, I suggest they think again.  Business makes a profit to exist.  Surely it must exist, for some higher, nobler purpose than that."

Ray C. Anderson

Ecocentricity Blog - August 2015

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I know what you are about to think. You’re going to read this blog post (or at least I hope you are, and thank you for doing so!), and about a quarter of the way through, you’re going to ask yourself a question. It will go something like this: “I thought this blog was about the environment…..what the heck is he doing writing about the Georgia Bar Exam?”

Gastrognomes Blog: Good Food Jobs - Megan Schuknecht

Reprinted from Megan Schuknect's Blog on Gastrognomes
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Reprinted from Gastrognomes Blog

Mother Nature has so much to teach us, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the high impact of things like weather patterns and natural disasters. But the concept of Biomimicry is based on the idea that Mother Nature is a master designer, and if we take inspiration from those designs, we can create manmade things that will improve our lives, naturally.

AECOM Helps Spread a Culture of Caring to the Heart of Noida, India

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A culture of caring

AECOM improved safety practices on the Wave City Centre in Noida, India, accumulating 10 million safe work hours without any lost-time injuries, by promoting the importance of the company’s nine Life-Preserving Principles.

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