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Republic Services Announces Washington County Landfill World Class Landfill Recognition

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Republic Services announced today the Washington County Landfill received the World Class Landfill designation, a rigorous internal program recognizing Republic landfills that display operational excellence and environmental compliance beyond state, local and federal regulations. The Washington County Landfill is the first to be recognized among 190 landfills across the country. To achieve Republic’s World Class Landfill designation, a landfill must receive a 95 percent or higher rating for two consecutive years.         

170 Years of Lighting DC: How WGL Plans for a More Sustainable Future

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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017C

By Leon Kaye
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COMMIT!Forum will convene hundreds of corporate social responsibility leaders and CEOs from CR Magazine’s annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking.  The event includes a pre-conference workshop on integrated CSR and sustainability reporting from BrownFlynn. Join MGM’s Chief Diversity and CR Officer Phyllis James, Terracycle CEO Tom Szaky, Leidos CEO Roger Krone on the corporate response to the opioid epidemic at the 2017 Commit!Forum in Washington, D.C., this October. 3p readers get 20% off with discount code 3P2017C

Ground-Breaking Report is a First Step Towards a Unified Mechanism to Help Businesses Report on Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

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NEW YORK, September 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Business reporting on the impacts and contributions to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is set to become less complex following the launch of a new report – Business Reporting on the SDGs: An Analysis of the Goals and Targets.

Developed by GRI and the United Nations Global Compact, with the support of PwC, as part of a three-year initiative established to encourage and assist corporate reporting on the SDGs, the report aligns with companies’ regular reporting cycles as they work towards their SDG objectives.

Ecocentricity Blog: Taking a Bite Out of Designed Obsolescence

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Apple is a massive company with global influence. If they set ambitious goals, and then achieve them, the impact will be immense and go beyond their own balance sheet and impact report.

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Apple is a massive company with global influence. If they set ambitious goals, and then achieve them, the impact will be immense and go beyond their own balance sheet and impact report.

As the Clintons Step Back From Global Stage, Bloomberg Steps Up

By Shane Goldmacher
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For more than a decade, the Clinton Global Initiative was the star-studded marquee attraction during the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, a place where heads of state, celebrities, billionaire philanthropists and business people mingled, made deals and gave away millions, sometimes billions, of dollars.

The New ‘3Ps’ of Sustainability: Pragmatism, Perseverance and Passion

By Rob Threlkeld, GM Global Manager of Renewable Energy
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In sustainability, we often talk about the “three Ps” of the triple bottom line: people, planet and profit. At GM, we use it as a framework to evaluate our performance as a company and leverage it to develop solutions to a variety of societal and environmental challenges.

As corporate citizens, it is our responsibility to protect our customers and the communities where they live. We also strengthen our business by operating this way. In the case of renewable energy, we save $5 million annually while delivering cleaner air to communities.

Costa Cruises Partners With Winnow to Reduce Food Waste at Sea

In a first for the cruise line sector, the partnership enhances the quality of guests’ dining experience while underscoring Costa’s commitment to food waste reduction on its ships.
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Working for the Future of Forests

By Dan Persica, Senior Manager, Sustainability Communications, Domtar
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Much of the world is under the misconception that paper is a wasteful, environmentally irresponsible product. But the opposite is true.

Forest products, like paper, come from a renewable resource – trees. The key is for the owners of those trees to manage their land responsibly, ensuring these forests remain forests for years to come. That way, the benefits they provide – cleaner air, greater biodiversity and raw material for many of the products we use every day, can continue on indefinitely.

Domtar Sustainability: Bringing Our Sustainable Forestry Practices to Life

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Domtar engages in a wide variety of initiatives to ensure we leave the forests that we depend on, and the communities we are a part of, better off for the long term. This is how we bring Domtar’s Sustainable Forestry Principles to life across the unique ecosystems and communities that surround our pulp and paper mills

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INTERVIEW: Yosemite Has A Trash Problem. What's Being Done About It?

By Ezra David Romero
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To find out more about the park’s Zero Landfill Initiative, FM89’s Ezra David Romero interviewed Yosemite National Park Ranger Jodi Bailey and Wildlife Biologist Caitlin Lee-Roney. Listen to that interview by clicking play above. 

"We started trying to make it easier for people to recycle the things that they bring," says Bailey. "In our first year of the Zero Waste Initiative we bought about 150 new trash and recycling containers and new labeling on the recycling."

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