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The Top 6 Companies That Are Helping Us Save the Bees

We can all work to help restore bees' habitats, whether that's buying eco-friendly products or donating to bee-preservation causes. Check out what these brands are doing to make it easier for us to help save the bees.
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By Jenny Krane

The bee population is in crisis right now, and it’s up to us to restore their natural habitat and encourage them to reenter our green spaces. Without bees, we wouldn’t have access to fresh fruits and vegetables, or get to pick up huge, dinner-plate-sized dahlias at the farmers market. We need their pollinating power.

Empowering Peruvian Artisanal Fishing Communities to Earn a Fair and Sustainable Income

Sustainable Fishery Trade to ensure fair pay and promote sustainable fishery practices for 5,000 artisanal fishers in Perú and Chile by 2021
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LIMA, Perú, July 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Social enterprise Sustainable Fishery Trade (SFT) has committed to empowering 5,000 fishers in Perú and Chile by improving practices to protect the sustainability of fishing, and connecting artisanal fishers directly to buyers to provide fair and dependable sources of income.  SFT made the declaration as the organisation officially joins the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with the aim of meeting their goals by 2021.

Exploring the Third Track at the Reporting 3.0 Conference: The Sherpas

Overview of sessions featuring r3.0 Advocation Partner “Sherpas” at the June Reporting 3.0 Conference in Rotterdam
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Following up on the previous two releases (here on The Village track, and here on The Journey track), this release focuses on laying out the third track, The Sherpas, at the 6th International Reporting 3.0 Conference

Mohawk Group’s NeoCon Introductions Show How Innovation Is Second Nature for Flooring Leader

Architects and designers invited to Chicago Merchandise Mart space #3-377 now through Wednesday
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CHICAGO, June 10, 2019 /3BL Media/Mohawk Group, a leading commercial flooring company known for innovative flooring solutions and its ongoing commitment to believe in better, will showcase its latest carpet and hard surface collections at NeoCon 2019.

A More Sustainable Way to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

How UPS, TerraCycle and Nestlé are changing the way we consume goods.
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Tom Szaky | TerraCycle
Walter Peterson | Nestlé

Texas Wind Farm Is Helping Ingersoll Rand Reduce Environmental Impact

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On June 1, 2019, the renewable energy generated by Seymour Hills Wind Farm in northwestern Texas started helping Ingersoll Rand reduce U.S. Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from electricity by about 30 percent through a virtual power purchase agreement.

This is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road.

Sustainable Brands® Convenes Global Brand Leaders to Launch “Brands for Good” Movement

Dentsu Aegis Network, National Geographic, Nestlé Waters, PepsiCo, Procter & Gamble, SAP SuccessFactors, SC Johnson, Target and Visa unite to make sustainable living the Good Life of tomorrow
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DETROIT, June 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today a coalition of leading global brands gathered at SB’19 Detroit to launch Brands for Good, a movement to make sustainable living easier and more rewarding for people around the world.

Ramez Naam on the Green New Deal, Pt. 2 + Sunscreen Bans

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If you've been wondering what people mean when they talk about a Green New Deal, today's episode of Sea Change Radio should help. This week we air the second half of our discussion with technologist Ramez Naam. Last week Naam shared some of the specifics of the Green New Deal. This we talk about the best way to pitch any plan to the American public, whether a measure for restricting individual consumption ought to be included in the plan, and the importance of considering vulnerable populations around the globe when crafting sound climate policy.

Fair Trade Certified™ Tea Takes the Stage at World Tea Expo as Demand Brews

Fair Trade USA supports tea industry growth with staffing boost, increased on-the-ground support
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OAKLAND, Calif., June 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, recognizes the potential growth in the sustainable tea category, as evidenced by sales that are outpacing the conventional tea market. The nonprofit organization has responded by onboarding additional international field staff and partnership development team members, and increasing outreach to producer communities to ensure the growing demand for high-quality Fair Trade Certified™ tea can be met.

Albertsons Companies Fulfills Pledge to End Use of Eel (Unagi) in Sushi 3½ Years Ahead of Planned Deadline

Company celebrates World Oceans Day by furthering its commitment to seafood sustainability and protecting a declining species
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Albertsons Companies, an industry leader in seafood sustainability, announced today that it completed the phase-out of freshwater eel (unagi) from sushi products 3½ years ahead of its self-imposed deadline of year-end 2022.

The nation’s second-largest supermarket company vowed in 2018 to eliminate the popular product because wild eel populations are in dangerous decline and the process of raising farmed eel is equally unsustainable for the species and the oceans.

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