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British American Tobacco Launches 2018 Harm Reduction Focus Report

Report highlights British American Tobacco’s progress on its ambition to transform tobacco with a range of potentially reduced-risk products.
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Report highlights British American Tobacco’s progress on its ambition to transform tobacco with a range of potentially reduced-risk products.

British American Tobacco’s strategy of transforming tobacco by seeking to provide consumers with satisfying, reduced-risk alternatives to smoking is the focus of its latest report, available now.

The Dave Thomas Foundation Announces Shop for a Cause!

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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recently launched an online boutique filled with items to celebrate adoption. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is the only public nonprofit charity in the United States that is focused exclusively on foster care adoption.
 

How to Choose Sustainable Materials for Your Windows and Doors

by Pella Corporation
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Building is on the rebound. Almost 10 years after the recession, when nearly all building was halted, builders are back to business and the number of residential construction projects continues to grow.

Builders today have more choices of materials than ever before. Wood, vinyl, and fiberglass are all popular choices. And all provide sustainable benefits to homes, offices, and Mother Earth.

If new windows and doors are in your future, read on to see which material is best for your application.

Driving an Electric Vehicle Is More Affordable Than Ever

SCE’s Clean Fuel Rewards rebates program provides customers with an added incentive to drive green in 2019.
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This article was originally published on the Edison International Energized blog, written by  Julia Roether.

Drivers have more electric vehicle choices than ever. And, the number of choices is growing. At the Los Angeles Auto Show, more than 30 EV models were shown, including a pickup truck and SUVs. On top of more vehicle choices with longer driving ranges, driving an EV is about to become even more affordable.

Providing American Children and Families With Nourishment and Strength

Viewpoints: With support of civic-minded organizations like Wells Fargo, Feeding America helps hungry families put food on the table during the holidays and throughout the year.
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Viewpointsinvites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Claire Babineaux-Fontenot, CEO of Feeding America.

Nestlé Waters North America Will Achieve 25 Percent Recycled Plastic in Its Packaging by 2021

Company announces major milestone as part of broader ambition to reach 50 percent by 2025
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  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 
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  • Nestlé Waters’ U.S. packaging portfolio is currently 100 percent recyclable
  • Latest milestone puts the company on track to nearly quadruple its use of recycled materials in less than 3 years 

#EmbracingSustainability

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Eastman is participating in the Business Roundtable #EmbracingSustainability challenge by sharing this video from Mark Costa. Thank you to Lynne Doughtie for challenging us to share this story. Michael Thaman, it’s your turn to share how Owens Corning is #EmbracingSustainability.

Ecolab Foundation Commits $5 Million to Support Sustainability Research and Education at the University of Minnesota

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MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn.,December 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ecolab Chairman and CEO Douglas M. Baker, Jr., and University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler today announced a $5 million gift from the Ecolab Foundation to the University-wide Driven campaign, in support of environmental sustainability research and education. A cornerstone of the Ecolab Foundation gift is $2 million to establish an endowed chair for the Institute on the Environment.

Additive Manufacturing Beyond Hobbyist 3D Printing

by Vivekanand Sista, PhD
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Additive manufacturing (AM) already has many industrial uses, with more being discovered every year. Similar in principle to 3D printing, but distinct in execution, AM is the process of joining materials to make objects from 3D models, usually layer by layer, followed by a finishing process that prepares the new part for installation or use. While 3D printing excels at producing models and imitations, AM combines printing technologies, computer-assisted design (CAD), and post-production processing to create usable components.

VIDEO | Behind the Scenes: Pivot Point Red List-free Enhanced Resilient Tile

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A new collection that represents a true change in direction for sustainable resilient flooring, Mohawk Group's award-winning Pivot Point Red List-free enhanced resilient tile is manufactured using alternative chemistry and is designed to meet the stringent requirements of Living Product Challenge Petal Certification.

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