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Biophilic Leadership Summit

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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

The Nature Connection. Nature, Well Being and Positive Outcomes
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National leaders share their expertise, form new partnerships and discuss future directions in the field of biophilic urbanism and design.

Ecocentricity Blog: What's a Pirate's Favorite Letter?

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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

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The three R’s of sustainability are Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. There is a better list though, and this one has five R’s instead of three.

Maven Launches City Car Sharing in Atlanta

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  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle
Members can expand their personal mobility by reserving vehicles for hourly or daily rates
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  • Fuel and insurance are included
  • No application or membership fees
  • Mobile app to locate, reserve and unlock vehicle

Unwrapping the Packaging Issue in E-commerce

Wasteful packaging affects a consumer’s perception of a brand’s efficiency and sustainability and the company's profit margin. Sealed Air's Pasi Pesonen explains why setting up a sustainable, low-waste supply chain is good for business.
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Online retail growth in Asia is on the rise – sales in the region for 2016 are expected to exceed US$1 trillion with growth set to reach US$2.725 trillion by 2020. Expanding middle classes, increased mobile and internet penetration and improved infrastructure all contribute to this growth. 

Human Cities Project Transforms Neighborhood in Uruguay

Eighty artists have helped to transform a neighborhood in Montevideo, Uruguay, as part of a Human Cities initiative developed by AkzoNobel’s Inca paint brand.
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The eye-catching event saw muralists, graffiti artists and painters take to the streets of La Teja to create murals on more than 40 walls to help brighten up the lives of local people and make their surroundings more liveable and inspiring. The walls were chosen jointly by neighbors and the artists.

Staged over the course of a weekend, the event attracted artists from Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Cuba. All those who took part were from the Pintó artists group. They used more than 700 liters of Inca paint to revitalize the neighborhood through the use of essential color.

Ecocentricity Blog: Congrats to the Lifecycle Building Center

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The Lifecycle Building Center has a permanent home, and I’m sure that Shannon, Adam and the whole team are feeling a sense of pride. Given their hard work the last several years, they deserve this moment.

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The Lifecycle Building Center has a permanent home, and I’m sure that Shannon, Adam and the whole team are feeling a sense of pride. Given their hard work the last several years, they deserve this moment.

The Future of Sustainable Design

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The next step in sustainable production is the circular economy, says Eco-Chick.com founder and editor Starre Vartan. That means leaving behind today’s make, use, dispose model to create products transparently and with less impact. Such products will be built to last, but can be transformed, recovered or even used to improve the environment at the end of their life.

“Message In A Can” Awareness Campaign: Costa Cruises And Cial Consortium Donate Three Benches to Savona

Three benches made of recycled aluminum as a result of separate collection
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SAVONA, October 27 2016 /3BL Media/ - Three benches made of recycled aluminum have been positioned at Darsena, in front of the historic “Torretta” as a gift to the community of Savona. This is one of the results of the “Message in a can” initiative, which was launched earlier this year by CIAL (Aluminum Packaging Consortium), Municipality of Savona, Ata Spa (Savona Municipality Company for waste collection) and Costa Cruises, in order to promote and develop the collection and recycling of aluminum in the city.

Driving Security into Digitized, Connected Cars

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As cars become digitized and connected to enable a better driving experience, enhance safety and relieve congestion, the threat of a cyber event is ever present. But General Motors goes to great lengths to protect both customer lives and their personal information.

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