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Watch National Geographic’s Coal Industry Documentary for Free Until July 3

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From June 26 until July 3, audiences can watch From the AshesNational Geographic’s new feature documentary about the coal industry, for free on YouTube

Second Year of Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Grants Awarded

Meet some of the entrepreneurs bringing internet connectivity, access to energy and economic opportunity where they're needed most
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He made a vow. When his 16-year-old daughter died from an illness doctors could not diagnose, Allen Bailochan Tuladhar promised he would carry out her dream to help young people in Nepal obtain better access to technology and computer science education.

SCS Global Services Verified First Carbon Offsets for Sustainable Rice Growing Methodology

Terra Global Capital Earned Carbon Credits for their Project
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SCS Global Services (SCS) would like to congratulate Terra Global Capital on managing the first Greenhouse Gas project to earn carbon credits from rice cultivation. As the third-party verification body, SCS verified this first-of-its-kind offset project under the American Carbon Registry, successfully proving the sustainable rice growing methodology demonstrated greenhouse gas reductions. This project was a prime illustration of innovation and collaboration with the rice growers, the project manager, the verification body, the scheme owner, and partners.

Final Days to Nominate Environmental Volunteers for Cox and The Trust for Public Land’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program in Louisiana

Call for nominations deadline approaching; $20,000 to be donated to local environmental nonprofits
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Louisiana, June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ — At the beginning of June, Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, launched Louisiana’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program to honor local environmental volunteers.

VIDEO: HPE Living Progress | A Message from Meg Whitman, President & CEO

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Meg Whitman, President and CEO of HPE, explains how Living Progress is helping build the sustainable business that will come to define our future. 

Design Guidance: Best Practices for Recyclable Packaging

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Because increasing healthcare plastics means considering all parts of the value chain, HPRC has developed a guidance document for manufacturers that articulates design considerations which enhance the recycling potential and value of the final product or packaging.

This guide is intended for product designers and users of disposable medical devices and will enable increased design and use for recyclability. The guidelines may also be of use for waste haulers and recyclers interested in recycling this waste stream.

Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

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At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare for a low carbon future with simple determination, and by leveraging their innovation and expertise. Here at AkzoNobel, we have been at the forefront of sustainability and emission reduction for years and have been able to reduce our carbon emissions by 19% since 2012.

AEG and BET Team Up to Give Back to Los Angeles Community

AEG and BET partner with TreePeople for annual service day in conjunction with BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and the BET Awards
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LOS ANGELES, June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  Earlier this week, AEG and BET teamed up with TreePeople, an environmental non-profit organization, to provide tree care throughout Griffith Park in Los Angeles for an annual joint community service day leading up the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and the BET Awards on Sunday, June 25 at Microsoft Theater.

Agriculture: Protecting the Monarch Butterfly

Monsanto Vice President Ty Vaughn discusses agriculture's impact on conserving monarch butterfly populations.
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I grew up working on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Ohio.  My father grew up on that farm and tells stories of his father paying him to pull milkweed out of their fields.  It was a weed that threatened their crops.  When I first started talking to him four years ago about the importance of reestablishing habitat, including milkweed, on agricultural lands, he thought I was crazy.  Now he’s rethinking his position.

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