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Hershey Hosts Cocoa Summit to Restore Cocoa Farming in Mexico

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  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

Read this communication en Espanol >> 

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  • Summit to bring together farmers, researchers, industry and government to improve livelihoods of small-scale cocoa farmers
  • 100,000 disease-resistant trees to be distributed to restore cocoa farms  
  • Program goal: restore cocoa growing in the ancient birthplace of domestic cocoa

 

Read this communication en Espanol >> 

Paul Dewar Sponsor of Canadian Conflict Minerals Bill To Speak In Los Angeles Next Month

Global Leaders Gather for Conflict Minerals Symposium August 21-22
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Canadian NDP Take World Stage Announcing Conflict Minerals Bill

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yerlZE15m_I

How Collaboration Helps AT&T Reduce Energy and Water Use

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There are two things that jump out at you while reading through AT&T’s 2012 Sustainability Report: the company has ambitious goals to reduce energy and water use, and the company collaborates with various groups, including nonprofits, to meet those goals. The collaborations are paying off as AT&T is close to meeting its 2014 goal to reduce energy intensity 60 percent from a 2008 baseline. Last year, the company achieved a 57 percent reduction.

Cross-Sector Leaders Convene to Identify Innovative Solutions to Strengthen African Agriculture

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 “Only through collaboration, and knowledge and experience sharing, will we be able to scale innovations with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions.”

– Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation

Press Release

 

 “Only through collaboration, and knowledge and experience sharing, will we be able to scale innovations with the potential to positively impact the lives of millions.”

– Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation

Toyota Saves Trees…by the Billions

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How do you save a few billion trees and a billion bucks?  Boot the box. Kick the carton. Punt the packaging.

More than a decade ago, Toyota began using returnable containers for shipping parts and accessories. The environmental impact so far: saving 220 million pounds of wood and 145 million pounds of cardboard, the equivalent of 2.7 billion trees.

How Mobile is Making Pune Green(er)

By Diarmuid Mallon for ÜberMobile
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There seems to be no end to the list of services mobile can support – including making your city (literally) greener.

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There seems to be no end to the list of services mobile can support – including making your city (literally) greener.

Streamline Restoration with the Intervale Conservation Nursery

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The weather in Vermont the past few weeks has been wet. So wet that Lake Champlain and many rivers are at or above flood level. It is events like this that remind us of the importance of streamline work like that done by the Intervale Conservation Nursery.

Compostability Testing Now Offered by WIST

Institute tests packaging materials to ASTM standards
Press Release

August 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new service offered by the Wisconsin Institute for Sustainable Technology will help packaging manufacturers meet the growing demand for environmentally friendly materials.

Paul Fowler, WIST executive director, said the institute has developed a test that determines how well packaging decomposes under industrial composting conditions.

Business Leaders Continue Call to Action on U.S. Climate Policy by Signing the Climate Declaration

The Weather Company, K2 Sports and Others Join More Than 600 Companies in Push for National Action on Climate Change
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BOSTON, July 10, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Two weeks after President Obama announced plans to address climate change in a major speech, large American businesses are continuing to express their support for U.S. policy action on climate change. Eight more leading businesses, including several multi-billion dollar enterprises, have signed the Climate Declaration, which calls on U.S. policymakers to capture the American economic opportunity of addressing climate change.

EU Brands Unite After Bangladesh Disaster, U.S. Falls Behind

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The devastating aftermath from the collapse of a Bangladesh factory in April, left 1,129 people dead and retailers under fire. European industries since have united together to prevent furthermore fatalities for garment factory workers. A total of 70 companies have joined the five-year legal global agreement, in which over the next nine months they will be conducting inspections of Bangladesh factories and renovation. Approximately 800 to a 1000 factories will be under evaluation. Out of the 70 retailers that have pledged to create a safe environment, only a few are American. 

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