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Q&A With Mark DeAndrea: Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation Team

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In search of a replacement for petroleum-based products and materials, the world is turning its attention to biomaterials. We spoke with Mark DeAndrea, vice president and business unit leader for Domtar’s BioMaterials Innovation team, about what the future holds for biomaterials.

Why is the BioMaterials Innovation team important to Domtar?

Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre Find New Life for Airplane Structure Material in Groundbreaking Partnership

First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

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Boeing, ELG Carbon Fibre find new life for airplane structure material in groundbreaking partnership 

•First-agreement of its kind will repurpose aerospace-grade composite material for making laptop cases, car parts and other products
•Partnership will reduce solid waste by more than one million pounds a year

Taking Off at Boeing | Erb Institute Alumni Kelsea Ballantyne on Leadership and Positive Impact

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Kelsea Ballantyne earned her MBA/MS in 2016, as part of the Erb Institute and the Tauber Institute for Global Operations. She’s now in an executive development program at Boeing, working on the 777 and 777X airplanes, and she talked with Erb about her work there.

COP24: A Chance For Companies To Act On Climate

By Elizabeth V. Sturcken, Managing Director at the Environmental Defense Fund
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What do we do about our changing climate? That’s the question world leaders will be focused on as the 24th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, otherwise known as COP24 kicks off this week in Katowice, Poland.

Forbes and JUST Capital Rank IBM No. 5 in America's Top Corporate Citizens

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December 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Forbes and JUST Capital recognize IBM as the leader in the computer services industry for its commitment to workers, communities and the environment. As the industry leader, IBM ranked number 5 in America’s top corporate citizens.

Novartis Access Launches in Latin America

The program will be implemented in El Salvador through a partnership with the municipality of Santa Tecla and in Colombia through an agreement with the Colombian Red Cross to help migrant populations in the country.
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Novartis has signed an agreement with the municipality and the Patronato of Santa Tecla in El Salvador to distribute the Novartis Access portfolio to low-income patients with non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in this community. Beyond medications, the collaboration will also help train health professionals in NCD diagnosis and treatment, and promote education and awareness in the local community.

Oklahoma Gas & Electric Offering 1,500 Free Trees to Customers Through Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees Program

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LINCOLN, Neb., December 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Oklahoma Gas & Electric is providing 1,500 free trees to customers in its service area through Energy-Saving Trees, an Arbor Day Foundation program that helps conserve energy and reduce energy bills through strategic tree planting.

Duke Energy Helps Protect, Enhance South Carolina's Natural Resources With More Than $400,000 in Grants

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Contributions will benefit 14 organizations supporting environmental projects and programs across the Palmetto State

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Contributions will benefit 14 organizations supporting environmental projects and programs across the Palmetto State

Richard Heinberg on Our Bonus Decade

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If you're someone who's curious about the geopolitical implications of carbon fuel and the ecological havoc it wreaks, you've probably come across some of Richard Heinberg's work. This week on Sea Change Radio, we speak with this senior fellow at the Post Carbon Institute who has authored over 13 books and regularly ponders the past and future of humanity and the earth in his Museletter. We discuss the global debt crunch, the search for tight oil, and the concomitant acceleration of climate change.

The 4 Critical Steps to Climate Leadership

By: Tom Murray, VP, EDF+Business
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Business leaders can no longer afford to look the other way on climate change. The recent National Climate Assessment revealed that regional economies and industries dependent on natural resources are increasingly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change – as are energy systems. Warmer climates will increasingly disrupt international trade, prices, and supply chains, and costs could reach hundreds of billion dollars per year by the end of the century.

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