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Meet the 2018 GPS Challenge First Runner-Up: Flux

By Mary de Wysocki
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Growing up in Kenya, the Ruto brothers couldn’t recall ever having a consistent water supply. Ken and Denis would often go days and weeks without running water, as over 50% of Kenya’s water resources are lost to theft, corruption, or leakage in the aging analog systems. Like other families, they’d buy water from unscreened sources, which was not only expensive but potentially dangerous.

Novartis Social Business Joins Forces With THET to Train Hospital and Health Center Staff in Ethiopia

This new partnership responds to a request for training and capacity building from the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health to support its decentralization strategy for non-communicable disease services.
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We are pleased to announce that and The Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET) have come to an agreement to train hospital and health center staff at 60 sites across Ethiopia, ensuring that patients no longer need to travel long distances to seek treatment against non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

SCS Global Services Becomes First North American Certifier Accredited to New RSPO Principles and Criteria Standard for Palm Oil Plantations

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EMERYVILLE, Calif., December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/—Following on the heels of the historic 16th Annual Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, SCS Global Services (SCS) has become the first certification body in North America accredited to conduct assessments under the stringent new RSPO Principles & Criteria (P&C) Standard. This accreditation sets the stage for SCS to certify sustainable palm plantations and mills internationally.

Shire Recognized for Environmental Leadership

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On November 14, 2018, Shire was honored with the 2018 SEAL Environmental Initiative Award for its leadership and commitment to sustainable business practices.

The SEAL (Sustainability, Environmental Achievement & Leadership) Awards celebrate companies that embrace ethical responsibility to drive environmental leadership and change. The 2018 Award specifically recognized companies for their environmental impact, innovation, investment, and insight.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation's Grant to Emory University Supports Statewide Climate Consortium Co-Founded With the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech

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As many nations are meeting about climate impacts in Katowice, Poland, for COP24, and just over a week after the release of the  U.S. National Climate Assessment Report, nonprofits and university leaders in Georgia are choosing not to take the "wait and see" position.  Instead, they are forging ahead to ensure that Georgians are educated on the issue and provided with the best tools and research to take the lead in climate action.

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As many nations are meeting about climate impacts in Katowice, Poland, for COP24, and just over a week after the release of the  U.S. National Climate Assessment Report, nonprofits and university leaders in Georgia are choosing not to take the "wait and see" position.  Instead, they are forging ahead to ensure that Georgians are educated on the issue and provided with the best tools and research to take the lead in climate action.

Hallmark Eliminates Styrofoam from Its Facilities

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Did You Know? An EPA study found that every 10,000 tons of materials recycled supports nearly 16 jobs and $760,000 in wages. Recycling contributes to both the protection of our environment and American prosperity.

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Did You Know? An EPA study found that every 10,000 tons of materials recycled supports nearly 16 jobs and $760,000 in wages. Recycling contributes to both the protection of our environment and American prosperity.

World’s Leading Forestry and Agroforestry Organizations Merge for Accelerated Impact Against Climate Change

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BONN, Germany, December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Innovation and investments worth trillions of dollars in landscape restoration, climate adaptation and science-based policy advice will be needed if the global community is to meet the escalating threats posed by climate change.

Kimberly-Clark’s Commitment to Forest Conservation Recognized with a 2018 FSC® Leadership Award

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Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF’s “Heart Your Planet” collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

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