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Celebrating Norman Borlaug's Legacy on his 100th Birthday

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Today is the centennial of the birth of Dr. Norman Borlaug, who became the father of the Green Revolution and later, the founder of the World Food Prize.

Toyota Celebrates National Ag Day by Awarding Twelve Toyota Tundra Trucks to Agricultural Educators

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Torrance, CA, March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. has awarded twelve one-year leases on a 2014 Toyota Tundra to teachers and postsecondary education programs throughout the U.S. as a sponsor of the 2013 Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Agricultural Education Program and 2013 Outstanding Teacher awards presented by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE).

Hāna Health: Connecting the Dots Between Local Food and Healthy Lifestyles

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From Maui’s main population center of Kahului, drive east along the island’s rugged northeastern coastline for about two hours, crossing over 40 one-lane bridges, and you’ll find the remote town of Hāna. Its pristine beaches and traditional village culture make Hāna one of Hawaii’s most unspoiled gems. But seclusion sometimes brings challenges: like in the mid-1990s, when Hāna’s state-run medical center ran out of money and planned to shut down, leaving the community without access to healthcare.  

Water is Life

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
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“We forget that the water cycle and the life cycle are one.” -- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Thinking about World Water Day

By Maggie Cole, Global Supply Chain Sustainability Lead, Monsanto
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Did you know that a running faucet typically uses three gallons of water per minute? Moreover, did you know that agriculture uses 70 percent of the world’s fresh water supply? As we prepare to recognize World Water Day tomorrow, it’s important for Monsanto and its employees to think about all the ways we can be better water stewards at home and in the workplace.

AECOM Joint Program Signs Memorandum Of Understanding To Advance Sustainable Development In Malaysia

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LOS ANGELES, March 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ — AECOM Technology Corporation, a leading provider of professional technical and management support services for public and private clients in more than 150 countries around the world, announced today that a joint program in which it participates has signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a center of excellence, named the Greater Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley Sustainability Centre (GKLKVSC), to advance sustainable urban development in Malaysia.

The Water Wars

Innovative ideas and solutions are in hot pursuit of U.S. water problems.
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Green Builder Media President Ron Jones has an ominous prediction: “If you think the oil wars are bad, wait until the water wars begin.”  With severe drought conditions expanding across the globe, I fear that his warning may become a reality sooner, and more acutely, than we think.

Hunger Free Communities Network: The Work is Critical

By Rita Singh, Corporate Engagement, Monsanto
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One in six people experience hunger in the United States.  That is nearly 50 million people in our own communities across the country.  This unsettling fact is why the work of the Hunger Free Communities Network is so critical.  This nation-wide platform for hunger relief initiatives in local communities within the United States encourages partnerships in the fight to end hunger.

Blog - USAID and INGOs: Traveling a New Path Together

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The landscape of international development, and the architecture of aid that has traditionally underpinned it, have shifted significantly over the last decade. In 2012, official development assistance (ODA) from members of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the OECD comprised less than 10 percent of the international resource flows into developing countries.

#DardenDigest: Can a Restaurant Company Eliminate Food Waste?

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Darden has an ambitious goal of one day sending zero waste to landfills. From cooking oils to cardboard to other materials, we are striving to find solutions to divert various waste streams coming from our restaurants away from landfills through recycling efforts. As a restaurant company, we have a unique challenge with food waste and are always exploring ways to reduce or recycle it.

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