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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2017

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has just issued its quarterly newsletter.  Check it out to learn more about our key funding initiatives and Ray's legacy.

Newsletter

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has just issued its quarterly newsletter.  Check it out to learn more about our key funding initiatives and Ray's legacy.

Sloan® Commits to Carbon Neutral Commercial Restroom Products

Reducing Carbon Footprint Furthers Sloan’s Pledge to Sustainability and Transparency
Press Release

November 20, 2017 /3BL Media/  -  Sloan, the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, has issued a series of carbon-free products in an effort to reduce the impacts its products have on the environment.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

Press Release

RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Whirlpool Corporation Announces Plans for Wind Turbines at Greenville Manufacturing Facility

Press Release

BENTON HARBOR, Mich., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whirlpool Corporation today announced plans for three wind turbines to power its manufacturing facility in Greenville, Ohio and further build on the company's 46-year commitment to sustainable manufacturing.

Cox Enterprises Announces Eight Zero Waste to Landfill Facilities

Status achieved during 10th anniversary of its national sustainability program
Press Release

ATLANTA, November 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce that eight of its locations achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2017. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of focusing on waste management and carbon and water conservation.

Doubling Down on Impact: Leveraging All That I Have for the World I Want to See

by Kristin Hull, PhD Founder and CEO, Nia Impact Advisors
Blog

As an impact investor, a financial change agent and entrepreneur, my money story centers around aligning assets with values. At Nia Impact Advisors, we move investment dollars into the companies that matter—those working to create the world in which we want to live. I come by this work having grown up immersed in the belly of our financial markets.

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Keep America Beautiful Invites Congressional and Industry Leaders to 2017 Forum Focused on “Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.”
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Improving Recycling Everyday

Article

Today, Nov. 15, 2017, is the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative to raise awareness about the value of recycling.  

While most people agree that recycling is good for the environment, America Recycles Day is an opportune time to stress that recycling is also good for our economy and our communities.

Sustainable Growth at Citi

By Ed Skyler, Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs, Citi
Blog

As part of our continued support of the Paris Agreement and our own efforts to protect the environment, we’re making notable progress on our commitment to finance $100 billion in clean energy, infrastructure and technology projects tha

Mohawk Sustainability VP Bandy Opens Greenbuild Plenary

Press Release

CALHOUN, Ga., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ —  George Bandy, vice president of sustainability for Mohawk Industries, heralded in the Greenbuild Plenary last week as the special session’s opening speaker. Bandy brought energy and inspiration to the main stage of the Boston Convention & Exposition Center, as he offered words on the compelling and unifying nature of the green building movement and talked about Mohawk’s own strides in sustainability.

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