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“Field Cast” and “City Cast” Uniforms for Tokyo 2020 Staff and Volunteers Unveiled

Stylish, sustainable and suitable to wear come rain or shine – it’s time for a first look at the tokyo 2020 uniforms.
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The Tokyo Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games today unveiled the official outfits that will be worn by the Field Cast and City Cast staff and volunteers. This is the “cast” of people – more than 110,000 of them – who will welcome and provide support to spectators, athletes and other visitors during the Games. 

The two styles of blue-and-white shirts will be a ubiquitous sight in Tokyo next summer, and they’ve been made with the environment – and the comfort of the wearer – in mind.

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Meet e-Commerce’s Sustainability Problem That Isn’t the Cardboard Box

By: Aileen Nowlan
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With the click of a button, our groceries, clothes, personal care products, household items – just about anything – could arrive on our doorsteps in a neatly packaged cardboard box. It’s convenience, delivered. But at what cost?

Announcing the Smallholder Access Program, an Innovative Approach to Responsible Forest Certification

The Smallholder Access Program seeks to make Forest Stewardship Council® certification more accessible to private landowners of 250 or fewer acres.
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The Rainforest Alliance, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), and a consortium of forward-minded forestry corporations announce the launch of the Smallholder Access Program. FSC, long considered the gold standard of ecologically-responsible, socially-conscious forest management, has worked to transform forestry practices globally for nearly 30 years through rigorous, science-based standards and a third-party certification system.

Carnival Corporation to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics by End of 2021

Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence
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Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

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Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

Commercial, Industrial Manufacturers Press for Sustainability, Rethink Energy Options

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By Jason Abiecunas, Director of Distributed Energy Resources; Daniel Chang, Market Development Services Lead for Distributed Energy Resources; and Randal Kaufman, Sales Director for Black & Veatch’s Transformative Technologies business

The changing energy landscape is prodding businesses to rethink how they use and manage electricity, and 3M Co.’s aggressive shift to renewable energy illustrates that thirst for sustainability.

Here's the Impact of Timberland Boots Made from Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Did you know more than 340 million plastic bottles have found new life in Timberland shoes? That's 7.5 million pounds of plastic kept out of oceans and landfills. Check out the line of Timberland Boots made using recycled plastics and learn more about Timberland's Sustainability initiatives here.

LG’s Smart ENERGY STAR Room Air Conditioners Help Con Edison Customers Save with Energy Efficiency Rebates

Company Partners with Con Edison on New York Incentive Program, Energy Management During Peak Summertime Electricity Use
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NEW YORK, July 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Already delivering the industry’s most energy efficient room air conditioners, LG Electronics USA is taking energy savings to the next level in New York City this summer in cooperation with Con Edison.

July 29th, 2019 Earth Overshoot Day: Corporations’ Long-Term Success Hinges on Their Business Model Being Designed to Support Humanity’s Success

Live chat on Twitter aims to gather ideas for One-planet compatibility as a compass to gauge corporate strategies against planet boundaries
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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

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Date of tweet chat: July 22nd
Time: 4.00 pm CET
(registration not required, just follow #SEMoveTheDate )

Sappi Becomes an International Stakeholder Member of PEFC

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JOHANNESBURG, July 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Limited (Sappi) is pleased to announce that we have become an International Stakeholder member of the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification™

(PEFC™). This membership aligns with our focus on sustainable forest management and responsible procurement throughout our supply and value chains.

Bridgestone Introduces Enliten, a New Lightweight Tyre Technology That Requires Less Materials and Cuts CO2 Emissions

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

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  • Enliten reduces the rolling resistance of a tyre by up to 20% to reduce vehicle fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
  • The technology enables tyres to be reduced in weight by 10%, with no trade-off on wear life.
  • Enliten also improves the vehicle’s handling and stability to increase driving pleasure.

 

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