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China’s ‘First’ Successful Cross-Ocean Biofuels Flight Completed

By: Biofuels International
Article

Flight 497 took off from the Beijing on 21 November. It landed at Chicago’s O’Hare airport at 12:05pm local time. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner completed the more than 11,000km journey with biological aviation fuel produced from waste cooking oil, according to Xinhua.

Read the full article on Biofuels International.

Carlsberg Group Ready with First Carbon-Neutral Brewery

Carlsberg Sverige now runs Sweden's first big brewery with zero carbon emissions from its energy consumption. The brewery in Falkenberg is now 100% powered by biogas and green electricity.
Press Release

November 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, the Carlsberg Group launched a new sustainability programme - Together Towards Zero. One of its four ambitions "Zero Carbon Footprint" is supported by a target to eliminate carbon emissions from all breweries1 and achieving a 30% reduction in the beer-in-hand carbon footprint2 by 2030. To achieve the ambitious targets, Carlsberg Group’s breweries will use 100 percent renewable electricity and eliminate coal as a source of energy by 2022.

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. 

FSC® Strategic Plan, New Markets and More: SCS Shares Highlights From the 2017 FSC General Assembly

By Sarah Harris, SCS Global Services
Blog

Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.

Architects, Designers, and Specifiers Gain Increased Access to SCS Green Products Guide Through Integration With Origin and Mindful Materials Product Platforms

Certified products now searchable on expanded online network
Press Release

BOSTON, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Greenbuild International Conference and Expo - SCS Global Services (SCS) today announced automated integration of its Green Products Guide certification data into the Origin Material Data Hub and the mindful MATERIALS (mM) green building product transparency platform.

Stella McCartney Backs First Life Cycle Assessment for Man Made Cellulosic Fibers

By Matt Mace, Edie.net
Article

Luxury fashion brand Stella McCartney will be able to better map the environmental impacts of its raw materials, after commissioning the first ever Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for man-made cellulose fiber (MMCF) used in production.

Stella McCartney Commissions First-Ever LCA for Manmade Cellulosic Fibers

by Libby MacCarthy, Sustainable Brands
Article

Luxury fashion label Stella McCartney has released the results of a new Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) comparing the environmental performance of ten different raw material sources of manmade cellulose fiber (MMCF).

Orange, Black ... and Green? Tips to Make Halloween Less Wasteful

Blog

We know Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one with all of the disposable decorations, packaging and costumes that come with the season.  

At Keep America Beautiful, we know it doesn't have to be that way!

Follow these waste reduction and recycling tips to add some green to your Halloween!

14 Easy Ways You Can Fair Trade Your Daily Routine, From Start to Finish

What a difference a day makes...
Blog

Every day, we make choices. We choose what to wear to work, what to eat for breakfast, and which blanket to curl up under at night. Each one of these decisions has the power to improve the world when you choose items with the Fair Trade Certified seal. That's because every time you do, it sends money directly back to the farmers, workers, or fishermen who produced that item for you, which they invest back into their own communities.

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