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How Mars, Inc. Is Minting a New Legacy

by Leon Kaye, Executive Editor, TriplePundit
Article

For the world’s largest food and beverage companies, the push for a more responsible and sustainable supply chain is as much about long-term survival as it is about addressing current concerns expressed by investors and other key stakeholders.

But while much of the conversation about sustainable food usually centers on ingredients such as cocoa, coffee, soy, palm oil, and beef, Mars, Inc. can point to one ingredient that epitomizes the company’s drive to scale impact where it can to secure a healthy planet and thriving farming communities: Mint.

All-new Ram 1500 Named 2019 Green Truck of the Year™ by Green Car Journal

Press Release

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Green Car Journal has selected the Ram 1500 as its 2019 Green Truck of the Year™. The announcement was made today at the 50th annual San Antonio Auto & Truck Show in San Antonio, Texas.
 

In the Mountains of China and Ethiopia Lies a Joint Future

Mekelle University, Kunming Institute of Botany and the World Agroforestry Centre are sharing knowledge and opportunities for sustainable mountain development.
Article

On 12 October 2018, a delegation of scholars and academic leaders from Ethiopia’s Mekelle University arrived at the Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yunnan Province, China.

Their visit was part of a broader effort on behalf of the Institute and the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) to expand their Mountain Futures Initiative to other montane communities and research centres.

The Future of Education Is More About Learning, Less About Teaching

by Kathryn Siranosian
Article

Students sitting at desks in neat rows facing the front of the room. Teachers writing on a chalkboard, delivering information to be memorized and later recalled on tests. Bells that signal it’s time to change classrooms.

What most consider “typical” school design has its roots in the Industrial Age when factory and assembly line workers were in high demand.

But this one-size-fits-all, rote approach to learning is now obsolete.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

Press Release

October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Sustainable Agriculture Means Sustaining More Young Farmers

by Tina Casey
Article

According to some U.S. food industry observers, interest in small farms and sustainable agriculture is on the rise among young people.

Innovative Biological Tracking Software to Optimize Animal Disease Research at Kruger National Park

Research to Mitigate Health and Economic Risks
Press Release

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa,  October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Black & Veatch has been tasked by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) to implement an electronic system that enables the inventory and management of biological materials at Kruger National Park in South Africa. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), Black & Veatch will support the Office of the State Veterinarian in preventing and controlling animal diseases.

Sappi Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 22% in 2017

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In terms of total consumption of energy, pulp and paper is third among industrial sectors; only the refi ning and chemical industries consume more. However, environmental impact is affected not just by the amount of energy consumed, but also by the type of energy. On average, US pulp and paper mills derive nearly two-thirds of their energy needs from renewable sources that are considered carbon neutral. Sappi’s mills derive nearly 80 percent of their energy from renewable resources.

Sustainable Investors Look to UN SDGs for Future Profits

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
Blog

The socially responsible investment industry is exploding. By any measure, the growth is exponential, and increasing rapidly. The reasons are straightforward: Sustainable investing is increasingly seen as a superior methodology to manage risk and drive returns.
 

How Sappi Ensures Responsible Wood and Fiber Sourcing

Article

Responsible manufacturing begins with responsible sourcing. For the wood products industry, it is paramount that our natural resources are used wisely. In the US, a strong legal framework has shaped and upheld responsible forestry practices for generations. The Clean Water Act first established the requirement for best management practices (BMPs) in the 1970s. Forestry BMPs have been evaluated, tested, revised, and adapted over time by each state. Third-party certification standards have led to additional improvements and provide a scalable assurance mechanism for stakeholders.

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