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Ecocentricity Blog: Role-Reversal

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

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Each submission I reviewed involved an immense amount of work from these teams, and I’m grateful to them for the time and effort they put toward the challenge. While as judges we couldn’t advance every team to the Accelerator Phase, I was impressed by every entry I saw.

Munson Healthcare Receives $120,000 Donation For Traverse City Michigan Kids Creek Restoration Project

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A generous donation was awarded to help phase two of a Munson Medical Center project. Traverse City officials, the Watershed Center and even U.S. senators were at Munson Medical Center Friday morning as they received a $120,000 check from Consumers Energy Foundation for the Kids Creek Restoration.

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Biomimicry @ 20: A conversation with Janine Benyus

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

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Joel Makower of GreenBiz interviews Janine Benyus 20 years into her Biomimicry journey.

Money Talks: The Bottom Line of Our Shorelines

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“More than one-third of our travel is to the Caribbean and Latin America, much of it leisure travel, driven by demand to see the unique beauty of these areas, which is why protecting the nature of the areas in turn protects tourism and our business.”

—Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue

No one gains from polluted oceans and shorelines. Yet the problem persists, so how do we inspire change? Like it or not, money talks. That’s why JetBlue has converted the value of environmental health into dollars.

Launching the Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit, Helping Business Understand Its Relationship with Nature

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​GENEVA, LONDON, BRUSSELS, July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the Natural Capital Coalition launched the Natural Capital Protocol Toolkit, a brand new resource to help companies implement the Natural Capital Protocol - the first-ever standardized framework for measuring business impacts and dependencies on nature.

Elliott Bay Seawall Project, Seattle, Washington | Redeveloping the Central Waterfront Area

Planning, engineering, and environmental support to bring new life to Seattle’s storied waterfront
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The Seattle Department of Transportation, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, is replacing the failing seawall in downtown Seattle, providing the foundation and structural support for a new waterfront.

In 2010, The Seattle Department of Transportation selected Tetra Tech to provide planning, engineering, and environmental support for this high-profile project. In addition to protecting the waterfront, replacing the seawall provides opportunities to restore fish habitat and reconnect people to the water.

Living Shoreline Demonstration Project | Restoring and Preserving the Louisiana Coastline

Designing 21 miles of shoreline protection using living shoreline products to attenuate wave energy, serving as a first line of defense for coastal marshes in the project area
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The Louisiana coastline loses an average of more than 16 square miles of wetlands per year according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana (CPRA) is the single state entity with authority to develop, articulate, implement, and enforce a comprehensive coastal restoration and protection master plan to reduce hurricane storm surge flood impact, restore Louisiana’s bountiful natural resources, build land to protect critical energy infrastructure, and secure Louisiana’s coast now and for future generations.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (June 2017)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Arabic and Russian.

Consumers Energy Works to Save Michigan’s Water

When it comes to caring for Michigan’s water supply, Consumers Energy is watching every drop.
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The company uses hundreds of billions of gallons of water each year, the vast majority related to producing power at its electric generating plants.

But in 2016, Consumers Energy reduced water intensity — gallons used per megawatt-hour of electricity produced — by 17 percent at its electric generating plants. The energy provider is aiming for a 20 percent reduction by 2018.

Reaching that goal would save more than 100 million gallons of water per year.

Newsletter Shines a Light on De Beers’ Conservation Projects

De Beers Group has published the latest issue of the quarterly newsletter that spotlights its biodiversity and conservation projects in southern Africa and Canada.
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The online Diamond Route newsletter carries a host of stories that illustrate how the company’s specialists are conserving the areas around its mines and the animals that live there.

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