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Sustainability at Work: SCS Global Services Releases 2018 Annual Report

Press Release

EMERYVILLE, Calif., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Following a banner year, international third-party certifier and standards developer SCS Global Services (SCS) is pleased to release its 2018 Annual Report in time for Earth Day. According to SCS Founder and CEO, Stanley P. Rhodes, the company’s growth and success is a direct reflection of the degree to which business, government, and NGO measures to promote sustainability have taken hold around the world in every economic sector.

Earth Day Network's 2019 Cleanup Spans Thousands of Locations During April

Over 3,000 cleanups in communities across the U.S. for Earth Day 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2019 /3BL Media/– Earth Day Network is implementing a nationally coordinated environmental volunteer cleanup to mark Earth Day 2019, in collaboration with partners across the U.S., including National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful. All over the country people are encouraged to get up, get out, and help clean their communities to celebrate Earth Day.

Walmart Launches New Reusable Bag Campaign; Announces 93 Million Metric Tons of Supplier Emission Reductions through Project Gigaton and Announces New Sustainable Textile Goals

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Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains.

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Retailer will provide more convenient access to reusable bags for purchase at U.S. stores and continues to make progress towards its goals to work with suppliers to avoid greenhouse gas emissions across global value chains.

Tetra Tech Wins Two Awards in the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge

Taking small, concrete actions to achieve big sustainability improvements
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Tetra Tech was among the top winners honored at the Sustainable Pittsburgh Challenge (SPC) Finale and Awards Ceremony on March 21, 2019. The purpose of SPC is to increase sustainability practices by Pittsburgh businesses across seven major categories: social equity, energy, water, materials management, transportation, air quality, and engagement. More than 100 employers in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, region participated in the challenge and were evaluated on 2,209 sustainability actions over a 13-month period that began in January 2018.

WEBINAR – Introduction to SCS’ Sustainably Grown Certification

Recognizing high environmental, social and economic standards in agricultural production
Press Release

April 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ SCS’ Sustainably Grown certification program recognizes agricultural products that meet rigorous standards for environmental protection, ethical production, social compliance, product quality and food safety. The program is unique in that agricultural crops of all types and production systems are eligible to be certified.

Earth Hour 2019: A Single Hour to Inspire a Movement to Protect Our Planet

Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 27, 2019 /3BL Media/–This Saturday, March 30 at 8:30 PM local time, individuals, businesses and cities around the world will switch off their lights for one hour to celebrate Earth Hour and recommit to protecting the planet.

From the Sydney Opera House to the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, thousands of iconic landmarks will join millions of people to show their support for the fight against climate change and the conservation of the natural world.

Nestlé Joins the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance to Transform Plastics Recycling Infrastructure

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Nestlé, together with a number of international consumer goods companies, launched the Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance at the CEO Africa Forum in Kigali, Rwanda.

This Alliance aims to turn the current challenge of plastic waste in Sub-Saharan Africa into an opportunity to create jobs and commercial activity by improving the collection and recycling of plastics.

The Africa Plastics Recycling Alliance has been established for companies to:

Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation-Sponsored Webinar Discusses Backyard Conservation and the Lawn of the Future

NACD webinar series imparts strategies for structuring urban conservation initiatives
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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

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Dr. Phil Dwyer has been a member of the Scotts R&D research team since 2006. Primary work efforts have focused on lawn fertilizer research and new product development at Scotts' own field stations and in collaboration with university Turfgrass research programs. Much of his work has involved finding ways to optimize the consumer experience while protecting our environment. These efforts have focused on reducing a lawn's water needs, recycling yard waste, improving seedling establishment, optimizing slow release fertilizer technologies, seasonal nutritional responses and consumer education/outreach. 

The Arbor Day Foundation Launches the Time for Trees™ Initiative to Plant 100 Million Trees by 2022

Initiative unites corporations, communities and citizens to take critical action to preserve the necessities of life affected by climate change
Press Release

LINCOLN, Neb., March 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Arbor Day Foundation today announced the launch of its Time for Trees initiative, a commitment to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities worldwide by 2022 – the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day. The initiative will leverage trees as a simple, powerful way to preserve the necessities of life on Earth that are becoming increasingly compromised, as well as reverse the damage done by climate change.

Video | The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company: Securing Clean Water for the Future

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Water, the Earth’s most precious natural resource, is critical to all living things, including lawns and gardens. That's why The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company and its Foundation are committed to water quality issues throughout the United States.

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