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Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

Maine University Team Awarded $250,000 Grant to Create Sustainable Food Solution

Sodexo, University of Maine Farmington and University of Maine Presque Isle Named Among 2019 Food Vision Prize Winners by the Henry P. Kendall Foundation
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FARMINGTON AND PRESQUE ISLE, Maine, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The University of Maine Farmington (UMF), The University of Maine Presque Isle (UMPI), and Food Services Provider Sodexo was one of only six teams to win the 2019 New England Food Vision Prize Award.  The $250,000 prize will go toward increasing the amount of locally sourced food on campus menus.

How Marine Debris Impedes Coastal Tourism and Economic Development

Leveraging holistic, inclusive management systems and partnerships to curtail ocean waste at every level of the supply chain
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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

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Tetra Tech’s Gina Green and Bryan Stirrat discussed how marine debris impedes economic development, stifles tourism, and defiles biodiversity. Gina, our senior associate of environment and natural resources and expert in marine and coastal management, and Bryan, our Solid Waste Solutions practice group leader, detail how effective management and inclusive solutions can benefit and stabilize coastal communities around the world. All opinions expressed in this post are the authors’ own.

This post originally ran on Devex.

Alliant Energy Hired the Rock River Goats to Weed Out Invasive Species

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A hired herd of goats recently made a second snacking stop at Alliant Energy’s energy campus near Beloit, Wisconsin. The goat workers ate invasive plants near the Rock River, where using equipment would be a challenge and pesticides could impact the water.

Read the Alliant Energy 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Trees Are an Important Part of the Solution to Many Critical Issues Facing the Planet and Humankind.
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Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe.

To address this, we have launched an unprecedented undertaking: the Time for Trees initiative. Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

The Glass Isn’t Half Empty: Reasons To Be Optimistic About Water Issues

Words by Kate Zerrenner
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The news about climate change’s impacts on water supply and availability is often dire and can feel overwhelming.

Let’s Bee Real

We need bees to survive. Here’s how to join the hive-minded
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By Alyssa Shelasky

Say the word “bees!” and many people around the world will think “ouch!,” or maybe they’ll hear an imaginary buzzing sound or smack their lips at the thought of sweet, sweet honey. What they probably won’t dwell on is the need to ensure the future of these very helpful insects.

17 Ways to Make a Difference this America Recycles Day

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This America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program that takes place on and around Nov. 15, you can make a meaningful difference by taking these small steps to reduce waste and increase your impact.

Share these tips with your friends and followers and encourage everyone to celebrate recycling!

5 Ways to #BeRecycled

Duke Energy Invests Nearly $300,000 in Projects That Help Protect, Restore Natural Resources in South Carolina

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

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Contributions will benefit 12 organizations supporting environmental projects, programs across the Palmetto State

Sycwin Coating & Wires Receives Lead Safe Paint® Certification for All Paint Brands

First Philippine Company to Earn Lead Safe Certification for Industrial Paints
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QUEZON CITY, Philippines, October 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ - IPEN, an international non-profit leader on environmental health and chemical safety, announced today that paint products manufactured by Sycwin Coating & Wires, Inc. (Sycwin), a leading paint manufacturer from the Philippines, have been certified under the Lead Safe Paint® standard. Sycwin is the world’s first company to have its industrial paint brands certified lead-safe in conformity with the approaching phase-out period for industrial paints in the Philippines at the end of the year.

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