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Who Are Your ‘Climate Heroes’? For Mars’ Ashley Allen, Climate & Land Sr. Manager, the Answer May Surprise You!

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At the Global Climate Action Summit, Ashley Allen, Climate & Land Sr. Manager spoke to Genevieve Maricle, Global Knowledge & Innovation Lead at WWF about the ‘climate heroes’ that inspired her.

To watch the full interview, please click here.

The UPS Foundation to Award $2.6 Million in Environmental Grants

The UPS Foundation publishes its Annual Social Impact Report
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ATLANTA, September 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation, which leads global citizenship and philanthropy programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it will award nearly $2.7 million in grants to preeminent environmental organizations worldwide.

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

Recycling and The Circular Economy: Turning Packaging into Products

By Lisa Ryden
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In the last two to three years I’ve witnessed a growing interest in recycling, predominantly in relation to the plastics debate, as there is increasing public awareness of the unacceptable and unsustainable effects of (plastic) waste getting into the ocean. Even though Tetra Pak packages are made mainly from paperboard (about 75%), we are part of this conversation because we use plastic for openings, closures and some of the barrier layers.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks off Sept. 8

National nonprofit issues nationwide call to action to plant native species, pollinators this fall
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STAMFORD, Conn., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its seventh annual National Planting Day.

Operational Efficiency Builds Sustainable Future at Plymouth Mill

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In 2017, Domtar set forth a vision to establish our pulp business as a growth driver for the company. Since then, the pulp leadership team has enacted tangible plans to optimize and improve operational efficiency at Domtar’s core pulp mills through a combination of capital investments and continuous improvement projects with the goal to grow the business into a world-class global supplier with strong long-term customer partnerships.

Subaru Offers Americans Tips on How to Keep National Parks Clean Leading Into Labor Day Weekend

Parks across the country will see a surge in visitors during holiday weekend
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CAMDEN, NJ, August 30, 2018 /3BL Media/Last year, more than 330 million people visited the national parks and with Labor Day weekend around the corner, parks across the country are likely to see a surge of visitor traffic. While everyone is encouraged to visit a national park in their area, with more visitors comes more waste that the National Park Service (NPS) must manage. Each year, NPS manages nearly 100 million pounds of visitor waste nationally, much of which is brought in from outside the parks.

Urban Tree Harvesting Requires Good Communication

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Much of Domtar’s sustainable forestry management occurs out of the public eye, often on large tracts of land that are miles away from neighborhoods and commercial development. As a result, our tree harvesting operations usually have minimal impact on nearby residents. But urban tree harvesting requires a unique approach.

To Reduce Post-Harvest Loss, Start With a Sustaining End in Mind 

What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.
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What does success look like? For farmers, a successful season should look like a bountiful harvest translated into a bountiful profit.

Visiting with a rice farmer in Bihar state in India at the end of harvest, it was easy to see that it had been a good year for rice. Awaiting threshing, bundles of rice were organized into stacks twice as tall as the farmer with the length and width of a small building. The farmer was pleased that yields had been good. However, the farmer knew that success had yet to be achieved.

Agroforestry Could Make Agriculture Emissions-Neutral by 2050

At a defining conference centred around the forthcoming ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development, participants heard that integrating more trees into farming systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change.
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by Renz Celeridad

Agroforestry is a major component of efforts to reduce the impact of climate change on farming. The practice of integrating trees into agriculture is a long tradition in most farming systems throughout the world. Agroforestry not only helps diversify farmers’ portfolios and spread risk but also provides environmental benefits that can only come from deep-rooted perennials, including sequestering carbon.

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