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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Completes Successful Great American Cleanup Event

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Earlier in May, Keep America Beautiful Reno, Nevada-based affiiliate Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) hosted its 11th annual Great Community Cleanup -- a local initiative of the Great American Cleanup, the nation's largest community improvement program.

Cargill and Heineken Employees Give Up Their Saturday to Help Litter-pick

by Rebecca Cain, Chief Reporter
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A group of Cargill employees collected 20 bags of litter from the brook near their place of work.

The Big Tidy Up took place along Yazor Brook in Hereford and then continued on to Red Barn Drive, Grandstand Road, Widemarsh Common, Yazor Brook cycle path and Yazor Road.They also put up bird and bat boxes, sparrow houses and bee shelters and sowed wild flower seeds.

The team collected 20 bags of litter during a Saturday which amounted to 180 kilos of rubbish.

GM Drives Demand for Sustainable Natural Rubber

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Through an automotive industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights. The company will develop a set of purchasing requirements, with the intent that the entire automotive industry will join in the movement and together help transform the rubber supply chain.

GM Works to Set Sustainable Natural Rubber Tires into Motion

First automaker to collaborate with suppliers to improve global rubber supply
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DETROIT, May 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Transforming the global rubber and tire supply chain to create lasting, environmentally sound sustainable rubber production requires a collaborative approach. Through an industry-first commitment to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tires, General Motors is helping drive the industry toward net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labor rights.

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful and TripAdvisor Team Up to Spruce Up Ridge Hill Reservation

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There is an invasion taking place on Needham’s Ridge Hill Reservation in Massachusetts. The enemy? Glossy buckthorn, oriental bittersweet, pine tree seedlings and other invasive species.

Left unchecked, these plants could eventually transform the Reservation’s grassland meadows back into a forest filled with undesired alien species.

County, Park Set Up Zero Food Waste Plan

Goal in first year is to divert 100 tons from landfill, establish project’s practices.
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by Erika Dahlby

Last year 3.2 million people visited Grand Teton National Park. They left behind over 1,800 tons of trash.

“Most of the people who come and visit the park aren’t necessarily thinking about what happens to their waste after they throw it in the trash bin,” park spokesman Andrew White said.

Almost half that waste comes in the form of compostable materials — organics like food that can be broken down within a short period of time.

Final Days to Nominate Environmental Volunteers for California’s Cox Conserves Heroes Program

Nominations end May 12; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
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CALIFORNIA, May 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is seeking nominations for environmental volunteers in Cox’s service areas in Orange County, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Palos Verdes. Nominations are being accepted at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. PT on May 12.

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Timberland’s Earth Week Events Drive Impact and Meaningful Change

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently concluded its second annual Earth Week Celebration at its Stratham, New Hampshire headquarters. During Earth Week, educational events were held each day to foster a better understanding of Timberland’s environmental footprint as well as the footprint of each employee in their personal lives. With this understanding, employees explored new ways to further drive Timberland’s legacy of protecting and restoring the outdoors.

GM Employees to Plant 25,000 Hardwood Trees in the U.S.

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The national nonprofit Living Lands & Waters began its MillionTrees Project in 2007 by collecting and planting acorns. The group harvests the growing saplings and partners with communities and companies like General Motors to meet its ambitious goal – growing 1 million trees across the United States. This year, 27 GM facilities in seven states are taking part, providing more than 25,000 oak trees to employees and their families for Earth Day and Arbor Day plantings.

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