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NRG's Vehicle Donation Drives Circular Economy

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by Kyle Williams

This is a guest blog, authored by Kyle Williams, Food Bank Director, Mercer Street Friends Food Bank 

How Caterers can Help Reduce Food Waste

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Christy Cook

Director, Sustainability Performance & Field Support - Sodexo North America

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative Debuts America's First Agrihood

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The Michigan Urban Farming Initative debuted America’s first sustainable urban agrihood in Detroit’s lower North End.

Located on about three acres in a Detroit neighborhood, the agrihood features a two-acre urban garden, a 200-tree fruit orchard, a children’s sensory garden and more. The gardens produce fresh and free produce to about 2,000 households in the area.

America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

Business Leaders Propel Sustainable Urban Agrihood in Detroit

Sustainable Brands initiates collaboration between Michigan Urban Farming Initiative, BASF, General Motors, Herman-Miller, Green Standards and others
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The Hands That Grow Your Food

For Small Organic Farmers, CSAs Provide the Nutrients for Survival
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Though most of us eat food at least three times per day, very few consumers understand what it takes to bring food from seed to market.

Design Basics for Growing Year-Round in a Solar Greenhouse

Grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America without breaking the bank.
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It’s a little-known fact: most year-round greenhouses are energy guzzlers. To grow a variety of crops year-round in cold climates of North America, a standard greenhouse requires large amounts of heating. Commercial greenhouses in North America can be incredibly energy-intensive, costing about 10 times as much to heat and cool as a standard home in areas like Colorado.

Carnival Corporation to Expand the Fathom Experience to Additional Company Cruise Line Brands

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MIAMI, November 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, announced Wednesday plans to expand its Fathom brand’s Dominican Republic social impact experiences to its other cruise line brands sailing to its Amber Cove port of call.

Advancing Global Food Security

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More people have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food around the world today than ten years ago.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the number of undernourished people has fallen by approximately 167 million during that period.  This improvement is cause for celebration but there is still much to be done: almost 800 million – just over one in nine people on the planet – still remain hungry.  Issues like climate change, population growth, political instability, inadequate infrastructure and R&D investment, and global economic uncertai

And the Audience Roared

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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