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Record 515 Institutional Investors Managing $35 Trillion in Assets Urge Governments to Step up Ambition to Tackle Climate Change

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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year
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  • Largest-ever group of investors to call on governments to phase out thermal coal power worldwide, put a price on carbon pollution, end government subsidies for fossil fuels, update and strengthen nationally-determined contributions by 2020
  • New report finds more investor climate action than ever before — 1,200 investors took action on climate change in line with The Investor Agenda in its first year

Olympic Champion Hannah Mills Launches #BigPlasticPledge

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Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the big plastic pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas Initiative.

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Rio 2016 sailing gold medallist Hannah Mills has launched the big plastic pledge – a global campaign to unite athletes and fans around the issue of plastic pollution. The campaign is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as part of its commitment to the UN Clean Seas Initiative.

Timberland Commits to Plant 50 Million Trees over Next Five Years

Company launches “Nature Needs Heroes” campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STRATHAM, N.H., September 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by 2025 as part of its pursuit of a greener future. This bold goal builds on Timberland’s longstanding commitment to make products responsibly, strengthen communities, and protect and enhance the outdoors. One key area of focus has been tree planting; since 2001, the brand has planted more than 10 million trees worldwide.

Registration for 2019 America Recycles Day Now Open

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
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STAMFORD, Conn., September 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Keep America Beautiful®America Recycles Day®, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.

Charles Koch Talks Environment, Politics, Business and More

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What does one of the world’s most influential entrepreneurs really think about the current state of politics, the economy, the future of business, and the environment?

Charles Koch, chairman and CEO of Koch Industries, sat down with best-selling author and entrepreneur Tim Ferriss, host of The Tim Ferriss Show podcast, to discuss these issues and more, including some of his most significant learnings in life and business.

Sustainable Fitness Trend Leads Xylem Watermark to Log Over 1,000 Volunteer Hours

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This summer, Xylem invited colleagues to participate in plogging – a new signature Watermark activity that embodies Xylem’s commitment to safeguarding the environment and contributing to our local communities.

Plogging is a global fitness trend that combines jogging (or walking) and picking up trash. While plogging, volunteers spend time outdoors, exercise, and pick up litter that often flows untreated into waterways, contaminating water sources, and threatening the health of animals and plants. 

As Climate Crisis Looms, Businesses Should Manage Water Challenges Locally

New publication launched at World Water Week offers guidance to increase water security
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STOCKHOLM, August 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ — A new publication released today at the World Water Week in Stockholm offers guidance for companies on improving long-term water security.

National Research Effort Focused on Side Stream Phosphorus Removal and Recovery Technology

Black & Veatch-led team of utilities, universities and consulting firms selected by Water Research Foundation to promote standard use of sustainable enhanced biological phosphorus removal solution
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – As phosphorus limits permitted in wastewater effluent shrink to protect drinking water sources, a nationwide research effort headed by Black & Veatch has started work to advance implementation of a leading-edge treatment technology for phosphorus removal and recovery.

Carnival Corporation Releases Third-Party Study Confirming Advanced Air Quality Systems Are Positive for Environment

Two-year independent study on composition of hundreds of "scrubber" wash-water samples provides hard scientific evidence that company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are well within compliance of IMO's most stringent wash-water quality guidelines
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MIAMI, August 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, recently released the results of an independent, two-year scientific wash-water study that shows the company's Advanced Air Quality Systems are a safe and effective means for compliance with the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) 2020 requirements, which include regulations for cleaner air emissions and strict wash-water quality standards.

Cleaning California’s Air, Energy

SEPA honors SCE’s Ron Nichols as its 2019 Power Player of the Year.
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By Julia Roether

Clear views of Catalina Island and the San Gabriel Mountains every day are a thing of the past. With the help of Ron Nichols, that could change in the next decade.

As president of Southern California Edison, Nichols spent the last four years championing programs to improve air quality and health in Southern California, especially in environmentally impacted communities.

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