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‘Worldwide 25% of Emissions Come from Transportation’

Better urban environment unequivocally warrants better planning and modal shift to public transport and new clean energy options for personal mobility
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“Worldwide 25 per cent of emissions come from transportation”,, said Maria Mendiluce, Managing Director - Natural Capital, World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), during the ‘3rd Business and Climate Summit 2017’.

Cox Enterprises Achieves 100,000 Ton Recycling Milestone

Milestone achieved during 10-year anniversary of Cox Conserves
Press Release

ATLANTA, September 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Cox Enterprises today announced that the company has recycled more than 100,000 tons of materials since 2013. This milestone coincides with the 10th anniversary of the company’s Cox Conserves sustainability program, which has a goal of achieving zero waste to landfill by 2024.  

Keeping the Ray Clean and Beautiful

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September 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Ray is thrilled to announce its participation in the Adopt A Highway program along the 18-mile stretch of highway that is home to The Ray. The program is a natural fit for the organization which is committed to creating a highway that leads to better outcomes for drivers, the neighboring communities, and the surrounding environment.

How Companies Can Enable Individual Contribution to the Circular Economy

by Nate Hurst Chief Sustainability and Social Impact Officer, HP
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As climate change continues to impact the planet – and governments and organizations worldwide set standards to reduce its harmful effects – it’s important for companies to rethink how their products are created, used and maintained. The smartest, most sustainable products are not only crafted with care as part of a closed-loop supply chain; they’re optimized to enable consumers to enter the circular economy with little effort.

With Hope That Plastic Will Be Eliminated, Man Starts 'Papers Be Green' Business in Tunisia

"The use of plastic bags will soon be prohibited in our country."
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After receiving a master's degree in mechanical engineering and with eight years of professional experience, Walid Gharsalli decided the time was right to start his own business.

And so, Gharsalli launched his own paper-packaging business, Papers Be Green. But he couldn't have done it without combining his work experience and mechanical skills, additional entrepreneurial training, and support from his government. 

Manos al Agua is Finalist in 2017 Digital Transformation with Social Impact Awards

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August 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The 2017 ANDICOM Congress of digital transformation, led by CINTEL (ICT Research and Development Center), in Cartagena, hosted the first edition of the 2017 Digital Business Transformation Awards, which recognize Colombian companies that have remarkably contributed to their organizations and society through technology.

The Manos al Agua-Intelligent Water Management Project was among the three finalists in the category of Social Impact, in which 40 projects took part. The recognition was awarded by CINTEL and WaterHouseCoopers.

Can State Parks Keep Waste out of Landfills?

By ALANNA ELDER
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Sustainability Coordinator Margaret Wilson said, for a long time, Grand Teton was like most state parks – they didn’t have money or staff to devote to recycling. Then they joined the Zero Landfill Initiative – a pilot project to try and divert most of the waste generated inside national parks. Wilson said part of that is educating tourists.

“[We’re] trying to reach people before they come and visit and let them try to pack accordingly," Wilson said. “Say, bring refillable water bottles, or maybe bring utensils.”

Subaru Partners with Klean Kanteen to Promote Sustainability

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Subaru continues to showcase its nature loving image by partnering with Klean Kanteen to launch a multi-year partnership that focuses on sustainability. Klean Kanteen is the first stainless steel reusable water bottle manufacturer, while Subaru is known for being America’s first zero-landfill automaker.

Yosemite Creates More than 2,000 Tons of Trash Each Year. Here’s How You Can Help That Number Shrink

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BY EMILY ZENTNER​

Between the five million visitors who come through Yosemite National Park each year and the park’s 2,800 staff members, California’s famous national park sends nearly 2,200 tons of garbage each year to the Mariposa County Landfill.

Keeping Yosemite Green: The Zero Landfill Initiative

Yosemite is trying to send less trash to the local county landfill, which is filling up quickly. You can help!
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Over four million visitors come to Yosemite National Park every year. Between visitors and park staff we end up with nearly 2,200 tons of garbage annually. This is not the legacy anyone intends to leave behind.

In the late winter/early spring of 2016, Yosemite launched an exciting new program to do something about it: the Zero Landfill Initiative. With help from Subaru of America (Subaru), the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and the Yosemite Conservancy, the park set an ambitious target of diverting 80% of our waste from the landfill by the end of 2017.

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