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AkzoNobel Partners With the Ocean Cleanup for Largest Clean-up in History

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June 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The complete removal of plastic from the world's oceans has moved a step closer after AkzoNobel joined forces with The Ocean Cleanup to help turn the tide on marine pollution.

The partnership involves AkzoNobel providing advanced, biocide-free coatings technology for all the devices and equipment used by The Ocean Cleanup for the next five years.

It represents a major contribution to the organization's landmark efforts to clear plastic from our oceans. The cleaning is due to begin in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the next 12 months.

Statement from Keep America Beautiful Concerning Decision by United States to Withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

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STAMFORD, Conn., June 1, 2017 / 3BL Media/ — Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, believes that meaningful, lasting change is best achieved when NGOs and social service organizations, businesses, government, academia and individuals — reflecting the strength and diversity of our nation and the world — join together to take responsibility with collective action.

Helping Reebok Grow a Plant-Based Shoe

By Laurie Kronenberg
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At the heart of a circular economy is the reengineering of conventional linear production models so that value creation is decoupled from the consumption – then disposal - of finite resources.  What was once considered waste becomes the feedstock for new processes.  One way to drive this shift toward circularity is by designing renewable materials that can displace the use of sensitive or fossil-based resources. 

Ecocentricity Blog - Front Two: Benign Emissions

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Back in September 2003, the EPA decided that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were not “air pollutants,” meaning that the EPA didn’t have to regulate them under the Clean Air Act. A number of states concerned about climate change didn’t take kindly to this determination. Voila, we have a lawsuit!

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Back in September 2003, the EPA decided that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases were not “air pollutants,” meaning that the EPA didn’t have to regulate them under the Clean Air Act. A number of states concerned about climate change didn’t take kindly to this determination. Voila, we have a lawsuit!

New Global Metric Will Monitor Zero Emission Growth from 2020

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“The historic significance of this agreement cannot be overestimated. The CORSIA agreement has turned years of preparation into an effective solution for airlines to manage their carbon footprint.”

—Alexandre de Juniac, Director General & CEO, IATA

Carnival Corporation Rated Among America’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens

World’s largest leisure travel company ranked 23rd in annual survey of 1,000 largest U.S. public companies by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
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MIAMI, May 23, 2017  /3BL Media/– Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, has been named one of the top 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2017 by Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CRM).

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.

How to Build an Infrastructure Inventory

Reprinted from the Atlas Blog
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A number of our Atlas cities – from El Paso, to New Orleans and San Diego – are looking for ways to use municipally owned spaces as testbeds for innovative infrastructure technologies.  Doing so will not only help them understand how solutions work locally and support economic development, but it will also create space to engage residents around otherwise invisible infrastructure.

Ecocentricity Blog: Base Camp

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Here’s the plan. The next seven blog posts will be a guided tour up the Seven Fronts of Mount Sustainability, Ray Anderson’s famous zero-footprint metaphor.

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Here’s the plan. The next seven blog posts will be a guided tour up the Seven Fronts of Mount Sustainability, Ray Anderson’s famous zero-footprint metaphor.

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