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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.

“How Will You … End Littering?” Video Contest Launches for Second Year

Keep America Beautiful Opens Contest for Students in Grades 9-12 through Oct. 13
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STAMFORD, Conn., Aug.23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, today launched its second annual effort to tap into the imagination and innovation of our nation’s youth to continue to advance its fight to End Littering in America.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - August 2017

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RayDay Promises Fun for the Whole Family

RayDay 2017 promises to be the best ever with several new exhibitors, additional booths in the kids’ area, and all of the great things that have become traditions through five years of fun together. 
RayDay will continue to be a zero food waste event this year, and all kinds of yummy cuisine will be available once again from the Food Movement trucks, the Sweetwater van, sustainable wine choices, and in keeping with its ov

Water Reclamation Facility Upgrades Help Keep Chesapeake Bay Clean

Advancements to Cox Creek facility to reduce millions of pounds of pollution annually
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., August 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Anne Arundel County leadership in Maryland recently celebrated the successful completion of upgrades to the Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF), designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways.

The facility began processing wastewater earlier this month, improving the quality of water that discharges into the Chesapeake Bay. Black & Veatch is providing construction management and inspection services on the ongoing project, including design review, project controls and budget and schedule management.

Sands ECO360 | Expanding Stakeholder Engagement

Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future
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Working in unison with our stakeholders, we can really make a meaningful difference – multiplying our positive impacts both now and into the future.

T E A M  M E M B E R  CO L L A B O R AT I O N

Team Members are truly our greatest assets and we strive to develop appreciation for the planet’s ­finite resources through environmental campaigns and education events. Sustainability champions are crowned at all levels of our organization to help us integrate Sands ECO360 initiatives into the daily operations.

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Announces Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Presenting Sponsors of the Climate Change Conference

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. 

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Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. 

Chattahoochee Riverkeeper Announces Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation as Presenting Sponsors of the Climate Change Conference

Previous River Guardian Award recipient to sponsor event
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ATLANTA, August 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Chattahoochee Riverkeeper announces the 2017 Climate Change Conference with presenting sponsors Cox Enterprises and The Ray C. Anderson Foundation. The conference is set to take place on September 27-28, hosted by the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center.

Ecocentricity Blog: The Climate Divide and the Old Mason-Dixon Line

By Guest Blogger, Jim Hartzfeld
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A new study unveils the disproportionate negative economic impact of climate change on the “Old South.”

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A new study unveils the disproportionate negative economic impact of climate change on the “Old South.”

Keep Lexington Beautiful and Keep Charlotte Beautiful Drastically Decrease Cigarette Litter in Respective Communities

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Communities that implemented Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program (CLPP) in 2016 saw an average reduction of 60 percent in cigarette litter. Two affiliates, Keep Lexington Beautiful (KLB) in Lexington, Kentucky, and Keep Charlotte Beautiful (KCB) in Port Charlotte, Florida, were no exception.

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