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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
Press Release

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.

Keep Golden Isles Beautiful Encourages Girl Scout’s Effort to Prevent Stormwater Drain Debris

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Chelsea Yates, an ambitious 11-year-old, has jump-started a movement to remind people that littering around public storm drains negatively effects the environment -- namely, marine life -- by posting notices on roadside storm drains in Brunswick, Georgia.

Republic Services Expands its Natural Gas-Powered Fleet in Northern Ohio

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ELYRIA, Ohio, July 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services of Northern Ohio announced the addition of 25 compressed natural gas (CNG) powered trucks to its fleet. The new CNG-powered trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks, and help to reduce unwanted noise and air emissions in the communities they serve. The expansion includes a new CNG fueling station and highly advanced maintenance facility, which will enable more efficient operations and service for customers throughout Lorain, Cuyahoga and Medina counties.

Money Talks: The Bottom Line of Our Shorelines

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“More than one-third of our travel is to the Caribbean and Latin America, much of it leisure travel, driven by demand to see the unique beauty of these areas, which is why protecting the nature of the areas in turn protects tourism and our business.”

—Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue

No one gains from polluted oceans and shorelines. Yet the problem persists, so how do we inspire change? Like it or not, money talks. That’s why JetBlue has converted the value of environmental health into dollars.

Dow Launches Grant Program to Increase Plastics Recycling

Collaborates with Keep America Beautiful to Award Two $50,000 Grants
Press Release

MIDLAND, Mich., July 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today it has teamed up with national nonprofit, Keep America Beautiful, to award two $50,000 grants for organizations to establish Hefty® EnergyBag™ programs in their communities.

HPE Launches World's First Supply Chain Management Program

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HPE will be the first company to enable suppliers to set science-based GHG reduction targets in their own operations. Launched in May, the program will enable 80% of manufacturing suppliers, by spend, to reduce their own emissions in line with the targets that climate science says is necessary to prevent dangerous global warming. This effort seeks to avoid 100 million tons of emissions by 2025, equivalent to taking 21 million passenger vehicles off the road for one year.

That is the Last Straw – Why Giving Up the Use of Straws is Good for You – and the Planet

by Cris Merz
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You may have seen a few campaigns on social media recently about major corporations like Bacardi pledging to eliminate straws from all company functions as well as campaigns from numerous groups like #stopsucking. The initiatives behind these campaigns are to get people to eliminate the use of straws in their daily routine.  Why?

It’s bad. Bad for the environment, but even worse for you.

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Bioswales on The Ray

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

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The Ray and the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) have installed five to ten acres of native grasses and pollinator plant seeds in the median and northbound lane gore area of Exit 6 on I-85 near LaGrange, Georgia.  

 

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