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Brands Take Stands: 13 Major Corporations Urge Support for Paris Agreement - The Minute

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In the most recent example of brands taking stands, 13 major corporations have written to President Trump urging him to keep the US signed on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The letter, organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, was signed by BP, DuPont, General Mills, Google, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid, Novartis Corporation, PG&E, Schneider Electric, Shell, Unilever and Walmart.

Big News From Walmart on Climate Action

By Molly Rauch via Moms Clean Air Force Blog
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Walmart is not just a superstore, it’s the tenth largest economic entity in the world, slightly larger than the economy of Spain.

Screening of the Age of Consequences, Followed by a Facilitated Panel Discussion

Sponsored in part by the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. 

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The Hurt Locker meets An Inconvenient Truth, THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES investigates the impacts of climate change on increased resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global stability. 

Paul Hawken to Speak Tonight in Atlanta - Introducing Project Drawdown

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Paul Hawken is in Atlanta, introducing his new book, Drawdown, at an event hosted by A Cappella Books at the Carter Center.

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Paul Hawken is in Atlanta, introducing his new book, Drawdown, at an event hosted by A Cappella Books at the Carter Center.

Ecocentricity Blog: Every Day is Earth Day

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The Earth is different though. She is a constant presence in human existence, a daily experience for each of us. Without asking, she gifts us fresh water, protection from ultraviolet radiation, a regulated climate, breathable air and energy to fuel our bodies.

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The Earth is different though. She is a constant presence in human existence, a daily experience for each of us. Without asking, she gifts us fresh water, protection from ultraviolet radiation, a regulated climate, breathable air and energy to fuel our bodies.

16th Annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup Set for Earth Day, April 22

Volunteer effort benefits river, Great Plains Nature Center wetlands
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WICHITA, Kan., April 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Taking place on Earth Day, the 16th annual Arkansas River Trash Roundup will see hundreds of volunteers remove tons of garbage from downtown area waters, benefitting both the river and wetlands restoration efforts at Wichita’s Great Plains Nature Center by Wichita Ducks Unlimited. Over the past 15 years, more than 25 tons of trash was collected, with 2016 attracting 1,310 volunteers, the highest number of participants to date.

Final Days to Nominate Volunteers for Arizona’s 6th Annual Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program

Nominations end May 8th; $20,000 to be awarded to local environmental nonprofits
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TUCSON, Ariz.  May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/— Cox Communications, in partnership with The Trust for Public Land, is accepting nominations for Arizona’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes program at CoxConservesHeroes.com through 5 p.m. EST on May 8.

Nominees are individuals who volunteer their time and resources to creating, preserving or enhancing outdoor spaces in their communities.

Electric Cabs

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VMware India recently partnered with India's first all-electric cab service – Lithium Cabs to provide employees with green transportation in order to reduce carbon footprints while transporting employees in the city of Bangalore. The transition from diesel fleet cars to electric cars for daily employee pick and drop helps overcome challenges such as fuel cost, battery life, safety, battery charging infra and most importantly is an environment friendly cab service. By using eco-friendly cars, VMware India saves 440 tonnes on carbon dioxide in just one year and reduces pollution on the road.

Ecocentricity Blog: How to Heal the Ocean

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The environment wins as the fishing net pollution is reduced. The fishing villages win with access to micro-finance, a cleaner environment, and a bit of extra revenue. Interface wins by increasing the recycled content in its supply chain. Pure triple bottom line goodness.

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The environment wins as the fishing net pollution is reduced. The fishing villages win with access to micro-finance, a cleaner environment, and a bit of extra revenue. Interface wins by increasing the recycled content in its supply chain. Pure triple bottom line goodness.

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