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Global Climate Action Series: Cisco Supply Chain Driving Positive Climate Action

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This blog was guest written by Lisa Brady, Director, Supply Chain Sustainability, Cisco.

Cisco has a long track record of working to address issues that impact our planet. We firmly believe that doing the right thing for the environment is also the right thing for our business.

As a company, we have set long-term goals to reduce the environmental impacts from our products and operations, and we work with our upstream and downstream partners to reduce the environmental impact of our value chain, as well.

“We Started As a Hungry Nation” but Trees on Farms Are Now Key

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

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Interview with Secretary Chhabilendra Roul of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, the powerhouse which coordinates research and education in 98 national institutes, 14 national research centres, including India’s Central Agroforestry Research Institute, and 73 agricultural universities. In 2018 he visited the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) in Nairobi to review ICAR and ICRAF’s collaboration and spoke to Cathy Watson about trees and the shock he got when he was sent to the Punjab from lush biodiverse Odisha.

Beyond Selfies: African Youth Vow to Restore the Continent’s Landscapes

Exuding awesomeness but also vulnerability, youth are primed to spark restoration of Africa’s degrading landscapes
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by Cathy Watson

On 27-28 August, over 60 youth from a dozen African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). Aged 18-35, they ranged from students to farmers to leaders of NGOs, small start-ups and rural enterprises. But they shared one goal – getting “restoration ready”.

Mongabay: Why Keep Africa’s Dryland Forests Alive?

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  • Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus.
  • This is just one of many efforts currently underway to restore Africa’s dryland forests. There are many obstacles left to overcome, but as the Mali example clearly shows, there are successes to celebrate and build upon, as well.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent of charcoal and firewood used by about 2.4 million people is harvested in woodlands found in the dryland areas. Experts say it’s time to start packaging these fragile yet rich and highly adaptive ecosystems into investment opportunities.
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  • Small holder farmers from 6,000 Malian households have restored 320 hectares of land through a combination of on-farm natural tree regeneration, water harvesting, moisture retention technologies, improved soil filtration, and enhanced soil humus.
  • This is just one of many efforts currently underway to restore Africa’s dryland forests. There are many obstacles left to overcome, but as the Mali example clearly shows, there are successes to celebrate and build upon, as well.
  • In sub-Saharan Africa, 80 percent of charcoal and firewood used by about 2.4 million people is harvested in woodlands found in the dryland areas. Experts say it’s time to start packaging these fragile yet rich and highly adaptive ecosystems into investment opportunities.

Unilever and Walmart Announce Forest Sustainability Initiatives at the Global Climate Action Summit

Unilever will support the restoration of wildlife habitat and help 60,000 hectares of palm oil plantations to achieve sustainability certification; Walmart continues to encourage suppliers to address deforestation through Project Gigaton
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., Thursday September 13, 2018  /3BL Media/ – Today, at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, USA, Unilever committed to supporting work in Sabah, Malaysia as part of the strategy to achieving a deforestation free supply chain and further reducing emissions. Unilever will help sustainably certify 60,000 hectares in Sabah, Malaysia as part of a program led by Forever Sabah, World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Malaysia and PONGO Alliance.

Global Climate Action Series: Cisco Announces Ambitious Product Power Efficiency Goal

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This blog was guest written by Darrel Stickler, Global Environmental Sustainability Lead, Cisco.

Today is the first day of the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco, just north of Cisco’s global headquarters. A low-carbon footprint event for Cisco to attend!  The theme of the summit is “Take Ambition to the Next Level.”

Anchorage Daily News | Denali National Park Tackles Trash with Zero-Landfill Initiative

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A record number of visitors traveled to Interior Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve last year, but they left behind less trash than a few years before.

A push to send less waste to the local landfill is working, officials say. Since 2016, Denali National Park has partnered with Subaru in a "zero-landfill" initiative aimed at turning trash into recycling.

View the full article on the Anchorage Daily News website.

VIDEO | Denali's Superintendents Celebrate the Zero-Landfill Initiative

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In this video, Denali National Park superintendents discuss ways you can help reduce, reuse, recycle, and support the park's Zero-Landfill Initiative.

Alaska Beyond Magazine | Pioneering Parks

America's National Park Service explores new ideas for sustainability and learning opportunities
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Denali National Park & Preserve, in a partnership with Subaru of America, has been conducting public outreach programs and installing infrastructure to reduce waste via the Denali Zero-Landfill Project.

Visit the Alaska Beyond Magazine website to read the full article.

About the Denali Zero-Landfill Project

Advancing and Assessing Our Legacy of Good

As 2020 nears, we review how our Net Positive (10x20) goal has challenged us and inspired us to build Dell’s culture of sustainability.
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How do we quantify the positive social and environmental benefits of using Dell technology? How do we quantify the negative impacts? And how do we compare the two?

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