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FCA Community: Breathing New Life Into Toledo Neighborhood Parks

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To her, the parks are personal. She honed her basketball skills on the courts. Her family gathered at the picnic tables. She ran drills out in the grass fields.

Now, Rita Jackson, an FCA US employee at the Toledo Assembly Complex in Ohio, gives back to those community parks that molded her formative years.

“Our neighborhood parks needed more attention, and I knew I had to do something to help bring them back to life,” says Jackson.

She created IMPACT Toledo in 2015. Since then her non-profit organization has upgraded 50 parks in the Toledo area.

Agroforestry Could Make Agriculture Emissions-Neutral by 2050

At a defining conference centred around the forthcoming ASEAN Guidelines for Agroforestry Development, participants heard that integrating more trees into farming systems will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and help farmers adapt to climate change.
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by Renz Celeridad

Agroforestry is a major component of efforts to reduce the impact of climate change on farming. The practice of integrating trees into agriculture is a long tradition in most farming systems throughout the world. Agroforestry not only helps diversify farmers’ portfolios and spread risk but also provides environmental benefits that can only come from deep-rooted perennials, including sequestering carbon.

Walmart Makes Fortune's Change the World List for 4th Straight Year

Fortune releases fourth annual list of companies helping the planet and tackling social problems.
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The world’s largest company by revenue does not want to be a top source of greenhouse gas emissions. So Walmart last year launched Project Gigaton, aiming to reduce emissions related to its operations by a total of 1 billion tons by 2030. 

Read the full article on Fortune.com.

Lessons From Kenya on How to Restore Degraded Land

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by Leigh Ann Winowiecki

The state of the earth’s biodiversity – the world’s variety of living organisms – is in crisis. About one third of the world’s land has been severely degraded from its natural state. Some of the worst forms of degradation include deforestation, soil erosion, loss of soil fertility, declining water quality and pollution.

How to Be a Good Visitor at National Parks

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The nation’s 59 national parks (the 60th, Missouri’s Gateway Arch, received an official national park designation in February 2018) saw more than 330 million visitors in 2017, which is a lot of footsteps, noise, waste and selfie poses in some of the wilderness’s most delicate treasures. “We’re really fortunate to have the privilege of having these incredible places to visit,” says biologist David Lamfrom, who directs wildlife programs for the National Parks Conservation Association.

Denali National Park Tackles Trash With Zero-Landfill Initiative

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by Laurel Andrews

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.

VIDEO | This Indiana Subaru Plant Hasn’t Taken Out the Trash in 14 Years, Saves More Than $13m

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by Sarah Bowman, Indianapolis Star

While not his official job title, Tom Easterday has become quite the tour guide. 

The Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. executive has been known to do as many as a handful a month around the company's Lafayette manufacturing facility. Whether leading top industry officials or a group of young students, he has a favorite opening line. 

Philippines to Access the Green Climate Fund

The Philippines is preparing a proposal to access the Green Climate Fund, a billion-dollar platform that bankrolls low-emission and climate-resilient programs in developing countries.
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“Ambition enables finance,” said Redentor Constantino, executive director of the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities, as he introduced another way of merging climate-related action and finance to achieve a low-carbon and resilient economy in the Philippines.

Echoing the words of Senator Loren Legarda, Constantino said that economic resilience, especially in the face of climate threats, entailed a strategic use of available funding from the local through to the international level.

Carnival Corporation Releases 2017 Sustainability Report, Meets Goal to Reduce Carbon Footprint Ahead of Schedule

World’s largest leisure travel company achieves 26.3 percent reduction in CO2ee, surpassing 2020 target ahead of schedule
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Report details key initiatives and progress from the company and its nine cruise line brands, furthering its strong commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility

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Report details key initiatives and progress from the company and its nine cruise line brands, furthering its strong commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility

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