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Developing a Market-Based Approach to Sanitation in Uganda

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Household sanitation is a longstanding development priority for the government of Uganda. However, access to basic sanitation is still low and the country is off-track to meet the Sustainability Development Goal related to universal access to sanitation by 2030. This, coupled with the government’s policy that considers sanitation to be a household responsibility, provides tremendous opportunity to foster market-based sanitation as the mechanism to increase basic sanitation across the country.

spotLESS Materials: Sprayable Coatings That Repel Liquid, Sludge, Bacteria, and More

Finalists for the 2020 Ray of Hope Prize®
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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

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spotLESS Materials makes sprayable coatings that repel liquid, sludge, bacteria, mineral deposits, and more.

Putting Purpose Into Action: A Message From Our CEO

It's never been clearer: our future depends on companies that not only innovate boldly, but ones that act with integrity.
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Over the past months, we’ve seen ties between health, progress, and prosperity strain in real time due to the hardships brought on by the pandemic. Life as we know it changed dramatically, as did the role of the private sector in many ways.

Giving Little Green Thumbs a Head Start: How the GroMoreGood Garden Grant Helped an Ohio School Flourish

By Lindsay LaSala, corporate and foundation communications manager, ScottsMiracle-Gro
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In a normal school year, teachers play a critical role in keeping our kids curious, engaged and excited to learn. But this school year will be anything but normal. As schools throughout the country continue to balance remote learning with in-person classes, this already tough job has gotten even more difficult and more important than ever.  

Biomimicry Innovation: change:WATER Labs

2020 Ray of Hope Prize Finalist
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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

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The team at change:WATER Labs is fundamentally changing the way humans process waste, and it all has to do with water. They recognized that if  water is removed from human waste, all that's left is a compact solid that would be much easier to collect and sterilize.

When Forests Thrive, People and Business Prosper, Too

Companies are coming to view reforestation as an imperative solution to climate change, bringing tangible action on a global scale.
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By Michael Walker 

This article originally appeared as part of the Bloomberg Green + HP partnership.

The recent wildfires in California are an urgent reminder of how endangered our forests are due to climate change.

Protecting Pollinators: Join a BioBlitz in Your Community This Month

By: Michele White, Program Manager for the National Recreation and Park Association
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If you are a pollinator lover like me, September is going to be an exciting month. Why? Well, in September, parks in communities around the country will be hosting BioBlitz events where park staff and community members come together to support and celebrate the variety of pollinators and plants in their area. Parks are hosting BioBlitz events as a way to find and better understand the number of pollinators––and pollinator-friendly plants––in their communities. 

Subaru Supports Local Action in First-Ever #Faceliftactlocal National Clean-Up and Recycling Initiative

Automaker to Serve as Official Vehicle and Co-Host of Nationwide Clean-Up Event
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CAMDEN, N.J., September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it will co-host and serve as official vehicle for the country’s first national litter clean-up and recycling initiative, encouraging people nationwide to help reduce landfill waste in their local communities, even in their own backyards.

Subaru of America, National Parks Conservation Association, and National Park Foundation Team Up to Reduce Waste at National Parks, Eliminating 16 Million Pounds of Waste from Landfills

Last year alone, Denali, Grand Teton and Yosemite cut the amount of waste going to landfills by nearly half as part of the Don’t Feed the Landfills Initiative
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CAMDEN, N.J. , September 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc., the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), and National Park Foundation (NPF) announced that through an innovative partnership three of America’s most iconic national parks are at the forefront to reduce the amount of waste that parks send to landfills.

NPCA, Subaru Honored For Working To Reduce Landfill Waste

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Subaru of America, Inc. and the National Parks Conservation Association have been awarded the 2020 Silver Halo Award in the ‘Best Sustainability Initiative’ category by Engage for Good. The automaker and park advocacy group were recognized for the Don’t Feed the Landfills initiative, an environmentally focused campaign aimed at preserving national parks.

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