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Dell | Achievements in Circular Design and Sustainability

by David Lear
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Today is Earth Day, a day I typically take on the role of Chief Electric Bicyclist, generating power for our Earth Day celebrations at the Dell Technologies headquarters.

But beyond getting exercise, it’s also a day that we mark at Dell Technologies by teaming up to clean up our local environments. We have a record 60 events happening around the globe this year!

Video | Watch Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance Join Farmers in the Field for Haiti’s First Commercial Cotton Harvest in 30 Years

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Three representatives of global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined the Smallholder Farmers Alliance and local farmers to help harvest Haiti’s first commercial cotton crop in three decades. Since 2016, Timberland has worked with the SFA to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti. Their goal is to create a new sustainable supply chain for cotton, while also forwarding the reforestation of Haiti and improving farmers lives. 

Bridgestone Group Awards 2019 Recognizes the Best Global Projects

During the ceremony, the Group acknowledges the best Socially Responsible Projects
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TOKYO, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone Corporation announced the winners of the "Bridgestone Group Awards 2019" at a ceremony held on March 27, 2019.

U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Green Building Program Now Recognizes the Living Product Challenge

Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
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SEATTLE, April 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.

ZLAP Strives to Educate and Reduce Denali Waste

By Kris Capps
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When the Zero Landfill Initiative came to the Denali Park area, it was the young people who had spread the word. They formed ZLAP, the Zero Landfill Ambassador Program.

This small group of teens, who attend Tri-Valley School, are now being honored for their past three years of dedication to this program.

Video | Retail Revival Spotlight: A Pet Store with a Purpose

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For Preuss Pets, pets are not “just” animals: they’re family. Their colorful and cacophonous store is truly a unique experience – chirping birds, tropical fish in electric hues, and the legendary bug bar, which offers a full menu of delicious options for your insect-eating lizards.  The store proudly focuses on pet care, offering healthy food, stimulating toys, educational workshops and so much more to help your pet live its best life.  

Teck Employee Introduces Sustainable Solutions in the Frozen Arctic

Teck’s Red Dog Operations creates sustainable waste removal process and recycling program
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When Johanna Salatas arrived at Teck’s Red Dog Operations, she discovered most of her colleagues were concerned about the limited and outdated options available to dispose of waste: burial in the landfill or incineration. Relying on the landfill wasn’t a sustainable long-term option, and incinerating high volumes of trash contributed to greenhouse gas emissions.

Campuses of the Future? PepsiCo Recycling Funds Green Initiatives at 27 U.S. Schools - Imagined, Designed and Executed by Students

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PURCHASE, N.Y., April 18, 2019  /3BL Media/-- PepsiCo Recycling is excited to announce the 27 colleges and universities set to earn funding for campus sustainability initiatives in the 2018-19 school year through the 

HP Expands Efforts to Reduce Ocean‐Bound Plastics

$2M investment in plastic washing line in Haiti will create more than 1,000 new income opportunities locally
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory
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Highlights:

  • HP partners with NGO Work to help build two new learning centers that empower local children to receive a quality education at the collection sites while their parents work nearby
  • HP equips schools with latest technology, including laptops and printers using cartridges made from locally-collected plastics
  • Releases new survey results that underscore the importance workers place on sustainable business practices; Study reveals 61 percent of survey participants believe business sustainability is mandatory

How Much Do You Know About Recycling? Take Domtar's Recycling Quiz

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