Foundation’s Grant is its Largest Ever in Muskegon County
MUSKEGON, Mich., October 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced a $232,000 grant to launch a regional food processing initiative designed to grow and expand West Michigan’s substantial agriculture economy.
The West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative will be based in Muskegon and seeks to expand the region’s strong agricultural base to include exports beyond Michigan and perhaps as far as Asia.
December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan company, has sponsored a coffee farmer collective in Papua, Indonesia since 2000. For 17 years Amungme Gold coffee has been farmed and processed by indigenous Amungme farmers under the guidance of Freeport’s entrepreneur business program to meet growing demand from consumers.
Through fleet automation, Republic Services’ One Fleet standardized vehicle maintenance program, conversion to compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks, and the use of renewable natural gas derived from organic waste, Republic has lowered our fossil fuel usage, which also reduces costs.
In fact, over the past four years, even as our business has grown by 11.5%, we’ve been able to hold our fleet fossil fuel usage to just 2.5%, which also results in reduced carbon impact.
The need and the opportunity to transition to a circular economy—an economic model that is restorative and regenerative by design—have become clear to many industries over the last 5 years. Companies like Apple and Google are innovating or redesigning their products and services to minimize resources utilized in production and to promote reuse and recycling of their products.
Today is National Coffee Day, and millions of Americans are kicking off their mornings with the caffeinated beverage that powers our fast-paced lives. Most aren’t thinking about the journey that coffee makes from a farm half a world away to the cup in their hand, but as a sustainability professional, I just can’t help myself. You can call it a blessing—or a curse.
Carnival Foundation, the charitable arm of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world’s largest leisure travel company, held its second Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, for American Cancer Society.
As well as being the only industrial company on CDP’s A List for 7 years in a row, Schneider Electric also helps clients identify business opportunities in acting to address climate risks.
By scoring businesses from A to D-, CDP take organizations on a journey through disclosure to awareness, management, and finally to leadership. In 2017, CDP has set the bar even higher raising A-score threshold and making the top spot more competitive and more coveted than ever before. This year, more than 3,000 companies have completed the questionnaire and 112 were recognized as pioneers acting on climate change and building our new sustainable economy that works for both people and planet. Schneider Electric is the only industrial company to stay on CDP A List for 7 years in a row.
By: Zack Angelini, Manager of Environmental Stewardship, Timberland
At Timberland, we strive to be Earthkeepers in everything we do. We work hard to make our products responsibly, to protect the outdoors, and to serve the communities around the globe where we live, work and explore. My role focuses on responsible product.
As one of the leading footwear and apparel brands in the world, we recognize that the majority of our environmental impact lies within the products we make and the materials we choose. But within these materials also lies our greatest opportunity to make a difference.