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At GM’s Lansing Assembly Plant, Biodiversity Efforts Are for the Birds

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It all started in 2004 with a nature habitat initiative at GM’s Lansing Delta Township site in Michigan. With help from numerous NGOs, community and supplier partners over the next couple of years, the LDT site established a wildlife habitat. The project included more than 20 acres of diverse woodlands, 40 acres of restored prairie, and 15 acres of wetlands. It was the first GM site to earn Wildlife Habitat Council certification in 2006.

The Texas Renewable Energy Landscape: From Aspiration to Execution

by Scott Macmurdo, Sustainability Specialist
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Georgetown, Texas, is perhaps best known for its antiques and retirees. So what led former Vice President Al Gore and hundreds of renewable energy leaders to converge on this small Central Texas town last month?

VIDEO | WWF & HP Discuss Climate Action at COP23

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As world leaders gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, World Wildlife Fund's Sheila Bonini spoke with HP's David Eichberg about corporate climate action in the United States and beyond. HP is a proud member of WWF Climate Savers. Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today.

HP believes taking action to hold warming below 2 degrees Celsius and transition to a circular, low-carbon economy is not only our responsibility, it’s vital to the long-term success of our business.

Businesses Commend Virginia for Leadership in Cutting Carbon Emissions and Promoting Clean Energy

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RICHMOND, Va. November 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Businesses across Virginia are commending Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s proposed rule that would cut carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s electricity sector by 30 percent between 2020 and 2030. 

The McAuliffe Administration will present their proposal to the State Air Pollution Control Board later today in Richmond. 

Cox Enterprises Announces Eight Zero Waste to Landfill Facilities

Status achieved during 10th anniversary of its national sustainability program
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ATLANTA, November 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ — In celebration of America Recycles Day, Cox Enterprises is proud to announce that eight of its locations achieved zero waste to landfill status in 2017. Cox Conserves, the company's national sustainability program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary of focusing on waste management and carbon and water conservation.

Keep America Beautiful, ISRI Celebrate 20th Anniversary of America Recycles Day with “State of Recycling” Forum

Keep America Beautiful Invites Congressional and Industry Leaders to 2017 Forum Focused on “Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful and the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI,) today are hosting the 2017 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Green Mountain. The topic for this year’s “State of Recycling” Forum is: Plastics: Improving Quality. Driving Demand.

America Recycles Day Marks 20th Anniversary; Focuses Nation’s Attention on Improving Recycling Everyday

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Today, Nov. 15, 2017, is the 20th anniversary of America Recycles Day, a Keep America Beautiful national initiative to raise awareness about the value of recycling.  

While most people agree that recycling is good for the environment, America Recycles Day is an opportune time to stress that recycling is also good for our economy and our communities.

Two Unintended Consequences of Your Supply Chain Assessment, and How to Avoid Them

By James Barsimantov
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Regularly, you work to prepare a comprehensive supply chain assessment. Hours are spent building a robust questionnaire for your tier 1 suppliers. The goal is a 100% response rate, so that you have valuable intelligence to manage and improve your supply chain. Maybe the focus of your assessment is traceability and mapping, or perhaps calculating GHG emissions.  You send the questions and it takes the suppliers about two hours to complete. Two hours of work isn’t too much to ask, right? Or is it?

CBS “Courage in Sports” Features the Arrow Quintum, Paralympians With Purpose

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Arrow Electronics presented “Courage in Sports” on CBS over the weekend. The documentary-style U.S. television program features inspiring stories of athletes who have overcome adversity. This year, “Courage in Sports” showcased the Arrow Quintum—five paralympians with a common purpose to push their own limits and inspire the next generation.

How to Run With the Sustainable Development Goals

By Leon Kaye
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The United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, also known as the Global Goals) are not just for the environmental or social impact sector. In fact, they are designed for everyone as they can serve as inspiration for every person, company and NGO that seeks to do their part to transform our world. The SDGs apply to government and the private sector, cities and rural areas, and while they may at first seem tailored for emerging economies and the developing world, the SDGs are also relevant to the world’s more industrialized and wealthier societies.

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