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Climate Progress, With or Without Trump

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Originally posted on nytimes.com

President Trump’s unfortunate and misguided rollback of environmental protections has led to a depressing and widespread belief that the United States can no longer meet its commitment under the Paris climate change agreement. But here’s the good news: It’s wrong.

The Ugly Food Movement

A pioneer in rescuing produce that would otherwise go to waste, FareShare helps feed half a million people each week. CEO Lindsay Boswell tells us how.
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Lindsay Boswell knows how to find a use for discolored apples and lumpy carrots. But protein powder? The CEO of FareShare had no clue.

“We had recently had a large volume of these protein substances the body builders use,” he said. “You see them in these big white tubs in the health shops. We thought we were really going to struggle to find anybody who wanted to take those.”

They turned out to be in demand by a certain group: homeless shelters trying to help the people they serve gain weight. “They were saying, that’s perfect for us,” he said.

Cargill Builds 80th School in Vietnam

On track to build four more schools by the end of 2017 and meet commitment of building 100 schools in Vietnam by 2020
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Cargill opened its 80th school in Vietnam on March 17, 2017, edging closer to its goal of building 100 schools in the country by 2020. The new school, Tra Thi Cut elementary school, situated in the Ben Tre Province (Binh Dai District, Thanh Phuoc Commune, Tan An Hamlet) will provide elementary education to 100 students in a conducive and safe environment, and a better working environment for teachers. Cargill plans to open another four schools by the end of 2017.

Cargill Video | Conserving Water to Nourish the World & Protect the Planet

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About 70 percent of the fresh water used today goes to produce the food we eat, which is why it's crucial that we use it more efficiently to preserve plentiful clean water for future generations.

WATCH HERE

VIDEO | Cargill CEO: Why Global Trade Matters

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Cargill CEO David MacLennan discusses why global trade matters to everyone. Open, responsible trade ensures that food gets from where it's grown to where it's needed most. We need to stand up for the benefits of trade that keeps us connected, creates jobs and helps to nourish the world.

WATCH HERE

Cargill Issues 2017 Update on Sustainable Palm Oil Progress

New report outlines progress in 2016 and action plans to reach 2020 goals
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Cargill is committed to building a 100-percent transparent, traceable and sustainable palm oil supply chain by 2020. In a new annual progress report, the company highlights progress against its commitment in 2016 and outlines a 2020 roadmap for sustainability.

National Geographic Releases First Ever Sustainable Tourism Impact Report Highlighting Social and Environmental Impact of Unique Lodges of the World Collection

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Launched in 2015, the National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World is a collection of 55 world-class hotels spanning 30 countries and 6 continents that offer guests rare experiences with parts of the world that not many get to know. Each lodge is deeply rooted in its community and dedicated to protecting surrounding ecosystems and cultures—and harnesses their vitality to safeguard them for the future.

Coca-Cola HBC AG 2016 Integrated Annual Report, "Entering the Growth Era"

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Coca-Cola HBC AG published on March 17, 2017 its fifth integrated annual report, “Entering the growth era”, which demonstrates the progress made on all aspects of business, governance and sustainability performance during 2016. 

Southern California Cities Plug Into Charge Ready EV Program

Lynwood and Ontario are the first among 50 sites to install the charging stations in SCE’s territory
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Southern California Edison has launched its Charge Ready program to expand access to electric vehicle charging in its service territory, beginning with construction of the first charging stations in the cities of Lynwood and Ontario.

Consumers Energy to Provide Up to 150,000 LED Bulbs to Michigan Families through Food Banks

Energy Provider Helps with Second ‘Buy a Bulb, Give a Bulb’ Month-long Effort
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JACKSON, Mich., March 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Consumers Energy announced today that it will provide up to 150,000 high-efficiency LED bulbs to Michigan families through food banks.

Consumers Energy will make the contribution as part of its “Light the Moment with ENERGY STAR Buy a Bulb, Give a Bulb” campaign, which starts Saturday and runs through April. For every LED bulb that’s purchased at participating retailers, the energy provider will donate an LED bulb to food banks through Feeding America West Michigan.

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