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Los Angeles Convention Center Presented with Most Prestigious Sustainability Award in Los Angeles

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LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ -  The Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC), owned by the City of Los Angeles and managed by AEG Facilities, was recently honored with the Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) Innovation Award for its significant energy savings.

Recognized in the public buildings category as the “Walk the Walk Energy Award” recipient for achieving the most significant, ongoing energy savings and demonstrating innovative strategy, the LACC was honored at the fifth annual award ceremony on March 27, 2019 at The California Endowment in Los Angeles.

Conversations With Consequence: How Can Business Better Innovate for Sustainability?

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The Erb Institute engaged with several speakers and participants around key questions that relate to business, academia and sustainability, during a partner event with Innovation Forum in Detroit.  We asked business sustainability professionals:

What new opportunities are on the horizon for business to better “innovate for sustainability”?

In the videos above:

Smithfield Foods’ Facilities Earn National Sustainability Recognition

Innovative Projects Showcase Company’s Leadership in Responsible Operations
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SMITHFIELD, Va., April  1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Smithfield Foods, Inc. is pleased to announce that ProFood World selected the company’s Kinston, North Carolina and Sioux City, Iowa facilities as winners of the 2018 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards (SEMA). The annual awards program honors companies for exceptional sustainability achievements in food, beverage, and consumer products manufacturing.

MilliporeSigma Drives Packaging Sustainability Through New Program

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As part of MilliporeSigma’s commitment to reduce its environmental impact, the company has launched a new SMASH Packaging Plan — a four-year approach to drive improvement in the sustainability of its packaging. Through this initiative, MilliporeSigma is setting new standards and goals to shrink, secure, switch and save packaging while still meeting the required performance requirements and transit safety regulations.

These four goals are organized under three categories and include specific targets for 2022. MilliporeSigma will transparently report progress toward these targets.

The Business Case for Speaking Up in Support of Climate Action

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Regardless of political leanings, companies understand that climate change presents a significant risk to the American economy and recognize the urgent need for action. “One of the most important things that companies can do is to continue to elevate the voices that say ‘this is beyond politics,’” says Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication in a recent Ceres webinar.

Partners in Purpose: Duke Energy Solar Plants Will Remove 1 Billion Pounds of CO2 Per Year

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Duke Energy recently announced locations for three new universal solar plants in the state of Florida. The plants are expected to eliminate 1 billion pounds of carbon dioxide emissions each year beginning in early 2020.

Duke Energy plans to add a total of 700 MW of solar power throughout Florida by 2022.

3BL Media is proud to be Duke Energy's partner in purpose.

Nespresso Invites Companies to Join Its Aluminium Recycling Scheme

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Nespresso today issued an invitation to other portioned coffee manufacturers to join its recycling program, paving the way for a global recycling scheme for aluminium coffee capsules. The move was endorsed by the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board (NSAB) during its annual meeting in Geneva.

Helping Food Banks Achieve Zero Hunger

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In 2015, numerous countries made the commitment to achieve Zero Hunger by 2030 through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

Currently, 821 million people globally suffer from hunger, and even more do not receive adequate nutrition to live a productive and healthy life. Although we currently produce enough food to feed every single person on the planet, one-third of the current food supply is either wasted or lost.

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