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Chobani is Changing the World One Yogurt At A Time

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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to be supported by Chobani with $100,000 in donations in 2018 and a commitment for $50,000 this year.

Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya’s new TED TALK centers on “the Anti-CEO Playbook” – his advocacy for a new way of doing business around community, responsibility, gratitude, and accountability. He shared his vision for business that prioritizes people, communities, and consumers over profit – what he’s calling the Anti-CEO Playbook.

Bees Help Grow Over 35 Percent of Our Food Crops. Meet the Woman Trying to Save Them.

Beth Robertson-Martin and General Mills are working to protect pollinators—and our food supply.
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By Jane Black

One June day in 2014, Beth Robertson-Martin found herself standing on a dirt road dividing two California tomato fields. On one side sat a farm that was nothing more than a 300-acre carpet of dried-out dirt. "It looked like a scene from Mad Max," she remembers. "Everything was dead." On the other side was a 6-foot-tall hedgerow, a tangle of white-blossomed milkweed, sunflowers and elderberry bushes that General Mills had planted alongside the tomatoes to create a habitat for bees, butterflies and other pollinators.

Soil4Climate: To Meat or Not To Meat?

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To meat or not to meat? That is the question. Recent innovations in lab-grown meats seem to be making non-meat burgers and tacos a tastier option than they have ever been. But are these products too good to be true? And are non-meat alternatives always more ecologically responsible than actual meat? This week’s guests on Sea Change Radio have some thoughts on the matter. We speak with the co-founders of Soil4Climate, Seth Itzkan and Karl Thidemann, about the mission of their organization.

Meet Adam Lassiter, Agronomist for Smithfield Foods

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Meet Adam Lassiter, agronomist for Smithfield Foods. Adam takes pride in working with farmers to sustainably produce grain for Smithfield’s hogs. To date, Smithfield has helped hundreds of grain farmers implement conservation practices in the Southeast and Midwest.

General Mills Brings Pollinator Conservation, Education to Brazil

By Daniel Teles
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Did you know that bee extinction could end life on earth? Without pollination from bees, the world’s food production would be completely compromised and negatively impact the ecosystem, agriculture and food production for humans.

Making Living Products is Second Nature at Our Glasgow Plant

By George Bandy Jr., Chief Sustainability Officer, Mohawk Industries
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This article is sponsored by Mohawk Industries.

Mohawk Group, the commercial division of Mohawk Industries, now has more than 300 flooring products that have been certified by the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) as having achieved the stringent requirements for Living Product Challenge Petal Certification. Because most of the products are carpet tile styles made in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley at our Glasgow facility, we saw it only fitting to refer to Glasgow as our first "Living Site."

Poland Spring 100% Natural Spring Water to Use 100% Recycled Plastic by 2022

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Poland Spring is on track to be first major bottled water brand in the U.S. to convert its portfolio to recycled plastic.

America’s leading spring water brand announced today that it has started transitioning its packaging to recycled plastic (rPET), and plans to be the first major bottled water brand in the US to reach 100% recycled plastic across its still water portfolio by 2021.

Tequila Neat, Hold the Waste: A Look at One Distiller’s Zero Waste Efforts

Mexico-based distiller Tequila Cazadores creates tequila using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process.
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By Cristina Commendatore

Tequila Cazadores was originally born in Los Altos de Jalisco, Mexico, in 1922, and the spirit was created by Don Jose Maria to share with friends and family. In 1973, Maria’s grandson, Don Felix, officially opened the first Cazadores distillery, where the tequila is created using a seven-step sustainable and zero waste production process, including double distillation, double fermentation and a careful maturation process.

A Nature-Based Approach to Climate Change

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The Wellness Economy is one of the biggest industries today as many are looking for solutions to manage health and well-being. Pollution, manufactured goods, and other pressures are among some of the factors driving people to consider simpler, more natural options. Those same stresses are also impacting the health of the planet – so why not invest in the same type of care for the environment?

Essity Invests in Sustainable Alternative Fiber Technology

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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