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Timberland Announces Partnership with The Savory Institute as Part of Effort to Build Regenerative Leather Supply Chain for Fashion Industry

Furthers brand commitment to responsible design in pursuit of a greener future
Press Release

STRATHAM, N.H., May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with the Savory Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit focused on the large-scale regeneration of the world’s grasslands, as part of the brand’s long-standing commitment to build a greener future.

Goodyear and Enovos to Reduce CO2 Emissions, Provide Clean Energy for Luxembourg Citizens

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COLMAR-BERG, Luxembourg, May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company and Enovos will build two photovoltaic power stations at Goodyear’s testing facilities in Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg. 

The two stations will produce annually around 5 GWh and reduce carbon emissions by 46.3 tons, providing clean energy for around 1,200 households for the next 20 years.

Marie Mutskui Mockett: American Harvest

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Anyone who has gone to the grocery store during the COVID-19 health crisis must have wondered to themselves at some point why there was no toilet paper, milk or flour all of a sudden. It’s an important reminder that most of us have very little idea how things go from being planted in the ground to being stocked on our shelves. On this week’s Sea Change Radio, we speak with Marie Mutsuki Mockett, an author whose family owns a wheat farm in Nebraska. Her new book, American Harvest, takes us inside the world of wheat harvesting.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Silver Oak Winery: World’s First Production Facility to Earn “Living Building” Certification

Sonoma winery certified to world’s most ambitious green building standard by the International Living Future Institute
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HEALDSBURG, Calif., April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Silver Oak and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) announced today that the winery has become the largest certified Living Building in the world. The certification was awarded after more than five years of careful planning and construction, followed by a rigorous one-year performance audit.

Fair Trade USA & Rachael Wang Launch 'We Wear Fair Trade' Supporting Garment Workers

Nonprofit partners with creative director and stylist on videos and lookbook in support of garment employees around the world, featuring apparel made in Fair Trade Certified™ factories.
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OAKLAND, Calif., April 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA is proud to unveil its annual lookbook and campaign, We Wear Fair Trade. This year’s campaign theme and lookbook, “She Wears Fair Trade,” was made in partnership with renowned creative director, activist, and stylist Rachael Wang, and features Fair Trade Certified apparel modeled by prominent human and environmental rights advocates who represent women’s empowerment. 

HP Receives First Recycled Content Validation for Ocean-Bound Plastics from UL

UL recycled content procedure to include social impact.
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Marietta, G.A., April 16, 2020 — UL today announces HP, a leading provider of personal systems, printers and 3D printing solutions, has achieved recycled content validations from UL for five of their resins, which contain between 5 to 99% recycled content from ocean-bound plastic. HP is the first company to achieve validation from UL to the UL 2809 Environmental Claim Validation Procedure (ECVP) for Recycled Content Standard which now includes auditing of social responsibility procedures. 

Scrap Culture: Sustainable Design Practices in a World of Waste

Register Now for Mohawk Group’s Online CEU on April 22
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Presenter: Royce Epstein – A&D Design Director, Mohawk Group
Credits available: AIA, IDCEC

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at Cass Middle School

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Thanks to the company’s recycling and sustainability efforts, Mohawk Industries' Material Recovery Team helped Cass Middle School (Cartersville, Georgia) become one step closer to county STEM certification.

Recycling Tips During COVID-19

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Regulations may be shifting in communities due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and CDC guidelines. Many communities have temporarily suspended recycling programs because of worker safety and other limitations. As always — look up what you can recycle locally.

Keep America Beautiful® is not advising the general public to use PPE to pick up litter or manage their recyclables or waste in their homes given they are in short supply and desperately needed by the medical community.

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