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Whole Kids Foundation Unites with Top Chefs and Celebrated Restaurants to Raise $100,000 and Fund 50 New School Beehives

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

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“Top Chef” alumni Melissa King and Tu David Phu in San Francisco, Houston’s acclaimed Rainbow Lodge Chef Mark Schmidt with owner Donnette Hansen, and Atlanta’s James Beard Award–winning Chef Anne Quatrano of Bacchanalia will Host Bee Dinners to raise awareness and funds during June’s National Pollinator Month.

Consumers Energy Releases 12 Rare Blanding’s Turtles Protected During Natural Gas Pipeline Project

More Than 200 Potential Turtle Names Submitted Via Social Media
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SAGINAW, MI, May 16, 2019 – Twelve rare juvenile Blanding’s Turtles hatched from incubated eggs were released today back into a turtle-friendly habitat created for them near Saginaw by Consumers Energy employees.

Timberland, Wrangler, VF Foundation Support Regenerative Ranching Research

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The VF Foundation (the charitable arm of VF Corporation) and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven US universities — including Arizona State University and Michigan State University — that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices. 

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The Timberland® and Wrangler® Brands and the VF Foundation Support Research on Regenerative Ranching Practices to Improve Farmer Well-Being, Soil Health

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GREENSBORO, N.C. and STRATHAM, N.H., May 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The VF Foundation and the Timberland® and Wrangler® brands today announced $150,000 in grants to researchers at seven U.S. universities, including Arizona State University and Michigan State University, that are conducting the first comprehensive research into regenerative ranching practices.  

Allbirds Partners with The Audubon Society for Endangered Bird Shoe Line

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As issues like climate change, deforestation and water scarcity heat up, so too doe the plight of animals. In fact, there are more than 27,000 species threatened with extinction, according to the IUCN Red List, that is more than 27 percent of all assessed species.

Consumers Energy | Bright Future Blooms

Pipeline restoration work creates new habitat for bees, butterflies
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Tom Hess has worked with many companies during his 28-year career as an environmental inspector.

In many cases, Hess has experienced clients who tolerate his environmental recommendations, or do only what’s required — often with pressure.

Thus, Hess wasn’t sure what to expect when he proposed spending extra money to restore construction areas on a major natural gas pipeline project for Michigan-based Consumers Energy. He suggested using seed mix containing native grasses and wildflowers to attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators losing habitat across the country.

Cisco Connects to the Conservation Cause

By Ruba Borno, Vice President of Growth Initiatives & Chief of Staff to CEO
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When you work at Cisco, you’re surrounded by a workforce of dedicated global problem solvers. That’s who we are at our core. From addressing our customers’ greatest business challenges to accelerating solutions that benefit our local communities and the planet—we’re dedicated to moving the needle every day.

Taking a Stand Against Ocean Pollution

Legg Mason Sponsors Inagural “The Race Against Plastic” 10k
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Legg Mason and Jupiter Asset Management joined forces to co-sponsor a run on April 11th in Stockholm, Sweden, to benefit Plastic Oceans, a pioneer in the fight against plastics in our seas.

 “The Race Against Plastic (TRAP)” inaugural 10k featured 25 clients dusting off their running shoes and joining together in the fight to reduce polluting our oceans with plastics. Runners and supporters raised nearly $10,000 for the cause!

Arrow Electronics Employees Spend Earth Day Cleaning Denver Park

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DENVER, April 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – For the second year, Arrow Electronics employees at the company’s global headquarters celebrated Earth Day by teaming with Denver Parks and Recreation to clean Commons Park, near downtown Denver. Arrow volunteers mulched around trees, picked up litter and pruned overgrowth at the park. 

Smithfield Foods and RAE Partner to Produce Renewable Energy while Restoring Missouri’s Natural Environment

Joint Venture Transforms Manure, Prairie Plants, and Cover Crops into Renewable Natural Gas
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ST. LOUIS, April 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat.

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