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Pilot Program at Grand Teton National Park Informs Future of Composting in Teton County

Press Release

JACKSON, Wyo., November ­09, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As part of the Zero-Landfill Initiative, Teton County is making great inroads with new composting waste removal efforts. The Zero-Landfill Initiative is a collaboration between Subaru of America, Inc., National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA), the National Park Service (NPS) and park concessioners to reduce the amount of visitor-generated waste that national parks send to the landfills. Collaborators spent the summer targeting the one material that is believed to comprise up to 40 percent of Teton County’s waste stream - food.

Making Life in Minneapolis Sweeter for Bees

Wells Fargo team members in Minneapolis work to increase the dwindling bee population.
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Roberta Rogers spends her workdays concerned about her customers and how she can help them with their loans. But on a summer day outside of her office in Minneapolis, the Wells Fargo underwriter was worried about the dwindling population of bees and how she could help them avoid extinction.

11 GM Sites Achieve Conservation Certification

GM promotes sustainable development through biodiversity goal
Press Release

DETROIT, November 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As General Motors continues scaling its efforts to restore, protect and promote biodiversity, 11 more sites have earned Conservation Certification from the Wildlife Habitat Council. The company is using its land, resources and partnerships to help address pressing global biodiversity issues.

FSC® Strategic Plan, New Markets and More: SCS Shares Highlights From the 2017 FSC General Assembly

By Sarah Harris, SCS Global Services
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Our forestry team recently returned from the 2017 Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) General Assembly (GA), which took place this year from October 8-13 in Vancouver, Canada. It was an exciting gathering, attended by more than 700 FSC international members, including forestry companies, NGOs, a wide diversity of wood-based product manufacturers, and more. Moreover, it was the FSC’s first North American-held General Assembly since 1993, a treat for those of us headquartered on this side of the pond.

Finalists Named for Orlando’s 2017 Cox Conserves Heroes Program, Public Asked to Vote

Program to donate $20,000 to environmental nonprofits in Orlando
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ORLANDO Fla., November 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ - WFTV Channel 9, and The Trust for Public Land are recognizing volunteers who are creating, preserving or enhancing shared outdoor spaces. Finalists for Orlando’s Cox Conserves Heroes program were announced today, and the public is being asked to vote for the winner now through November 20. To vote, visit CoxConservesHeroes.com and select the Orlando area.

Dennis White, CEO & President of MetLife Foundation Honored by The Trust for Public Land

The award honors public or private partners who champion the organization's land-for-people work in cities
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Last month, MetLife Foundation and its President and CEO, Dennis White, were honored with the Parks for People Award by The Trust for Public Land (TPL). The award honors public or private partners who champion the organization's land-for-people work in cities – ensuring that land is conserved and parks are created, particularly in neighborhoods of greatest need, so that residents can enjoy nature and have access to active recreation close to home.

Racing to Protect Forests and Local Jobs

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Did you know that the forest products industry employs nearly 2.7 million workers in the U.S.? Or that large, uninterrupted forests are habitat to 60% of the U.S.’s at-risk wildlife? Did you know that the security of America’s forestland has undergone a dramatic shift in the last 30 years?

First Nation Elders Visit De Beers Mine to Taste the Fish

Elders from six Northwest Territories indigenous groups took part in the second annual fish tasting at De Beers Canada’s Gahcho Kué mine
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The event is one of the ways the company seeks to gain traditional knowledge as part of the mine’s environmental monitoring programme.

A dozen lake trout were caught from Kirk Lake by elders from Behchoko and Lutsel K’e, who were accompanied by a member of the mine’s environment team. Kirk Lake is about 20km downstream from the mine site.

When the tasting took place, additional elders travelled to the mine. The event included a mine site tour and an opportunity to pick cranberries, blueberries and crowberries from land around the mine.

First-of-its-kind Tech Challenge Spurs Innovations to Fight Human Wildlife Conflict

Press Release

November 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and WILDLABS awarded over $65,000 to the winners of the organizations’ first-ever international Human Wildlife Conflict Tech Challenge. British conservation technologist Alasdair Davies and the Dutch team of Laurens de Groot and Tim van Dam will receive nearly $35,000 to further develop and field test their solution for human-wildlife conflict.

Bombay Sapphire Team Help Large Blue Butterfly Conservation in Somerset

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The Bombay Sapphire Distillery team, based in Laverstoke Mill, volunteered in Somerset to help conservation efforts for a blue butterfly.

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