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An Entrepreneurial Model to Protect America's Private Forests

by The Conservation Fund for Social ImpactVoice
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There is a frequently-held misconception in our society that protecting the environment and having a robust, growing economy are fundamentally at odds with one another. Nothing could be further from the truth, as evidenced by the role that responsibly managed forests play in sustaining local economies, protecting our climate and serving as a source of forest-based products like paper, packaging and timber for construction.

How a Dream Turned into ‘Life Changing’ Scholarships

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Karla Hernandez Navarro never dreamed she’d be able to go to college. Even after traveling to a school in a city an hour from her home in Pénjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico, in order to continue her education, and graduating from high school with a 4.0 GPA, she still didn’t think she was good enough.

SCE Crew Gives Kids a Hands-On Experience

Pretend City Children’s Museum hosts SCE and other professionals to show what they do on the job
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If there is one thing kids like, it is trucks — big trucks. So it was a fun day for about 1,000 youngsters and adults when Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine recently held its annual When I Grow Up Day.

Pretend City Children’s Museum is a child-size version of a city designed with interactive exhibits that let children “pretend” to do various adult jobs, like doctor, banker or first responder.

Major Companies and Investors Urge California Legislators to Support State 100 Percent Renewable Energy Goal

Adobe, Nike Inc., Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Unilever, Mars Inc., Trillium Asset Management among the letter signatories
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August 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As California’s legislature considers boosting the state’s renewable energy goal to 100 percent of electricity generation by 2045, more than two dozen institutional investors and influential companies expressed their support of such a goal in two letters sent this week to the State Assembly.

Director of Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability among Climate Experts Advancing Knowledge of Sea Level Projections

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In a compelling analysis of the factors that affect how much the ocean will rise along California’s coast in coming decades, a seven-member team of experts led by UC Santa Cruz geologist Gary Griggs has issued a report on the best-available sea-level rise science.

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

First bottled water company in North America to meet rigorous standard for water stewardship.
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ONTARIO, Calif., July 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria.

California Diversity Council Announces 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers

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LOS ANGELES, July 13, 2017 /3BL Media/- The California Diversity Council is proud to announce the 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers, a definitive list of female executives, influencers and achievers impacting the technology industry.

“The 2017 Top 50 Women Lawyers award list highlights the most extraordinary female leaders in the legal field,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such distinguished women dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”

Boeing Recognized for Environmental Leadership by Local, National Organizations

NASA, EPA and DOD among those recognizing Boeing
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**This is the sixth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

Boeing’s environmental leadership and actions have earned awards and recognitions for factory and facility operations as well as for our products. Awards received in 2017 and 2016 include:

How to Initiate a Local Foodshed Resilience Program

A Call to Action
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by Theo Ferguson; founder, Healing Living Systems and Stuart Valentine; founder, Centerpoint Investment Strategies

Imagine you are seated on a patio in the Tuscan countryside. The fresh mozzarella coupled with sweet tomatoes, ripe from the warm sun, pairs beautifully with the garlic sourdough bread and crisp local wine. The setting opens the heart and soothes the soul. The vineyard you overlook is in its crucial stage of ripening, that last conversion of acid to sugar, and the company of friends and family couldn’t be better.

Mark Murray: California Recycling in Decline

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In 2013 California boasted a recycling rate of 85%. In 2017 that number is now 79% – that is the first time it has dipped below 80% since 2008. Why is the most populous state in the union moving in the wrong direction on this important indicator? This week on Sea Change Radio we speak with Mark Murray, executive director of Californians Against Waste, a nonprofit environmental group that was founded forty years ago to advocate for beverage container recycling in the state.

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