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Major Companies Weigh in on Proposition 1 Water Storage Investment Plan

Letter to California Water Commission Calls for Adoption of Regulations that Allow for Both Groundwater and Surface Water Projects of Varied Scale
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New Survey Reveals Californians' Overwhelming Support for Recycled Water as a Long-term Drought Solution

89 percent of residents are more willing to use recycled water after learning about the advanced treatment processes used to make it clean and safe
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future.  California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem Inc.

Investing in Homeboy Industries for a Sustainable Future

By Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California
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The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.

California Prop 65 is Evolving, Will You Be Ready?

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Since it passed into law in 1986, California Prop 65 (known officially as The Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986), has been updated on a continual basis.

Five New Companies Join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Water Campaign in California

Clif Bar, Fetzer Vineyards, Genentech, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware Join Call for a Sustainable Water Future
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Ceres announces today at a Skytop Symposium on Water and Long-Term Value, at Levi Strauss & Co. headquarters, that Clif Bar, Genentech, Fetzer Vineyards, Qualcomm Incorporated and VMware have joined its Connect the Drops Campaign to support resilient water solutions at a time of unprecedented drought in California.

McRoskey Mattress Company Supports Bay Area Students at Joseph George Middle School

Funding Supports Two Citizens Schools Programs and Impacts 100 Students
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SAN JOSE, Calif. /3BL Media/ – Dec. 17, 2015 – In partnership with locally based nonprofit Citizen Schools California, McRoskey Mattress Company is supporting education programs geared toward middle school youth. The mattress company’s support of two of the nonprofit’s programs will directly impact 100 students at Joseph George Middle School in San Jose, Calif. This funding was generated through participation in CBS EcoMedia’s EducationAd program.   

With Its New Tech Hub, Bloomberg Shows Start-ups How It’s Done

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Originally posted on Segd.org

Bloomberg may be the new kid in town when it comes to San Francisco’s hot tech scene, but the global business and financial information and news provider is no start-up. That’s abundantly clear when you see its sophisticated new R&D offices in the South of Market (SoMA) neighborhood: no foosball tables, beer taps or Velcro walls here, thank you very much.

California in Focus: Keeping Groundwater in Mind

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Ongoing drought in California has people keeping an eye on water resources and asking the question, “How can I conserve more water?” Surface water reservoirs, such as lakes and rivers, have been the focus of most water conservation efforts, while a central building block of ecosystem resilience lacks awareness: groundwater.

The United Crops of America

By Brandie Piper, Monsanto Corporate Engagement
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The United States has a diverse climate and the ability to grow all kinds of crops throughout the country. And while farmers in most of the United States grow a lot of corn, soybeans, wheat and cotton (these crops, called “commodity” or “row” crops, account for almost 240 million acres of the 325 million acres planted to crops), farmers also grow a wide range of fruits and vegetables, from apples to lettuce to pumpkins, and everything in between.

Farm Credit Mobilizes to Alleviate Hunger in California's Agricultural Communities

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By Karen Macdonald

Last week, seven of California's largest agricultural lenders announced that they are once again joining forces to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities throughout the state.

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