Company pledges to send zero waste to landfill by 2024; be water and carbon neutral by 2044
ATLANTA, Oct. 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ –Today, Cox Enterprises attended the White House Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris. The Summit gathered leaders from the government, private sector, academic, technical and scientific communities. The event focused on how to further efforts around carbon mitigation, sustainability and resiliency, as well as how technologies are emerging to support and scale these efforts. Additionally, participants discussed how to further engage and organize in support of the upcoming COP21 Paris climate negotiations.
More than 60 companies sign up to pledge climate action at the White House “Summit on Climate and the Road through Paris”
October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, Mars and over 60 American companies have signed up to publicly support the American Business Act on Climate. The Act, led by the White House, is a new commitment to climate action and aims to rally business, government, academic, technical and scientific communities to tackle climate change in the US and on a global scale.
Mars’ pledge includes commitments to achieve zero waste to landfill across all its sites by 2015 and eliminate 100% of GHG emissions from across its global operations by 2040.
October 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Michael R. Bloomberg, U.N. Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Cities and Climate Change, will welcome mayors from major global cities to the State Department at 12:30 p.m. on October 8 for the “Our Cities, Our Climate” working sessions and luncheon.
The Greenwood High School Action Team from Bowling Green, Kentucky, is demonstrating that students’ local efforts can have a global impact.
This past weekend, the Greenwood High Action Team Captains participated in their community’s Walk4Water fundraiser at Bowling Green’s Prestno Miller Park by assisting in the event’s set-up and clean-up and disbursing water to the walkers.
Walk4Water is an international program that helps raise funds for developing countries that lack access to sanitary drinking water.
June 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Starting yesterday, three days of events marking the 15th anniversary of the UN Global Compact are underway at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
With over a dozen focused meetings taking place on 23-24 June, the event will culminate with a plenary meeting in the UN General Assembly Hall on 25 June. The GA session will bring together over 1,000 global leaders from business, Government and civil society to take stock of fifteen years of corporate sustainability, and to map out pathways for the future.