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New Report from JetBlue and The Nature Conservancy Uses AI Technology to Evaluate the Impact of Natural Resources on Tourism

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

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Results Show the Caribbean Depends on Tourism, Which Relies Heavily on Healthy Coral Reefs

JetBlue is Donating 50 Flights to The Nature Conservancy for Scientists to Travel to the Caribbean to Further Research and Help Conserve Coral Reefs

Corporations Could Be the Best Weapon in Combating Climate Change

An essay by Nicola Peill-Moelter (Caltech PhD ’97), Director of Sustainability Innovation at VMware.
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There is a popular, long-held notion that business and the environment are at odds. That conservation is a fight against capitalism and its rabid thirst for profits is at the expense of the environment. That commerce is an unstoppable force that must be reined in for the sake of the future of the planet.

As a lifelong environmentalist, I get that. 

Kimberly-Clark’s Commitment to Forest Conservation Recognized with a 2018 FSC® Leadership Award

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Kimberly-Clark, along with its partners from the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), were honored by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) with a 2018 Leadership Award for Kimberly-Clark and WWF’s “Heart Your Planet” collaboration. The program was unanimously selected for the Uncommon Partnership award for its success in engaging consumers to look for the WWF Panda logo and FSC® label on product packaging to support responsible forest management.

Filer Township Receives Grant for Magoon Creek Park Improvements

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A combined $16,000 grant from the CMS Energy and Consumers Energy foundations has leveraged more than $70,000 in additional funding to improve public use of a little-known treasure on Lake Michigan in Manistee County’s Filer Township.

Local leaders announced a list of improvements planned for 2019 to the Magoon Creek Natural Area, a 97-acre park with 2,300 feet of Lake Michigan frontage owned by Filer Township.

The $16,000 grant that was presented on Friday helped secure a $71,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund to finance the improvements.

Partnership Focuses on Waste Reduction and Overcrowding at National Parks

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For the fifth year in the row, the National Park Foundation and Subaru are partnering up to give a percentage of proceeds from the Subaru “Share the Love” event. It will give a percentage of proceeds to support waste reduction efforts in three of the most visited national parks. The funding has been directed towards pilot projects in Grand Teton, Yosemite and Denali National Parks. 

How Do You Restore Land in a Small Country?

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Rwanda will use agroforestry to meet its targets for land restoration and enhancement of biodiversity

Working Toward Sustainably Grown Sugar

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth story in a series focusing on our commitment to sustainably source our top ten priority ingredients used in General Mills products.

Improving Quality of Life by Bringing Nature Into the City

A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo supports The Nature Conservancy's Urban Conservation Program
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A $200,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation and Wells Fargo will improve water quality, increase tree canopy and create local jobs in Albuquerque. The three-part project is an integral piece of The Nature Conservancy’s Urban Conservation Program designed to bring more nature into the city to improve quality of life.

Boeing Celebrates Energy Awareness Month by Sharing Conservation Tools

Conserving energy is good for the planet, its people and businesses
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SEATTLE, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Boeing will share a suite of energy-conservation promotional tools to help the International Aerospace Environmental Group – an aerospace nonprofit created to share innovative environmental solutions with the industry –  engage their employees to reduce energy consumption to mark National Energy Awareness Month.

The Future of “Clean” Energy

By Murray Rosenblith, co-Manager, New Alternatives Fund
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A recent article in Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts that two-thirds of the world’s power will be generated by renewable resources by the year 2050. This projection is based on the continuing growth of new renewable power generation projects, primarily wind and solar, over the next thirty-plus years. Conditions have certainly changed since New Alternatives Fund entered the investment world in September 1982.

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