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Coca-Cola European Partners Reports on 2018 Sustainability Progress

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March 14, 2019 - Coca‑Cola European Partners (CCEP) set out its sustainability performance in its 2018 integrated report, published today. CCEP increased the amount of recycled PET it used in 2018, while also increasing the amount of its packaging that is recyclable and reducing the amount of sugar in its products.

Highlights of the report include:

Ash Kalra + Stefan Kalb: Saving Food and Forests

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What can we do to be better citizens, better consumers and better advocates for the planet? Fighting waste and saving forests are a good place to start. This week on Sea Change Radio, we first talk to California Assembly member Ash Kalra about his new bill to save tropical forests. California may not have rainforests of its own, but Kalra explains how we are all playing a role in their destruction and how we all have an obligation to help save them. Then we hear from Stefan Kalb about his company, Shelf Engine, which helps grocery stores eliminate waste.

The Arbor Day Foundation Announces 2019 Arbor Day Award Winners

Leaders in environmental stewardship from across the country recognized with an Arbor Day Award
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LINCOLN, Neb., April 18, 2019 /3BL Media/—The Arbor Day Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2019 Arbor Day awards. Individuals and organizations are being recognized for their outstanding contribution to tree planting, conservation and stewardship. The winners will be presented their award at a reception in their honor in their local community throughout the month of May. 

Healing Nora: How Johnson & Johnson Helped an Injured Polar Bear

For International Polar Bear Day, we're sharing the heartwarming story of a plucky and beloved bear who benefited from a company donation of medical supplies for a challenging surgery.
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By Linda Lombardi

Nora the polar bear is just 3 years old, but she has already faced a host of challenges.

El Abra, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Sponsors the First National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile

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El Abra recently supported the publication of the first National Atlas of Nesting Birds of Chile, a project carried out by the Network of Bird and Wildlife Observers of Chile.

The network received more than 675,000 pieces of information about the reproductive habits and distribution of 331 bird species from more than 1,800 volunteers.

Chile supports a wide range of breeding and migratory birds that draw birdwatchers from around the globe.

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.

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