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Scotiabank Celebrates International Indigenous Day

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In partnership with Comunidad y Ambiente Adonai, Scotiabank Mexico supported the development of 50 young people in the northern region of Oaxaca by helping them remodel their school and shelter providing them an enhanced place to learn and to live. More than 30 Scotiabank volunteers supported this initiative.

At Scotiabank we continue to promote the infinite potential of indigenous youth in Mexico.

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How Cocoa and Honeybees Are Helping Latin American Farmers Thrive

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A simple honeybee: It provides you with deliciously sweet honey for your tea. It helps pollinate the crops of fruits and vegetables that end up on your family’s dinner plate – even the coffee beans for your morning drink. That same honeybee can also help small family farmers in places like the dense forests of Mexico thrive.

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A simple honeybee: It provides you with deliciously sweet honey for your tea. It helps pollinate the crops of fruits and vegetables that end up on your family’s dinner plate – even the coffee beans for your morning drink. That same honeybee can also help small family farmers in places like the dense forests of Mexico thrive.

13 Stunning Trees Around the World

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Nature is full of wonder and beauty.  The more time you spend outdoors, the greater your appreciation is for the natural world. Trees are some of the most fascinating natural phenomena, and these rare trees around the world prove it. How many of these trees do you recognize?

Lacebark Pine

Pinus bungeana

This conifer grows naturally in central and northern China. It has exfoliating bark that peels back to reveal a patchwork of colors including white, olive, light purple and silver.

Banyan Tree

HP Inc. Survey Reveals Sustainability Tops List of Incentives for Office Workers

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  • When office workers in Brazil and Mexico look at how important certain aspects of a job are, they rate sustainability as the most important employer offering, alongside technology available in the office.
  • Office workers report high levels of participation in sustainability efforts such as turning off lights to save energy, recycling, and taking alternative transportation to work.
  • They also want to do more – employees look to their employers to provide resources and training to advance sustainable practices.
  • There’s big opportunity around printing as an environmentally-friendly technology; most employees view printing as having a negative impact on the environment.
New survey among U.S., Mexico and Brazil employees reveal a growing demand for resources and education to build sustainable workplaces
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News highlights:

  • When office workers in Brazil and Mexico look at how important certain aspects of a job are, they rate sustainability as the most important employer offering, alongside technology available in the office.
  • Office workers report high levels of participation in sustainability efforts such as turning off lights to save energy, recycling, and taking alternative transportation to work.
  • They also want to do more – employees look to their employers to provide resources and training to advance sustainable practices.
  • There’s big opportunity around printing as an environmentally-friendly technology; most employees view printing as having a negative impact on the environment.

Solar Desalination Technology in Coastal Regions - Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability Impact Project

Erb student Iulia Bleanda-Mogosanu talks about the genesis of the idea and her role in identifying the commercial opportunity. (Part I)
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At the Erb Institute, our students collaborate with students across campus—from both other schools and other programs. By nature, they are curious and driven to make a difference in the world using their business acumen and sustainability smarts. We sat down with ‘Erber’ Iulia Bleanda-Mogosanu, who has been working on a team that is building a prototype single-stage distillation unit. This apparatus has the potential to desalinate water in coastal communities that are deteriorating because of insufficient access to fresh water.

Historic Donation Boosts Education in Mexico

Working to provide access to education to millions of Mexicans who never had the opportunity to study
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Meeting her daughters’ teachers used to be difficult for María de la Luz Vázquez. A single mother from the community of Calamanda, in Querétaro, Mexico, during parent-teacher conferences Vázquez felt ashamed of the fact that she herself did not know how to read or write.

Today her daughters are 28 and 19, and it’s Vázquez’ great pleasure to do her own homework alongside her young granddaughter after successfully receiving her primary school certificate through the literacy program of the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA).

WBCSD’s Launches Its Panorama Podcast!

A President’s perspective from Felipe Calderón: Renewable energy in the United States, sustainable cities and the just transition
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Panorama is WBCSD’s new content stream for looking at sustainability from a different perspective. Panorama means “unobstructed view” and that’s exactly what we need in order to address global challenges: the full, unobstructed picture of what’s going on - even if it might make us feel uncomfortable.

Kohler Mexico Comes Together to Support Earthquake Victims

Associates rally to help relief efforts
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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, killing 369 people, collapsing 38 structures and leaving nearly 200 buildings severely damaged—but through the chaos, goodwill is prevailing

"Landslides, shattered glass, shouts and fear paralyzed all of Mexico," said Claudia Sanchez, Associate Market Analyst – Latin America Engines. "But, as in any crisis situation, Mexicans jumped into action, risking their own lives to help those still buried in rubble."

SC Johnson Provides Support for Earthquake Recovery

Company Donates $100,000 to Red Cross for Ongoing Relief Efforts in Mexico
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RACINE, Wis., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – SC Johnson today announced the donation of $100,000 to the Red Cross to help relief efforts following the earthquakes and aftershocks that devastated parts of Mexico.

“Our hearts go out to all of those impacted by this terrible disaster,” said Fisk Johnson, Chairman and CEO of SC Johnson. “SC Johnson has operated in Mexico since 1954 and our roots run deep here. We hope our donation provides relief to those in need.” 

Help Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria Relief Efforts

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The people affected by Hurricane Maria are in desperate need of aid. The Category 4 storm which struck Puerto Rico on September 20 has caused massive destruction and left 3.5 million people in crisis. A vast majority of the island is still without power. Food and fuel is scarce.
 

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