—Contribution Empowers Sustainability at Groundbreaking Community Organization—
PLANO, Texas, April 24, 2019/3BL Media/–My Possibilities (MP), a for-cause organization that provides continuing education and vocational training for adults with disabilities, announced today the completion of sustainability projects funded by a $200,000 grant from the Green Mountain Energy Sun Club.
“Movements” – what comes to mind when we describe the characteristics of this term are 20th Century examples. The late-20th Century “environmental movement” was a segue from the older 19th and early 20th Century “conservation movement” that was jump started by President Theodore Roosevelt (#26), who in his 8 years in the Oval Office preserved some 100,000 acres of American land every work day (this before the creation of the National Parks System a decade later).
Inclusion of Living Products in LEED credits stands to grow adoption of healthy materials
SEATTLE, April 19, 2019/3BL Media/ The Living Product Challenge (LPC) is now an approved certification path in the U.S. Green Building Council® (USGBC) LEED® v4/4.1 BD+C program. Living Product Challenge certified products join Declare as a compliant pathway in the LEED version 4 and 4.1 Building Product Disclosure and Optimization - Material Ingredients credit.
As part of our brand-new employee spotlight series, we’re sitting down with Fabien Thibault, global manager of product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma — the Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany — to learn more about the work he’s doing to move the needle.
1. How did you get your start with MilliporeSigma?
I started with MilliporeSigma in 2005 as a packaging engineer in the business field, which later became BioMonitoring. In this role, I oversaw the development of packaging for new products.
The FTI Consulting business advisory firm surveyed a set of 130 global institutional investors to gauge the depth and breadth of U.S. assets invested using ESG principles. This group of investors, contacted from May through July 2018, responded that their Assets Under Management totaling US$8.4 trillion was believed to have benefitted by the contribution of extra [corporate] value to a company with a high ESG rating.
Environmentalists have been talking for a long time about the threat to the planet. Now, a prominent voice is directing our attention to a related threat: he says our very humanity is in peril. This week on Sea Change Radio, we welcome back author and environmental leader Bill McKibben. The founder of 350.org, McKibben most notably spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone XL Pipeline and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. His new book is Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
More professional athletes are taking on environmental and social causes. One of them is Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter, a sports ambassador for the Outrider Foundation and a sustainability leader within his team’s clubhouse. “Professional athletes have a unique platform to help drive this conversation, and I plan to use mine both as a role model for kids and an example for adults,” Suter wrote in a recent blog post for the Green Sports Alliance, a message he also shared on his Instagram account.