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97 GM Facilities Connect with Nature for World Environment Day

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Nearly 100 General Motors facilities participated in World Environment Day, an observation established by the United Nations. This year’s theme:  “connect people to nature.”

While all of GM’s manufacturing sites conduct at least one environmental outreach activity a year, this is the second time GM rallied its teams to measure its collective impact within roughly the same period.  

Companies Announce Support for SDG 14 Implementation

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Originally appeared on International Institute for Sustainable Development

Albertsons Companies, one of the largest US supermarket companies, announced its support for SDG 14 by joining the Seafood Task Force and signing on to the pledge on Committing to Social Responsibility in Global Fisheries and Aquaculture, a voluntary commitment made by the private sectors, NGOs and the UN during the UN Ocean Conference.

Making Deinstitutionalization Real: Moving from the Idea Toward the Ideal

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HARRISBURG, Pa., June 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Local nonprofit Keystone Human Services International will host the Side Event “Making Deinstitutionalization Real: Moving from the Idea toward the Ideal” on June 14 at the 10th Session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in New York City.

UN Global Compact Statement on US Decision to Withdraw from Paris Agreement

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Posted by Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director, UN Global Compact.

We are disappointed by the decision of the United States to leave the Paris Agreement, a historic global accord to combat climate change and protect our planet for future generations. Despite this setback, there is also cause for optimism. The Paris Agreement has activated an unstoppable momentum for climate action, with an essential role spelled out for responsible business.

Albertsons Companies Commits to United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Joins Influential Seafood Task Force

Nationwide grocer advances social responsibility in seafood in honor of World Oceans Day
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BOISE, Idaho, June 6, 2017/3BL Media/ - In concert with World Oceans Day, Albertsons Companies, one of the largest supermarket companies in the U.S., announced today that it has pledged its support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 14, known as the “Oceans Goal,” which sets international targets to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development.”

World Health Assembly: Celebrating the End of Trachoma in Morocco

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Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) affect more than 1 billion people, mostly in poor and developing areas. They are both a consequence and a cause of poverty, thriving where access to clean water, sanitation and healthcare is limited.

Your Cities Can Change Our World

By Tim Fleming, Director of Enterprise Sustainability, AT&T
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Cities account for 60-80% of energy consumption and 75% of carbon emissions on the planet.* Because of their population density, cities are also likely to feel the impacts of climate change – including water shortages, more intense natural disasters and heat waves.

Domtar Celebrates International Day of Forests

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Trees give so generously yet take so little.

Take, for example, the fact that a single tree is capable of absorbing 10 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. According to Recyclebank, a mature oak tree can take in 369 gallons of water each day – important for oxygen production and prevention of soil erosion. And one tree can even produce the same cooling effect as 10 air conditioning units running for 20 hours a day.

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