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Caterpillar Foundation's Value of Water Campaign Video: Will DIG for Water

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The Caterpillar Foundation is on a mission to alleviate poverty. Through its work, the Foundation recognizes that water is one of the most critical basic needs of people and their communities. The Caterpillar Foundation, together with its global partners, launched the Value of Water campaign to raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics. Women and children spend 258 million hours each day collecting water.

Go to the Pros: Highlighting Decades of PFAS Management Experience

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Per and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are appearing in drinking water across the United States. Since the EPA’s adoption of advisory drinking water levels for PFAS in 2016, it has re-emerged as a contaminant of concern at scores of sites across the country.

50 Farms and No Regrets

Iroquois Valley Farms Organic Farmland REIT
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by Teresa Opheim, Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms 

Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT — honored as a “Best for the World” company from B Labs — provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining the Iroquois Valley Farms fold soon.

Xylem Watermark Partners with Habitat for Humanity in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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Employee volunteers from Xylem, Inc. have been instrumental in helping Houston Habitat for Humanity respond to Hurricane Harvey. In total, 100 Xylem volunteers have contributed over 300 hours of their time doing everything from raising the walls for the house, making sure the roof is in place, and even laying down shingling at the end of the project. This support helped Houston Habitat for Humanity finish two full houses while advancing others to later stages of the build cycle.

IFF Launches New Environmental Goals With Ambitious Science-Based Targets

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NEW YORK, June 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF) (Euronext Paris:IFF), a leading innovator of sensory experiences that move the world, today launched new environmental goals focused on emission reductions, zero waste to landfill and water stewardship. The initiatives are known collectively as “EcoEffective+.”

We Can’t Afford Simplistic, Binary Thinking When It Comes to Food Production

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As head of R&D for a major vegetable seed company, I get to travel around the world to meet with farmers and many other veggie-loving stakeholders from across the food chain. Thanks to events hosted by our seed brands, De Ruiter and Seminis, I’ve had the pleasure of interacting with vegetable suppliers, grocery retailers, restaurateurs, renowned chefs, food writers/bloggers, and other stakeholders.

PFAS Management Support From Antea Group

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PFAS contamination of drinking water has been in the news of late. These chemicals are toxic, persistent, and subject to bioaccumulation in plants, animals, and humans. Industries that used PFAS include military, firefighting, aerospace, automotive, building and construction, and electronics, among others.

For over a decade, Antea Group has been supporting clients and working with regulators on understanding the sources and behavior of PFAS and their precursors in the environment, while maintaining strict confidentiality. 

Nestlé Waters to Certify All Its Sites to Alliance for Water Stewardship Standard by 2025

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VITTEL, France, June 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Nestlé Waters has today announced that it will extend its commitment to water stewardship by certifying all of its sites to the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard by 2025.

Xylem Watermark & Project 24: Malinao, Philippines

Xylem Watermark supported Planet Water Foundation and Project 24, an ambitious undertaking to build 24 clean water filtration systems, bringing clean water to thousands of people, in 24 hours.
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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

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Xylem Watermark sponsored 5 projects as part of Planet Water Foundation’s Project 24 this year, an ambitious undertaking on World Water Day to build 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities in just 24 hours. These Watermark-sponsored projects reached a total of 5,000 people across communities in India, Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and Puerto Rico, including the nearly 1,000 children who attend the participating schools. Twenty-four Xylem volunteers assisted in the construction of the community-based water systems in India, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. These AquaTowers will bring clean water to the world's most disadvantaged communities.

Bloomberg's Data Center in Upstate NY Has a Rainwater Capture System That Saves Us 5 Million Gallons of Water Annually

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Bloomberg is always looking for opportunities to reduce water-consumption in our facilities. We used an estimated 122 million gallons of water in 2017, largely driven by our employees and building operations. Accurately quantifying the scale of our global water consumption has proven challenging, but that has not deterred our global water-reduction strategy.

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