Shoes for Men and Women Offset Carbon and Water Footprints by 110%
NEW YORK, May 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Today, AERA announces its inaugural collection of luxury shoes for both men and women that offsets both its carbon footprint and water footprint by 110%. Produced in partnership with two multigenerational family-owned factories in the Veneto region of Italy, the company marries artisanal shoemaking with its commitment to social responsibility and environmental stewardship.
May marked the final month of pilot stage testing for the top 9 George Barley Water Prize contestant teams. This international $10 million grand prize competition aims to find a lasting solution to the problem of harmful algal blooms fed by excess phosphorus. Begun in 2016 with more than 100 contestant teams, the competition’s latest stage challenged teams to test their innovations in real-world, cold-climate conditions. The winning team will demonstrate a cost-effective, scalable solution to remove and repurpose phosphorus from freshwater.
On World Water Day, The Weather Channel's Kait Parker chatted with Jim King, President of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation about the issue of harmful algae blooms in waterways caused by an excess of phosphorus. Scotts Miracle-Gro is the presenting sponsor of The George Barley Water Prize, a four-stage global competition to find a solution to this global problem.