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Taproot Foundation Joins IMPACT 2030 as a Founding Stakeholder to Support U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Engaging employees in pro bono service is an impactful way to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Taproot brings expertise in mobilizing corporate skilled volunteers to deliver critical resources to nonprofits.
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NEW YORK, October 18, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Taproot Foundation joins IMPACT 2030 as a Founding Stakeholder to work together with other leaders in the volunteer and corporate social responsibility communities, to bring the skills of business professionals to address the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

City of Birmingham Joins Trane in Launching Energy Saving Upgrades at Sustainability Commitment Signing Ceremony

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Birmingham, Ala., Oct. 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In partnership with Trane, the city of Birmingham, Alabama, formalized its commitment to sustainability and launched energy saving upgrades to 125 city buildings at an Oct. 5 event at Titusville Public Library. Trane is a leading global provider of indoor comfort solutions and services and a brand of Ingersoll Rand.

Slated for completion in 2018, the $61.3 million project is expected to cut annual energy and operational costs by more than 30 percent, saving more than $100 million over the next two decades.  

Ask the Plants for Help Adapting to Climate Change

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By: Carol Pierson Holding

Last week on CBS News I watched a piece about Dutch farmer Marc van Rijsselberghe, who is running experiments in the Texel Islands, Netherlands, to grow potatoes using in salt-ridden land. As more and more salty water seeps through the Dutch dykes onto its farmland, van Rijsselberghe and others are finding ways to adapt.

Climate Justice and Sustainability Advocacy

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The chief curator (me) at EarthSayers.tv, Voices of Sustainability, has created a new channel addressing Climate Justice. The impetus for doing so arose out of a study by the Yale Program for Climate Change Communication. They conduct scientific research on public climate change knowledge, attitudes, policy preferences, and behavior, and the underlying psychological, cultural, and political factors that influence them.

Leonardo DiCaprio Screens Nat Geo's 'Before the Flood' at the White House, Talks Climate Change with President Obama

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Leonardo DiCaprio's new documentary Before the Flood takes viewers on a global journey through the worsening effects of climate change, and on October 3, he screened the film, which premieres on 21st Century Fox's National Geographic Channel on Sunday, October 30, for the audience at the White House's first ever South by South Lawn event and moderated a discussion on the issue with atmospheric scientist Katharine Hayhoe and President Barack Obama.

Mimicking Nature to Fight Climate Change

The Biomimicry Global Design Challenge seeks solutions that copy natural systems.
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Reprinted from Take Part article by John R. Platt

John R. Platt recently wrote an article that does a great job of articulating the role that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge plays in helping address climate change.  As the sponsor of the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, the Ray C. Anderson Foundation is pleased to share this story.

Can nature teach us how to mitigate the effects of climate change, or even to reverse it?

Nespresso and Local Coffee Farmers in South Sudan Progress in Rebuilding Coffee Industry

Nespresso launches 2nd edition of Limited Edition SULUJUA ti South Sudan
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October 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Despite the ongoing conflict, South Sudanese coffee farmers are making progress in reviving the country’s coffee industry.  The result of their hard work and dedication – the Nespresso limited edition Grand Cru SULUJA ti South Sudan* - will launch in five new countries later this month, having previously only been available in France.

Ecocentricity Blog: Congratulations John Picard!

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Last week, I was in Los Angeles to celebrate with John as he received the Global Green Individual Environmental Leadership Award. It was certainly well-deserved for a man who has been an environmental leader for nearly three decades.

In medias res. This phrase means “into the middle of things” in Latin, and it is a common device in narrative literature and film. Yep, I’m on point in my nerd game this week, combining Latin and literary devices in my open. Boom.

Six Principles of Water Stewardship: Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases a New Framework for Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry

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September 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To demonstrate the beverage sector’s continued pursuit of advancing water stewardship, today the Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) released a refreshed framework definition for World Class Water Stewardship in the Beverage Industry.  Originally developed in 2006 and updated in 2010, BIER members once again collaborated in outlining six leadership principles and the associated qualities that define excellence in water stewardship. 

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