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Advancing Global Food Security

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More people have access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food around the world today than ten years ago.  The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that the number of undernourished people has fallen by approximately 167 million during that period.  This improvement is cause for celebration but there is still much to be done: almost 800 million – just over one in nine people on the planet – still remain hungry.  Issues like climate change, population growth, political instability, inadequate infrastructure and R&D investment, and global economic uncertai

A Mindful Harvest: The Zen of Organic Farming

Since the 1970s, The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Has Sown Seeds of Mindfulness in Organic Farming
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Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in San Francisco's Marin County.  Since the 1970s, these pioneers of the California Organic Farming movement have been utilizing zen practices to harvest surprising soul crops and produce abundant, earth-friendly yields. Watch this episode to learn how they manage to strike the balance between responsibility and detachment in their sustainable work on the planet, and in the hearts and minds of their students and guests.

And the Audience Roared

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

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I reflected on the meaningfulness of the Ray of Hope Prize, and I praised the teams for their extraordinary efforts and dedication. And then I ushered in a moment that had been 22 months in the making: I invited the teams out on the stage.

Soil Restoration Innovation Wins $100,000 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge “Ray of Hope” Prize

A Chilean team has won the first Ray C. Anderson Foundation $100,000 grand prize for a nature-inspired solution that creates healthy soil.
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October 22, 2016/3BL Media/ - A team from the Ceres Regional Center for Fruit and Vegetable Innovation in Chile has won the first-ever $100,000 Ray C. Anderson Foundation “Ray of Hope” Prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge, an international design competition and accelerator program that crowdsources nature-inspired solutions to big sustainability challenges, such as climate change, food system issues, water management, and alternative energy.

Q&A with DuPont Chief Sustainability Officer

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1. What attracted you to leave the public sector and join DuPont?

Ecocentricity Blog: People Will Come

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We built the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. But we didn’t know if teams would enter. We didn’t know if their ideas would be as innovative and impactful as we hoped, as we need. We didn’t know if “people would come.”

James Earl Jones was right. I mean, of course he was. He’s James Earl Jones. If I ever met James Earl Jones and he told me direct exposure of sunlight to my retina is a good thing, I might throw my sunglasses away.

Efficiency Meets Sustainability: First-ever Fair Trade USA Certified Organic Palm Oil Now Available

Daabon Group, Hain Celestial and Fair Trade USA lead efforts to address social, environmental concerns regarding the world’s most-used vegetable oil crop
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MIAMI, October 14, 2016/ 3BL Media/ -  Socially and environmentally conscious cooks can now bake their cake and eat it, too. Today Daabon Group announced it has achieved the first-ever Fair Trade USA certification of a palm oil product. 

California Water Action Collaborative Announces Drought Coalition

Environmental Leaders, Fortune 500 Companies Announce Collaborative Investments to Protect California’s Water Future
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

Celebrate Fair Moments + Win a Fair Trade Room Makeover from West Elm!

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Did you get dressed today? Eat a meal? Sip a cup of coffee or tea?  Most of us can say “yes” to at least one of these questions.  We do these things day in and day out. They’re a part our routines. 

Sodexo Leverages Scope of its Supply Chain to Make Positive Economic Impact in the Local Communities Where It Operates

$36.6 million in Sodexo spend on produce is sourced locally each year from over 1,400 state and regional farms
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 6, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, the world leader in Quality of Life services, is a global company operating in 80 countries around the world, but with a keen focus and commitment to local communities.

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