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15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Heart of Palm Fiber | Griffith Foods

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By exploring new ideas, embracing curiosity, and using their creativity, our team in Costa Rica recently developed a heart of palm fiber, an upcycled ingredient formed by reusing the heart of palm husks. Diana Vargas, Marketing and Communications Coordinator for Griffith Foods Costa Rica, shares how they were able to find a way for this crop to reach

Mohawk Group Launches Four New LVT Designs, Expanding Domestically Made Living Local Collection

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CALHOUN, Ga., March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ — Mohawk Group announces the expansion of its domestically manufactured 2.5mm LVT platform, Living Local. With four new 12” X 24” designs including stone, terrazzo and abstract textile visuals complimenting the existing 6” X 48” wood, the new styles provide designers with the ultimate flexibility to create vibrant and unique spaces.

The Future of Food: 4 Solutions for a Hungry Planet

Learn why feeding the world's growing population will prove ever more difficult; but innovative solutions with investment potential could be ahead.
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By 2050, the world's population is forecast to surpass 10 billion people. To keep pace with population growth, the United Nations estimates that the global food supply will need to increase 50% over current volume to accommodate projected demand.

Why the Recycling System Is Not Broken

by Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow
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I wouldn't be surprised if every one of you has seen an article with the headline "recycling is broken" or something to that effect. I don't disagree entirely BUT, more importantly, I think it's a system worth fixing. 

I'm all about circularity – and that means I'm not willing to scrap recycling just because it has flaws. I'm much more interested in working toward fixing those flaws and creating a viable solution. Because we have got to do a better job managing our resources.

International Paper Receives Sustainability Award in Spain

Community of Madrid Awards: International Paper recognized for its long-standing commitment to the circular economy.
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Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International Paper, a global leader in renewable packaging solutions, was recognized for its long-standing commitment to the circular economy during the third edition of the Community of Madrid Awards. The company received the award in the category "Sustainability in Paper and Packaging Solutions" in recognition of the significant sustainability contribution it is making in Spain.

Working Capital Innovation Fund Named as One of ImpactAssets’ Tenth IA 50 Impact Fund Listing

This ‘Emerging Impact Manager’ supports scalable solutions for workers in global supply chains
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BETHESDA, Md., February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - ImpactAssets has named Working Capital Innovation Fund as one of the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA 50), a free online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors, and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.  

Closed Loop Partners joins with CVS Health, Target & Walmart to Announce Winners of “Beyond the Bag” Innovation Challenge

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The Center for the Circular Economy at Closed Loop Partners announces the nine winners of the Beyond the Bag Challenge: ChicoBag, Domtar, Eon, Fill it Forward, GOATOTE, PlasticFri, Returnity, SmartC and Sway

Shock Therapy

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Power bills are Australia’s second biggest source of financial stress after rent, surveys indicate. Households often find themselves confronted with unexpectedly high bills, complex calculations of charges and discounts, and difficulties in comparing different pricing plans. It is easy to understand their frustration.

With this in mind, EnergyAustralia launched the customer innovation platform, On by EnergyAustralia, in November 2019 to make household power plans clearer and to develop simpler and innovative services that save time, money and energy.

Setting Sail for More Efficient and Greener Trade by Sea

International shipping companies respond to a higher demand for reefer containerization for greater efficiency, while aligning their fleet renewal with energy savings and carbon reduction requirements.
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Increasing Relevance of Reefers

Shipping lines continue to recognise the importance of trades involving fruit, frozen meats and other foodstuffs and are maximising the reefer potential of vessels deployed on key shipping routes, such as the West Coast of South America (WCSA) or New Zealand. 

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