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Water Mission and FedEx Team up to Help Honduras After 2020 Hurricanes

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Guest blog courtesy of Water Mission

In November 2020, back-to-back Hurricanes Eta and Iota caused major devastation in Honduras, affecting more than 3 million people, about one-third of the country’s population.  Immediately following the storms, FedEx worked closely with Water Mission to provide people in remote areas of Honduras with access to safe water.

Lenovo Celebrates World Water Day, Joins UN CEO Water Mandate

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Today is World Water Day, a day that celebrates the value of water and its vitality as a resource for life on Earth.  

Kimberly-Clark Launches Expanded WaterLOUPE 2.0 Tool to Help Communities Develop Sustainable Water Stewardship Plans

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On World Water Day, Kimberly-Clark reaffirmed its commitment to drive water stewardship in water stressed regions around the world with the launch of WaterLOUPE 2.0, an updated version of an innovative, open-source tool to help communities analyze local risks to freshwater resources and create sustainable mitigation strategies.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Announces First Recipients of Its Water Stewardship Grant in Honor of World Water Day

Funding will support nonprofit innovation and programming aimed at protecting water quality for The Everglades and Long Island Sound, two of America’s most treasured waterbodies
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Marysville, Ohio, March 22, 2021, /3BL Media/ – Driven by the critical need to bring bold clean-water innovation to our nation’s most critical waterways, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today announced the first recipients of its Water Stewardship Grant––The Nature Conservancy’s New York Chapter and The Everglades Foundation.

Apple Earns Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard Certification at Prineville, Oregon Data Center Site

Apple first to certify data center to the international Water Stewardship Standard (AWS Standard), demonstrating leadership in context-based water stewardship action at the site level
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MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ — The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) North America today announced Apple earned AWS Standard certification at its Prineville, Oregon data center. Apple is the first company in the world to certify a data center to the AWS Standard, a milestone achieved by protecting shared water resources through continual improvement in the Standard’s five outcomes of good water stewardship: water governance, water balance, water quality, Important Water-Related Areas, and safe water, sanitation and hygiene.

Ralph Lauren Revolutionizes How the Fashion Industry Dyes Cotton

Company to create the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system
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NEW YORK—March 22, 2021— /3BL Media/ - Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL) today introduces Color on Demand, a revolutionary dyeing platform that will transform how the fashion industry colors cotton – more sustainably, more effectively and faster than ever before. The Company has established Color on Demand, a multi-phased system, with a clear ambition to deliver the world’s first scalable zero wastewater cotton dyeing system.

Xylem and Cityzens Giving Launch Programme To Provide Vital Water Education To 5,000 Young People

New Water Heroes Academy Will Empower Young Leaders Around The World To Solve Water Challenges Through Football
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March 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, on World Water Day, global water technology company Xylem teams up with City Football Group’s global foundation programme, Cityzens Giving, to empower a network of 100 Young Leaders to deliver innovative projects that will use football to provide vital water education to 5,000 young people in five cities around the world. The Water Heroes Academy combines seed funding, educational tools, training and mentoring from Xylem and Cityzens Giving, giving participants all they need to create their own unique programmes.

DesignFWD: Deep Connections: People + Planet

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Mohawk Group announces the return of its free series of accredited CEUs, first launched in 2020, in March 2021. Due to a very positive response, Mohawk Group will offer new courses in continuation of its DesignFWD digital learning initiatives. From leading design innovations to well-being in the built environment to technical solutions, the DesignFWD CEU series provides inspiring and impactful information for the contract design community.

Deep Connections: People + Planet

120-foot Tower Aims to Support Restoration of Longleaf Pine by Taking Carbon and Water Cycling Quantification Efforts to New Heights

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Researchers from Clemson University are using a 120-foot research tower to study the role of longleaf pines in carbon and water cycling in South Carolina. The tower measures the exchange of carbon, water, and energy between the Earth’s surface and the atmosphere. The project's primary goal is to support the restoration of longleaf pine to its historic range.

Clemson is partnering with The Nature Conservancy (TNC) on the project, supported by a grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and funding from International Paper.

Kimberly-Clark Drives Water Reduction at Its Most Water Stressed Facilities

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The impact of water stress is felt across Kimberly-Clark’s value chain, from its fiber sources to its manufacturing facilities to the communities where its employees and consumers live and work.

The company’s Askar manufacturing facility in Bahrain is in one of the most water-stressed regions in the world. Empowered by Kimberly-Clark’s 2030 goal to reduce its water footprint by 50%, and driven by the increasing cost of water, the team at the facility was determined to figure out how to use every drop of fresh water, responsibly and efficiently.

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