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Connecting the Dots on Biodiversity and Agriculture

by Shauna Sadowski, Senior Manager of Sustainability at Annie's, Inc.
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Companies — particularly food companies — have a role to play in promoting biodiversity in agriculture. I work at Annie’s, where we have a strong commitment to organic farming, with nearly 90 percent of our sales coming from organic products.

Ecocentricity Blog: Nature is a Great Alarm Clock

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We are not separate from nature. We are nature. Walking along the muddy trails of that rainforest, I felt welcome. I experienced being a part of nature.

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We are not separate from nature. We are nature. Walking along the muddy trails of that rainforest, I felt welcome. I experienced being a part of nature.

Why a Car Company has a Pollinator Program

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GM is committed to using its lands to increase and promote native biodiversity – and it encourages other companies to do it, too. Presenting at the Electric Power Research Institute Conference, Sue Kelsey, GM’s global biodiversity program manager, shared benefits of making commitments related to sustainable growth. Below is an illustration of her comments, drawn by Nitya Waklhu of Drawbridge Innovations LLC, which explored how pollinators help GM reduce its environmental footprint and maximize community impact.

Agriculture: Protecting the Monarch Butterfly

Monsanto Vice President Ty Vaughn discusses agriculture's impact on conserving monarch butterfly populations.
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I grew up working on my grandparent’s dairy farm in Ohio.  My father grew up on that farm and tells stories of his father paying him to pull milkweed out of their fields.  It was a weed that threatened their crops.  When I first started talking to him four years ago about the importance of reestablishing habitat, including milkweed, on agricultural lands, he thought I was crazy.  Now he’s rethinking his position.

Boeing's Environmental Priorities Driven by Decreasing Emissions, Increasing Efficiencies

2016 study points the way
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**This is the fifth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

In 2016, Boeing completed a comprehensive third-party review and assessment of the company’s most significant environmental priorities.

Monsanto Marks Substantial Progress Against Sustainability Goals in 2016 Report

Details Key Climate Action Milestones, Alignment with UN Sustainable Development Goals and Position on Biodiversity
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ST. LOUIS, February 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2016 Sustainability Report, Growing Better Together. Highlights include Monsanto’s actions to help mitigate and adapt to climate change through collaborative efforts, the advancement of its biodiversity position and alignment of its work with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Where the World Stores Its Seeds: The Svalbard Global Seed Vault

by Emma Kantrowitz
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Hidden deep in the permanently frozen mountainscape of the world’s northernmost inhabited place, lies the ultimate agricultural failsafe for cities and populations around the globe: a remote vault with the capacity to store billions of seeds.

Rainforest Alliance Partnership Promotes Biodiversity Conservation

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For 16 years, Domtar has collaborated with the Rainforest Alliance to preserve the integrity of North American forests and promote biodiversity conservation through responsible paper production and fiber sourcing.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

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The rooftop garden next to General Motors’ Renaissance Center world headquarters wrapped up another productive growing season. Now in its third year, the garden – thriving from the landfill-free facility’s compost – resulted in 815 pounds of fresh produce, 150 jars of honey, and $3,546.00 in donations to a community shelter located across the street.

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