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Advancing Environmental Sustainability at AMD

In recognition of Climate Week NYC 2022, AMD shares how the company is helping to advance climate action
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By: Justin Murrill, Director, Corporate Responsibility at AMD

Zero Waste Events Can Now Be Independently Certified by SCS

New Standard Recognizes Events Demonstrating at Least 75% Waste Diversion
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EMERYVILLE, Calif., August 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services (SCS), a global leader in third-party environmental and sustainability certification, auditing, testing, and standards development, announces the launch of its newest Zero Waste Standard, “Zero Waste for Events.”

Craft Lab Grown Diamonds to Offer Certified Sustainability Rated Diamonds

SCS-007 Certified Diamonds from Dholakia Technologies to be Distributed by Craft
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LAS VEGAS, June 10, 2022 /3BL Media/ - SCS Global Services announced today that laboratory grown diamonds from Dholakia Technologies have been recognized under the SCS-007 Certification Standard for Sustainability Rated Diamonds, and will be sold directly by Craft Lab Grown Diamonds, a division of Hari Krishna (HK) Designs. The certification encompasses Dholakia’s rough, cut, and polished diamonds.

See How Medtronic Employees Are Advancing Sustainability

The Environmental Action Group is a thriving resource for employees with a shared passion for the environment
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When Shona Kamps first looked to get involved with sustainability efforts at Medtronic, she discovered there wasn’t a central group to connect employees with a shared passion for the environment.

In response, she joined with colleagues to start a global group from scratch, and the Medtronic Environmental Action Group (EAG) was born.

Investing in Water Stewardship

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by Thomas Schumann of Thomas Schumann Capital and Willem Buiter of Columbia University

Award Application Open for 2022 Women in Sustainability Leadership

Online Entries Accepted Feb. 1 - March 11
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February 1, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The WSLA Alumnae Group announced that entries have opened for the 8th annual Women in Sustainability Leadership Awards. The WSLA Awards advance, honor and connect the most powerful women at the forefront of sustainability who are making a difference in the world by initiating lasting change. Applications can be made HERE on the WSLA Alumnae Group website from Feb.

Arizona State University Dining Taking Part in Climate-friendly Food Program

By Jorge Torres
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Arizona State University students returning to campus this semester will have more dining options to choose from, including options that are climate-friendly.

ASU is one of ten universities selected as part of a pilot program that introduces low carbon footprint meal options, known as a "Cool Food Meal." It's a partnership with the World Resources Institute, or WRI, and Aramark as well.

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Medtronic Makes Bold ESG Commitments at Inaugural Investor Briefing

Harnessing the power of bold environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to drive better outcomes for the world
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Medtronic is harnessing the power of bold environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives to drive better outcomes for the world. In its first-ever ESG Investor Briefing, held Oct. 13, 2021, company leaders announced new ESG targets on key sustainability focus areas and highlighted advancements in environmental sustainability, people and communities, patient safety and product quality, and corporate governance.

Engineering Impact

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary actions.
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Medtronic was founded with a Mission designed to serve patients, healthcare partners, our employees, and our communities. Today we're delivering innovative healthcare technology, products, and services that improve the lives of two people every second. But we must do more.

Our focus on better outcomes for the world remains constant in the face of evolving global challenges. With 90,000-plus people across 150 countries, we see extraordinary possibilities to further increase our positive impact on some of society’s biggest challenges.

Active Forest Management to Help Maximize Long-Term Carbon Benefits

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While it may seem counterintuitive, selectively removing trees from the forest through harvesting is often the best way to maximize the benefits that forests provide for mitigating climate change.

Forest carbon sequestration rates and storage levels change as forests naturally evolve. Young, fast-growing forests have the highest carbon sequestration rates, while older, mature forests have higher levels of carbon storage. In decaying forests, both carbon sequestration and storage are reduced until regeneration restarts the carbon cycle.

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