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Family Forest Owners Empowered to Address Climate Change With New Partnership Between REI Co-op, the American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy

REI commits to 6-year contract to purchase verified carbon credits from the Family Forest Carbon Program, an innovative and impact-focused forest carbon project
Press Release

The American Forest Foundation and The Nature Conservancy today announced a new partnership with REI Co-op, the nation's largest membership-based co-op and outdoor retailer, to empower America’s rural family forest owners to manage their forests in ways that sequester and store more carbon.

Herbal Essences and TerraCycle® “Renew the Forest” Partnership to Plant 60,000+ Trees and Donate 20 Benches Made from Recycled Hair Care Packaging to Nature Preserves Maintained by The Nature Conservancy

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CINCINNATI, September 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Herbal Essences and international recycling leader, TerraCycle, announce the latest impact of their longtime national recycling program: The installment of 20 benches made from recycled hair care packaging, in three nature preserves maintained by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and the planting of over 60,000 trees throughout the United States.

Science-based Roadmap Can Help Dairy Industry Meet Sustainability Goals

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August 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Nature Conservancy (TNC) has developed a Roadmap for a Sustainable Dairy System to help businesses create solutions that are both environmentally friendly and economically favorable, while delivering dairy products that consumers can feel good about.

Edge of Field Practices Can Help Food and Ag Companies Meet Sustainability Goals

By Kris Johnson, Interim Director of Agriculture, The Nature Conservancy, North America
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Food is among the most basic and essential ways that we interact with nature. The security and continuity of our food supply chains depend on healthy soil, clean water and a stable climate—all factors that impact a producer’s ability to grow crops. Businesses are increasingly recognizing these connections and including environmental factors into their business models. One way they do this is by setting sustainability goals related to water quality and climate change.

The Nature Conservancy and Partners Begin Oyster Reef Construction in Pensacola's East and Blackwater Bays to Help Restore Oysters to the Region

Project supports the goals of the new oyster fisheries management plan
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PENSACOLA, Fla., June 30, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and partners announce the start of construction on the Pensacola East Bay Oyster Habitat Restoration Project to boost oyster populations in East and Blackwater Bays.

Progressing on Our Valuing Nature Journey: Outcomes

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The collaboration team has made progress in supporting the implementation of Dow's Nature Goal - both through process and culture change. As a result of the global workshops during 2016 through 2020 time period, the collaboration saw increased adoption of the tools developed within the Nature Goal process. further, Dow has updated its project delivery and capital approval processes to include the completion of the nature screen as a mandatory step for all capital and real estate projects. Consequently, there has been a rapid increase in use of the nature screen.

Five Ways Forests Benefit People and Our Planet

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The Nature Conservancy (TNC) is on a mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. In support of this mission, T-Mobile has contributed over $1.2M to TNC while unlocking an additional $600,000+ in matching grants and customer donations since 2018.   

The Nature Conservancy Goes Carbon Neutral at Uplands Farm

Energy upgrades to former dairy farm will reduce more than 54 tons of carbon pollution annually
Press Release

Cold Spring Harbor, NY – March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ –The Nature Conservancy is pleased to announce its move toward 100% renewable energy at Uplands Farm Sanctuary, the 97-acre nature preserve that also serves as one of the organization’s Long Island offices.

From Ash Pond To Riverside Wetlands: Making the Business Case for Engineered Natural Technologies

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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.
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Highlights

  • Presents a framework developed by The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and The Nature Conservancy (TNC) for assessing ecosystem services and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Dow used a specialized modeling tool, called the Ecosystem Services Identification and Inventory (ESII) tool, developed in conjunction with TNC and Ecometrix Solutions Group.
  • Reviews the successful application of the framework to a restoration project, a 23-acre conservation wetland adjacent to Dow’s Michigan Operations plant site along the Tittabawassee River.
  • Ecosystem quantification facilitated the multi stakeholder engagement process (Dow, Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, and the City of Midland) in defining the optimal restoration plan.

Accelerating the Regenerative Revolution: The Nature Conservancy Invests in Emerging Agri-Tech Firms to Speed Progress Against Ambitious Soil Health Goals

By establishing portfolio of emerging companies targeting improved soil health outcomes, TNC aims to prime the pump for sustainable innovation across investment sectors
Press Release

Arlington, Va., March 9, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As investor interest coalesces around the potential of emerging agricultural technology (‘agri-tech’) to boost the sustainability of global food systems, a pioneering initiative from The Nature Conservancy (TNC) aims to encourage cross-sector commitment to innovations that target the specific issue of soil health.

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