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Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children
Hershey Fights Malnutrition in Ghana with ‘Energize Learning’ Program, Aims to Reach 50,000 Children

COLLABORATION - The Hershey Company today announced a partnership that will support its campaign to fight malnutrition in Ghana. As part of its Energize Learning program, the company is teaming up with the Ghana School Feeding Programme and current partner Project Peanut Butter to distribute a peanut-based protein supplement called Vivi to schoolchildren. The program aims to reach 50,000 children by 2016, and eventually expand to serve all children in Ghana’s school feeding program.

First Annual Recyclebank Awards Honor Cities That Cut Waste
First Annual Recyclebank Awards Honor Cities That Cut Waste

WASTE NOT - Recyclebank, which claims to to inspire and reward smarter, everyday choices for a more sustainable future, has named Mayor Bryan Barnett of Rochester Hills, MI “Mayor of the Year” as part of the first annual Recyclebank Awards.The awards recognizes one “Mayor of the Year” and participating U.S. cities and towns that go above and beyond expectations to “slash the trash” by promoting recycling efforts and recycling education.

How Gamification, Education, Cultural Immersion Could Be the Holy Grail of Employee Engagement
How Gamification, Education, Cultural Immersion Could Be the Holy Grail of Employee Engagement

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - In the effort to reach new milestones in employee engagement, we must recognize that the process is a journey. Successful corporate responsibility efforts must be embedded throughout the organization, as exemplified by the fine examples from this panel at SB ‘15 San Diego.Susan Hunt Stevens, founder of WeSpire, welcomed everyone to this Wednesday afternoon breakout session on gamification, educational services and culture shifts in employee engagement. According to an oft-cited statistics this week, more than half of employees are disengaged at work.

Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?
Cities and Corporations: How Do They Intersect on Sustainability?

THE NEXT ECONOMY - What can cities do contribute to the sustainability revolution? A whole lot, according to a workshop today, opening morning of SB ’15, featuring Gil Friend, CSO of the City of Palo Alto, and Chris Guenther, Director of Research at think tank SustainAbility.The three-hour presentation and breakout discussion focused on leveraging municipal and corporate partnerships to advance sustainability goals around issues such as climate, water, utilities and mobility.

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Sealed Air School Partnership Garners Winning Results in Fresher For Longer Food Waste Competition
Sealed Air School Partnership Garners Winning Results in Fresher For Longer Food Waste Competition

PRESS RELEASE - Charlotte, N.C., May 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE), and its partner school, the Alfreton Grange Arts College, have been crowned the Fresher For Longer competition champions. Fresher For Longer, part of the UK’s national Love Food Hate Waste campaign, gave students in 10 secondary schools across England and Wales the chance to tackle food waste in their own school communities while learning the role packaging plays in preventing the problem. After a series of food waste workshops delivered by Global Action Plan, the 195 students designed and implemented their own food waste behavior change programs.

Trending: Pro Baseball, Public Schools Innovating to Reduce Waste
Trending: Pro Baseball, Public Schools Innovating to Reduce Waste

WASTE NOT - As concerns over bulging landfills abound, a diverse and growing group of innovators across the country are looking for new ways to transform trash into something less wasteful.The Minnesota Twins and Eco-Products, for example, recently partnered to reduce the waste generated at Target Field through a new effort to divert fans' trash from the landfill by turning it into fertile soil.Eco-Products, which makes single use foodservice products made from renewable and recycled resources, is supplying hundreds of thousands of compostable cups, plates, trays, utensils and straws at Target Field. Virtually all packaging used at Target Field will be either compostable or recyclable, the company says.

How Do We Create the Sustainable Leaders That We Need? Start by Inspiring Kids to Recycle
How Do We Create the Sustainable Leaders That We Need? Start by Inspiring Kids to Recycle

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Survey data indicates that, compared to older generations, younger generations are more supportive of environmental legislation and the notion that global climate change is the result of human activity, yet are simultaneously less likely to recycle or recognize the benefits of recycling. This is a disparity we should all be concerned with, as these are the individuals that will one day become our future social entrepreneurs, conscious consumers, and environmental activists.

Levi's Educates the Next Generation, Continues to Innovate Around Water Conservation
Levi's Educates the Next Generation, Continues to Innovate Around Water Conservation

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - More and more companies are beginning to acknowledge the importance of water stewardship to the longevity of their operations, regardless of industry. Consumer-facing brands can have added impact — and have added responsibility — to engage their customers on this critical issue, as well.

O2: How We're Measuring Up Against Our Think Big Blueprint Goals
O2: How We're Measuring Up Against Our Think Big Blueprint Goals

CLEANTECH - In 2012, we launched the Think Big Blueprint, our first sustainability plan that set big, ambitious goals that we hoped would transform our role in the world around us. We set three goals and 40 commitments, and gave ourselves three years to achieve them.The idea at the heart of the Blueprint is that not only do we need to continuously improve our own social and environmental impacts, we also have a unique opportunity to inspire and enable millions of others to live more sustainable lives through our products and services.

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Purdue Students Develop Device That Harnesses Energy from Nuclear Waste
Purdue Students Develop Device That Harnesses Energy from Nuclear Waste

WASTE NOT - Three Purdue students and a graduate have launched a startup called Atlas Energy Systems, that has found a way to turn nuclear waste into its own source of energy, according to The Purdue Exponent. The project that started in an apartment as a prototype held together with Scotch tape has gone on to win the Indiana Clean Energy Challenge.

AT&T Aspire Kicks Off Accelerator With Five Leading ed-tech Startups
AT&T Aspire Kicks Off Accelerator With Five Leading ed-tech Startups

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REPREVE Turns 60 Million Recycled Plastic Bottles into Graduation Caps and Gowns
REPREVE Turns 60 Million Recycled Plastic Bottles into Graduation Caps and Gowns

WASTE NOT - Just in time for graduation season, REPREVE recycled fibers will be used in Oak Hall graduation gowns at more than 1,100 colleges and universities across the country. Since the introduction of REPREVE, nearly 60 million plastic bottles have been recycled into Oak Hall GreenWeaver gowns worn by more than 2.2 million students, the brand says. REPREVE is made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles, and each graduation gown is made from around 27 bottles. During the spring 2015 graduation season alone, more than 300,000 students around the nation will graduate wearing Oak Hall REPREVE-based gowns, using more than 8 million recycled plastic bottles. Participating schools include Duke, Yale, University of Alabama and Notre Dame, to name a few.

Investing in the Future of Education, Today
Investing in the Future of Education, Today

PRESS RELEASE - By: Nicole AndersonThrough technology, we’re able to deliver educational content to more people, in more places, no matter their background. With new tools emerging every day, it’s an exciting time to be involved in this field and to work for a tech company that is helping to transform education.Through AT&T Aspire, we’ve committed $350 million to help students succeed in school and beyond. And we are always looking for new ways to engage our network, employees and collaborators to improve learning.

UCSD Undergrads Create First Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard
UCSD Undergrads Create First Algae-Based Sustainable Surfboard

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - San Diego is home to a robust surfing industry and now, thanks to a collaboration with UC San Diego’s biology and chemistry students, the city is also home to the world’s first algae-based surfboard. The prototype was publicly introduced last week to San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer at San Diego Symphony Hall, where he hosted the premiere of the National Geographic “World’s Smart Cities: San Diego” documentary. The program, which features innovations from UC San Diego, is scheduled to air April 25 and May 2 on the National Geographic Channel.

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Youth Call for Climate Education to Be Taught in Schools
Youth Call for Climate Education to Be Taught in Schools

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To coincide with Earth Day, the New York City Council, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) and Global Kids held a joint press conference this morning on the steps of New York City Hall to push for statewide climate education for K-12 schools in New York. Resolution 0375-2014 calls for climate education to be included in the New York State school curriculum and it currently has 21 of the 26 needed sponsors to pass.

Woolworths Teams Up with Pharrell Williams, Asks South Africa ‘Are You with Us?’ on Sustainability
Woolworths Teams Up with Pharrell Williams, Asks South Africa ‘Are You with Us?’ on Sustainability

MARKETING AND COMMS - Woolworths CEO Ian Moir announced a partnership with Grammy Award-winning musician, record producer and philanthropist Pharrell Williams last week. The collaboration is the first of its kind for a South African retailer.Williams will become the new Style Director in a groundbreaking collaboration across a series of sustainability-focused projects. The strategic partnership is grounded in the shared values of Williams and Woolworths.

Hershey Will Source Enough Sustainable Cocoa For Bars, Kisses and Kit Kats By 2016
Hershey Will Source Enough Sustainable Cocoa For Bars, Kisses and Kit Kats By 2016

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Hershey Company announced on Tuesday that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa in 2016 to surpass the amount of cocoa required for the global production of four of its most popular chocolate brands: Hershey's, Kisses, Kit Kat and BrooksideThe chocolate company also has pledged that it will source enough certified and sustainable cocoa to add the global Reese’s brand and others to these first four brands in 2017.Reaching this responsible sourcing milestone was possible due to progress in sourcing cocoa from certified and sustainable cocoa farms, Hershey says.

ASU Study Shows Online Education Can Be Key Driver in University Sustainability Strategies
ASU Study Shows Online Education Can Be Key Driver in University Sustainability Strategies

WASTE NOT - A new report released today from Arizona State University indicates that the development of online education programs can be a significant component of an institution’s sustainability strategy, based on greater socioeconomic impact for a smaller environmental footprint per degree.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Taps Top Grad Students to Advance the Circular Economy
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Taps Top Grad Students to Advance the Circular Economy

LEADERSHIP - Innovation often comes from those who have not yet become entrenched in the status quo — they are better-positioned to recognize effective solutions that might otherwise be overlooked or seen as too as too radical by the already-initiated.This is doubly true when it comes to innovating for the “circular economy,” which is quickly moving from the fringe to the forefront of sustainable business thought. It is the idea that today’s take-make-waste consumption patterns should be eschewed for a more restorative process, where products are designed and marketed with reuse in mind.

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What Does the Future of Sustainability in Academia Look Like?
What Does the Future of Sustainability in Academia Look Like?

COLLABORATION - This is the final question from a roundtable discussion with the directors of sustainability research centers at six top business schools.Through Georgia Tech’s new QEP (Quality Enhancement Program), we will develop very deep educational partnerships with a few key institutions, be those NGOs or local government or corporations.

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