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The CITES Veil and Its Unintentional Kill
The CITES Veil and Its Unintentional Kill

THE NEXT ECONOMY - For those who follow the workings and importance of our global ecosystem - the gatekeeping mechanism for our economy, you will know that early October marked the end of another opportunity at a Conference of the Parties (COP17) to greatly improve the future of our planet’s wellbeing - but we missed the chance, yet again.

Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed
Report: Forest Protection Pledges Have Surged, But Progress Has Been Mixed

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, research groups released what they are calling the most comprehensive and detailed look at private sector progress on forest commitments. The report analyzes 600 companies engaged in the production of the “big four” globally traded commodities responsible for 40 percent of deforestation — palm oil, wood, cattle and soy. While forest protection commitments have surged, the report details mixed progress on their implementation.

How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests
How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests

PRESS RELEASE - California’s forests are in crisis. A lethal combination of drought, wildfires, warmer temperatures and pests has destroyed 66 million trees in the past six years. Restoring our forests won’t be easy. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature recognized the importance and magnitude of the task by allocating $40 million in cap-and-trade funds. At the same time, President Barack Obama visited Lake Tahoe to announce $29.5 million to improve forest health and decrease the threat of catastrophic wildfires.

thinkstep and T1 Partners Help SFO on its Path to Becoming the Most Sustainable Airport in the World
thinkstep and T1 Partners Help SFO on its Path to Becoming the Most Sustainable Airport in the World

PRESS RELEASE -   SoFi Software enables sustainability performance management for multiple projects and provides insight into success 

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United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities
United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities

PRESS RELEASE -   United Airlines and Clean the World Partner to Assemble Hygiene Kits For Hub-Based Charities   Volunteers in cities across the country and in the U.K. gather to help those in critical need  

Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Engage in Campaign to Promote FSC
Sustainable Brands Corporate Members Engage in Campaign to Promote FSC

PRESS RELEASE - New campaign promotes FSC as one simple action with a profound impact. For the first time, six publicly traded companies – some of which are competitors – have come together to promote the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) directly to consumers. The companies are HP Inc., International Paper, Kimberly-Clark, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, and Williams-Sonoma, Inc. All sell FSC-certified products.

NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future
NGOs, Food and Beverage Giants Join Forces to Protect California’s Water Future

COLLABORATION - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, 20 leading organizations this week announced the formation of the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC), their collaborative effort to support critical projects designed to protect the state’s water future.

Novelis, Discovery Education Launch New Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Recyclers
Novelis, Discovery Education Launch New Program to Inspire the Next Generation of Recyclers

MARKETING AND COMMS - Aluminum roller and recycler Novelis has teamed up with digital content provider Discovery Education on an all-new aluminum recycling education program, "Life of a Can - A Never Ending Story." The program is intended to empower students to make a positive environmental impact through standards-aligned lesson plans and interactive classroom activities focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

Rethinking Ownership: Making the Shift from Consumer to User
Rethinking Ownership: Making the Shift from Consumer to User

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The way the majority of the world’s economy works is ‘linear’. We take materials out of the earth, make them into marketable goods that we consume, and dispose of the goods when we’re done with them. It’s a system that accelerated since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, when there was an abundance of cheap and easily accessible natural resources. Mass production made a lot of sense at the time and has since arguably raised our standards of living exponentially.

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The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia
The Business Case for One Map in Indonesia

CLEANTECH - One of the major challenges in stopping illegal deforestation in Indonesia is the existence of numerous, conflicting concession maps, based on which level of government, or ministry, you talk to. This means for companies such as Asia Pulp & Paper (APP), APRIL or Felda, the land they have been granted could also have been given to another company, or conflict with indigenous or customary community land. And that's a problem.

REI's New Distribution Center Designed to be Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum
REI's New Distribution Center Designed to be Net Zero Energy and LEED Platinum

PRESS RELEASE - REI, the specialty outdoor co-op, has designed its new distribution center to be Net Zero Energy and is pursuing LEED Platinum—the highest level in the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) rating system. Situated in the Arizona desert, the facility is intended to be one of the world's most sustainable distribution centers. To encourage further innovation, REI is taking an unusual approach and will make the design information of this facility available to the public, so that others can advance the parameters of sustainable design. REI is driving sustainability and efficiency at its new distribution center in several new ways:

Court Sides with US Forest Service: Nestlé Can Keep Bottling Water Despite 'Outdated' Permit
Court Sides with US Forest Service: Nestlé Can Keep Bottling Water Despite 'Outdated' Permit

SUPPLY CHAIN - On Wednesday, a federal court ruled in favor of the U.S. Forest Service regarding the lawsuit filed by environmental groups that sought to halt Nestlé Waters North America’s water-bottling operations in the San Bernardino Mountains. The motion was filed by the Courage Campaign, The Story of Stuff Project and the Center for Biological Diversity following a discovery that Nestlé’s permit might have expired 28 years ago.

Ford F-150 Leads in Sustainability
Ford F-150 Leads in Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Henry Ford was committed to using natural and recycled material in his manufacturing and the company that bears his name continues to follow his business practices. As part of its 'Further with Ford' presentation, Ford elaborated on its efforts to use everything from ‘Blue jeans to pop bottles’ to reduce waste. The F-150 uses a number of different recycled materials:

New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste
New Dow Product Line Helps Maximize Industrial Water Recovery, Minimize Waste

PRESS RELEASE - Cost of water on the front end and discharge fees on the other end are squeezing industrial water users. Increasing water efficiency is a clear solution but facilities reusing and recycling must now treat water that is more fouled and more expensive to treat.

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SAN, Rainforest Alliance Update Certification with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag, Curbing Deforestation
SAN, Rainforest Alliance Update Certification with Focus on Climate-Smart Ag, Curbing Deforestation

SUPPLY CHAIN - The Sustainable Agriculture Network (SAN) and the Rainforest Alliance announced today a newly revised certification standard, which encompasses existing best practices and recent innovations in sustainable agriculture. Built around the guiding principles of effective farm planning and management, protection of biodiversity and natural resources, and improved livelihoods, the 2017 SAN Standard is designed to enable more producers to embark and then continually progress on their journey toward sustainable farming.

Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris
Dow Commits $2.8 Million Toward Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Marine Debris

PRESS RELEASE - The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today that it has committed to spend $2.8 million over the next two years to drive solutions that address global marine debris and litter. The company made the announcement on Friday, September 16th at the inaugural Our Ocean Conference in Washington, D.C., hosted by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Dow, in alignment with the global plastics industry and key association partners, recognizes marine debris and litter as a critical issue and is committed to collaborating to address this global challenge with effective science-based solutions.

Jackson Family Wines Unveils New Report, Goals Aimed at Advancing Field of Sustainable Wine
Jackson Family Wines Unveils New Report, Goals Aimed at Advancing Field of Sustainable Wine

LEADERSHIP - Today, Sonoma County winemaker Jackson Family Wines (JFW) unveiled its first sustainability report, supported by a list of comprehensive 5-year goals. The family-owned wine company, known for its portfolio of over 30 premium wineries, including household names as Kendall-Jackson, La Crema and Cambria, is a progressive leader in environmentally and socially responsible business practices.

PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals
PepsiCo Exceeds Global Water Stewardship Goals

PRESS RELEASE - PepsiCo, Inc. today announced continued progress against the company's strategy to help protect and conserve global water supplies and provide people access to clean, safe water to communities around the world. In 2015, PepsiCo reduced its operational water use per unit of production by 26 percent versus a 2006 baseline. This exceeded the company's previously stated goal to reduce operational water use by 20 percent by the end of 2015.

GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece
GM Recycles 2 Million Flint Water Bottles into Fleece

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – General Motors is adding 2 million water bottles from Flint, Michigan residents into its Do Your Part water bottle recycling initiative. The company partnered with Schupan Recycling to collect the bottles. The plastic is washed, flaked and turned into fleece to make three products: Chevrolet Equinox V-6 engine covers, insulation for The Empowerment Plan coats for the homeless, and air filters for 10 GM plants.

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Father/Daughter Kohler Associates Bring Clean Water and Prosperity to Haiti
Father/Daughter Kohler Associates Bring Clean Water and Prosperity to Haiti

PRESS RELEASE - Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Over 80 percent of Haitian citizens live under the poverty line. Only 16 percent of rural Haiti has adequate sanitation and less than one-third have safe drinking water. Father-daughter missionaries and Kohler employees Art Stewart and Lisa Burrell travel to Haiti with the family’s mission organization S’MORES International. Though the family has been volunteering in Haiti since 2004, they say never get used to the conditions.

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