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Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space
Urban Farm to Convert Blighted Home into Cistern and Outdoor Community Space

PRESS RELEASE - DETROIT – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) continues to innovate to uplift its North End Detroit neighborhood with agricultural concepts that transform blighted properties and vacant land into useful community assets. The all-volunteer organization will debut a new recreational space and water harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier®, TerraCycle®, and Target Corporation.

Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets
Garnier, Target Team Up with Detroit Urban Farm to Build Community Assets

COLLABORATION - The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI), an all-volunteer organization revitalizing Detroit’s North End neighborhood through agriculture, will debut a new recreational space and water-harvesting cistern this summer, thanks to grants and material donations from Garnier, TerraCycle and Target Corporation. The announcement coincides with the non-profit’s crowdfunding campaign to help convert a vacant three-story apartment complex into a community resource center.

EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains
EILEEN FISHER, Patagonia, Target Join Committee to Advance Sustainable Artisan Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Nest, a New York-based nonprofit focused on creating a better life for workers in the cottage industry, has announced the formation of the Nest Artisan Advancement Steering Committee, a coalition of heavy hitters in fashion and home design committed to addressing sustainability issues impacting the global community of homeworkers and artisans.

Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit
Green Standards Manages Diversion of GM Office Assets; Boosts Crowdfunding Campaign for Urban Farm in Detroit

PRESS RELEASE -  Green Standards oversees landfill diversion of tens of thousands of GM office assets including in-kind donations to community  More than 30 nonprofits have benefited and 1,500 tons have been diverted from landfill to date Company donation of $4,500 boosts crowdfunding effort for Michigan Urban Farming

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HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Raise the Bar on Electronics Recycling
HP Inc. Challenges Tech Industry to Raise the Bar on Electronics Recycling

WASTE NOT - According to environmental non-profit Basel Action Network (BAN), electronics recycling may not be quite as straightforward as consumers believe. While some electronics are safely dismantled and have their components scrapped or re-used, the recycling process consists of a complex, multi-step supply chain that ends in the developing world, where e-waste is often exported for treatment and oversight is minimal.

Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism
Booking.com Launches New Accelerator Program to Scale Sustainable Tourism

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Travel platform Booking.com is making moves to drive the tourism industry towards a more sustainable model with the launch of a new accelerator program, Booking.com Booster. Designed to identify, mentor and fund enterprising startups from around the world that are seeking to have a positive impact on the global tourism industry, the three-week program taking place in June 2017 in Amsterdam will culminate in a chance to pitch for grants of up to $538,000 from Booking.com.

The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism
The UPS Foundation Awards More Than $2.3 Million To Expand Global Volunteerism

PRESS RELEASE - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), announced it is awarding grants totaling more than $2.3 million to non-profit organizations to increase global volunteerism. Grants will support initiatives to bolster global communities, including disaster preparedness and recovery, youth literacy and skills development and veterans training. The UPS Foundation also announced UPS employees completed a record 2.7 million hours of volunteer service in 2016 providing more than $62 million in economic impact to nonprofits and NGOs around the world. UPS is on track to meet its goal to contribute 20 million global volunteer hours by the end of 2020.

New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry
New Reporting Guidelines Aiming to Shed Further Light on Palm Oil Industry

SUPPLY CHAIN - With rainforest destruction and forced labor still urgent concerns in palm oil cultivation, a diverse group of NGOs and investor organizations, organized by Ceres, today released shared guidance for corporate reporting on company commitments towards responsible palm oil sourcing and production.

Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit
Detroit Rooftop Garden Fed Diners and a Nonprofit

PRESS RELEASE - 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. Andiamo Detroit, an Italian restaurant inside the headquarters, made eggplant parmesan, spicy salsa and bruschetta for customers using the garden’s vegetables and herbs. In turn, the restaurant owner made a donation equal to the food’s value to the nearby warming center.

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Enriched Pro Bono Services Improving Employee Motivation at Japanese Consultancies
Enriched Pro Bono Services Improving Employee Motivation at Japanese Consultancies

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Leading Japanese consulting companies including Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting (DTC) and Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting (MURC) are actively enhancing their pro bono businesses. Rather than it being simply voluntary work, their aim is to use their employees’ specialized skills to help social businesses and the NPO/NGO sector, thereby increasing their employees’ positive motivations and, as a side effect, enhancing their companies’ social reputations.

CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil
CPG Giants, NGOs, Traders Agree on Unifying Definition of 'No Deforestation' Palm Oil

SUPPLY CHAIN - After a year of intensive work, the High Carbon Stock (HCS) Convergence Working Group announced in Bangkok today that they have reached agreement on a single, coherent set of rules for implementation of companies’ commitments to “no deforestation” in their palm oil operations and supply chains.

Bank of America Charitable Foundation Provides $500,000 Grant to GivePower Foundation to Help Provide Solar Energy to Communities in Developing Countries
Bank of America Charitable Foundation Provides $500,000 Grant to GivePower Foundation to Help Provide Solar Energy to Communities in Developing Countries

PRESS RELEASE - GivePower Foundation, a non-profit organization that uses solar energy technologies to deliver essential community services to the developing world, was awarded a second $500,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, totaling $1 million in grant funding in the past year.

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.

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Kohler Partners with LavaMae to Bring Mobile Showers to Homeless Community
Kohler Partners with LavaMae to Bring Mobile Showers to Homeless Community

PRESS RELEASE - KOHLER, Wis. – October 6, 2016 – Based on the most recent Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count, there are more than 46,000 individuals experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles County on any given night. Living on the street means not only finding a place to sleep and a source of food, but often going days or even weeks without the basic dignity of a hot shower or access to restrooms.

90 NGOs Asking the World to #BreakFreeFromPlastic
90 NGOs Asking the World to #BreakFreeFromPlastic

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - A network of 90 NGOs from around the world including big names such as Greenpeace, Oceana, the Story of Stuff Project, GAIA, 5Gyres and Clean Water Action have come together to launch a massive global movement to achieve a “future free from plastic pollution.” Under the banner Break Free From Plastic, the group aims to change society’s perception and use of plastics, as well as identify and pursue solutions that reduce and prevent plastic pollution.

Brewers, NGOs, Governments Worldwide Joining Forces Around Global Beer Responsibility Day
Brewers, NGOs, Governments Worldwide Joining Forces Around Global Beer Responsibility Day

COLLABORATION - Today, brewers, governments NGOs and retailers in 76 countries around the world partnered on the second annual Global Beer Responsibility Day in an effort to promote responsible consumption of beer.

adidas, Woolworths Among Brands Saying YESS to Slavery-Free Cotton
adidas, Woolworths Among Brands Saying YESS to Slavery-Free Cotton

SUPPLY CHAIN - Today, the Responsible Sourcing Network (RSN), a project of the nonprofit As You Sow, launched its newest initiative, YESS: Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced. YESS will work to eradicate modern slavery in cotton harvesting and yarn production by enabling yarn spinners to identify and eliminate cotton produced with forced labor, and be verified for having fair labor practices. The development of YESS is supported by Humanity United.

Nonprofit Launches ‘Coollection’ of Vetted, Carbon-Cutting Projects Seeking Investment
Nonprofit Launches ‘Coollection’ of Vetted, Carbon-Cutting Projects Seeking Investment

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - The average American emits 17 tonnes of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere every year just by going about their daily life – breathing, blow-drying their hair, cooking, and so on. The figure is similar for Australians (16.5 tonnes) and not much better for Canadians (14.1 tonnes), and for most people, it is impossible to reduce this figure to zero. At the same time, many understand that we face an imperative to reduce our impact and help cool the planet. So what are we to do?

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Savers Asks Shoppers to Give a Sh!rt About Their Clothing Footprint
Savers Asks Shoppers to Give a Sh!rt About Their Clothing Footprint

PRESS RELEASE - Thrift store chain challenges back-to-school shoppers to collectively save 700 million gallons of fresh water by replacing one new tee with a thrifted one

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