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People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment
People, Planet, Play: A New Name for our Longstanding Commitment

PRESS RELEASE - People, Planet, Play is Caesars Entertainment’s commitment to our communities, environmental excellence and Responsible Gaming.

Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop
Disney Promotes Workplace Equality at London Workshop

PRESS RELEASE - The first-ever international Equality Institute promoting LGBT workplace equality in London was held July 6 and led by The Walt Disney Company, Out & Equal Workplace Advocates and Sodexo. More than 200 representatives from 100 companies in the U.K. and other countries attended the one-day workshop to learn and share best practices for LGBT workplace equality. Disney hosted the first Equality Institute in 2015 in Orlando, Florida. The London institute marks the first international event.

Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs
Trending: New Netflix Films Tackle Climate Change, Factory Farming, GMOs

MARKETING AND COMMS - Netflix has become somewhat of a cultural phenomenon, quickly emerging as an essential for Gen Z, Millennials and Baby Boomers alike. While shows such as "House of Cards" and "Thirteen Reasons Why" are the entertainment hub’s bread and butter, Netflix is now hoping to leverage its influence to turn viewers’ attention towards critical environmental and social issues. The network has signed on two new films that seek to bring the issues surrounding climate change and GMOs to the mainstream.

Greenpeace Teams Up with 100 Authors to Protect Free Speech, Boreal Forests
Greenpeace Teams Up with 100 Authors to Protect Free Speech, Boreal Forests

COLLABORATION - Following the filing of two multi-million dollar lawsuits by Canadian pulp and paper manufacturer Resolute Forest Products to silence Greenpeace’s criticism of its controversial logging in the boreal forest, 100 authors and thought leaders, including Margaret Atwood, Michelle Alexander, John Maxwell Coetzee, Stephen Fry, Naomi Klein and Yann Martel — have signed the environmental NGO’s pledge to support free speech and stand up for forests.

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The 5 step-win for sustainable sporting events
The 5 step-win for sustainable sporting events

PRESS RELEASE - Discover the 5 step-win for sustainable sporting events infographics.

'Tomorrow' Documentary Is Changing the Conversation About Climate Change
'Tomorrow' Documentary Is Changing the Conversation About Climate Change

MARKETING AND COMMS - Originally released at the opening of COP21 in November 2015, environmental documentary Tomorrow is being released in the US on April 21 in celebration of Earth Day (April 22).

BBC Employs Alberta Scheme to Track Carbon Footprint, Reduce Environmental Impacts
BBC Employs Alberta Scheme to Track Carbon Footprint, Reduce Environmental Impacts

NEW METRICS - While the fashion, food, auto and energy industries are held to high sustainability standards, television tends to fly under the radar. But environmental sustainability is an important issue to networks and producers across the globe. Sky was the first broadcaster to fully embed the Albert carbon calculator tool for screen art production into its commissioning process, and now the BBC is moving forward with plans to employ the scheme across its programming.

Bill Nye Is Back to 'Save the World' from Misinformation, Climate Deniers
Bill Nye Is Back to 'Save the World' from Misinformation, Climate Deniers

MARKETING AND COMMS - ‘Science Guy’ Bill Nye is coming back to television this Spring – this time to put climate deniers in their place.

'Incorporated' Portrays Business in a World Ravaged by Climate Change
'Incorporated' Portrays Business in a World Ravaged by Climate Change

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Last week saw the premiere of “Incorporated,” a dystopian Syfy series produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck.

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Disney Thought ‘Outside the Box’ for Its New Moana Doll, Challenges Families to Do the Same
Disney Thought ‘Outside the Box’ for Its New Moana Doll, Challenges Families to Do the Same

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Disney is inspiring fans to think outside the toy box and help protect the planet in celebration of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana.” Inspired by the Disney Store’s new Classic Moana doll box, which can be turned into a boat inspired by the character’s journey, the non-profit Destination Imagination launched a photo challenge to encourage children and their parents to create inventions out of recycled materials found in their ho

Nat Geo to Kick Off Its First Earth Week with ‘Before the Flood,’ ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Premieres
Nat Geo to Kick Off Its First Earth Week with ‘Before the Flood,’ ‘Years of Living Dangerously’ Premieres

MARKETING AND COMMS - Beginning Sunday, October 30, climate change will take over primetime on National Geographic. The channel has announced it will host its first-ever Earth Week, which will air six straight days of primetime programming dedicated exclusively to climate change in 171 countries and 45 languages.

Ford Field Green Team Amps Up its Environmental Game
Ford Field Green Team Amps Up its Environmental Game

PRESS RELEASE - Energy efficiency, lower costs and spectator experience were all factors that led Ford Field to make plans for a greener future. From recycled water to LED lighting, new initiatives at the Detroit Lions stadium should make everyone a fan. Transitioning 650 1,500 watt traditional bulbs to 264 1,400 watt LED bulbs throughout the 1,800,000 square feet building was no easy project, but director of facilities at Ford Field, Fred Reddig, tells how and why the organization is making green investments.

How 2 Sports Giants Are Racing to Save the World
How 2 Sports Giants Are Racing to Save the World

CLEANTECH - Eco-athletes — sports figures who take on environmental issues — are a rare breed as compared to athletes who get involved with social causes, such as cancer and domestic violence. There are several oft-cited reasons: environmental topics can be overly complex; the political nature of “green” issues can be daunting to some athletes; and the relative lack of financial muscle behind environmental causes means athletes often look to those that are better funded.

PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Sustainability Performance
PUMA Launches Financing Program to Reward Suppliers for Sustainability Performance

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - Sports company PUMA is offering its suppliers in select emerging markets with a new financing program in partnership with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. The program is expected to incentivize improvements to suppliers’ social, environmental and health and safety standards, and is a first-of-its-kind financing structure for the apparel industry.

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms
DuPont Industrial Biosciences Collaborates with Anta on Chinese Delegation’s Olympic Champion Uniforms

PRESS RELEASE - DuPont Industrial Biosciences announced a collaboration with Chinese sports brand Anta in the design of champion uniforms for Chinese Olympic team members using DuPont™ Sorona® – a sustainable, patented fiber made with renewable, plant-based ingredients. Sorona® – which leverages innovation and sustainability to produce fibers that are uniquely soft, extremely durable and have excellent stretch and recovery – will be a key ingredient in the Chinese team’s “Dragon Uniform” at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability
“Sport Infinity” Project Promises Zero Waste and Recyclability

PRESS RELEASE - BASF is contributing its polymer expertise to the three-year WRAP Consortium project kicked off by the European Commission last year and aimed at developing high-performance sporting goods that can also be recycled. The “Sport Infinity” concept being pursued by cross-industry teams of companies is spearheaded by German sporting goods manufacturer Adidas and is focused in particular on applications in European football, or soccer, as the sport is known in the US.

New Doc Shows Struggles of Asian Garment Workers, Demands ‘Living Wage Now’
New Doc Shows Struggles of Asian Garment Workers, Demands ‘Living Wage Now’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Struggling to cover basic expenses such as food, housing and education, the roughly 40 million garment workers in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Indonesia and other parts of Asia regularly risk physical violence, sexual harassment, starvation, and even death for the sake of cheap clothing.

Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees
Kohler Launches Six-Minute Shower Challenge to Bonnaroo Attendees

PRESS RELEASE - According to research from the EPA WaterSense® program, the average American adult spends 8 minutes in the shower, using about 18 gallons of water each time they lather up.* Kohler, a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, encourages consumers to reduce their water usage by 25 percent by cutting their shower time by two minutes.

New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production
New Doc from Nat Geo, C&A Highlights Business Case for Organic Cotton Production

COLLABORATION - Cotton is planted on 2.4 percent of the world’s crop land and yet it accounts for 24 percent and 11 percent of the global sales of insecticide and pesticides, respectively. Organic cotton represents less than 1 percent of the global total annual crop, but National Geographic, international clothing brand C&A, and activist and filmmaker Alexandra Cousteau believe that needs to change.

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New Documentary Investigates Dire Realities, Small Victories, ‘What Climate Can’t Change’
New Documentary Investigates Dire Realities, Small Victories, ‘What Climate Can’t Change’

MARKETING AND COMMS - Academy-Award nominated filmmaker Josh Fox’s latest documentary opens with Fox dancing to The Beatles to celebrate a victory over the gas industry following the production of his startling previous release, Gasland. The new film, entitled How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change, is a journey across 12 countries on 6 continents that highlights the communities that are fighting back against fossil fuel extraction.

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