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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.

Trending: America's Pastime, Swedish Ingenuity Spur Proliferation of Recycled Textiles
Trending: America's Pastime, Swedish Ingenuity Spur Proliferation of Recycled Textiles

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - SustainU, a West Virginia-based leading producer of apparel using fabrics from 100 percent recycled, domestically manufactured materials, this week announced a partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB) to produce licensed apparel for the 2016 season.

Saving the Playing Field: A Tale of Two Professional Sports and Sustainability
Saving the Playing Field: A Tale of Two Professional Sports and Sustainability

LEADERSHIP - Sports and corporate sustainability are two fields not always thought of as playing on the same court. But the two have more in common than one might initially expect — both are about winning through fair competition and the display of excellence. In recent years, the line between the sports business and sustainable business have begun to blur as the the industry embraces triple bottom line principles.

adidas Launches Latest Sustainability Report, New Strategy Aimed at Protecting Power of Sport
adidas Launches Latest Sustainability Report, New Strategy Aimed at Protecting Power of Sport

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Today, the adidas Group launches its Sustainability Strategy, “Sport needs a space,” as part of its 2015 Sustainability Progress Report. Rooted in the company’s core belief that sport has the power to change lives, the Strategy translates the Group’s sustainability efforts into tangible goals and measurable objectives through 2020.

SeaWorld Finally Moving the Needle on Animal Welfare
SeaWorld Finally Moving the Needle on Animal Welfare

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When Oren Lyons, traditional faithkeeper of the Onondaga Nation, addressed the United Nations in 1977, he highlighted the relationship between people and animals:

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H&M, M.I.A. Aiming to Rally 1,000 Tonnes of Garment Donations for World Recycle Week
H&M, M.I.A. Aiming to Rally 1,000 Tonnes of Garment Donations for World Recycle Week

THE NEXT ECONOMY - To celebrate the first World Recycle Week April 18th to 24th, fashion retailer H&M is partnering with artist and singer M.I.A. on an ambitious global garment collection campaign. H&M aims to collect 1,000 tonnes of unwanted or worn out clothing items across its over 3,600 worldwide stores. To raise awareness, an exclusive M.I.A. music video will debut on April 11th at hm.com.

Oscars Parties Putting the Spotlight on Purpose, Sustainability
Oscars Parties Putting the Spotlight on Purpose, Sustainability

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - What if the celebrities on the red carpet were asked questions such as “What is your purpose?” instead of “Who are you wearing?” PwC wants to find out. A partner in tallying the Oscar ballots and delivering the results on the big night, PwC aims to rethink the role of the red carpet.

China’s Biggest Movie Ever Is an ‘Eco-Fable’ Rom-Com About Evils of Human Development
China’s Biggest Movie Ever Is an ‘Eco-Fable’ Rom-Com About Evils of Human Development

MARKETING AND COMMS - A new romantic comedy with an environmental message has become the highest-earning film ever shown in China. The Mermaid, a Chinese-Hong Kong co-production, raked in an impressive 2.7 billion yuan ($417 million) in its first two weeks in theaters.

Play Your Part: Activating on Purpose Key for Successful Engagement for Sports, Brands
Play Your Part: Activating on Purpose Key for Successful Engagement for Sports, Brands

MARKETING AND COMMS - The popularity of team sports in the U.S. — and the idolatry surrounding star players — makes them a perfect platform for reaching fans and encouraging behavior change on a massive scale. With 190 million fans expected to tune in on Sunday, the Super Bowl represents a unique opportunity to engage a large and somewhat unruly portion of the population to live and act more consciously.

Dell, Grenier Seeking Short Films Showcasing Benefits of Circular Economy
Dell, Grenier Seeking Short Films Showcasing Benefits of Circular Economy

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Dell and actor Adrian Grenier have announced the “Legacy of Good” short documentary film contest, aimed at creating compelling stories to raise awareness around the circular economy movement and the role of technology in creating a better future. As the Dell Social Good Advocate, Grenier will work directly with the winning filmmaker to develop and promote the film.

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Sustainability and Social Impact: Will it Lead Business Strategy in the Coming Years?
Sustainability and Social Impact: Will it Lead Business Strategy in the Coming Years?

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - When I first heard of the Sustainable Brands conference from our friends at Forum For The Future - I couldn't wait to go to one of the events. Luckily for me, it wasn't long until they brought the event to Asia, kicking off in the bustling city of Kuala Lumpur. Even though some people look at conference events as a waste of time, I couldn't disagree more. Events like SB'15 Kuala Lumpur are an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded collaborators and to find new and inspiring case studies of business done they way it should be: taking into account our environment and well-being.

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