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Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability
Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group Supports First Ever Industry-Wide Global Commitment to Sustainability

PRESS RELEASE - Ahead of World Tourism Day, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, along with other leading global hotel groups in the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), reached a consensus on the goals for a sustainable hotel industry. The ITP today announced these four goals, which are in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and focused on carbon, water, youth employment, and human rights.

How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River
How Domtar Improved Water Quality, Fish Health in Canada’s Thompson River

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - Flowing through south-central British Columbia is a crisp river, idyllically flanked by black cliffs. But in the 1970s, the clear water of the Thompson River took on a brown hue and bubbled with foam. Rocks were covered with a thick slime. Area leaders grew concerned that a harmful algal bloom might be to blame, which had potential to harm ecology, area residents and the river’s 24 species of fish, including salmon and rainbow trout. An investigation began into the effects of industrial and municipal discharge – particularly from the Domtar’s Kamloops pulp mill and the City of Kamloops.

New Study Reveals Global Water Supply Contaminated by Microplastic Fibers
New Study Reveals Global Water Supply Contaminated by Microplastic Fibers

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Microplastics — extremely small pieces (less than 5 mm) of plastic debris resulting from the disposal and breakdown of consumer products and industrial waste — have been found in tap water around the globe, according to a new report by Orb Media, a D.C.-based nonprofit digital newsroom. The discovery has led to a call from the scientific community for urgent research on microplastics’ implications for human health.

Trending: New Water-Saving Tools, Products Drive Textile Industry Paradigm Shift
Trending: New Water-Saving Tools, Products Drive Textile Industry Paradigm Shift

SUPPLY CHAIN - Water scarcity affects more than 40 percent of the global population, a number which is projected to rise. While about 2.5 percent of the world’s water is freshwater, only 0.5 percent of that is made available to satisfy society’s needs.

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New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals
New Ford Sustainability Report Reveals Progress on Water Stewardship Goals

WALKING THE TALK - The Ford Motor Company has released its 18th annual Sustainability report detailing its environmental progress across the world and commitment to continued sustainability actions in the future. Coinciding with the release is a short film highlighting key milestones the company has achieved on its journey towards sustainability.

The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women
The Burden of Clean Water Worldwide Still Borne by Women

COLLABORATION - Clean, drinkable water is crucial for human existence, but according to the Women Thrive Alliance, roughly 663 million people worldwide still lack easy access to safe water.

New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development
New CDP Research Finds Cities Catching Up to Companies on Water Security Development

NEW METRICS - International environmental reporting and data non-profit CDP has released new research in partnership with global infrastructure firm AECOM revealing that $9.5 billion worth of city water projects are now open for investment.

Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets
Why Water Scarcity-Adjusted Targets Are Not Context-Based Water Targets

NEW METRICS - Around this time last year, during World Water Week in Stockholm, a session was hosted which sought to explore the concept of Context-Based Water Targets (CBWTs).

Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification
Nestlé Waters Factory Becomes First Facility in North America  to Achieve Prestigious Water Certification

PRESS RELEASE - Nestlé Waters North America announced today that its Ontario, California, factory received certification for meeting the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) Standard. Created and supported by prominent environmental conservation groups, development organizations, and industry leaders, the AWS Standard is the first comprehensive global benchmark for responsible water stewardship across social, environmental, and economic criteria. Conformance with the AWS Standard was audited by SCS Global Services, an international third-party certification body.

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Trending: Target, Stella McCartney Strike Up New Partnerships to Drive Sustainable Textile Solutions
Trending: Target, Stella McCartney Strike Up New Partnerships to Drive Sustainable Textile Solutions

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - With greater focus being placed on the fashion industry’s environmental impacts, efforts are emerging almost daily in an effort to help the sector shed its unsustainable rep.

Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making
Regionalizing agricultural lifecycle assessments boosts decision-making

PRESS RELEASE - Regionalized lifecycle inventory (LCI) modeling generates and links process datasets to the location in which they occur[i]. Given agricultural lifecycle assessments (LCA) are particularly spatially-sensitive, Quantis’s Rainer Zah was involved in developing a framework streamlining the generation of high-resolution crop production datasets in any region of the world. Our experience with applying the framework to the footprint assessment of food, feed, fiber or biofuel and material production shows that it allows decision-makers to consider micro-spatial variations otherwise overlooked in LCA.

Trending: JPMorgan, GSK Strike Up New Partnerships to Save Energy, Tackle CO2
Trending: JPMorgan, GSK Strike Up New Partnerships to Save Energy, Tackle CO2

COLLABORATION - When it comes to achieving bold sustainability goals, every action counts — a concept that is catching on fast with industry heavy hitters such as JPMorgan and GSK. The two companies have struck up new partnerships with GE and Schneider Electric, respectively, to tackle emissions and resource inefficiencies that threaten to impede their climate progress.

Something Big Is Brewing: New Tech Helps Brewers Capture Carbon, Create Beer Out of Thin Air
Something Big Is Brewing: New Tech Helps Brewers Capture Carbon, Create Beer Out of Thin Air

CLEANTECH - Brewers across the country are embracing new technology to tackle some of the industry’s most pressing sustainability challenges: emissions and water. References to carbon capture are often reserved for discussions of power plants and coal, but the process could hold promise for the recovery of CO2 at craft breweries. Engineers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California have developed a technique to filter CO2 from power plants that could help breweries cut costs and reduce their CO2 emissions.

New Penn State Research Finds 40% of our Energy Needs in Coastal River Outlets
New Penn State Research Finds 40% of our Energy Needs in Coastal River Outlets

CLEANTECH - In a world full of people who depend on water, the most urgent subject is scarcity. More than a billion people live in areas where water is scarce, and that number is likely to reach 3.5 billion by 2025. About 97 percent of the Earth’s water is saltwater, but only around 1 percent of it is potable. Water conservation is a big issue in first-world nations; we enjoy the luxury of plumbing, but a single leak can waste 3,000 gallons a year. Meanwhile, the sea level is rising at a rate of 3.4 millimeters per year.

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Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health
Nat Geo, GSK Launch 'Chasing Genius Challenge' to Tackle Climate Change, Global Health

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - In an effort to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, National Geographic and GSK Consumer Healthcare have joined forces to launch the Chasing Genius Challenge. The competition aims to uncover innovative solutions for issues related to sustainability, global health and food security and will provide $25,000 to winners to scale their ideas.

Levi Strauss Funnels $350,000 in Grants Towards Sustainable Apparel Projects
Levi Strauss Funnels $350,000 in Grants Towards Sustainable Apparel Projects

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Levi Strauss & Co. continues to drive the apparel industry towards a more sustainable, circular model, announcing that it has awarded more than $350,000 grants to the inaugural class of its LS&Co. Collaboratory fellowship program. The funding will go towards new approaches and innovations in the apparel supply chain.

REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year
REI Distribution Center named NAIOP Project of the Year

PRESS RELEASE - Merit Partners Inc. and Sunbelt Holdings have been named recipients of the Industrial Project of the Year award by NAIOP for REI Goodyear DC, a distribution center for Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI), located at PV|303, a master planned business park in Goodyear, Arizona. The facility is the only net zero energy, U.S. Green Building LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified distribution center in the world. Its roof features a 2.2 megawatt solar system that produces enough energy to power the entire facility, or the equivalent of 390 homes for one year.

What is your water risk?
What is your water risk?

PRESS RELEASE - For companies, direct water costs generally represent a marginal expense which can sideline any decisions to invest in better water resource management. If we compare the risks related to water and energy, an investment to improve energy efficiency would allow for a quick and significant return on investment while reducing environmental impacts; however, investing in better water management, generally leads to higher OPEX without a direct financial benefit.

New MIT Technology Could Revolutionize Wastewater Treatment
New MIT Technology Could Revolutionize Wastewater Treatment

CLEANTECH - MIT has developed a new technology that could revolutionize wastewater treatment and water purification. Providing an alternative to more energy- and chemical-intensive alternatives, MIT’s new method is capable of removing even extremely low levels of pollutants from water. The technology was developed by MIT postdoc Xiao Su, Ralph Landau, Professor of Chemical Engineering T. Alan Hatton and five others at MIT and at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany.

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Staring Down Extinction: A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert
Staring Down Extinction: A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert

ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGE - We are killing our planet. Of course, it’s not quite that simple, but, as acclaimed writer Elizabeth Kolbert explains in her Pulitzer-Prize-winning book The Sixth Extinction, humans are to blame for the impending mass extinction that will spell the end of many of the world’s species. The Earth has seen five other mass extinctions over the last half-billion years; one of them was the asteroid that obliterated the dinosaurs. But this time, it’s not an asteroid — it’s us.

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