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Trending: Target, Green Alley Offering Pilot Opportunities, Cash Prizes to Disruptive Startups
Trending: Target, Green Alley Offering Pilot Opportunities, Cash Prizes to Disruptive Startups

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Six European startups have been selected as finalists for the third Green Alley Award, a prize that rewards business models and products that can improve resource conservation. Waste-reducing apps, a food packaging system, and a CO2-absorbing urban “tree” are among those in the running.

Ford Aims to Reduce Water Use 72%, to Zero Potable Water Use in Manufacturing
Ford Aims to Reduce Water Use 72%, to Zero Potable Water Use in Manufacturing

WASTE NOT - Ford is aiming to reduce its use of the world’s most precious resource – water – by nearly three-fourths as it takes its next step toward using zero potable (drinking) water for vehicle manufacturing. By 2020, Ford aspires to have reduced its water usage per vehicle by 72 percent and will have saved more than 10 billion gallons of water since the turn of the millennium. In layman’s terms, that roughly means for every one gallon of water Ford used in manufacturing in 2000, it aims to use about one liter by 2020.

Kohler Partners with Lava Mae to Bring Mobile Showers to Homeless Community
Kohler Partners with Lava Mae 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.

Kohler’s Water Conservation Efforts Earn EPA WaterSense® Recognition
Kohler’s Water Conservation Efforts Earn EPA WaterSense® Recognition

PRESS RELEASE - KOHLER, Wis. – October 6, 2016 – Kohler Co. has earned its fourth Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohler, the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has long been dedicated to producing efficient, innovative products that are at the forefront of the industry. The company was recognized for its efforts in promoting the EPA’s WaterSense® program and encouraging consumers to use less water in their homes.

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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.

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.

Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference
Sustainable Brands Releases Full Program for Annual New Metrics Conference

PRESS RELEASE - SAN FRANCISCO, October 7, 2016 – Sustainable Brands® recently announced the full program for New Metrics’16, scheduled for November 14-16 in Boston, MA. Drawing together over 400 global business leaders, the conference will focus on the emerging methods for identifying, measuring, and quantifying new forms of business risk and value, as well as include strategies for communicating the impact of that value to stakeholders. 

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.

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New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’
New Global Forecast: SDGs Will Not Be Achieved Without ‘Extraordinary Action’

LEADERSHIP - A new forecast by DNV GL concludes that while progress will be made towards many of the United Nations’ (UN’s) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs, or Global Goals), there is a very real risk that they will not be met by 2030. The report predicts that action will not be fast nor fair enough, and will come at an unacceptable environmental cost — but reminds us that there is still time to reset the course of our “Spaceship Earth.”

Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company
Bill Gates, Total Invest $14M in Cellulosic Sugars Company

CHEMISTRY, MATERIALS & PACKAGING - Business magnate Bill Gates and energy giant Total have backed biofuels company Renmatix in a $14 million investment round. Renmatix developed a new process called Plantrose® that makes converting biomass into cellulosic sugars – the critical intermediary for second-generation biochemicals and biofuels – more affordable for biorefineries. The investment will help fund the process’ commercialization, which will expand the supply of cost-competitive alternatives to petroleum-derived molecules.

Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges
Dow Helps Address Sustainability Challenges

PRESS RELEASE - New York-listed Dow Chemical Company is working closely with six non-profit organizations in Cebu to help address pressing local challenges. Through the company's Leadership in Action (LIA), 40 DOW employees have formed teams to work on six important projects in Cebu that seek to advance access to water, increase production of high-quality food crops, and support product commercialization, among other challenges. The Philippines is the second country in Asia selected by the company to develop solutions to address local critical needs. The program also enables new leadership development opportunities for Dow employees and a chance for them to learn more about realities of international business and identify new business opportunities.

Nestlé Waters: Working Toward Sustainability Through Better Governance, Engagement
Nestlé Waters: Working Toward Sustainability Through Better Governance, Engagement

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - News Deeply, in partnership with Sustainable Brands, has produced a series of profiles looking at how brands are tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The goal is to examine trends and gather insights from a new wave of corporate citizenship – in an era when the private sector is increasingly expected to play a positive role in improving our lives and societies. This is the 9th article in the series.

MillerCoors Launches Monthlong Volunteer Effort to Protect Water
MillerCoors Launches Monthlong Volunteer Effort to Protect Water

PRESS RELEASE - MILLERCOORS LAUNCHES MONTHLONG VOLUNTEER EFFORT TO PROTECT WATER Thousands of Employees Volunteer to Protect Water Resources During Great Water Month  

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HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week
HSBC Catch the Drop Promotes Vitality of Water During World Water Week

PRESS RELEASE - Representatives from over 200 environmental organizations, government bodies and institutions, including HSBC, are converged on Stockholm from 28th August - 2nd September for World Water Week. Officials from HSBC are actively participating in sessions during the week, including hosting a special event in conjunction with the Bank's environmental partners to highlight the achievements and the impacts of the five-year HSBC Water Programme. HSBC Malta's Catch the Drop is a part of the programme.

Knorr Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Eat’ Less Water
Knorr Campaign Asks Consumers to ‘Eat’ Less Water

BEHAVIOR CHANGE - While consumers have become more aware of food waste issues thanks to media campaigns and numerous initiatives led by startups and large companies alike, such efforts tend to overlook the intricate relationship between food production and water scarcity.

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.

The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative
The UPS Foundation Advances Global Forestry Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - 7 million trees planted in 52 countries around the world  Foundation to award millions in environmental grants US 08/31/16

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo Exceed Water Stewardship Goals

WASTE NOT - Water is the primary ingredient in Coca-Cola’s and PepsiCo’s beverages, and both companies recognize that increasing stress on supply is a risk to their businesses. This week, both beverage giants announced progress updates for their global stewardship efforts.

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World Water Week: Water Can Be the Unifying Element for Achieving the SDGs
World Water Week: Water Can Be the Unifying Element for Achieving the SDGs

THE NEXT ECONOMY - Under the theme Water for Sustainable Growth, some 3,000 people from over 120 countries are meeting in Stockholm this week for the 26th annual World Water Week.

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