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Alexandra Smith

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Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006
Timberland Cuts Over Half of Emissions Since 2006

Press Release / Following the release of data compiled for its Q2 CSR report, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland shared that the company has met and exceeded its 2015 goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This achievement is a part of the company's commitment to innovate and operate in an accountable and responsible manner in terms of its products, the outdoors and communities around the world. Timberland reports the company has reduced GHG emissions by 53 percent, exceeding its target of 50 percent for 2015. - 7 years ago

Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless
Two Caesars Entertainment Properties and Clean the World Donate 1,500 Hygiene Kits to Homeless

Press Release / Horseshoe Hammond and Harrah's Joliet, both part of the Caesars Entertainment (NASDAQ: CZR) group of companies, today announced the assembly and delivery of 1,500 life-changing hygiene kits to local homeless families. According to the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, more than 125,000 people are homeless in Chicago, including more than 18,000 students enrolled in Chicago's public schools. "Our relationship with Clean the World was initiated by an employee," said Dan Nita, Regional President, General Manager, Horseshoe Hammond and Caesars Foundation Trustee. "Housekeepers wanted to make a difference with the soaps and shampoo bottles they were throwing away on a daily basis. Their initiative has evolved into a program that helps millions of people around the world." - 7 years ago

Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders
Sealed Air Debuts New StealthWrap™ Packaging Technology, Eliminating Outer Boxes for Select Consumer Orders

Press Release / Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) today announced the launch of its StealthWrap™ ultra durable cartoning solution, a patented micro-layer, opaque cartoning alternative which allows primary package cartons to be protected for transit without the need for outer boxes or additional packaging materials. The company also announced that XPO Logistics (NYSE: XPO), a leading global provider of transportation and supply chain solutions, will be the first to bring this innovative packaging solution to market in the logistics industry. XPO is deploying StealthWrap™ in several distribution centers where it fulfills and ships e-commerce orders for customers. - 7 years ago

Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness
Target Uses Big Dreams and Even Bigger Play Spaces to Inspire Wellness

Press Release / Whether they’re swinging across a playground or tearing around a track—for kids, daily exercise is best when it comes with a dose of fun. But today, studies show that American kids are playing less than ever—only one in four children gets 60 minutes of physical activity each day. As more of their time is spent in front of screens, obesity rates have tripled and behavioral and cognitive disorders are on the rise. So how to encourage kids to get out and play every day? - 7 years ago

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United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards
United Airlines Receives Highest Rating of Any Airline for Climate Action, 3 Other Sustainability Awards

Press Release / United Airlines is proud to announce that we have been honored with four awards in just the past week, recognizing our work to make environmental sustainability part of the DNA of our operations. - 7 years ago

The Historical Ford Rouge Center Goes Landfill-Free
The Historical Ford Rouge Center Goes Landfill-Free

Press Release / DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 1, 2016 – After two years of hard work and planning, the historical Ford Rouge Center has achieved true landfill-free status. It is the company’s largest complex to send zero waste to landfill. “It’s an incredible achievement,” said Gary Johnson, Ford North America manufacturing vice president. “With 16 million square feet of factory floor space and approximately 7,000 employees it was a challenge, but we’ve succeeded in finding solutions for our manufacturing waste streams.” - 7 years ago

How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests
How a Beer Maker And a Bottled Water Company Want to Save Sierra Forests

Press Release / California’s forests are in crisis. A lethal combination of drought, wildfires, warmer temperatures and pests has destroyed 66 million trees in the past six years. Restoring our forests won’t be easy. Gov. Jerry Brown and the Legislature recognized the importance and magnitude of the task by allocating $40 million in cap-and-trade funds. At the same time, President Barack Obama visited Lake Tahoe to announce $29.5 million to improve forest health and decrease the threat of catastrophic wildfires. - 7 years ago

Sustainability Goals Drive Switch to ‘Green’ Plastic Packaging
Sustainability Goals Drive Switch to ‘Green’ Plastic Packaging

Press Release / Brazilian resin producer Braskem has announced that Polarbröd, Sweden’s third largest bakery, will be converting all of its flexible film requirements from fossil-based polyethylene to Braskem’s biobased I’m green drop-in bio-polyethylene. Polarbröd, a fifth-generation family-owned company with strong sustainability principles, said the decision to switch to a biobased packaging alternative was motivated by the company’s aim for more sustainability, despite the premium on the new material. - 7 years ago

Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017
Toyota to Start Sales of Fuel Cell Buses under the Toyota Brand from Early 2017

Press Release / Toyota Motor Corporation will begin to sell fuel cell buses (FC buses) under the Toyota brand from early 2017. Having already undergone repeated field tests for practical use, the Bureau of Transportation of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government plans to utilize two of these FC buses (model name: Toyota FC Bus) as fixed-route buses. Toyota plans to introduce over 100 FC buses mainly in the Tokyo area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In view of this, the FC buses will be sold for the first time in Japan in early 2017, so as to help increase the level of understanding by the general public of the utilization of FC buses as a form of public transportation. - 7 years ago

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Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste
Hubbub & Unilever Partner To Tackle “Frightful” Pumpkin Waste

Press Release / New research released 26 Oct by environmental charity Hubbub and Unilever reveals the “shocking” number of edible pumpkins set to go to waste this Halloween. This is Hubbub and Unilever’s third in a series of seasonal campaigns to tackle the 7m tonnes of food and drink wasted in UK homes each year, as part of their Joint Ambition for a Zero Food Waste Britain. Halloween is now Britain’s third biggest commercial holiday, after Christmas and Easter, and the country’s second biggest party night after New Year’s Eve. The survey of 2,000 UK adults found that two in five British households carve pumpkins for Halloween and most of those go for at least two pumpkins. - 7 years ago

Target Dethrones Wal-Mart as US Business Using the Most Solar Energy
Target Dethrones Wal-Mart as US Business Using the Most Solar Energy

Press Release / Retailers and shopping centers are prevalent in the top businesses installing solar energy because their big-box retail and warehouse infrastructure is ideal, according to the SEIA. But the organization also said retailers could do much more: While each week 2% of the U.S. population visits a solar-powered Wal-Mart store, for example, just 7% of the retailer's 5,000+ facilities have gone solar. IKEA and smaller retailers, by contrast, have done just about what they can when it comes to installing solar panels, SEIA said. IKEA, for example, has solar panels at 90% of its facilities. - 7 years ago

Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge
Timberland Supports Next Generation of Sustainable Business at NH Social Venture Innovation Challenge

Press Release / For the past three years, Stratham, NH-based Timberland has partnered with the University of New Hampshire (UNH) to encourage and support the next generation of sustainable business through the university’s annual New Hampshire Social Venture Innovation Challenge (SVIC). Now in its fourth year, the global outdoor lifestyle brand is working with UNH to challenge students and community members to develop innovative business solutions as part of the company’s long-standing commitment to addressing social and environmental challenges in communities across the world. - 7 years ago

Nestlé Providing Nutritionally Sound Products Specifically Designed for Children
Nestlé Providing Nutritionally Sound Products Specifically Designed for Children

Press Release / By the end of 2015, nearly 100% of our children’s (0–12 years old) products met the NF criteria for children. Gerber achieved this milestone for 100% of its infant, toddler and preschooler products in 2014. In addition to this milestone, Gerber invested more than $100 million in technology and worked with more than 80 experts for more than 120,000 development hours to announce our breakthrough innovation in 2015 with GERBER 3RD FOODS® Lil’ Bits™ recipes, a new line of baby foods with soft pieces of fruits or vegetables that help babies master essential chewing skills while providing essential nutrition. - 7 years ago

EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines With Green Power Leadership Award
EPA Honors Jackson Family Wines With Green Power Leadership Award

Press Release / Jackson Family Wines announced on Monday that it has received a 2016 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA’s annual Green Power Leadership Awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented Jackson Family Wines with a Green Power Partner of the Year award at the 2016 Renewable Energy Markets Conference in San Francisco, California on October 17, 2016. - 7 years ago

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Amazon Wind Farm to Help Power Iron Mountain’s Underground Data Centers
Amazon Wind Farm to Help Power Iron Mountain’s Underground Data Centers

Press Release / Iron Mountain, the company best known for its document storage and data center facilities in underground caverns, has become the fifth major US data center provider to make a big direct investment in renewable energy to power its operations. The company has agreed to buy 10 percent of energy that will be generated by the enormous Amazon wind farm that’s currently under construction in Texas. - 7 years ago

Goodwill Works with Ray Products to Launch Textile Recycling Solution
Goodwill Works with Ray Products to Launch Textile Recycling Solution

Press Release / A series of Goodwill goBINs, thermoformed by Ray Products, are being deployed to Goodwill chapters around the country. The goBINs make it easier and more convenient than ever for city dwellers to recycle clothing and textiles. "Convenience is the most important factor for people deciding what to do with the items they no longer need," said SF Goodwill Director of Donations Leslie Bilbro. - 7 years ago

Success in Addressing Childhood Malnutrition Leads Amway to Set New Goals
Success in Addressing Childhood Malnutrition Leads Amway to Set New Goals

Press Release / Amway announced today that the Nutrilite™ Power of 5 Campaign has exceed its 2016 goal of providing nutrition to more than 14,000 malnourished children by distributing more than 5 million servings of Nutrilite™ Little Bits™. By year’s end, the campaign will have served 30,000 children in 15 countries around the globe. - 7 years ago

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. - 7 years ago

SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech
SAP SuccessFactors Initiative Pledges $1 for Every Tweet with #sconnect16 and #All4GIT to support Girls in Tech

Press Release / SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced an SAP SuccessFactors initiative to support Girls in Tech (GIT), a global nonprofit focused on educating, engaging and empowering girls and women who are passionate about entering into high-tech careers and startups. To generate awareness and support for GIT’s mission, SAP will donate one dollar for every Tweet that mentions both #sconnect16 and #All4GIT between October 3 and December 31. The initiative is part of SuccessConnect 2016, taking place October 24-25 in Sydney, Australia, November 10 in Tokyo, Japan, November 15 in Singapore and November 28-29 in Vienna, Austria. - 7 years ago

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MillerCoors Breweries Earn Four Medals At 2016 Great American Beer Festival
MillerCoors Breweries Earn Four Medals At 2016 Great American Beer Festival

Press Release / The Coors Brewing Company name has meant consistent quality and refreshment since 1873. That tradition of excellence was recognized at this weekend's Great American Beer Festival, with Coors Banquet receiving a silver award – its third straight year of being honored – and Coors Light earning a bronze award. Those awards were among the four medals won by MillerCoors breweries at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival presented by the Brewers Association. The brewer now has 210 medals at the prestigious national event, more than any other brewer. - 7 years ago