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Citi Launches $100 Billion Initiative to Combat Climate Change
Citi Launches $100 Billion Initiative to Combat Climate Change

Leadership / Citi announced a commitment to lend, invest and facilitate a total of $100 billion within the next 10 years to finance activities that reduce the impacts of climate change and create environmental solutions that benefit people and communities. Citi's previous $50 billion goal was met three years early in 2013. - 4 years ago

National Pass It On Week Encourages Scots to Get Swapping, Sharing and Donating
National Pass It On Week Encourages Scots to Get Swapping, Sharing and Donating

Waste Not / This March, Scotland will promote a national week of swapping, sharing and donating, encouraging citizens to join in a reuse revolution. Pass it on Week begins on the 7th and continues through the 15th of March. The event is backed by Zero Waste Scotland (ZWS) in an effort to get people to pass on things they no longer want to someone else, rather than throwing them away. - 4 years ago

New App OpenLabel Aims to Replace Product Labels
New App OpenLabel Aims to Replace Product Labels

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Silicon Valley startup OpenLabel has just launched a free iPhone app and website that lets consumers and non-profit partners attach information and product ratings directly onto any barcoded product.After closing half a million dollar seed investment from investors at Google, Amazon, and MicroVentures, OpenLabel released its free mobile app and web platform that helps smart shoppers make healthier, more responsible, and more informed decisions. - 4 years ago

Inditex Bans Use of Angora, Donating Leftover Stock to Syrian Refugees
Inditex Bans Use of Angora, Donating Leftover Stock to Syrian Refugees

Behavior Change / Inditex, one of the world's biggest fashion firms, has banned the sale of angora wool after activists highlighted the cruel treatment of rabbits by farms in China.The parent company of Zara, Massimo Dutti and Bershka said it would stop selling angora garments in all of its 6,400 shops after facing months of pressure from animal rights campaigners.A PETA campaign against angora wool showed videos of live angora rabbits screaming while fur is pulled from their skins on ten Chinese farms. The video also showed rabbits being stretched on boards and cut as their fur is hacked off. - 4 years ago

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All of Mars' Chocolate Facilities are Now Certified Landfill-Free
All of Mars' Chocolate Facilities are Now Certified Landfill-Free

Waste Not / Mars Chocolate North America announced last week that all 10 of its manufacturing facilities are now certified landfill-free, a significant step towards achieving Mars’ company-wide goal of zero-waste-to-landfill by 2015. The Henderson, Nevada site was the tenth and final chocolate manufacturing facility to achieve this milestone.Since announcing this goal in 2007, Mars has reached an overall reduction of approximately 4,500 tonnes of waste each year. To do so, Mars zeroed in on three key focus areas: efficient operating processes, recycling programs for multiple waste streams, and mutually beneficial partnerships with disposal vendors and local farm reuse programs. - 4 years ago

Code REDD's New Crowdfunding Mobile Site Encouraging Concerned Citizens to 'Stand for Trees'
Code REDD's New Crowdfunding Mobile Site Encouraging Concerned Citizens to 'Stand for Trees'

Marketing and Comms / Code REDD announced the launch today of Stand For Trees, the first consumer campaign that uses the power of social media and crowdfunding to enable users to take action to reduce deforestation and curb climate change.Individuals are asked to purchase $10 Stand for Trees certificates, which each prevent one metric tonne of carbon dioxide (CO2) from being released into the atmosphere while protecting threatened ecosystems that sustain forest communities and numerous endangered species. - 4 years ago

Coffee Ground Yarn, Rice Husks and More in M&S' First Sustainable Footwear Collection
Coffee Ground Yarn, Rice Husks and More in M&S' First Sustainable Footwear Collection

Product, Service & Design Innovation / UK retailer Marks & Spencer has launched its first sustainable footwear collection, called Footglove Earth — the latest component of the company's ongoing Plan A initiative to become the world's most sustainable retailer by 2020. - 4 years ago

GE Launches Platform to Explore Tools, Trends in Water Reuse, Energy Efficiency
GE Launches Platform to Explore Tools, Trends in Water Reuse, Energy Efficiency

Marketing and Comms / GE Water & Process Technologies recently launched UsedtoUseful, a new platform that explores the impact of water reuse on industrial and municipal sectors. The site shares industry insight and discusses interesting concepts surrounding the impact of water reuse on industrial and municipal sectors.UsedtoUseful focuses on water reuse, tough-to-treat water, energy efficiency, and monitoring through interesting articles, original content, and water stories from around the globe in a non-commercial way. - 4 years ago

Unilever Ice Cream Brands Now a Guilt-Free Indulgence Thanks to New Commitment to Sustainable Ingredients
Unilever Ice Cream Brands Now a Guilt-Free Indulgence Thanks to New Commitment to Sustainable Ingredients

Supply Chain / Unilever has announced that its Breyers, Fruttare, Magnum and Lipton brand products have all made significant commitments to responsible sourcing.Beginning this month, Breyers will only use real vanilla from Rainforest Alliance-certified vanilla beans from Madagascar. The company will now also only source milk and cream from farmers who don’t treat their cows with artificial growth hormones, making Breyers the largest packaged U.S. ice cream brand to do so. - 4 years ago

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Documentary Looks at Innovations, Sustainable Practices in Fashion That Could Become 'The Next Black'
Documentary Looks at Innovations, Sustainable Practices in Fashion That Could Become 'The Next Black'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Next Black, a documentary that explores how out-of-the-box thinking and more conscious design are shaping the future of our clothes, had its first screening in Brooklyn earlier this week. The event kicked off a weeklong exhibit at the BF+DA about the growing intimacy between technology and fashion. - 4 years ago

APP on Slow Progress of Zero Deforestation Policy: 'We Must Have the Courage to Continually Improve'
APP on Slow Progress of Zero Deforestation Policy: 'We Must Have the Courage to Continually Improve'

Behavior Change / On Wednesday, the two-year anniversary of the launch of Asia Pulp & Paper’s (APP) Forest Conservation Policy (FCP), an unprecedented initiative aimed at defining a new standard and business model for achieving a deforestation-free paper supply chain, Rainforest Alliance (RA) released the results of its evaluation to gauge the paper giant’s progress on its commitments. - 4 years ago

Report Highlights CPG, Food Companies Leading and Lagging on Better Packaging
Report Highlights CPG, Food Companies Leading and Lagging on Better Packaging

Chemistry, Materials & Packaging / Shareholder advocacy group As You Sow and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) have issued a new report examining packaging used by 47 fast food/quick service restaurant (QSR) chains, beverage companies, and consumer good/grocery companies and highlights the leaders and laggards in terms of its recyclability. - 4 years ago

Norwegian Reality Series Shows Fashionistas the Dark Side of 'Dead Cheap Fashion'
Norwegian Reality Series Shows Fashionistas the Dark Side of 'Dead Cheap Fashion'

Product, Service & Design Innovation / What happens when you send three young fashionistas to a Cambodian sweatshop for a month? Aftenposten, Norway’s biggest newspaper, answered this question with a five-part, online reality TV series.In “Sweatshop: Dead Cheap Fashion,” fashion-conscious Norwegians Anniken Jorgensen, Frida Ottesen and Ludvig Hambro fly to Phnom Penh, where they work with and interview people that work in the type of facility that produces clothes for some of their favorite brands. The three step fully into the life of the average textile worker, sleeping on concrete, living on $3 a day and sewing for eight hours a day. - 4 years ago

MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course
MCAD Offering Free Online Biomimicry Design Course

Product, Service & Design Innovation / The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has partnered with Canvas.net to offer a free, open online course called, Biomimicry: A Sustainable Design Methodology. The course is an introduction to biomimicry, a sustainability framework that studies nature’s best design ideas to help us solve our own design challenges. - 4 years ago

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Closed-Loop, Organic Shrimp Farm Could Create Sea Change for Domestic Shrimp Industry
Closed-Loop, Organic Shrimp Farm Could Create Sea Change for Domestic Shrimp Industry

Product, Service & Design Innovation / San Diego company Net Zero Aqualife says it has beat its crowdfunding deadline and now has the funds to begin production of high-quality organic shrimp at low cost. The farm is expected to produce 100 percent organic, non-GMO, self-sustained shrimp, without emitting any waste or pollution, or consuming any water or energy, through a closed-loop system.The company hopes to provide a sustainable method of producing the popular shellfish domestically; currently, the US imports a whopping 91 percent of its shrimp. - 4 years ago

BASF, Save the Children Using 'Empathic Design' to Tackle Water and Nutrition Challenges in India, Kenya
BASF, Save the Children Using 'Empathic Design' to Tackle Water and Nutrition Challenges in India, Kenya

Product, Service & Design Innovation / Chemical giant BASF has partnered with Save the Children to develop solutions related to improvement of water accessibility and quality in Mumbai, and livelihoods and food security in the Turkana region of Kenya.The two organizations plan to use a co-creation methodology known as “empathic design” for research and development. This technique combines in-depth problem observation with target group interaction to develop better solutions for pressing challenges in India and Kenya. - 4 years ago

REI, adidas, Timberland and More Commit to Sourcing Down Responsibly
REI, adidas, Timberland and More Commit to Sourcing Down Responsibly

Supply Chain / Six more global brands have committed to the Textile Exchange’s Responsible Down Standard (RDS). The adidas Group, Black Diamond, Kathmandu, NAU, REI and Timberland have agreed to bring certified, responsible down to the marketplace. - 4 years ago

Ford Challenges 10 Designers to Transform Its Seat Covers Into Couture for Hong Kong Fashion Week
Ford Challenges 10 Designers to Transform Its Seat Covers Into Couture for Hong Kong Fashion Week

Product, Service & Design Innovation / On Monday, Ford Motor Company and Redress — a sustainable fashion charity organization — announced the winners of The Redress Forum: Ford Design Challenge, in which 10 emerging designers from around the world transformed sustainable seat fabrics from Ford vehicles into couture garments as part of The EcoChic Design Award 2014/15 at Hong Kong Fashion Week. - 4 years ago

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