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California Set to Become the First U.S. State without Disposable Plastic Bags

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ocean debris worldwide kills at least one million seabirds and 100,000 mammals every year. Plastic is the single largest source of ocean litter. Americans dispose of about 100 billion plastic shopping bags each year. This also involves the use of at least 12 million barrels of oil in their production. According to the EPA, less than five percent of plastic grocery bags are recycled in the U.S.

Water Usage by Bank of America Cut by Half with Xeriscaping

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Water shortage is no longer a crisis confined only to the developing regions of the world. Half of the world’s wetlands have already vanished due to unsustainable economic development. The quality of water around the world is increasingly deteriorating, posing a threat to human health as well as ecosystems. Nearly 780 million people worldwide still lack access to clean water and thousands die every day for lack of it.

International Day of the Girl Child

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - One date earmarked for our diaries was set in October 2011 by the United Nations, which declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child to help raise awareness about all issues concerning gender inequality around the world.

How Do You Plan To Feed 50 Million Global Refugees?

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - What’s been happening in Syria has been high-level news for some time. It’s estimated that almost three million people have fled across Syria's borders to escape the gory civil war that has engulfed the nation. The daily flow of men, women and children has become one of the largest forced migrations since World War II.

Experts Say Prioritising Suicide Research Leads to Fewer Suicide Attempts

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - This August we have all been rocked by the sudden death of the much loved actor Robin Williams, but more so perhaps by the circumstances of his very sad demise: suicide, a profound act that touches many. Sadly, we never really understand why those who decide to kill themselves do so. It could have been an action because they may had been experiencing an extreme distress, or had severe depression.

Cutting Edge Bone Technology Reveals Royal Lifestyle of King Richard III

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Cutting edge research by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has provided a unique opportunity to shed new light on the diet and environment of a major historical figure; King Richard III, Britain’s last Plantagenet king.

Ceres Mobilizes Shareholder Engagement to Push Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Shareholder engagement is probably the single most important tool of persuasion that can make large companies take decisive steps to reduce their environmental impact and address broader sustainability issues. The most effective way to strengthen shareholder engagement is through mobilization of institutional investors, who are the key drivers of the global economy.

SPF Americas 2014 to Lead Global Best Practices and Sustainability Agenda

 

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Sustainability has emerged as a significant challenge, considering the global population explosion, rapid economic growth and consumption of exhaustible natural resources. Innovative solutions, tools and practices need to be put in place to address the potential social, environmental and economic impact of an advancing civilization.

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