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Philadelphia Gets HYPE And Gets Healthy

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, which is home to more than 1.5 million residents, is tackling obesity throughout the community. Approximately 67.9 percent of adults in the city and approximately 41 percent of youth aged 6-17 are overweight or obese.

Hit Show “Glee” Supports Music Education In American Schools

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - In the U.S. most people would assume that music is taught in all schools, yet sadly they would be wrong. For many, when they were in school, music classes were a consistent part of the curriculum, but over the last few decades, schools have cut music programs under budgetary pressures.

Ford Reinforces Sustainability Commitment with REPREVE for 2015 F-150

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – According to the EPA, plastics constitute almost 13 percent of the municipal solid waste stream, a dramatic jump from one percent in 1960. In 2012, the total plastic waste generated in the U.S. was 32 million tons, out of which only nine percent was recycled. The automobile industry has a significant opportunity to use recycled plastics and help keep them out of landfills to preserve the environment.

3M Embraces Stronger Sustainable Forestry Accountability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – A majority of leading companies outsource accountability with regard to their sustainability policies and practices to third-party certification groups. However, 3M has announced an unusual, against-the-trend decision to stop outsourcing accountability, and adopt a more comprehensive, even if more expensive, approach of doing its own screening, auditing and reporting throughout a vast supply chain.

Vanuatu Is Our Wake Up Call: Reminding Us To Commit To Earth Hour

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Vanuatu is in urgent need after Cyclone Pam tore through the country on the weekend of March 14-15. President Baldwin Lonsdale said the storm had "wiped out" all development of recent years and his country would have to rebuild "everything.” Aid agencies believe it could be one of the worst disasters ever to hit the region.

The Robots For Good Project: Aiming To Improve Lives Of Hospitalised Children

(3BL Media/Justmeans) - The Inmoov Explorer is a full size 3D printed robot that will allow children to explore the world from their hospital room here in the U.K. and is known as the Robots For Good project. It combines state-of-the-art open source technologies to allow sick children to experience and interact with the world from their confined space.

Women Primed To Lead In New Era Of Auto Innovation at GM

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Women are geared up to lead in this new era. Girls now match boys in mathematical achievement: in the U.S. alone, 140 women are enrolled in higher education for every 100 men. Women now earn more than 50 percent of all bachelor's and master's degrees, and nearly 50 percent of all doctorates.

Big Renewable Energy Commitments Announced by IBM, Walmart, Dow Chemical

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The share of solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower, biomass, and waste-to-energy technologies is on the rise in total world energy output as costs reduce and companies seek to limit their environmental footprint. A number of global companies, including Apple, Google, IBM, Walmart, IKEA, and Dow Chemical, are at the forefront of this growth, despite the continuing challenges of grid integration, supplier consolidation, and subsidy reduction.

"Detox" Fashion Leaders: H&M, Levi Strauss, Limited Brands, Esprit, M&S, Benetton, Uniqlo, Adidas

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The fashion industry worldwide is going through a big shift to support sustainability. Many of the leading apparel brands have woken up to the environmental hazards posed by the use of toxic materials and waste generation as well as concerns over worker health and safety. Sustainable sourcing, modernized manufacturing, and improving worker health and safety are critical to raising the bar on sustainability across the industry.

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