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Finding and Using Best Practices For Working Forests

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The fiber used to make our products comes from working forests. These are forests that are harvested sustainably and then replanted over and over. More than 90 percent of International Paper’s fiber supply in the United States comes from privately-owned forests, many of which are small and family-owned. We work with landowners to ensure the responsible management of those forests.

Timberland Announces Move to Source Leather from Regenerative Ranches

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by Emily Holebrook

Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new partnership with Other Half Processing to build a responsible leather supply chain sourced from ranches that employ regenerative practices.

Brazil: Drone Technology Development Program for Precision Agriculture

Drone Technology Development Program for Precision Agriculture Aims to Help Farmers Reduce Environmental Impact and Increase Crop Yields
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Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™ is a strategic initiative that brings wireless technology to underserved communities globally. Wireless Reach invests in programs that foster entrepreneurship, aid in public safety, enhance the delivery of health care, enrich teaching and learning and improve environmental sustainability. Mobile technology, powered by Qualcomm inventions, has helped shape a better future by bringing the Internet to the unconnected, education to the unschooled, financial services to the unbanked, and jobs to the unemployed.

CASE Construction Equipment Growing a Sustainable Future With the Tree Plantation Initiative

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Creating a greener future, CASE Construction Equipment a construction brand of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI/ MI: CNHI) is committed to contributing its best efforts in preserving the environment through a Tree Plantation Project in India.

The Power of your Holiday Purchase: Part I

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

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From December 1-31, select Whole Foods Market suppliers are donating a portion of sales to support microlending programs in the U.S. and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation. Their generous contributions will fund microloans for entrepreneurs, primarily women, giving them the opportunity to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.

Sustainability at The Hershey Company

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At The Hershey Company, Sustainability is an idea as simple as it is big: our business, our planet, our communities, our children — they’ve always mattered.  It’s a promise delivered by all of us at Hershey—to see every day as a chance to be successful in a way that makes a difference.

Bringing goodness to the world is in our character.  We have a long legacy of sharing our goodness. As one of America’s first companies built with purpose, Hershey has always focused on doing well by doing good.

Turning Cafeterias Into Classrooms to Fight Food Waste

By Pete Pearson, Senior Director, Food Loss and Waste, World Wildlife Fund
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Every school day when the end-of-lunch bell rings and students return to class, a little something often gets left behind: the remains of their lunch. Maybe their tray was over-filled, maybe they weren’t hungry yet for lunch, maybe they didn’t have enough time to finish everything. Some of what’s left on their tray might be inedible scraps, like a banana peel, but likely some portion of it is still edible food. Whatever the reason, this food ends up in the trash – to the tune of as much as 530,000 tons each school year in the U.S. alone.

Podcast | General Mills Celebrates World Soil Day With Soil Health Pioneer Gabe Brown

By Kevin Hunt
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As part of the food industry, General Mills recognizes that agriculture contributes to some of our most pressing sustainability challenges.

And we believe that the most promising solutions start with healthy soil.

For World Soil Day 2019 (Dec. 5), we’ve posted a bonus episode of our “A Taste of General Mills” podcast.

It’s an interview with Gabe Brown, a pioneer in soil health and the regenerative agriculture movement.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation's NextGen Committee Awards $100,000 Grant to Inga Foundation

Feeding the Soil that Feeds Families on #WorldSoilDay
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to The Inga Foundation for their "Land for Life" program. The model offers families in Honduras (and all of the humid tropics as there are 300+ native Inga species) increased soil fertility with no chemical fertilizers/pesticides/herbicides or heavy equipment--ensuring good harvests, long-term food security and improved income potential, on the same plot of land--without the need to slash and burn fresh land. The model regenerates steep, degraded, and abandoned land called "sterile" by the families.

Domtar's Plymouth Mill Continues Its Sustainability Journey

Domtar's mill in Plymouth, North Carolina, proves the adage that sustainability is journey, not a destination.
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The Plymouth Mill, which got its start making pulp and paper in 1937, faced a bleak future as paper consumption declined precipitously in the aftermath of the Great Recession. But Domtar’s entry into the growing personal care market, combined with Plymouth’s access to the right fiber resources, gave the mill a new lease on life

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