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BLOG | ScottsMiracle-Gro Foundation-Funded Research Examines Outdoor Water Conservation

Findings may help identify water-efficient ways to preserve access to greenspace
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By Carol Nowlin
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro

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By Carol Nowlin
Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility, ScottsMiracle-Gro

Enhanced Climate Change and Human Rights Disclosures in Westpac Group 2018 Sustainability Performance Report

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“For us, sustainability is about reflecting deeply on the issues that matter most to our stakeholders and constantly challenging ourselves,” said Brian Hartzer, Westpac Group CEO.

Westpac Group has released its 2018 Sustainability Performance Report as part of its broader Annual Reporting Suite.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation’s NextGen Committee Awards $90,000 to Second Nature

Using the power of philanthropy to spark collective action for carbon neutrality in the university sector
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The NextGen Committee of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded a $90,000 grant to Second Nature to provide the tools necessary to allow universities to collaborate and pool their financial investments, to increase the number of large-scale renewable energy projects in the national grid, and to achieve climate neutrality on more U.S. campuses.

Duke Energy Utility Issues Historic $1 Billion Green Bond Offering

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  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry
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  • Duke Energy Carolinas' first clean energy investment offering
  • One of the largest issuances of green bonds for utility industry

Sustainable Design: Advanced Planning Is Essential to Resilience in Hawaiʻi

Emphasizing smarter lifecycle designs to ensure our clients’ projects will thrive and endure
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Increased climate variability and surging population growth are placing greater demands on limited resources such as water, energy, and physical space. Our teams are considering how buildings and infrastructure can be designed to more effectively cope with these stresses and perform well into the future. Facilities need to be built not only to operate in greater harmony with nature but also to withstand the forces it may unleash.

Fox Continues Green Production Efforts on Season Two of “Legion,” Reduces the Show’s Carbon Footprint by Nearly 50%

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As part of 21st Century Fox’s commitment to environmentally sustainable film and television production, the company recently led efforts to green the second season of Legion, Noah Hawley’s FX drama series set in the world of the X-Men.

Recycling Business Model Getting Trashed

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The recycling business model is "broken" according to the CEO of waste management company Republic Services, but the company is still beating the market thanks to its trash business. Jane Wells reports on how consumers are contaminating recycling and causing issues for the industry.

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Cisco Announces New Goal to Reduce Its Use of Virgin Plastic by 20%

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At Cisco, we are focused on making sustainable thinking a business imperative. Using the lens of the circular economy, we are changing the way we do business, including being more deliberate about how and when to use plastic.

Like many companies, Cisco uses plastic across its product portfolio and in its packaging. Plastic has a lot of benefits, from its technical properties to its low cost and its light weight, which help reduce logistics emissions. However, it also comes with many, well‑documented challenges.

Timberland Makes New Commitment to Green 500,000 Square Feet of Urban Space in U.S. Cities Over Next Five Years

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STRATHAM, N.H., November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Known worldwide for its outdoor heritage and environmental responsibility, Timberland has a longstanding commitment to protect and restore the outdoors. Not only the great outdoors, but the city parks, community gardens and green spaces people explore every day.

Made In The Shade: Erik Hoffner on Agroforestry

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Occam’s Razor is a principle that tells us that the simplest solution to a problem tends to be the correct one. Farmers around the world are abiding by this philosophy in droves by practicing agroforesty, an ancient agricultural technique that supports biodiversity while simultaneously sequestering carbon. This week on Sea Change Radio, we learn all about agroforestry from Erik Hoffner, an editor at Mongabay.

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