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Responses to: “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism & Sustainability”

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There’s been a lot of interest in my recent article, “The Unholy Marriage Between Crony Capitalism and Sustainability”. On LinkedIn there were 8000+ views and on the TSSS website there were another 1000. It was interesting to see how people responded. Usually in 1 of 2 ways.

VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

5 Corporate Social Responsibility Trends to Watch in 2019

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2018 proved to be an active year in Corporate Social Responsibility with issues related to sustainability, globalization, advocacy on social issues and multiple natural disasters in the forefront. Some of these issues and trends will continue into 2019, but leaders should expect to see the following noteworthy changes:

DSM North America Opens Newly Expanded 66 Acre Solar Field In Belvidere, New Jersey

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BELVIDERE, N.J., January 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ -- DSM North America held a grand opening of its newly expanded solar field in Belvidere on Thursday, January 10. The 20.2 MW solar project, located on 66 acres, is now the largest net-metered solar installation in New Jersey and the second largest on the East Coast. The on-site solar generation facility is comprised of 62,000+ solar panels and is estimated to produce 25,000,000 kWh of renewable electricity annually.

DSM North America's newly expanded 66 acre solar field in Belvidere, New Jersey

Taking Ambition on Climate Change to the Next Level

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This blog was guest written by Kathy Mulvany, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Cisco

“Our world is in the early stages of a sustainability revolution…with the magnitude of the industrial revolution and the speed of the digital revolution.” – Al Gore, 2018 Global Climate Action Summit

This is just one of the many thoughtful and inspiring takeaways I heard at the Global Climate Action Summit (GCAS) in San Francisco.

Ecocentricity Blog: Challenge Accepted

By: John A. Lanier
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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

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Recently, one particular gauntlet was thrown down by an unlikely challenger, and it was a weighty one at that. About a month ago, Xcel Energy became the first major utility in the United States to commit to providing 100% carbon-free energy to its customers by 2050.

Tetra Tech Developed an Assessment Framework to Support Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries

Creating and testing an assessment framework to increase country-level awareness and adoption of FAO’s SSF Guidelines
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In December 2018 Tetra Tech’s Catherine Courtney, along with the University of Connecticut’s Robert Pomeroy and the U.S.

Arbor Day Foundation Awards Finalists Announced

Leaders in tree planting, conservation and environmental stewardship from around the country and world to be honored through the annual Arbor Day Awards
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LINCOLN, Neb., January 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation has announced finalists for its annual recognition program with the winners to be announced prior to National Arbor Day on April 26, 2019. Since 1972, the Foundation has presented awards for work at the international, national, state and community levels to recognize conservation efforts such as tree planting and care, Arbor Day celebrations, education, community projects and roadside beautification. This year 25 finalists have been identified for six awards including:

Clean Energy Is Key to This Michigan Congregation’s Environmental Commitment

By Andy Balaskovitz
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“We need to sacrifice to mitigate climate change”: The Adrian Dominican Sisters have poured efficiency savings into renewable energy.

“Sacrifice” is not a word Sister Corinne Sanders takes lightly.

It’s taken on additional meaning the past two years as the Adrian Dominican Sisters have worked to fight climate change.

The southeastern Michigan congregation in 2016 approved a sustainability enactment that says violence against the planet puts it in “dire jeopardy and worsens suffering of people on the margins, future generations, and all creation.”

Brightening the New Year: FCA US Sheds Light on "Smart" LEDs

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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures
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  • LEDs with wireless controls now at two manufacturing facilities, enabling automated energy management
  • More than half of its manufacturing facilities, two Mopar Parts Distribution Centers and 87 dealerships now lit with LED fixtures

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