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Arbor Day Foundation's Replanting Our Nation's Forests

The Conservation of These Forests Will Be Our Legacy for the Future.
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Our forests are woven into the fabric of our lives, providing the very necessities we need to not only survive but thrive — clean air, healthy drinking water, a tolerable climate, and so much more. But these majestic lands are threatened by insects, disease, and devastating wildfires. We are thankful for our dedicated Foundation members, corporate sponsors, and partners who continue to respond to the need for replanting.

GM is a 2019 Global Energy Awards Finalist

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S&P Global Platts recently named GM a finalist in the 21st annual Global Energy Awards. GM is a finalist in the Corporate Award – Green Initiatives category. The 2019 winners will be announced at a ceremony December 12 in New York City. Established in 1999, the S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards highlight corporate and individual innovation, leadership and superior performance in 21 categories spanning the entire energy complex.

U.S. House Leaders Call for a Nationwide Goal to Achieve 100% Clean Energy by 2050

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As the Trump administration begins the formal process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Agreement, U.S. House leaders dropped new legislation this week to establish a nationwide goal to achieve net-zero-carbon emissions across the entire economy by 2050.

The legislation—100% Clean Economy Act of 2019—has broad support with more than 100 cosponsors in the House. Passage of the bill would set the stage to power all sectors of the U.S. economy—from transportation to manufacturing to electricity—with 100% clean energy.

Major Businesses and Higher Education Institutions in Pennsylvania Urge State Leaders to Accelerate a Low-Carbon Future

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November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Major businesses and higher education institutions across Pennsylvania called on state lawmakers today to prioritize policies that will accelerate the Commonwealth’s transition to a low-carbon economy. 
 

Alliant Energy Hired the Rock River Goats to Weed Out Invasive Species

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A hired herd of goats recently made a second snacking stop at Alliant Energy’s energy campus near Beloit, Wisconsin. The goat workers ate invasive plants near the Rock River, where using equipment would be a challenge and pesticides could impact the water.

Read the Alliant Energy 2019 Corporate Sustainability Report

Responsible Forestry Leaders Celebrated at Greenbuild During FSC’s 25th Anniversary Gala

Baskahegan Company and UFP International, Certified by SCS Global Services, are Among Award Recipients
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ATLANTA, November 21, 2019 /3BL Media/– SCS Global Services celebrates longtime Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certificate holders Baskahegan Company and UFP International as 2019 FSC Leadership Award recipients, among 13 winners, at a ceremony during Greenbuild in Atlanta on Wednesday.

Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - November 2019

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

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The quarterly newsletter for the Ray C. Anderson Foundation features stories about their key funding initiatives: Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business at the Scheller College of Business, Biomimicry Launchpad, Ray of Hope Prize, The Ray, Georgia Drawdown, Georgia Climate Conference, Ecocentricity Blog and more. #climatechange #circulareconomy #climateaction #sustainability

The Arbor Day Foundation's Time for Trees Initiative

Trees Are an Important Part of the Solution to Many Critical Issues Facing the Planet and Humankind.
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Trees provide the very necessities of life itself. They clean our air, protect our drinking water, create healthy communities, and feed the human soul. But these life necessities are threatened around the globe.

To address this, we have launched an unprecedented undertaking: the Time for Trees initiative. Our goals through this initiative are to plant 100 million trees and inspire 5 million tree planters to help carry our mission forward — all by 2022, the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day and the 50th anniversary of the Arbor Day Foundation.

Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets

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November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy.

Scotiabank to Mobilize $100 Billion by 2025 to Support the Transition to a Lower-carbon and More Resilient Economy

Scotiabank's Climate Commitments to focus on a broad range of opportunities and initiatives across its business lines and operations
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TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing the critical role that the financial services sector plays in the transition to a low-carbon, more resilient and prosperous future, Scotiabank today announced its Climate Commitments to support clients in the transition to a low-carbon economy and decarbonize its own operations.

Scotiabank's five commitments, detailed in a public position statement on the Bank's website, are:

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