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On World Environment Day, The Olympic Movement Celebrates One Year of Action Against Plastic Waste

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World Environment Day 2019 marks one year since the International Olympic Committee (IOC) joined UN Environment’s #CleanSeas initiative to beat plastic waste and called on the Olympic Movement to come on board.

Since then, 11 International Sports Federations (IFs), four National Olympic Committees (NOCs), three of the IOC’s commercial partners and the Japanese town of Ichinomiya – host of the Tokyo 2020 surfing competitions – have joined the initiative. Here are some examples of how they are turning their commitments into action.

Amid Climate Change Worries, the Question: What to do With Too Much Water?

Three-quarters of the water industry finds aging infrastructure to be top concern, even as floodwaters continue to rise
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If ever communities and regions needed to rethink their defenses against too much water, the footage of an inundated Upper Midwest offered the latest reminder in early 2019.

National Grid Electricity Crews Perform Live Line Demonstration For New York State Parks & Recreation Personnel

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With the start of summer only a few weeks away, hundreds of New York State parks that are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will soon open too. May is National Electrical Safety Month, dedicated to safe practices in and around the home and workplace, and National Grid crews are using an opportunity to promote a special focus on outdoor electrical safety.

Partners in Purpose: Smithfield Foods Announces Zero-Waste-To-Landfill Initiative

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Smithfield Foods strengthened its commitment to sustainability through a new zero-waste-to-landfill initiative. The company will reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills by 75%, and turn 75% of their facilities into zero-waste-to-landfill operations by 2025. Currently, one quarter of Smithfield Foods' facilities are certified as zero-waste-to-landfill, and reuse or recycle at least 50% of all waste generated.

JetBlue to GreenUp® All Flights This June by Offsetting Carbon Emissions for All Customers Traveling Throughout the Month

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-- In Partnership with Carbonfund.org, JetBlue Will Help Protect a Portion of the Brazilian Rainforest and Support Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Offsets--

--Since 2008, JetBlue Has Offset More than 2.3 Billion Pounds of CO₂ to Help Introduce ‘Carbon Offsetting’ to Customers --

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-- In Partnership with Carbonfund.org, JetBlue Will Help Protect a Portion of the Brazilian Rainforest and Support Carbon Dioxide Sequestration Offsets--

--Since 2008, JetBlue Has Offset More than 2.3 Billion Pounds of CO₂ to Help Introduce ‘Carbon Offsetting’ to Customers --

India’s Largest Wine Producer Is Helping Its Customers Sip More Sustainably

By: Yesh Pavlik Slenk
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Last year, global wine production rose to near-record highs, reaching a harvest of 292.3 million hectoliters – that’s more than 7.7 billion gallons. In the U.S. alone, domestic and imported wine sales reached $70.5 billion. The world clearly loves wine.

The Private Sector Must Take Urgent Action to Stop the Deterioration of Ocean Health, Says New Report

Ensuring a healthy, productive and well-governed ocean provides significant opportunities for business and global economic growth
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UNITED NATIONS, N.Y., June 4 2019 /3BL Media/ — Private companies have a vested interest in maintaining and improving the health of the ocean, according to a new report published by the United Nations Global Compact and developed in consultation with 300 representatives of business, civil society and academia. A healthy marine environment is not only necessary for many companies’ long-term operations, but it can offer significant business opportunities too.

A Nature-Based Approach to Climate Change

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The Wellness Economy is one of the biggest industries today as many are looking for solutions to manage health and well-being. Pollution, manufactured goods, and other pressures are among some of the factors driving people to consider simpler, more natural options. Those same stresses are also impacting the health of the planet – so why not invest in the same type of care for the environment?

How Brands are Empowering Consumers to Accelerate Change

CECP Heads to Sustainable Brands in Paris
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By Laura Galindo, Senior Associate, Global Exchange, CECP

Essity Invests in Sustainable Alternative Fiber Technology

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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From Farm to Factory - Essity Invests in Sustainable Fiber Technology To Integrate Alternative Fiber into Consumer and Professional Hygiene Tissue Products

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