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Jessica McCarty on Arctic Wildfires

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You may have seen some headlines recently declaring that “The Arctic is on Fire!” Are these just sensationalist reports? Or do these fires represent an unprecedented and alarming danger? This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio is Dr. Jessica McCarty, a satellite data expert and a professor at Miami of Ohio. She describes how weather data are collected, explains how this summer’s arctic fires in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia stack up historically, and tells us what they mean for the planet moving forward.

Georgia’s Leaders Learn About Environmental Challenges in Southwest Georgia

Reprinted from Albany Herald
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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

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Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL) is an experiential program dedicated to building and sustaining a network of environmentally educated leaders in the state.

We Don’t Live on 1.75 Earths—but We Act Like We Do

By Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Mathis Wackernagel
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We live on 1.75 Earths, yet we just have one. 

More precisely, humanity’s current demand on Earth is 1.75 times what our planet’s ecosystems regenerate each year. We are depleting our natural capital at a frantic pace. 

Call to Action for Event Industry to Collaborate in Initiative As Part of United Nations Sustainable Goal Summit

Event professionals urged to provide their input and help build a more sustainable industry
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LONDON, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Event industry professionals across the globe are being urged to take part in a vital initiative this month “Engaging the global event industry with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.”

BIER Further Evolves Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance

Version 4.1 of the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sector Guidance
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August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has made further enhancements and additions to the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.0) published in December 2018. This enhanced document represents version 4.1 of the Guidance and continues BIER’s ambition of providing supplementary guidance specific to beverage companies for greater consistency, accuracy, and leadership with GHG accounting and management. 
 

Major Investors and Companies Urge Colorado to Adopt a Strong Zero Emission Vehicle Program

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July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Influential investors and companies called on the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission today to accelerate the state’s transition to clean transportation and adopt a strong standard that would increase the number of electric vehicles (EVs) on Colorado’s roads.

Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Challenge has Highest Turnout Since Inception

Cycling 44,000 kilometers to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions
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As part of Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 697 participants from more than 61 teams around the world cycled to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. The 2019 BTWW Challenge had the highest participation since the event began in 2012 as a friendly competition between our offices in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Our 697 riders pedaled a total of 44,326.3 kilometers (km) across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malawi, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

IOC-Supported Guide Outlines How Sustainable Venues Can Help Conserve Nature

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

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A new guide developed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), outlines how the careful planning, location and design of new sports venues and facilities can help avoid potential negative impacts on nature – and even contribute to its conservation.

Ecocentricity Blog: Plan G

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

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This 20-minute video covers four different climate stories in the state of Georgia. Even if you aren’t in Georgia, give it a watch – this is a great example of excellent climate communication.

Caesars Entertainment Announces Release of its 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Marking a Decade of Positive Impact

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July 31, 2019 – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), one of the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, today published its annual PEOPLE PLANET PLAY corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, marking a decade of positive impact in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

The Report covers progress made by the Company in 2018 and during the first half of 2019 in six key areas:

Leadership in Responsible Business

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