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Ecocentricity Blog: Location, Location, Location

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All of this to say, carbon is not some enemy.  It is a misplaced resource. And the opportunity for the business community to value drawdown as an investment, rather than view carbon reduction as a cost, is upon us.

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All of this to say, carbon is not some enemy.  It is a misplaced resource. And the opportunity for the business community to value drawdown as an investment, rather than view carbon reduction as a cost, is upon us.

Daimler Environmental Statements of the Plants

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Beyond the certification of the environmental management systems to ISO 14001 standards, all German production sites of Mercedes-Benz, the Neu-Ulm and Mannheim locations of EvoBus GmbH as well as the plants in Vitoria, Spain, Kecskemét, Hungary, and the smart production site located in the French town of Hambach voluntarily take part in the European eco audit system (EMAS).

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Beyond the certification of the environmental management systems to ISO 14001 standards, all German production sites of Mercedes-Benz, the Neu-Ulm and Mannheim locations of EvoBus GmbH as well as the plants in Vitoria, Spain, Kecskemét, Hungary, and the smart production site located in the French town of Hambach voluntarily take part in the European eco audit system (EMAS).

HP Canada Listed as One of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the Tenth Year in a Row

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HP Canada is listed as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for the tenth year in a row. Canada's Greenest Employers is an editorial competition organized by the Canada's Top 100 Employers project.

HP Joins Other Leading Companies in Support of BSR's Sustainable Fuel Buyers' Principles

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HP is committed to accelerating the transition to sustainable, low-carbon fuel and related technologies for road freight. We join with other leading companies, like Walmart Stores, UPS and IKEA, in supporting BSR's Sustainable Fuel Buyers' Principles. The Principles provide a robust framework to catalyze lasting change to the road freight fuel system. Learn more about the Sustainable Fuel Buyers' Principles at http://blit.ly/2qilPw9, and follow HP's progress at www.twitter.com/hpsustainable.

Ingersoll Rand Locations Worldwide Participated in Earth Day Activities Demonstrating How They Put Sustainability in Action

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Ingersoll Rand employees joined more than one billion people around the globe to celebrate Earth Day on April 22, the largest civil observance in the world. This year, our facilities worldwide hosted local activities and encouraged all employees to put sustainability in action.

De Beers Pioneers Research Programme to Make Carbon-neutral Mining a Reality

Carbon-neutral mining a possibility across De Beers Group's operations in five to 10 years
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De Beers Group has announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.

The company’s scientists are working in close collaboration with a team of internationally-renowned scientists to investigate the potential to store large volumes of carbon at its diamond mines through the mineralisation of kimberlite ‘tailings’, the material that remains after diamonds have been removed from the ore.

Ecocentricity Blog: Buzzwords

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When it comes down to it, I fear that for many people “sustainable” has become synonymous with “less bad.” That’s not enough, friends.

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When it comes down to it, I fear that for many people “sustainable” has become synonymous with “less bad.” That’s not enough, friends.

The Bret Stephens Debate: 50 Shades of the Grey Lady

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Is the New York Times enabling a debate that most rational people think is long over? The latest conservative pundit to be hired by the New York Times has progressives and environmentalists concerned. Bret Stephens, a Pulitzer Prize winning "opinion journalist" from the Wall Street Journal made his first splash onto the op-ed page of the Times recently with a controversial piece entitled "Climate of Complete Certainty." In this editorial he asserts that climate science should continue to be debated, despite a preponderance of credible evidence sounding the alarm for immediate action.

Republic Services Announces Expansion of Its Twin Cities Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)-Powered Fleet

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Republic Services unveiled today a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station and over 50 new CNG-powered trucks to serve customers throughout the Twin Cities region. The new CNG trucks are replacing older, diesel-powered trucks in the Company’s Twin Cities-based fleet.

Brands Take Stands: 13 Major Corporations Urge Support for Paris Agreement - The Minute

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In the most recent example of brands taking stands, 13 major corporations have written to President Trump urging him to keep the US signed on to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. The letter, organized by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, was signed by BP, DuPont, General Mills, Google, Intel, Microsoft, National Grid, Novartis Corporation, PG&E, Schneider Electric, Shell, Unilever and Walmart.

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