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Sodexo Achieves 100% Responsibly Harvested White Fish in Maine, Announces New Commitment

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AUGSTA, Maine, February 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, has achieved serving 100% Gulf of Maine Responsibly Harvested® white fish at all of its Maine locations. The achievement comes after five years of shifting all white fish purchasing to this ecolabel in partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI).

Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region Potentially a “Next California” of Fruit and Vegetable Production

With climate change expected to disrupt US food system, report identifies opportunities and hurdles of shifting production east
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WASHINGTON, February 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Today World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released a new report, The Next California, Phase 1: Investigating Potential in the Mid-Mississippi Delta River Region, exploring the viability of shifting some fruit and vegetable production to an area of the U.S. currently dominated by row crops.

Regenerative Agriculture is a Hopeful Solution to Climate Change

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Every bite of the foods you love could have a positive impact on the earth. How we grow food can help restore natural resources, help address climate change and its effects on our communities, so General Mills has committed to advancing regenerative agriculture on 1 million acres by 2030.

Learn more about our commitment to regenerative agriculture

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Georgia DOT, UGA and The Ray Test Alternatives to Traditional Land Management Strategies on I-85

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Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray, and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to provide a major update to the living vegetative lab spanning the diamond interchanges at Exit 6 on Interstate-85

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Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT), The Ray, and the University of Georgia’s College of Environment + Design (UGA CED) are pleased to provide a major update to the living vegetative lab spanning the diamond interchanges at Exit 6 on Interstate-85

Ecocentricity Blog: Free-Riders

By: John A. Lanier
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We need to stop our collective carbon-loading of the atmosphere, but that need is often met by objections like “my emissions are small so they’re okay” or “what about China and India?” Classic free-rider justification.

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We need to stop our collective carbon-loading of the atmosphere, but that need is often met by objections like “my emissions are small so they’re okay” or “what about China and India?” Classic free-rider justification.

IBM Named One of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

IBM was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.
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IBM today was named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the second year in a row by the Ethisphere Institute, an organization devoted to defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices across the globe.

The list distinguishes companies that influence the business community and societies around the world in order to drive positive change, and highlights companies working with partners and clients to do the right thing, by operating with integrity every day.

Practical Help for Businesses to up the Pace of SDGs Progress

By Peter Paul van de Wijs, GRI Chief External Affairs Officer
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This year marks just ten years to go to the deadline for completing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These universally supported targets were always ambitious in their scope – yet what is clearer now than ever before is that quicker progress is crucial in the decade to come. If the world stays on the same pace as the past five years, the goals will not be met with worrying and serious consequences.

Unilever, Patagonia, Ikea, BlackRock, and The Church of England Pension Board on Leading the Decade of Action

The Reuters Events Responsible Business Summit Europe will task 750 global leaders to share how they’re taking action now, to deliver against the 2030/2050 horizons.
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The Responsible Business Summit Europe (26-28 May, London) will bring together 750+ of the world’s leading CEOs, heads of sustainability, communications and ESG investors to share how to lead the decade of action. From educating the board and influencing internal critics to addressing scope 3 emissions and building a new relationship with investors, the summit is geared towards delivering ‘how-to’ best practice on what change looks like for both now and the 2030/2050 horizons.

Our Commitment to Safe Pesticide Solutions

By Cristina Alonso, Head of Regulatory Affairs Crop Protection at Bayer
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Agriculture production needs to meet the demands of a rapidly growing and increasingly more affluent population. At the same time, farmers face increasing pressures of a changing climate in which yields are not a given but something growers must work harder for every day. Let’s be clear, crop protection against weeds, insects and diseases is crucial to produce enough on less land.

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