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Video | Weleda is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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Weleda is a second-year member of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual $50,000 Fund, alleviating global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

U.S. Department of State Awards WEC to Promote Environmental Governance in Morocco and Jordan

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March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The United States Department of State's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs has funded the World Environment Center to promote environmental governance through improved practices and technologies in Morocco and Jordan.  The purpose of this initiative is to strengthen environmental governance that will lead to the adoption of improved environmental practices, technologies, and services, particularly in addressing air pollution, water and waste management challenges.  WEC has partnered with EDI Consulting in Morocco and Water and

Tyson Bets on Omnivores With New Alternative Protein Business

By Emily Chasan
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Tyson Foods Inc., the largest U.S. meat producer, is getting into the vegetarian protein business.

Forests, Cocoa and Farmers - Getting the Balance Right

By Darrell High, Head of Nestlé Cocoa Plan
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The world needs forests. They are vital to maintain biodiversity and to help combat climate change.

At the same time, forests have suffered since the invention of the plough, as people have cut them down to plant crops for food and cash. The bulldozer just made things worse.

Over 70% of the world’s cocoa comes from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana, and deforestation has wreaked havoc. Only 17% of the original forest remains in Côte d’Ivoire, while only fragments of the once magnificent Guinean forest can still be found.

Infographic: Green Your Beauty Routine

These beauty tips can help you save energy while you continue to look your best.
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Have you ever taken the time to think about how much energy we use before we even step out of the door to begin our day? From turning on the lights to do our makeup to blending our favorite smoothie, we not only need electricity to look our best, but to feel our best too.

Learn & Live Carpet: Nature-Inspired Design Meets Worry-Free Construction

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March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Learn & Live is a carpet collection that draws its influence from a design study and nature-inspired concepts of complexity and order proven to increase collaboration and creativity, reduce negative behavior and encourage social interaction.

Nestlé Lays out Action Plan to Help End Deforestation and Restore Forests in the Cocoa Supply Chain

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March 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ Nestlé today laid out an action plan to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana. This plan is part of the company’s commitment to support the Cocoa & Forests Initiative, a new public-private partnership bringing together the governments of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana and the cocoa and chocolate industry.

Wave of New Fair Trade Certified Products Hits Grocery Store Shelves

Rise of Conscious Consumerism and Label Recognition Inspires Uptick in Product Launches at Expo West
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OAKLAND, Calif., March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, announces the launch of more than 600 new Fair Trade Certified™ consumer packaged goods (CPG) products in 2018, many of which will be featured at the upcoming Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim (March 5-9). 

Bacardi Bemoans Brand Greenwashing Stunts

By Mariam Cheik-Hussein
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Consumers are more sensitive to greenwashing as brands continue to ride the pro-environment bandwagon, according to 42BELOW global brand manager Kane Stanford.

Speaking to AdNews on the subject, which is when brands use marketing to mislead consumers into thinking they are environmentally friendly, Stanford said greenwashing can have the opposite effect if done wrong.

“There are absolutely dangers for brands joining the environmental movement - greenwashing is a real thing,” Stanford said.

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