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Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator Expands to Include Housing Affordability Solutions

10 companies join partnership to boost clean technologies, decrease energy costs, make housing more affordable
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DENVER, November 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2), a technology incubator and platform funded by the Wells Fargo Foundation and co-administered by the U.S.

WHITE PAPER | Sustainable Building = Building Health 3 Ways

Perspectives on the Future from Greenbuild Experts
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Sustainable building is expanding way beyond LEED-certified residences and commercial venues, how particular products are manufactured, recycling, and electric vehicle charging stations. It has become a critical strategic imperative and unified approach to planning and working that transforms lives, businesses, and cities. Mohawk’s George Bandy Jr. and others representing diverse backgrounds and industries explore the areas of individual health, community health and economic health, and the impact of true sustainable building.

United Airlines Nabs Award for Its Eco-Friendly 'Flight for the Planet'

By Lewis Lazare
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United Airlines’ historic “Flight for the Planet” in early June caught the attention of the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE), which held an “Airports Going Green” conference in Chicago this week.

LG Launches 2019 Energy Star Laundry Room, Kitchen Campaign

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Supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s “Gifts That Do a World of Good” 2019 holiday campaign, ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year LG Electronics USA is helping to make holiday entertaining more efficient and easier than ever with LG’s portfolio of award-winning ENERGY STAR certified appliances. Now through Dec.

Here Comes the Sun

Hormel Foods continues to expand its use of renewable energy sources
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By Nevin Martell

The sun is rising over a new era at Hormel Foods — in more ways than one. That’s because the company is increasingly relying on solar power as an environmentally friendly, renewable energy source. It’s part of a companywide goal to achieve a 10 percent reduction in nonrenewable energy use by 2020 (based on 2011 levels). As of the end of 2018, the company achieved this goal.

Let’s Bee Real

We need bees to survive. Here’s how to join the hive-minded
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By Alyssa Shelasky

Say the word “bees!” and many people around the world will think “ouch!,” or maybe they’ll hear an imaginary buzzing sound or smack their lips at the thought of sweet, sweet honey. What they probably won’t dwell on is the need to ensure the future of these very helpful insects.

Minimizing Gilead's Environmental Impact

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Gilead is committed to developing new and more sustainable products and practices to minimize our environmental impact.

Employees at our Alberta, Canada and Cork, Ireland sites explained why this is a priority for them.

“We Are Suffering”: Can Price Increases Alone Save Cocoa Farmers?

By Gesina Beckert
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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

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About the Author

My name is Gesina and I work at Fair Trade USA as a Senior Manager developing Brand Partnerships in Packaged Goods with a strong focus on cocoa. This means I am working with companies to help them source Fair Trade Certified™ ingredients and gain the right to place the Fair Trade Certified seal on their products—products that you can then trust were made with care for people and planet. On my recent trip to Côte d’Ivoire, I was lucky to meet several fair trade cocoa farmers, members of their cooperatives, and Fair Trade USA® staff who work full-time in that country. I want to share the stories of two inspiring women I met there: Kakou Micheline and Awa Kabore.

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2019 America Recycles Day: Focus on Innovation and Partnership

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More, Recycle Right and Pledge to Recycle!
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STAMFORD, Conn. November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Recycling innovation and partnership are themes of this year’s America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® national program that takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Sustainability Now Drives More Consumer Purchasing Decisions, According to New Data from 2019 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report

Consumer Emphasis on Sustainability Demonstrates Retailers Need to Step Up to Stay Ahead
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JAKARTA, November 6, 2019 – The majority of consumers include sustainability among the most important factors when determining their spending habits, according to new data released by Asia Pulp & Paper (APP) Sinar Mas from the 2019 Paper & Packaging Consumer Trends Report.

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