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GRI Reporting’s Impact on ESG Ratings

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Two years ago, the sustainability business community elected me to the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Stakeholder Council (SC).  Thank you, it has been an honor to represent you.  I recently traveled to Amsterdam to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council.  I thought our readers might like to hear some of what we discussed and learned.

Put A Cork In It

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What do cork, coffee cups, lettuce, and excessive travel have in common? They are all areas of personal choice that have an environmental impact, and they are all things we will be discussing with our guest today on Sea Change Radio. Lloyd Alter is a design professor as well as an editor at TreeHugger.com. This week he joins us and expounds on the virtues of cork, a surprisingly sustainable alternative to fossil-fuel-based products for sound-proofing, insulation, home-building, and, of course, bottling wine.

Are We Locking Earth Into a Space Prison?

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In 1986 Scientific American drew attention to this visual of space junk tracked by NORAD, 7,000 spent rocket debris and the 40,000 objects with a diameter of 10 centimeters or more.  I used this visual in many of my presentations in the 1980s and in Paradigms in Progress (1991), making the point that not only was space junk a result of our wasteful, "rearview mirror" industrial paradigm, and that even debris the size of the paint flake which damaged the space shuttle Challenger’s windshield in 1984 could, at orbital speeds endanger future satellites and space travel.

Ecocentricity Blog: Not-Loser Takes All

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s just a bad goal, in that it focuses on avoiding a bad thing. How inspired would you be if you had a coach who said, “Okay team, now I want you to give me everything you have to make sure we don’t lose!”? Forget that – I want to be a winner, not a not-loser.

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It’s just a bad goal, in that it focuses on avoiding a bad thing. How inspired would you be if you had a coach who said, “Okay team, now I want you to give me everything you have to make sure we don’t lose!”? Forget that – I want to be a winner, not a not-loser.

Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable Releases Updated Greenhouse Gas Guidance

Version 4 of the Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas Emissions Sector Guidance
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December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ The Beverage Industry Environmental Roundtable (BIER) has released a document entitled Beverage Industry Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Sector Guidance (4.0). An update to a previous version released in 2013, this document is intended to provide supplementary guidance specific to beverage companies for greater consistency, accuracy, and leadership with GHG accounting and management.

Space Guidance for Hospitals

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One hindrance in the development of an effective hospital recycling program is the lack of dock space to stage or process materials. Docks are often cluttered and disorganized with material entering and exiting the facility.

HPRC has solutions-- from mapping the flow of materials, characterizing waste, the 5S approach, and making the most of the space that you have. Read the comprehensive guidance along with links to very useful resources on this page.

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Lifelong Lessons in Reliability and Safety

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Derek Parkin, CLP Holdings Chief Operating Officer (COO), vividly remembers an early lesson in the importance of reliability and safety. Born into a coal mining family in the north of England, he landed his first job as a 16-year-old schoolboy cleaning the floors of the offices at a coal mine.

Early Bird Pricing for Living Future 19

The industry’s leading event in regenerative design at a great price
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Celebrate innovation with the International Living Future Institute at Living Future 2019 in Seattle, Washington, from April 30-May 3. Register before December 14, 11:59 PM PST, and take $150 off your ticket for this year’s conference highlighting Collaboration + Abundance. Prices go up after midnight and will not be this low again.

Corona Becomes First Global Beer Brand to Use Plastic-Free Six Pack Rings

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Every year around 18 billion pounds of plastic flows into the ocean, dramatically impacting the health of marine animals and the environment. Forty percent of these plastics are considered ‘single-use plastics,’ (SUPs) with one the most infamous SUPs being six-pack rings.

The Circular Economy: HPE Upcycling for the Bottom Line

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This year, the amount of worldwide e-waste is expected to be about 50 million tons. The world’s growing demand to gather and compute enormous amounts of data will continue to consume energy and materials at unprecedented rates, so this amount is likely to rise. At HPE, it’s a business imperative to create a Circular Economy that eliminates waste – and saves IT departments money.

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