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Green Builder Media’s Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything Draws Today’s Most Forward-Thinking Sustainability Activists and Elected Officials

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LAKE CITY, Colo., December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Green Builder Media’s Sustainability Symposium 2017: Ready for Anything on January 9, 2017 at the Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts in downtown Orlando is answering the timely and highly demanded call for authentic leadership at an otherwise uncertain moment for the sustainability sector.

Marina Bay Sands Receives Distinction Award for Innovative Approaches towards Waste Reduction

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Marina Bay Sands has been honored with a Distinction Award at the biennial 3R Awards for Hotels for its innovative methods to minimize waste. In conjunction with the National Environment Agency (NEA) and Singapore Hotel Association (SHA), the award aims to recognize hotels that go the extra mile to practice the 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) on their premises and within their operations.  

Aramark Enhances Green Thread™ Environmental Sustainability Platform

Establishes new Sustainable Seafood Sourcing Policy; Announces Food Waste Partnership with LeanPath
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PHILADELPHIA, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Building on the company’s long-standing commitment to environmental sustainability, Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), a global leader in food, facilities management and uniforms today announced a refreshed and enhanced  Green ThreadTM environmental sustainability platform. Green Thread brings to life Aramark’s commitments and programs focused on responsible sourcing, waste minimization, operational efficiency and transportation management.

Reconceiving the Water Challenge: Turning Scarcity Into Abundance

From Old Mutual's Tomorrow 2016
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While there may be sufficient physical sources of water, behavioural patterns often lead to water scarcity. That which may be abundant effectively becomes scarce through waste, poor pricing, inefficient allocation or the inability of human systems to keep up with the latest technologies. However, institutions can foster decisions that take us on a path from scarcity back to abundance.

Why We Need Your Support to Help Reduce Food Waste

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By Christy Cook

Director, Sustainability Performance & Field Support Sodexo North America

Imagine, for a moment, that you get your lunch from the same café every day. You get a turkey sandwich that’s a little too big for you to finish, but it’s a good value. Then one day, you come in and notice your turkey sandwich is a little bit smaller. Would you be annoyed? Or relieved that you weren’t wasting food?

Chief Executives Lay Out Concrete Plans to Put Global Climate Agreement into Action at COP22

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MARRAKECH, Morocco, November 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ – More than 100 high-level business leaders and investors met with leaders from Government, civil society and the United Nations in a show of resounding support and commitment to taking action on the Paris Climate Agreement at the COP 22/CMP 12: High-Level Meeting on Climate Change on 16 November.

America’s Great Plains Lost More Habitat in 2014 than the Brazilian Amazon: WWF Report

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November 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation, according to a new report from World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Fifty-three million acres of America’s Great Plains have been lost since 2009, threatening important and iconic species like grasslands songbirds, the monarch butterfly, and native bumble bees.

Increasing Recycling Rather Than Just Supporting It

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America Recycles Day is upon us, but does America recycle? Studies overwhelmingly reveal that Americans support recycling. Unfortunately, support for recycling doesn’t always translate into action. 
 
So, what is holding consumers back from recycling more? Find out on our newest blog post at Ideas Unpacked.

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Carnival Corporation Recognised for Environmental Excellence

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Three of Carnival’s brands, Carnival Cruise Line, Holland America Line and Princess Cruises, which regularly visit the Port of Seattle, were all praised for their environmental stewardship and programs that go above and beyond regulations and industry standards.

To read more about the awards on Ship Efficiency Review, click here. 

Green Cruise Ships Multiply, Help Save Planet

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Recent news from Carnival Corporation detailed new ships coming out that will be powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), a first in the cruise industry. 

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