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The traditional linear take-make-dispose economy—where resources are extracted from the ground, made into products, and thrown away—helped us as a society make great strides in the 20th century.  But as our global population swells (9+ billion by 2050!) and our finite resources become more constrained, a new path forward is needed.  

This Chemistry Project Could Recolor Fabric Dyeing

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Take a look at your jeans, your skirt, your favorite dress shirt. Whether new or just a little worn in, there’s a good chance they look and fit great. The fabric is of good quality and the colors are vibrant and sharp.

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Take a look at your jeans, your skirt, your favorite dress shirt. Whether new or just a little worn in, there’s a good chance they look and fit great. The fabric is of good quality and the colors are vibrant and sharp.

School Food Gets Real

By Anne Marie Hampshire
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If the thought of school cafeteria food conjures memories of cooked-’til-they’re-slimy green beans, grease-soaked pizza and gravy-covered mystery meat, here’s some news to savor. Kids in Austin today are enjoying an entirely different school-lunch experience. Thanks to the strategic vision of Austin Independent School District (AISD) and the financial and moral support of nonprofit Whole Kids Foundation, lunch in the cafeteria is evolving to be more nutritious, more locally sourced and far more hip than what most of us remember.

Whole Kids Foundation® Completes 2016 Growing Healthy Kids Campaign; Raises $2.8 Million For School Salad Bars, Gardens

Foundation’s mission is to improve children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables
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AUSTIN, Texas, January 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today that it raised $2.8 million to fund programs that give schoolchildren better access to fruits and vegetables through the annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign.  

Republic Services Makes Disposing of Batteries and Bulbs Effortless

Simple Solutions Provide Peace of Mind for Businesses
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PHOENIX, January 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The beginning of a new year is a smart time for businesses to replace batteries in fire alarms and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, as well as replacing fluorescent light bulbs and lighting ballasts. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) offers two simple solutions for businesses to discard items that contain mercury, lead or other hazardous materials that should not be thrown away with regular waste.

Ecocentricity Blog: Alex, I’ll Take Economic Systems for $800

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Capitalism is fundamentally a more efficient system than communism. By empowering private citizens to seek their own self-interest, the system becomes decentralized, making it more locally attuned to market demands and shifting conditions.

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Capitalism is fundamentally a more efficient system than communism. By empowering private citizens to seek their own self-interest, the system becomes decentralized, making it more locally attuned to market demands and shifting conditions.

Black & Veatch: Rise of Data Propels Growing Adoption of Smart City Solutions

Strategic Directions Report reflects increasing engagement tied to smart city, smart utility efforts
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, January 24, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Cities and utilities are increasingly relying on data analytics tools to advance their smart systems, even as municipal leaders grapple with how to pay for these upgrades. Fulfilling the smart city promise will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement.

9th Daimler Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart

Lively discussions are an important part of the annual Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart. In addition to the traditional workshops covering a wide range of sustainability topics, this year's event focused on measures to improve urban mobility.
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The evening before the 9th Sustainability Dialog in Stuttgart kicked off with open, helpful, but also controversial discussions. "If we plan to meet the Paris climate goals, traffic must become cleaner", guest speaker Peter Bakker from the World Business Council for Sustainable Development explained to the audience. It was already the 9th occasion that Daimler employees exchanged ideas with representatives from politics, science, and society on subjects including urban mobility, climate protection, digitalization, and human rights.

Xylem Helping Build First Wastewater Plant in Sehore, India

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Xylem was recently selected to supply advanced wastewater treatment technology to the first-ever sewage treatment plant in Sehore, India. The new plant is being developed to accommodate rapid industrial growth in the city of Sehore, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh in central India.

Help Develop the Next Generation of GRI Standards on Water and Occupational Health & Safety

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GRI and the Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) are excited to announce the first set of GRI Standards open for review in 2017 - GRI 303: Water and GRI 403: Occupational Health and Safety.  Stakeholders with expertise in these areas can

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